Bowling: It’s more than a game

By Kristen Keller Medill Reports The number of bowling leagues across the country has decreased, but not at Diversey River Bowl in Logan Square.  The center is packed with leagues every night of the week except Fridays and Saturdays, when people come in to participate in Rock N’ Bowl.  Chicago also happens to be home […]

Munster athlete becomes Under Armour First Team All-American

By Kristen Keller Medill Reports From a young age, 17-year-old Madison Horin wanted to be a basketball player like her mother. Little did she know that she’d become one of the best in the country as she wracks up assists and blocks in another sport. The 6-foot-3 middle blocker from Munster, Indiana, is set to […]

Green Bay’s historic season ends with NCAA tournament loss to Wisconsin

By Kristen Keller Medill Reports Green Bay’s women’s volleyball team finished out their historic season by winning its first Horizon League volleyball championship and earning a bid to the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2003. Although the Phoenix lost in the first round of the tournament to the Wisconsin Badgers, the team ended […]

Green Bay wins Horizon League Championship

By Kristen Keller Medill Reports As the final serve crossed the net on Nov. 18, Green Bay’s women’s volleyball team prepared their defense against Northern Kentucky. When the Norse sent the ball soaring out of bounds, the Phoenix hit the ground, celebrating a victory they sought for years. With the help of sisters Taylor and […]

Green Bay, Northern Kentucky advance to the Horizon League finals

By Kristen Keller Medill Reports After two semi-final matches Saturday, the championship match for the Horizon League women’s volleyball championship has been decided. The University of Wisconsin at Green Bay and Northern Kentucky will face off Sunday at 2 p.m. to decide who wins the conference and gets the automatic bid to the NCAA tournament. […]

UIC women’s volleyball players talk about winning rituals

By Kristen Keller Medill Reports Many sports teams and players pride themselves on their pregame superstitions and rituals.  Whether it’s doing a dance or packing together before a game, every team has their “thing.” Players often feel that if the don’t do their “thing” before competing in a match, they could jinx the game. For […]

James, Witt lead UIC to win over Milwaukee

By Kristen Keller Medill Reports The UIC women’s volleyball team swept Milwaukee during their final match in the Flames Athletic Center Thursday. It took only three sets for the Flames to secure the win, with two UIC players finishing with double-digit kills. “The win, the loss, that’s going to be a result of everything we […]

UIC loses 3-0 to Northern Kentucky on Senior Night

By Kristen Keller Medill Reports Fans packed the Flames Athletic Center for the Nov. 2 game to honor two women who committed four years to the UIC women’s volleyball team on Senior Night. Hoping for a win, the Flames were unable to deliver, losing to Northern Kentucky in three sets. “I wish we felt like […]

Spieker leads Loyola-Chicago to 3-0 victory over Southern Illinois

By Kristen Keller Medill Reports Following a long weekend of travel, the Loyola University-Chicago women’s volleyball team returned to Gentile Arena to face Southern Illinois in a Missouri Valley Conference matchup Monday night. Both teams were neck and neck throughout the entire match but, following all three sets, the Ramblers pushed to a 3-0 victory. […]

Loyola-Chicago defeats Indiana State 3-1 in conference matchup

By Kristen Keller Medill Reports A five-game losing streak put the Loyola University-Chicago Ramblers against a wall. They fell out of the top six rankings in Missouri Valley Conference play and needed a win to regain their spot. The Ramblers went into Friday night’s matchup against Indiana State knowing the obstacle in front of them, […]