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No. 9 Illini to face Maryland and Rutgers this weekend

Illinois' Brandi Donnelly (3) serves the ball during the game vs Louisville  at Huff Hall on Friday, Aug. 28, 2015.  Illinois won 3-0.

By Eli Schwadron

September 24, 2015

Rutgers and Maryland are out for revenge.Illinois swept Maryland and Rutgers at Huff Hall in the opening two matches of conference play last season. Double-doubles from outside hitter Jocelynn Birks (15 kills, 10 digs, .444 hitting percentage) and setter Alexis Viliunas (14 assists. 10 digs) spearhe...

Illini volleyball enters Big Ten play with strong core in place

Illinois' Jocelynn Birks (7) attempts to spike the ball during the game versus Louisville at Huff Hall on Friday, August 28, 2015.The Illini won 3-0.

By Eli Schwadron

September 22, 2015

After going 2-1 over the weekend, the Illinois volleyball team (9-2) kicks off conference play at Maryland (10-4) on Friday and at Rutgers (3-9) on Saturday. Head coach Kevin Hambly’s No. 9-ranked squad is the second highest-ranked Big Ten team behind the defending champs, No. 1 Penn State (11-0). The s...

Illinois volleyball cruise to a sweep of Texas Southern in Sun Devil Invitational

Illinois' Ali Stark (13) spikes the ball during the game vs Louisville  at Huff Hall on Friday, Aug. 28, 2015.  Illinois won 3-0.

By Daniel Dexter

September 21, 2015

The No. 6 Illinois volleyball team opened the Sun Devil invitational on Friday with a masterful sweep of Texas Southern (25-13, 25-7, 25-11).The Illini (9-2) defense stifled the Tigers’ (2-9) offense, limiting them to a negative hitting percentage throughout the match. On the other end, Illinois’ ...

Illinois drops second match of season, goes 2-1 on weekend

Illinois' head coach Kevin Hambly during the game vs Louisville  at Huff Hall on Friday, Aug. 28, 2015.  Illinois won 3-0.

By Daniel Dexter

September 20, 2015

If volleyball matches ended after one set, the No. 6 Illinois volleyball team (9-2) would be undefeated.Unfortunately for the Illini, No. 10 Arizona State (11-0) overcame an early deficit Saturday night in Tempe, Arizona. The Sun Devils took the match to a fifth set and eventually sent the young Ill...

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

Illinois' Katie Stadick (12) and Jocelynn Birks (7) attempt to block Louisville's hit during the game vs Louisville  at Huff Hall on Friday, Aug. 28, 2015.  Illinois won 3-0.

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...

Illini faces top non-conference competition at Big Ten/Pac-12 Challenge

Illinois' Jocelynn Birks (7) spikes the ball during the game versus Louisville at Huff Hall on Friday, August 28, 2015.The Illini won 3-0.

By Daniel Dexter

September 8, 2015

Three weeks before conference play, the Illinois volleyball team (4-1) has already played two top-25 teams: No. 3 Stanford (3-1) and No. 23 Colorado (2-3).As a part of the Big Ten/Pac-12 challenge, the Illini traveled to University Park, Pa., to participate in the tournament alongside Big Ten rival No. 1 Penn...

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