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

Illinois' head coach Kevin Hambly talks to Morganne Criswell (1) during the game against Rutgers at George Huff Hall, on Saturday, Sept. 27th. The Illini won 3-0.

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...

Illinois volleyball starts Big Ten play undefeated

Illinois' Michelle Strizak (4) attempts to spike the ball during the game versus Miami at Huff Hall on Saturday, August 29, 2015.The Illini won 3-0.

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. 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...