Despite NCAA loses this past weekend, Illinois, Nebraska, Ohio State and Big Ten champ Wisconsin, once again, affirm why the Big Ten is the best conference in the nation.
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 2014 NCAA volleyball tournament has reached the Sweet 16, and five Big Ten teams remain alive. Illinois, Nebraska, Ohio State and Penn State joined Big Ten champion Wisconsin in the regional semis with impressive victories Saturday night. [ MORE: View the official interactive NCAA bracket ] Three of the teams (Ohio State, Penn State and Wisconsin) are all in one region. In fact, the Badgers and Buckeyes face off for a berth in the Elite Eight. Catch up on all of the action below. ILLINOIS 3, IOWA STATE 0 RECAP The #9-seed Fighting Illini punched their ticket to NCAA
BTN2Go will provide live coverage of four First Round matches, and live coverage of Second Round matches if Wisconsin, Penn State, Illinois and/or Nebraska advance.
The NCAA tourney field is set, and BTN play-by-play man Mike Wolf previews the six teams' draws and offers his bold predictions.
The Big Ten announced its postseason volleyball awards on Tuesday, with standouts from Penn State and Wisconsin earning recognition following the conclusion of the 2014 regular season. The Badgers’ Lauren Carlini was named the Big Ten Player and Setter of the Year by a vote of the conference’s coaches, while teammate Taylor Morey was tabbed the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year. Penn State’s Haleigh Washington earned Big Ten Freshman of the Year honors, while Wisconsin head coach Kelly Sheffield was named Big Ten Coach of the Year by the conference’s coaches and media contingent. ALL-BIG TEN JOCELYNN BIRKS,
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
With its 3-0 win over No. 19 Purdue on Friday, the No. 2 Wisconsin volleyball team earned the outright 2014 Big Ten Championship. The Badgers had clinched at least a share of the title on Wednesday. The crown marks Wisconsin’s first Big Ten title since 2001 and fifth overall, having also finished first in 1990, 1997 and 2000. The Badgers improve to 19-1 in Big Ten play and 28-2 overall and have earned the conference’s automatic berth to the NCAA Championship. The Badgers won by a score of 25-18 in the first set, following with a 25-19 win in Set