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Illinois volleyball looks for redemption at Ohio State

By Lucas Wright

November 11, 2015

The Illinois volleyball team goes on the road to Columbus, Ohio, to take on Ohio State Wednesday. However, the Illini are bringing some extra commendations with them.Aside from riding a four-game winning streak into the Ohio State matchup, which is the team’s second-longest of the season, senior J...

No. 7 Illini volleyball commits 28 errors, falls to No. 19 Wisconsin in four sets

By Eli Schwadron

October 1, 2015

Redshirt junior Romana Kriskova transferred from Virginia Commonwealth to Wisconsin in 2013.Shortly after arriving in Madison, Wisconsin, Kriskova was hit by a car while riding her bicycle on campus — the injury required surgery and she missed most of the 2014 season. This year, the 6-foot-2 Slovakia...

No. 7 Illini face tough road test at No. 19 Wisconsin

No. 7 Illini face tough road test at No. 19 Wisconsin

By Eli Schwadron

September 30, 2015

The No. 7 Illinois volleyball team’s wins against Maryland (10-6) and Rutgers (3-11) over the weekend were near-mirror images of last season’s opening two Big Ten matches. Like last year, the Illini (11-2) began conference play with 3-0 sweeps of the Terps and the Scarlet Knights, led by stellar...

No. 6 Illini to face Texas Southern, UNLV, ASU this weekend

No. 6 Illini to face Texas Southern, UNLV, ASU this weekend

By Eli Schwadron

September 17, 2015

The No. 6 Illinois volleyball team (7-1) travels to Tempe, Arizona, this weekend to play in the Red Lyon Invitational. The Illini will face Texas Southern (2-6) on Friday at 12 p.m. before Saturday’s double-header against UNLV (6-3) and Arizona State (8-0) at noon and 9 p.m., respectively.In last weeke...

Stuff Huff set for Friday for Illini volleyball

Stuff Huff set for Friday for Illini volleyball

By Eli Schwadron

August 25, 2015

The Illinois volleyball team kicks off its 2015 campaign Friday night with the 10th annual Stuff Huff matchup against Louisville. The 7 p.m. match is the opening match of the weekend long Illini Classic, which will also feature Miami (OH) and Creighton. Illinois head coach Kevin Hambly has yet to set a starting li...

Five Illini athletes to watch in 2015

Five Illini athletes to watch in 2015

By Kevin McCarthy

August 25, 2015

Friends and relatives from back home give me constant grief for the state of Illini athletics. And sometimes I agree with them. But other times, I point to five athletes, who serve as beacons of hope in the Illini darkness created by recent football and basketball troubles. These athletes will dominate their ...

Illinois volleyball aiming national title once again

Illinois volleyball aiming national title once again

By Daniel Dexter

August 17, 2015

The Illinois volleyball team is determined to kick off the 2015 season with a higher tempo and tighter defense.Illinois finished third in the Big Ten last season with a 26-8 record and trip to the Sweet 16 before they were eliminated by Florida. This year, head coach Kevin Hambly’s team looks to once...