Post season volleyball thread

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  1. Tornado man

    Tornado man Well-Known Member

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    I have been to Wisconsin Fieldhouse and it's a tremendous home court for the Badgers - seats almost 7,000. Very well maintained. Minnesota's is great too, although smaller. That's why I've always been behind the idea of taking over the Armory and remodeling it for volleyball/wrestling - the fans would be right on top of you, like Wisky and Minn.
    To your other point, I agree that playing in Hilton is not a reason for our program's decline. We used to be almost unbeatable there.
     
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  2. cykadelic2

    cykadelic2 Well-Known Member

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    With the planned Trice/Hilton development, there is no better time than now to build a venue that can house year around events, including ISU VB, Wrestling and Gymnastics. In fact, I am surprised it isn't on the existing plans given how it would stimulate year round revenues and ROI for the adjacent hotel and restaurants planned for the complex. The Armory's lack of parking and cost to repurpose into an acceptable competition venue would not favorably compare to a new building near Hilton and JTS.

    And it's no coincidence IMO that ISU VB has fallen behind all of the other surrounding B10, Big East and SEC programs with smaller VB venues.
     
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    #83 Row55, Dec 11, 2019
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    Agree that Minnesota has a great setup. And I do think the Wisconsin Fieldhouse is a cool building in its own right, and it might have had a sprucing up since I was there last. What I recall while wandering behind the stands is dark, dingy walls with painted-over windows and peeling paint.
     
  4. cykadelic2

    cykadelic2 Well-Known Member

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    #84 cykadelic2, Dec 13, 2019
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    #2 Texas is upset 3-2 by Louisville tonight in Austin for the Round of 16. Texas was my pick to win it all.

    #1 Baylor beats Purdue 3-1 and will face #8 Washington in the Regional Final.

    All other top seeds advance with Stanford edging out Utah in 5 sets late last night.
     
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  5. Buster28

    Buster28 Well-Known Member

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    I watched sets 3, 4, and 5 of the Texas match last night (and part of Stanford/Utah before giving in to heavy eyelids). Louisville had won the first two in Austin before UT came roaring back. The 5th set was very satisfying viewing for me (I really don't care for the Texas coach at all). Unseeded Louisville advances to its first regional final. Texas loses at home in the tournament for the first time since 2006.

    The current bracket: https://www.ncaa.com/brackets/volleyball-women/d1/2019

    So, the Big 10 advances four teams to the regional finals, while the Pac 12 has two, and the Big 12 and ACC each send a single team. We'll know who's going to the vball Final Four in Pittsburgh by the end of tonight!
     
  6. BigJCy

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    Baylor beats Washington 3-1 to reach Final 4.

    Wisconsin currently leads Nebraska 2 sets to 0.
     
  7. BigJCy

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    Wisconsin wins in 3 sets to head to Final 4 to play Baylor.
     
  8. Tornado man

    Tornado man Well-Known Member

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    Wow Wisc looks tremendous. Of course they were at home.
     
  9. BigJCy

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    Minnesota beats Louisville in 3 sets.
     
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  10. BigJCy

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    Stanford takes last spot in Final 4 beating Penn St. in 3 sets.
     
  11. Buster28

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    On December 19th, the national semi-finals will be played in Pittsburgh. The 6:00 (CST) match will be (1) Baylor vs (4) Wisconsin, while the 8:30 match will be (3) Stanford vs (7) Minnesota. The championship match will be on December 21st at 7:00.

    On a side note, TCU made it to the NIVC semi-finals before losing to Georgia Tech, in Atlanta, 3-1. South Dakota hosts Tech in the finals on the 17th.
     
  12. gizzsdad

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    I think the announcers said they have swept Nebby 3 times this year.
     
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  13. Cyfan1965

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    3 games 3-0 sweeps- Cook has got the likes of Kubik ,Sun, Stivrins but WI have Tiffany Clark, Sydney Hilley setter and Libero which Nebraska can't touch. You add Rettke, Haggerty and a couple others who contribute as RS and MB and it isn't close.
     
  14. Tornado man

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    Baylor - Wisconsin a good one so far.
     
  15. JCity

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    Pressley is so good
     
  16. BigJCy

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    Tied up 1 set all
     
  17. madguy30

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    Always like seeing Baylor go down.
     
  18. stormchaser2014

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    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  19. cowgirl836

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    yay Badgers!
     
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  20. JMA1125

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    Hate to see the Big 12 out but I hate Baylor.
     

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