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Illinois advances to Sweet Sixteen for third straight year

Katie Stadick spikes the ball during the game against Iowa at Huff Hall on Friday, Oct. 16. Illinois won 3-0.

By Daniel Dexter

December 8, 2015

Tweet: #Illini volleyball advances to its third straight Sweet Sixteen behind strong performances from Stadick and PoulterWith its win on Saturday night, the Illinois volleyball team advanced to the Sweet Sixteen of the NCAA tournament for the third straight year.Illinois is one of six Big Ten teams to adva...

Illinois moves onto the Sweet Sixteen after four-set victory over Louisville

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

By Daniel Dexter

December 6, 2015

After dropping the first set against Louisville in a hostile environment, Illinois volleyball head coach Kevin Hambly had a message for his team: Calm down.Frantic play has been a cause for concern for the Illini over the course of an up-and-down regular season. But in their second-round NCAA tournamen...

Illinois volleyball to begin NCAA Tournament against Southern Illinois

By Daniel Collins

December 1, 2015

Southern Illinois stands as the Illini volleyball team’s first task in the 2015 NCAA Tournament on FridaySO. The Illini hold an 18-12 edge against the Salukis all-timeSO. The two faced each other last season at the Illini Classic — Illinois prevailed 3-0.SOThis is Illinois’ 23rd trip to the tournament in program history, a...