November 28, 2021
The Fighting Illini volleyball is returning to the NCAA tournament after a one-year hiatus, facing West Virginia in its first round match in Lexington, Kentucky.
The announcement was made Sunday night on the special NCAA Selection Show on ESPNU.
The Illini went 20-11 this season overall, 12-8 in the rugged Big Ten conference which saw five teams land among the tournament's top 16 seeds and Michigan and Penn State also receiving bids.
West Virginia (19-9) is making its first-ever NCAA tournament appearance. The winner of this matchup will likely have to face defending national champion Kentucky in round two.
Illinois missed the 2020 tournament held this past spring due to the pandemic. The Illini finished 7-11 in a campaign that featured only Big Ten opponents.
The Illini have been a staple in the prestigious postseason tournament, making the field in eleven of the past 14 years.
Sturdyfor30 - France and PhoenixRead
IlliniGuys Sports Spectacular - June 24 WeekendRead
IlliniGuys Sports Spectacular June 24 Preview - Where's Ked When You Need Him?Read
IlliniGuys Sports Spectacular - June 17 WeekendRead
Ked's Recruiting Roundup - Illini Basketball Recruit Caden WilkinsRead
I on the Illini - Mid-June Football Recruiting Update (S2,Ep44)Read
IlliniGuys Sports Spectacular - June 10 WeekendRead
IlliniGuys Sports Spectacular - June 3 WeekendRead
IlliniGuys Sports Spectacular - June 3 Weekend PreviewRead
I on the Illini - Zachary Aamland - Huge NJ Offensive O-Lineman Commits to Illinois (S2, Ep43)Read
I on the Illini - Matthew Mayer Commits to the Illini Edition (S2, Ep42)Read
Ked's Recruiting Roundup with Illini Football Recruit Mason MuraginRead
IlliniGuys Sports Spectacular - May 20 WeekendRead
Ked's Recruiting Roundup - Aaron Henry Illini DB Coach Talks with KedRead
Ked's Recruiting Roundup - Illini Assistant Coach Tim AndersonRead