Illini Volleyball will face #10 national seed Nebraska in the Austin Regional semis next weekend. Other Regional semi will be #2 national seed Texas and the winner of the match currently taking place in Seattle between #15 national seed Washington and Hawaii.
4 other B1G teams advanced to the regionals. #9 national seed Ohio State will face #8 seed national seed Georgia Tech in the Louisville Regional. #12 national seed Minnesota will face #5 national seed Baylor in the Madison regional. #4 national seed Wisconsin will face the winner of the match currently taking place in Los Angeles between #13 national seed UCLA and UCF, also in the Madison regional. #6 national seed Purdue will face the winner of the match currently taking place in Provo between #11 national seed BYU and Utah in the Pittsburgh regional.
I always loved my Illini BBall and Football, but I have to say if you're not watching the volleyball, really missing out. Non-stop action. We played so smart today. D always knew where to go. 4 sets of non stop smiling. So proud of our ladies!
Wow. This couldn't have worked out any better. I'll be in Austin for a business trip next Wednesday through Friday.
I used to live in Austin, and got to watch Illinois play live in the 2011 Final Four & Championship game in San Antonio (as well as the 2010 Sweet Sixteen when they lost to Texas in Austin). Will be fun to watch the team in Texas again.