Reigning national champ and No. 5 seed Penn State is headed to its seventh Final Four in the last nine years. It will face top-seed Stanford in the national semifinals Thursday night.
The 2014 Women’s Volleyball Tournament has reached the Elite Eight, and three Big Ten teams are left standing. Reigning national champ Penn State swept UCLA to advance to play Wisconsin, which edged Big Ten rival Ohio State, in the Louisville Regional Final. The winner of last year’s NCAA title rematch will advance to the Final Four. Nebraska is one win away from the Final Four, too, as it stunned Washington, 3-1, to advance to the Seattle Regional Final. Illinois was eliminated in a thrilling five-set decision to Florida. [ MORE: View the official interactive NCAA bracket ] PENN STATE 3,
When the calendar hits December, the Big Ten asserts itself in the NCAA women's volleyball tournament. Mike Wolf previews the upcoming regional matches.
The NCAA tourney field is set, and BTN play-by-play man Mike Wolf previews the six teams' draws and offers his bold predictions.
Six Big Ten volleyball teams were selected to the 2014 NCAA Volleyball Tournament, it was announced Sunday night. [ MORE: View the official interactive NCAA bracket ] Big Ten champ Wisconsin is the No. 4 overall seed, while No. 5 Penn State, No. 9 Illinois and No. 14 Nebraska, Michigan State and Ohio State round out the Big Ten contingent. After winning its fifth Big Ten title and receiving the conference’s automatic berth, Wisconsin will host first- and second-round matches and will take on Western Michigan in Thursday’s first round of the Louisville Regional. With a first-round win, the Badgers
Two matches remain in the regular season, and barring an epic letdown, Wisconsin will be the 2014 Big Ten champions.
One week into the second half of the Big Ten conference schedule, and there are very few matches left that will affect the title race. Find out why inside.
We’ve reached the midway point. After five weeks of Big Ten play, the standings have started to shake out, as the more experienced squads have risen to the top.
The Big Ten Conference is home to volleyball powerhouses and Penn State and Wisconsin proved that when both made the 2013 NCAA championship game. On Sept. 24, those two squads faced each other for the first time since then. BTN’s Kara Lentz collected some of the sights and sounds from that match. This Friday, the “Big Ten Women’s Sports Report” took viewers behind the scenes with an in-depth look at a top volleyball match between these too. Heading into that match, the No. 3 Nittany Lions were on a nine-match winning streak that dates back to a straight-set victory against
The week ahead has a plethora of excellent matchups that could reshape the Big Ten standings. Four of those matches air on BTN, beginning Tuesday night. So, let’s get to it.