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

The Illinois volleyball team huddles together during its match against Indiana at Huff Hall on Nov. 12. The Illini fell in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA tournament to the No. 10 Nebraska Cornhuskers on Thursday, ending their season.

Illinois volleyball falls in straight sets in Sweet 16, sees tournament run end in Austin

By Jackson Janes, Sports Editor

Illinois’ season came to an end on Thursday, falling...

Setter Diana Brown reaches for the ball during the game against Indiana on Nov. 12. The team is traveling to Austin, Texas to compete against Nebraska in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA tournament.

Illinois volleyball heads south to take on familiar foe Nebraska in Sweet 16 of NCAA tournament

By Jackson Janes, Sports Editor

Coming off a second-road upset win over No. 7 Kentucky,...

Illinois outside hitter Megan Cooney goes up for a spike during the match against Kentucky in Lexington on Saturday. The Illini beat the No. 7 Wildcats in four sets to advance to their first Sweet 16 since 2018.

An upset in Lexington: Illini volleyball takes down hosts, reigning national champions in four sets

By Jackson Janes, Sports Editor

Entering the evening as the underdog, Illinois looked...

Illinois volleyball prepares for a serve during the match against Indiana at Huff Hall on Nov. 12. The Illini took down the West Virginia Mountaineers to advance in the NCAA tournament on Friday.

Illinois volleyball takes down West Virginia in four sets, advances in NCAA tournament

By Jackson Janes, Sports Editor

Illinois used a balanced offense with five different...

The Illini volleyball team huddles up during the game against Indiana on Nov. 12. The team is traveling to Lexington for  the first-round showdown with West Virginia.

Tournament time: Illinois volleyball travels to Lexington for first-round showdown with West Virginia

By Jackson Janes, Sports Editor

For the first time since 2019, Illinois will be playing...

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...

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