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Laura Bush, Chris Tamas, Illinois, Fighting Illini

Former star Laura Bush enjoying Illinois’ return to NCAA semis, Minneapolis

MINNEAPOLIS — Laura Bush has enjoyed back-to-back reunions. Last Friday and Saturday, she went back to her alma mater to root for Illinois in the...
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NCAA practices: Stanford, BYU, Illinois, Nebraska photo gallery

MINNEAPOLIS -- All four NCAA Division I Volleyball Championship participants practiced Wednesday in the Target Center in preparation for Thursday night's national semifinals pitting...
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Talented BYU has teams seeing double in more ways than one

MINNEAPOLIS — BYU coach Heather Olmstead, an identical twin herself, said she simply couldn’t tell them apart. So she bought Lacy Haddock a supply of...
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Foecke heads AVCA All-American team, wins Senior honor

Wednesday was a good day for Mikaela Foecke. The Nebraska senior outside hitter not only was a first-team AVCA All-American, but was also named the...
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Stanford senior Alade putting exclamation point on tremendous career

There’s a tendency when talking about top-seeded Stanford to focus first on the four juniors — outside Kathryn Plummer, setter Jenna Gray, right side...
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Back to Minneapolis, where Texas made NCAA volleyball history 30 years ago

By Michael Sondheimer for December 17, 1988, remains the most important night in the history of NCAA women’s volleyball.   That evening, 30 years ago...
NCAA semis 2018-Illinois

Super storylines as NCAA semis set: Illinois vs. Nebraska, Stanford vs. BYU

The rematch final four? The Kevin Hambly invitational? Another shot at a first title for Illinois or BYU? Nebraska again? Stanford breathing easier? You could call it, too, a...
NCAA round ofe 16 12/7/2018

Oregon stuns Minnesota, other seeds hold as NCAA regional-final matches set

Oregon just quacked things up in Minneapolis. The 15th-seeded Ducks stunned second-seeded Minnesota 21-25, 41-39, 25-14, 26-24 on its home court Friday, ending the Gophers’...
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NCAA round of 16: The breakdown of all eight Friday matches

You can argue that Friday and Saturday represent the toughest and most exciting two days of the season in NCAA Division I volleyball.  Eight matches...
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NIVC semifinals set, AF hires a coach, ESPN lists announcers

The NIVC semifinals are set after Charleston, Tulane and UNLV won on Thursday night, Air Force hired a coach, and ESPN told us who...

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