The independent student newspaper at the University of Illinois since 1871

The Daily Illini

The independent student newspaper at the University of Illinois since 1871

The Daily Illini

The independent student newspaper at the University of Illinois since 1871

The Daily Illini

Graduate student Megan Cooney (left) celebrates with fellow athletes on Nov. 21 for senior night before the game against Maryland. Illinois volleyball enters NCAA tournament ready to make noise away from home.

Illinois volleyball enters NCAA tournament ready to make noise away from home

By Jackson Janes, Sports Editor

On Sunday night, Illinois players, coaches, staff and...

Megan Cooney celebrates with her teammates during Illinois match against Purdue on Oct. 6 at Huff Hall. The Illini will face West Virginia in the first round of the NCAA tournament this weekend.

Illinois volleyball earns berth in NCAA tournament, will take on West Virginia in first round

By Jackson Janes, Sports Editor

For the first time since 2019, Illinois volleyball...

The Illinois volleyball team huddles together during the match against Indiana on Nov. 12 at Huff Hall. The Illini will take on the Michigan Wolverines and the Michigan State Spartans this week to close out the regular season.

Illinois volleyball closes regular season with matches at Michigan, Michigan State

By Jackson Janes, Sports Editor

With the NCAA set to announce the teams participating...

Illini Volleyball team huddle together before their match against Indiana on Nov. 12. The team will be hosting their final home game of the regular season on Sunday against Maryland .

No. 24 Illinois volleyball enters final two weeks of regular season, concludes home schedule

By Jackson Janes, Sports Editor

Sitting seventh in the Big Ten and ranked No. 24 in...

Illini Volleyball team huddles and celebrates during the match against Indiana on Nov. 12. The Illini won against Indiana, 3-0, and will be up against Ohio State on Sunday.

No. 25 Illinois volleyball closes home stand with ranked matchup against No. 10 Ohio State

By Jackson Janes, Sports Editor

Coming off a sweep of Indiana on Friday, No. 25 Illinois...

Junior outside hitter Jessica Nunge goes up for a kill against Minnesota on Nov. 6. The No. 25 Illini took down the Indiana Hoosiers, 3-0, on Friday night at Huff Hall.

No. 25 Illinois volleyball gets back on track with three-set sweep of Indiana

By Jackson Janes, Sports Editor

Behind 20 kills from sophomore outside hitter Raina...

Setter Diana Brown prepares to serve the ball during a set against Purdue on Oct. 6. The Illini hope for a victorious comeback against Indiana on Friday.

Illinois volleyball aims to get back on track against Indiana on Friday night

By Jackson Janes, Sports Editor

No. 25 Illinois welcomes Indiana to Huff Hall for the...

Graduate student Kylie Bruder prepares to serve a ball during Illinois match against Nebraska on Thursday. The No. 25 Illini fell to the No. 11 Minnesota Golden Gophers, 3-0, at Huff Hall on Saturday night.

Illinois volleyball struggles against No. 11 Minnesota, falls in three sets

By Jackson Janes, Sports Editor

No. 25 Illinois lost in straight sets for the second...

Hitter Jessica Nunge jumps and attempts to tip the ball over to Nebraskas side on Nov. 4. The Illini will host their next match against Minnesota at Huff Hall this weekend.

Illinois volleyball welcomes No. 11 Minnesota to Huff Hall on Saturday

By Jackson Janes, Sports Editor

After suffering their second sweep of the season at...

Illinois sophomore outside hitter Raina Terry hits the ball during the teams match against Nebraska on Thursday night at Huff Hall. Terry registered a match-high 12 kills in the Illinis 3-0 loss to the No. 9 Cornhuskers.

Illinois volleyball suffers second sweep of season in 3-0 home loss to No. 9 Nebraska

By Claire O'Brien, Sports Digital Content Editor

The No. 25-ranked Illinois women’s volleyball team...

Outside hitter Raina Terry (12) and Diana Brown hype each other up during a set against Purdue on Oct 6. The Illini hope to keep up their momentum from their victory against Penn State for their match against Nebraska.

No. 25 Illinois volleyball opens four-match home stand with rematch against No. 9 Nebraska

By Jackson Janes, Sports Editor

Coming off a big weekend on the East Coast with wins...

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