Sections

Weather Forecast

Close
Advertisement

Big Ten foes Penn St and Wisconsin meet for volleyball title

Email Sign up for Breaking News Alerts
sports Superior, 54880
Superior Wisconsin 1226 Ogden Ave. Ste. 1 54880

By Tim Booth

AP Sports Writer

Advertisement
Advertisement

SEATTLE — Whatever the result in the final, it's already been a special postseason run for 12th-seeded Wisconsin.

The Badgers are the lowest seed to ever make the NCAA volleyball tournament championship match after their stunning upset of No. 1 seed and defending national champion Texas in the semifinals. Wisconsin (28-9) is proving that even a team without overwhelming size up front can still have success in the NCAAs.

But to cap their run means solving No 2. seed Penn State (33-2) in Saturday night's championship match. It's a matchup of Big Ten foes that's been completely one-sided in favor of the Nittany Lions. Penn State has won 19 of the past 21 matches against the Badgers, including a pair of 3-0 wins this season. The Nittany Lions are seeking their sixth NCAA title and fifth since 2007.

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
randomness