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Penn St. Favorite Again in Big Ten Volleyball


August 18th, 2011 by Jim Field

     PARK RIDGE, Ill. (AP) – Big Ten volleyball coaches have picked Penn State to win a ninth straight conference championship.       The Nittany Lions, who have won four consecutive NCAA titles, also are No. 1 in the American Volleyball Coaches Association national poll.  Following Penn State in the Big Ten poll are Illinois and
Nebraska, which tied for second place, and then Purdue, Minnesota and Michigan State. Nebraska is in its first season in the Big Ten after winning six of the last seven Big 12 championships.  Joining Penn State in the national rankings are No. 5 Nebraska, No. 8 Illinois, No. 12 Minnesota, No. 13 Purdue, No. 21 Ohio State and No. 24 Michigan.