Because of the expected loss to Sconnie, I expect a lot of Gophers selling their tickets to Wisconsin fans. This means a lot of red in the stands and that is not good.After the first few matches, looks like MS is spreading it around. Tonight it's let throw to two players and hope we win. Probably gonna lose to Wisconsin too.
Seems we haven't seen real Gopher VB for about 3 years now, except for Samedy's brilliance. It's hard to beat really good teams if opponents can use your serve as an offensive weapon against you. A turn around on Sunday is needed.
Could yesterday’s Purdue/Minnesota game be more about the ascension of Purdue than the regression of Minnesota.
Time to can Hugh… this is beyond embarrassing. He and the coaching staff are resting on their laurels and not even trying.Seems we haven't seen real Gopher VB for about 3 years now, except for Samedy's brilliance. It's hard to beat really good teams if opponents can use your serve as an offensive weapon against you. A turn around on Sunday is needed.
Well this lays bare where all these volleyball commentators’ thoughts are going!The loss to Purdue is very disappointing. Not that we lost to them at Purdue but HOW we lost.
Our first two touches just don't improve. Either one or both are off almost an entire match. Hitters are being asked many times to adjust. Problem is, we are asking up to 9 different hitters to adjust instead of making the MUCH NEEDED adjustments elsewhere on this team. Hugh just will not do that.
I would like to remind posters that a setter that apparently only played 7 sets prior to this match helped in Purdue's win against us. OUCH!!!!
Mckenna Wucherer got a head start with volleyball stardom well before high school.
The talented outside hitter from Brookfield, Wis., received interest from college coaches as early as the sixth grade — and her family would hide the recruiting letters from her.
Still barely a teenager when she took her first recruiting trips to volleyball programs, Wucherer committed to the Gophers over rival Wisconsin when she was just 13 years old.
Five years later, the former No. 1 recruit in the nation sees that decision come full circle as a freshman outside hitter for the No. 8 Gophers, who host the No. 6 Badgers on Sunday night at Maturi Pavilion.
"They actually changed the rules to not being able to recruit until you're a junior in high school," Wucherer said. "But I think right from the start I knew this was the place I wanted to be."
Wisconsin's the defending national champion and closer to her hometown near Milwaukee. Still, Wucherer has no regrets staying loyal to her commitment to the Gophers and Hugh McCutcheon's program because "here I could see myself living out my dream of playing college volleyball."
Where are the naysayers tonight?!
As happy as i am that we swept Wisconsin, it seems like we were looking past playing Purdue. That can't happen in a Power 5 conference.
The conference gets deeper and deeper. How many losses do people think the conference champ will have this year?Michigan swept Penn State in Happy Valley 19,17,19.
Nebraska and Ohio State are 1-1 in Lincoln going to the third set.
Update: Huskers won a 15-13 fifth set for a come from behind victory
It's only one game, but all three showed up last night.If we lose to Wisco tonight, we're already at 5 losses. Hugh has only had one season with double-digit losses in the season, which was 2014.
I'm sad to say, but it feels like we're headed that way.
CC, Kilkelly, and Shaffmaster are sinking this team. Passing and setting, pretty crucial if you want to be able to play volleyball at a high level.
Hugh will never bench any of them. And there's no guarantee that we have anyone on the roster who would do better.
I'd still give a shot, but guarantee it won't happen.