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  • All 14 Big Ten programs are in action this weekend with Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, Penn State, Purdue and Wisconsin playing at home.

    • Seven Big Ten schools earned spots in the latest AVCA poll, with four teams ranked in the top 10. Minnesota checks in at No. 3 and Nebraska is No. 5, while Penn State and Wisconsin take the sixth and eighth places, respectively. Illinois is ranked No. 11, Purdue stands at No. 20 and Michigan claims the 23rd spot. Michigan State and Ohio State are receiving votes.

    • Six Big Ten volleyball matches will be televised live on ESPNU this fall, including five that will air as part of the network’s Sunday afternoon volleyball package. The 2018 Big Ten volleyball television schedule features 39 live broadcasts, with 33 on BTN, highlighted by eight doubleheader broadcasts.

    • Purdue leads the country in three statistical categories: kills per set (16.33), assists per set (15.67) and aces per set (3.67). The Boilermakers also rank second nationally in hitting percentage with a .432 percentage.

    • Ohio State sophomore Lauren Witte earned Big Ten Co-Player of the Week honors after leading OSU to a 3-0 opening weekend, with a career-high 19 kills and five digs against Albany and a career-high .846 hitting percentage with 11 kills against Ohio. Her single-match hitting percentage ranks No. 2 in the nation this season and her overall hitting percentage (.636) is tied for second.

    • Purdue’s Sherridan Atkinson earned Big Ten Co-Player of the Week accolades after averaging leading Purdue to a perfect 3-0 opening weekend record. The senior is ranked third in the country in kills per set (6.0) and second in points per set (6.83).

    • Michigan’s Jenna Lerg leads the nation in digs per set at 8.67. The senior helped Michigan to back-to-back sweeps last weekend and was named MVP of the War Eagle Invitational.

    • Purdue’s Haley Bush leads the country in assists per set at 14.0, Michigan’s MacKenzi Welsh ranks No. 14 with 12.17, and Ohio State’s Olivia Dailey immediately follows at No. 15 with 12.1.

    • Northwestern’s Kiara McNulty was named Big Ten Freshman of the Week after helping the Wildcats to a 3-0 record by averaging 11.5 assists and 4.0 digs per set. She was the only Big Ten setter to log three double-doubles during the season-opening weekend and to register 40-plus assists in all three matches.

    • Three active Big Ten coaches have recorded at least 600 career wins: Penn State’s Russ Rose (1,249), Nebraska’s John Cook (693) and Michigan State’s Cathy George (623). Rose ranks first among active Division I coaches in career victories, while Cook and George rank 10th and 15th, respectively. Michigan’s Mark Rosen is closing in on the milestone, ranked 18th with 595 career victories.

Date Game Location Time (ET)/Recap
Aug. 31, 2018 Princeton at Northwestern (Live Stats) Hamilton, NY 12:00 pm
  Coppin State at Rutgers (Live Stats | Watch: Stadium) Bethlehem, PA 12:00 pm
  Ohio at #5 Nebraska (Live Stats | Watch: BTN Plus) Lincoln, NE 1:00 pm
  Southern Mississippi at Ohio State (Live Stats) Oxford, MS 1:00 pm
  Rutgers at Lehigh (Live Stats | Watch: Stadium) Bethlehem, PA 4:00 pm
  Maryland-Eastern Shore at Michigan State (Live Stats) Chapel Hill, NC 4:00 pm
  Texas A&M at Indiana (Live Stats) State College, Pa. 5:00 pm
  Maryland at Akron (Live Stats) Akron, OH 7:00 pm
  Cleveland State at #23 Michigan (Live Stats) Ann Arbor, MI 7:00 pm
  Colgate at Northwestern (Live Stats | Watch: Stadium) Hamilton, NY 7:00 pm
  Ohio State at Ole Miss (Live Stats | Watch: SEC+) Oxford, MS 7:30 pm
  Temple at #6 Penn State (Live Stats) University Park, PA 7:30 pm
  #21 Colorado at #11 Illinois (Live Stats | Watch: PAC-12 Networks) Seattle, WA 8:00 pm
  North Dakota State at #3 Minnesota (Live Stats | Watch: BTN Plus) Minneapolis, MN 8:00 pm
  Wake Forest at #5 Nebraska (Live Stats | Watch: BTN Plus) Lincoln, NE 8:30 pm
  Iowa at #13 Washington (Live Stats | Watch: PAC-12 Networks) Seattle, WA 9:00 pm
Sep. 1, 2018 Rutgers at Lafayette (Live Stats) Easton, PA 10:00 am
  Stony Brook at Maryland (Live Stats) Akron, OH 10:00 am
  Michigan State at UNCG (Live Stats) Chapel Hill, NC 10:30 am
  Georgia Southern at #3 Minnesota (Live Stats | Watch: BTN Plus) Minneapolis, MN 11:00 am
  Eastern Michigan at #23 Michigan (Live Stats) Ann Arbor, MI 12:00 pm
  Samford at Ohio State (Live Stats) Oxford, MS 12:30 pm
  Rider University at Rutgers Easton, PA 1:00 pm
  Stephen F. Austin at Northwestern (Live Stats) Hamilton, NY 2:00 pm
  Santa Clara at #5 Nebraska (Live Stats | Watch: BTN Plus) Lincoln, NE 3:00 pm
  Canisius at Maryland (Live Stats) Akron, OH 4:30 pm
  Temple at Indiana (Live Stats) State College, Pa. 5:00 pm
  #21 Colorado at Iowa (Live Stats | Watch: PAC-12 Networks) Seattle, WA 6:00 pm
  Oakland at #20 Purdue (Live Stats | Watch: BTN Plus) West Lafayette, IN 6:00 pm
  Harvard University at #23 Michigan (Live Stats) Ann Arbor, MI 7:00 pm
  Michigan State at North Carolina (Live Stats) Chapel Hill, NC 7:00 pm
  Texas A&M at #6 Penn State (Live Stats) University Park, PA 7:30 pm
  Arkansas at #3 Minnesota (Live Stats | Watch: BTN Plus) Minneapolis, MN 8:00 pm
  #2 Texas at #8 Wisconsin (Live Stats | Watch: BTN/BTN2Go) Madison, WI 8:00 pm
  #11 Illinois at #13 Washington (Live Stats | Watch: PAC-12 Networks) Seattle, WA 11:00 pm
Sep. 2, 2018 Notre Dame at #20 Purdue (Live Stats | Watch: ESPNU) West Lafayette, IN 2:00 pm
  High Point at Wisconsin (Live Stats | Watch: BTN Plus) Madison, WI 7:00 pm
Sep. 4, 2018 Valparaiso at #23 Michigan (Live Stats) Ann Arbor, MI 7:00 pm