I don't know anything about Volleyball although I've gone to some matches this year.
Anyhow, the Cyclones are in the NCAA tournament as some of you may know. They have advanced to the Sweet 16 yet again this year!
I gotta give them props!
On Friday they beat UNI 3-1 (26-24, 16-25, 25-21, 25-16). I'm not sure if we were expected to win or not as I don't really understand the NCAA tournament pairings in this sport. They seed the top 16 teams, but then spread them around so that 4 are in each bracket of 4. We did lose to UNI 1-3 earlier in the year, so we got some payback here!
Today, they beat 6th seeded Minnesota 3-1 (25-14, 26-24, 25-27, 25-29). This was an upset as Minnesota was seeded and we aren't. It was also in Minneapolis, so this was like a home meet for the Gophers.
Up Next: ISU vs. 11th Seeded Oregon on 12/12. Time not set yet. If they win, they will face the winner of Texas-UCLA. If we get to the Elite 8, the remaining matches will be on ESPNU and ESPN2 (depending). I don't want to get too far ahead though.
I hope the Cyclones have a good week of practice and we are able to get ourselves to the Elite 8 and on National TV!