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Quade named AVCA All-American Honorable Mention following senior season

December 18, 2019

Illinois volleyball senior Jacqueline Quade earned her second consecutive All-American accolade after being named to the American Volleyball Coaches Association All-American Honorable Mention. The All-American nod not only concludes Quade's career as an Illini but also adds to All-Big Ten Preseason an...

Fall sports lose traction throughout season, some exceptions

Illinois quarterback Brandon Peters rolls to the right and looks for an open receiver during Illinois' game at Iowa Saturday. The Hawkeyes beat the Illini 19-10, snapping their four-game win streak. Captured at Kinnick Stadium on 23 Nov. 2019 by Jonathan Bonaguro.

By Meghan Rest, Sports Editor

December 12, 2019

This fall, Illinois experienced memorable victories and tragic losses at nearly every turn. Some Illini teams saw serious growth in the latter part of 2019, while others fell victim to expectation-shattering campaigns. Despite what record books and scoreboards may suggest, the Illini were full of surpr...

Illinois falls to Utah at NCAA Tournament

Outside hitter Jacqueline Quade spikes the ball during the Illinois’ game in Utah at Provo, Utah, Friday. The Illini’s loss to the Utes in the first round of the NCAA tournament ended the team’s season.

By Brendyn Jones, Staff writer

December 9, 2019

On Friday, the Illinois volleyball team concluded its season in the first round of the NCAA tournament, losing in five sets against No. 17 Utah. Illinois gave up the first set, but won the next 2. Utah edged Illinois in the fourth set, and then a mid-set run by Utah in the fifth sealed the win for t...

No. 24 Illinois earns at-large bid to NCAA Tournament

The Illini celebrate after scoring during Illinois' game against Penn State at Huff Hall on Nov. 16.

By Meghan Rest, Sports Editor

December 3, 2019

Head coach Chris Tamas and the No. 24-ranked Illinois volleyball team secured their third-straight NCAA tournament bid in as many years Sunday. The Illini will travel to Provo, Utah, to take on the Utah Utes at Brigham Young University's Smith Fieldhouse in the first round of the tournament on Friday...

Illinois defeats Northwestern in final regular-season match

Illinois defeats Northwestern in final regular-season match

By Brendyn Jones, Staff Writer

November 28, 2019

In their last regular-season match at Huff Hall, seniors Jaqueline Quade and Ashlyn Fleming led the No. 24 Illinois volleyball team (16-12, 11-8) to victory over Northwestern (13-18, 4-15). Quade ended the night with 20 kills on a .366 hitting percentage, while Fleming contributed a dozen kills with e...

Illinois volleyball prepares to face Maryland and Ohio State on the road

Morgan O’ Brien (middle) sets up Jacqueline Quade (left) for a spike during Illinois’ game against No. 8 Penn State at Huff Hall on Friday. The Illinois volleyball team will play at Maryland on Friday and Ohio State on Sunday.

By Brendyn Jones, Staff Writer

November 21, 2019

The No. 25 Illinois volleyball team is 13-12 and 8-8 in the Big Ten. With four matches left in the regular season, the Illini are just above .500 before heading into the postseason and need to earn a few more wins before heading into the playoffs.  This weekend, the team will travel to face Maryland (13-15, 5...

O’Brien earns Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week honors

Illinois defensive specialist Morgan O’Brien gets ready to dig the ball during the match against Iowa at Huff Hall on Sept. 28. O'Brien became the third player to receive Big Ten Player of the Week accolades this season.

By Meghan Rest, Sports Editor

November 18, 2019

Junior libero Morgan O'Brien became the third Illini volleyball player to earn Big Ten Player of the Week accolades this season. The conference recognition follows O'Brien's performance against No. 8 Penn State and Rutgers this weekend. No. 25 Illinois volleyball's backcourt threat registered 41 digs...

Illini bounce back after Nittany Lions’ loss

Senior outside hitter Jacqueline Quade spikes the ball against two defenders. Illinois faced Penn State at Huff Hall on Friday.

By Brendyn Jones, Staff Writer

November 18, 2019

It was a tale of two sweeps in Champaign this weekend for the No. 25 Illinois volleyball team. Illinois lost to No. 7 Penn State in three sets on Friday (25-15, 25-22, 25-18), but it also won in three sets against Rutgers on Saturday (25-11, 25-15, 25-20).  The first time Illinois and Penn State faced...

Illini fall to Wolverines, look forward to weekend matches

Coach Tamas gazes at the court at Huff Hall on on Sept. 28.

By Brendyn Jones, Staff Writer

November 13, 2019

The No. 25 Illinois volleyball team (12-11, 7-7) will return to Huff Hall after being on the road for the last two matches. Illinois will host Penn State (19-4, 12-2) on Friday and Rutgers (8-17, 2-12) on Saturday.  The Illini lost their last match-up last weekend against the Wolverines 3-1 in Ann Arbor, Michig...

Illinois falls to Michigan on the road

Ashlyn Fleming spikes the ball during the Illini’s game versus the Wolverines at the Cliff Keen Arena on Saturday. The Illini lost 3-1.

By Rachel Spencer, Assistant Sports Editor

November 11, 2019

No. 21 Illinois volleyball dropped a road game at the University of Michigan, making Saturday’s 3-1 loss the program’s second difficult meeting with the Wolverines this season. The loss follows a familiar pattern for the Illini this season, as their road struggles have culminated to a 4-5 away recor...

Illinois volleyball prepares for Iowa

Kennedy Collins sets the ball over a Michigan defender at Huff Hall on Friday.

By Brendyn Jones, Staff Writer

November 5, 2019

The No. 21 Illinois volleyball team has eight regular-season matches left before the NCAA tournament in December. The Illini currently sit at 11-10 with a 6-6 conference record, following their last stretch of matches, where they went 2-6. The team is preparing for their second match against Iowa on ...

Illinois volleyball splits weekend series to pick up milestone victory

Diana Brown sets the ball to outside hitter Jacqueline Quade during Illinois’ game against Michigan at Huff Hall on Friday. The Illini fell to the Wolverines in four sets.

By Brendyn Jones, Staff Writer

November 4, 2019

The No. 19 Illinois volleyball team (11-10, 6-6) secured their 1,000th program win as the team hosted both Big Ten Michigan teams this weekend, losing to Michigan (14-7, 7-4) on Friday night and winning against Michigan State (13-9, 4-8) on Saturday night. In the first match against Michigan, the Ill...

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