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Illini volleyball drops heartbreaking five-setter to Wisconsin

By Lucas Wright

November 19, 2015

Tweet: [email protected] falls in five sets to No. 10 BadgersAnother 50-50 game, another loss for the Illinois volleyball team.The No. 18 Illini (18-10, 9-8 Big Ten) fell in five sets to the No. 10 Wisconsin Badgers (21-6, 13-4) Wednesday night in Huff Hall.Head coach Kevin Hambly’s squad had c...

Illinois volleyball decimates Rutgers in three sets.

Illinois volleyball decimates Rutgers in three sets.

By Daniel Dexter

November 15, 2015

The Illinois volleyball team plays some of the best teams in the country week-to-week — that’s the nature of the Big Ten — but playing Rutgers is a bit of an exception.Saturday, the No. 17 Illini (18-9, 9-7)JT dismantled the struggling Scarlet Knights (4-24, 1-15)JT in three sets. Illino...

Our kind of thing: the Fighting Illini family

By Alexis Casati

November 15, 2015

Being a student-athlete is a tricky thing. It’s an emotional thing, it’s a mental thing and it’s a physical thing.And as surprising as this may sound, I haven’t found many outside of college sports that are able to do justice to just how amazing an experience it is.But balancing all of these feel...

No. 13 Illinois volleyball returns to Huff Hall after five weeks on road

No. 13 Illinois volleyball returns to Huff Hall after five weeks on road

By Eli Schwadron

October 6, 2015

Five weeks on the road can take its toll.The No. 13 Illinois volleyball team (11-4)ss has strictly played away matches since the Big Ten/Pac 12 Challenge in University Park, Pennsylvania on Sept. 4-5.At the start of the season, head coach Kevin Hamblyss was adamant that the amount of travel makes no d...

Illinois volleyball starts Big Ten play undefeated

Illinois volleyball starts Big Ten play undefeated

By Daniel Dexter

September 27, 2015

The No. 9 Illinois volleyball team (11-2) started off Big Ten play with two convincing sweeps of conference foes, Maryland and Rutgers.Illinois went on the road for a fourth-consecutive weekend to take on Maryland (10-6) and Rutgers (3-11) on Friday and Saturday, respectively. The team was able to fin...

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 16, 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...

Illini complete clean sweep in Stuff Huff match

By Eli Schwadron

August 29, 2015

The Illinois volleyball team (1-0) started slow in its season opener against Louisville (0-1) on Friday night. But as the match wore on, the No. 8 Illini gained momentum offensively and edged the Cardinals 27-25, 25-23 and 26-24 for a clean sweep in front of a crowd of 3,344 at Huff Hall. Head coach ...

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...