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Illinois volleyball decimates Rutgers in three sets.

Illinois volleyball decimates Rutgers in three sets.

By Daniel Dexter

November 15, 2015


Filed under Sports

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...

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


Filed under Sports

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...

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


Filed under Sports

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 volleyball starts Big Ten play undefeated

By Daniel Dexter

September 27, 2015


Filed under Sports

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

No. 9 Illini to face Maryland and Rutgers this weekend

By Eli Schwadron

September 24, 2015


Filed under Sports

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...