Penn State was chosen as the conference favorite for the 2017 volleyball season as voted on by the Big Ten coaches, it was announced on Tuesday. Following a 24-10 season in 2016, the Nittany Lions begin their 2017 campaign ranked No. 6 by the American Volleyball Coaches Association.
Ohio State men's volleyball won its second consecutive national championship over BYU Saturday with a three-set sweep.
Nebraska and Minnesota made the NCAA volleyball tournament Final Four but neither team advanced to the championship.
For the fifth time in the last eight seasons, the Big Ten makes up half of the NCAA volleyball national semifinals. It's the same two teams as last season, too, as No. 2 seed Minnesota and national reigning champ and No. 1 Nebraska are making the trek to Columbus, Ohio.
Top-seeded and reigning national champ Nebraska and second-seeded Minnesota advanced to the NCAA women's volleyball Final Four on Saturday.
Entering Friday, six Big Ten teams were in the NCAA volleyball tournament's Sweet 16. Three advanced to the Elite Eight.
The Michigan, Purdue and Wisconsin volleyball teams all saw NCAA tournament action Thursday, and all three advanced to the Second Round without dropping a set.
The Big Ten announced the 2016 postseason volleyball awards on Tuesday, with standouts from Minnesota, Nebraska and Wisconsin earning recognition. View the full team inside.
Eight Big Ten teams have been selected to the 2016 NCAA Volleyball Tournament, it was announced Sunday night, with first- and second-round matches held Dec. 1-3.
No. 1 Nebraska volleyball won the Big Ten title outright Saturday with a win over Michigan and a Wisconsin loss to Minnesota.