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Junior Taylor Kuper serves at a game against Indiana on March 28 at Huff Hall. The Big Ten recently announced that Taylor Kuper and senior Megan Cooney will be apart of their All-Conference teams.

Taylor Kuper, Megan Cooney named to All-Big Ten teams

By Wes Hollenberg, Staff Writer April 8, 2021

The Big Ten announced their All-Conference teams Thursday afternoon, and Illinois took home a pair of awards, with junior Taylor Kuper and senior Megan Cooney bringing home first-team and second-team...

Sophomore Kennedy Collins jumps to spike a ball in the game against Indiana on March 27. The Illinois volleyball team lost to Purdue yesterday, but redeemed themselves with a 3-2 win today.

Illinois splits matches against No. 8 Purdue, ends season on high note

By Wes Hollenberg, Staff Writer April 3, 2021

Ending a season unlike any other, all of the challenges Illinois has faced finally paid off in the form of a signature 3-2 win over No. 8 Purdue on Saturday after a 0-3 loss on Friday.  At this point...

The Illinois volleyball team huddles up for a talk with coach Chris Tamas in a game against Indiana on Saturday. The struggling team will face Purdue in West Lafayette, Indiana on Friday and Saturday.

Illinois to close turbulent season at Purdue

By Wes Hollenberg, Staff Writer April 2, 2021

As the final outings of the volleyball season approaches, Illinois has some hard-earned momentum and a chance to end its turbulent season on a high note. It won’t come easy, however, as it will have...

The Illinois volleyball team cheers by their bench in a game against Indiana Saturday. The bench was full of energy this weekend with family members finally allowed in the stands at Huff Hall.

Illinois finds energy with its bench

By Wes Hollenberg, Staff Writer April 1, 2021

Last Friday, Huff Hall was the loudest it had been all season. For the first time this season, family members were allowed to attend matches against Indiana. With roughly 50 people in attendance, the atmosphere...

Junior Taylor Kuper bumps a volleyball during a game against Indiana Saturday at Huff Hall. The Illinois women’s volleyball team ended one of their longest losing streaks with two wins against the Hoosiers this weekend.

Illinois prevails in pair of wins over Indiana

By Wes Hollenberg, Staff Writer March 28, 2021

After enduring the longest losing streak in head coach Chris Tamas’ tenure, the Illini have finally gotten themselves back on track. This weekend, they had their most dominant outing of the season, prevailing...

Senior Kylie Bruder sets the ball for Rylee Hinton during a game against Ohio State on Feb. 19. The Fighting Illini women’s volleyball team will host their last home meet against Indiana while honoring their seniors this weekend.

Illinois to host Indiana for season’s final home matches

By Wes Hollenberg, Staff Writer March 26, 2021

After breaking their arduous 10-match losing streak last weekend with a pair of wins over Maryland, Illinois will have a chance to extend a winning streak against Indiana at Huff Hall on Friday at 7 p.m....

Raina Terry starts her serve during the game against Ohio State on Feb. 19. The Fighting Illini beat Maryland on Friday and Saturday ending their 10-match losing streak.

Illinois snaps losing streak with pair of wins over Maryland

By Wes Hollenberg, Staff Writer March 20, 2021

For the first time since Jan. 23, the Illini won a volleyball match. While enduring a 10-match losing streak was a painstaking process, the team has finally come out the other end with a pair of wins...

Diana Brown sets the volleyball for a teammate in the game against Nebraska on March 5. The Fighting Illini hope to break their losing streak this weekend as they are scheduled to play against 4-10 Maryland at Huff Hall.

Illinois returns to Huff Hall, faces Maryland on 10-match losing streak

By Wes Hollenberg, Staff Writer March 19, 2021

A flustered Illini squad will look to end their losing streak this weekend when they host 4-10 Maryland at Huff Hall on Friday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 5 p.m. With the losing streak hitting ten matches,...

The Illinois volleyball team huddles on the court during a match against Minnesota on March 13. The Illini lost to the Golden Gophers in both matches this weekend.

Illinois drops two matches to Minnesota

By Wes Hollenberg, Staff Writer March 13, 2021

The struggling Illini came as close as they have in weeks to winning a match on Friday against No. 5 Minnesota. They came out strong initially, narrowly losing the first set but fighting to a dominant...

Illinois looks to end eight-match losing streak at Minnesota

Illinois looks to end eight-match losing streak at Minnesota

By Wes Hollenberg, Staff Writer March 12, 2021

On an all-time cold streak, Illinois will continue to search for answers at No. 4 Minnesota this Friday and Saturday at 6 p.m. and 5 p.m., respectively. Minnesota will be Illinois' fifth ranked opponent...

Senior Megan Cooney spikes the ball during the game against Ohio State on Feb. 19. The women's volleyball team lost two matches to Nebraska this weekend.

Illinois continues losing streak, drops two matches to Nebraska

By Wes Hollenberg, Staff Writer March 7, 2021

The losing streak continues. Although Illinois fought hard on Friday and especially Saturday, they dropped two matches to No. 4 Nebraska. This increases the Illini’s drought to eight consecutive match...

Junior Taylor Kuper bumps the ball during the game against Ohio State on Feb. 19. Illinois will face Nebraska twice this weekend.

Illinois to host Nebraska, looks to end six-match skid

By Wes Hollenberg, Staff Writer March 5, 2021

Illinois will host No. 4 Nebraska at Huff Hall on Friday at 8 p.m. and Saturday at 6 p.m. Nebraska is currently 7-1 and will be Illinois’ third top-10 opponent out of its last four matches. This will...

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