Vball Update: PSU win, Neb loss, UM vs. Stanford 11:30pm EST ESPNU

Submitted by myrtlebeachmai… on December 8th, 2012 at 10:00 AM

Penn State vs Minnesota 4PM  PSU WIN,

Nebraska vs Oregon 6:30PM  NEB LOSS,

Texas vs USC 9PM,

Michigan vs Stanford 11:30PM

All on ESPNU, all worth watching.  Michigan coming off hot end of season, winning 5 straight, 10 of last 12.  Don't think anyone saw it coming, but they are tearing it up right now.  Go Blue!!

Comments

myrtlebeachmai…

December 8th, 2012 at 11:23 AM ^

They've got 3 in there, and Sparty unexpectedly beat UCLA (top 10 team) before losing to us last night.  While the post above is correct, about PSU and Neb cleaning up the championships lately, I'd say there's still been a fight to get the Big as DEEP as the PAC.

The PAC accounted for 5 of the top 7 in the year end rankings, that's domination.  However, It's been great this year to see SO MANY top notch Big teams:  PSU, Neb, OSU, Minny were all top 15, and no one is as hot as Michigan right now. 

Hopefully the Big Ten will continue to make up ground - continually wining Championships is definitely helping.

bacon1431

December 8th, 2012 at 11:20 AM ^

Win the first set and anything can happen. Stanford has us on experience and talent I assume, but we're on a hot streak and that has to count for something (though you could say all teams remaining are on a hot streak). Go Blue!!

myrtlebeachmai…

December 8th, 2012 at 11:31 AM ^

in the country (Stanford), sporting a 25-3 record, one doesn't have to mention you're on a "hot streak" of your own.  However, they haven't had a challenge lately, having played Jackson State, Western Kentucky, and Iowa State so far in the tourny, winning 3-0 in all of them.

Maybe we catch them coasting a little, but it'd have to be early.  Get set 1 under our belt and see how they respond.  It'll be a fight for sure.

E. Gordon Gee

December 8th, 2012 at 3:20 PM ^

Doesn't matter because in the long run Penn State will win it all again since they are in dyansty mode. Its gonna be 5 titles in 6 years. Nice win over State btw. Huge volleyball fan here.