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Jon Johnston

Purdue Preview

Date: 5th - 7th

Time: March 5th (Fri.) @ 3:00 p.m, March 6th (Sat.) @ 10: 00 a.m (Game 2 45 minutes after end of Game 1), March 7th (Sun.) @ 10:00 a.m.

Location: Dell Diamond, Round Rock, Texas

Rank: Preseason 9th in Big Ten

Head Coach: Greg Goff

Stream: BTN+ and ESPN+


Jon Johnston

#4 Nebraska Cornhuskers (7-1) vs Fighting Illini (2-6)

Friday, March 5, 2021, 8 pm (CT)

Huff Hall Champaign, IL

Video: BTN, FoxSports app and website

Live Radio: Husker Sports Network - Lincoln (B107.3 FM); Omaha (CD 105.9 FM); Huskers.com; Huskers App

University of Nebraska

  • #1 Nicklin Hames 5’10’’ JR Setter - 11.26 assists per set, 3.41 digs per set
  • #26 Lauren Stivrins 6’4’’ SR MB - 3.41 kills per set, .96 blocks per set
  • #3 Kayla Caffey 6’0’’ JR MB - 1.95 kills per set, 1.40 blocks per set
  • #25 Callie Schwarzenbach 6’5’’ JR MB - 1.11 kills per set, 1.56 blocks per set
  • #11 Lexi Sun 6’2’’ SR OH - 3.67 kills per set, 2.52 digs per set, 15 service aces
  • #10 Madi Kubik 6’3’’ SO OH - 3.11 kills per set, 2.85 digs per set, 8 aces
  • #16 Riley Zuhn 6’5’’ SO OH - 1.85 kills per set, .78 blocks per set
  • #12 Jazz Sweet 6’3’’ SR OH - .9 kills per set, .20 blocks per set
  • #2 Kenzie Knuckles 5’8’’ SO Libero - 3.44 digs per set, 7 aces
  • #6 Keonilei Akana 5’9’’ FR DS - 2.07 digs per set, 12 aces

Lauren Stivrins is closing in on 1,000 career kills. She enters the weekend with 961, just 39 away from the milestone!!

University of Illinois

  • #1 Kennedy Collins 6’3’’ SO MB - 1.67 kills per set, .73 blocks per set
  • #2 Rylee Hinton 6’2’’ SO MB - 1.27 kills per set, 1.27 blocks per set
  • #3 Taylor Kuper 5’8’’ JR Libero - 21 aces, 4.39 digs per set
  • #4 Kylie Bruder 5’11’ SR Setter - 3.97 assists per set
  • #5 Diana Brown 6’0’’ R/SO Setter - 5.18 assists per set, 2.15 digs per set
  • #9 Bruna Vrankovic 6’2’’ R/SO OH - 1.11 kills per set
  • #11 Ellie Holzman 6’2’’ R/FR OH - 2.69 kills per set
  • #15 Megan Cooney 6’4’’ SR OH - 3.7 kills per set, 11 aces

Notable Volleyball Matches

#23 Creighton 3, DePaul 2 Creighton won at home Friday midmorning. They play again vs DePaul Saturday at 11 am CT.

#10 Penn State vs #11 Purdue Friday (BTN+) and Saturday (BTN)

#3 Kentucky vs Louisiana State University Friday and Saturday (SEC Network+)

#6 Baylor vs Oklahoma Saturday (ESPN+)

#7 Washington at #20 Oregon Friday and Sunday (Oregon live stream-3)

#8 Florida vs Arkansas Friday and Saturday (SEC Network+)

#12 UCLA at Colorado Friday and Sunday (Colorado Live Stream)

#13 Louisville vs Wake Forest Saturday and Sunday (WatchESPN)

#14 Notre Dame vs North Carolina State University Friday (ACC Network Extra)

#14 Notre Dame vs U of Miami Sunday (ACC Network Extra)

#15 BYU at San Francisco Friday and Saturday (WCC Network)

#18 Georgia Tech vs Virginia Sunday (ACC Network Extra)

#18 Georgia Tech vs #22 Pitt Monday (ACC Network Extra)

#21 Western Kentucky vs FIU Sunday and Monday (Facebook)

#22 Pitt vs Virginia Saturday (ACC Network Extra)

#24 Marquette at Butler Friday and Saturday

#25 Pepperdine vs Gonzaga Friday and Saturday (WCC Network)