Big Ten Tournament Champs! Bringing the Cup back home, March 12Illinois went 5-0 on the day to bring home the cup for the first time in 3 years. The small, noisy gym in Glenview and an almost home-field advantage helped the Illini get some big pay-back wins. Results for the Tournament:Pool Play:Win vs. Northwestern (25-18) (25-10)Win vs. Minnesota (25-22) (23-25) (15-11)Quarterfinals Win vs. Michigan (25-16) (25-16)Semifinals Win vs. Wisconsin (25-22) (23-25) (15-11)Championship Win vs. Minnesota (22-25) (25-15) (15-10)This brings our season record to 48-7
Posted Oct 4, 2016, 2:00 AM by James McCabe
3rd Place at Hoosier-Illini, February 27th, 2016Illinois comes back after a tough first tournament and goes 6-1 at the Indiana hosted Hoosier-Illini and taking home 3rd place. Results from the weekend:Day 1:Win vs. Loyola University (25-14) (25-14)Win vs. Liberty (25-15) (23-25) (16-14)Win vs. Mizzou B (28-26) (25-23)Day 2:Win vs. Indiana (25-21) (24-26) (15-9)Win vs. Penn State (25-23) (26-24)Win vs. GVSU (25-18) (25-15)Loss vs. Marquette (25-20) (25-14)
Posted Oct 4, 2016, 1:47 AM by James McCabe
2016 Big Ten Round Robin: Disappointing StartIllinois had a disappointing start to it's season with a 5-4 record at the Big Ten round robin in West Lafayette, Indiana. Here are the results:Day 1:Loss vs. Wisconsin (25-19) (24-26) (13-15)Loss vs. Minnesota (23-25) (16-25)Win vs. Michigan State (25-16) (25-14)Loss vs. Michigan (19-25) (22-25)Win vs. Northwestern (25-15) (25-17)Win vs. Iowa (23-25) (25-17) (15-10)Win vs Purdue (25-20) (15-25) (15-11)Day 2:Win vs. Indiana (25-18) (25-18)Loss vs. Ohio State (20-25) (22-25)This brings our record to 37-6 overall
Posted Oct 4, 2016, 12:42 PM by James McCabe
2015 NIU Fall Classic Champs!Both Illinois teams competed this past weekend at the NIU Fall Classic. Illinois Blue won their pool with victories over Oshkosh B, Wisconsin B and Iowa State. Moving into the gold bracket, the Illini took down Calvin in the quarterfinals, Illinois State in the semi's and finished with a 3-set victory over Wisconsin to win the NIU Fall Classic.Illinois Blue finished with a 32-2 record for 1st semester winning 4 of the 5 tournaments they competed in. Stay tuned for 2nd semester!
Posted Oct 4, 2016, 12:22 AM by James McCabe
2015 Back to the Hardwood Champs!Illinois Blue took home their 3rd championship out of their first 4 tournaments at Michigan State this past weekend in the Back to the Hardwood Classic. The Illini won their pool beating Dayton, Loyola-Chicago and Liberty. Blue took down Army in a crossover match to keep their #2 overall seed for bracket play.After a two-set win over Miami (OH) in the first round of gold, the Illini won three exciting 3-set matches over Indiana in the quarterfinals, Virginia Tech in the semi-finals and UW-Milwaukee in the championship!!Illinois will send both the Blue and Orange teams to NIU this upcoming weekend for both of the teams' final first semester tournament.
Posted Oct 4, 2016, 12:20 AM by James McCabe