Tamas set to return to Nebraska


CHAMPAIGN (WCIA) — Illinois volleyball coach Chris Tamas is heading back to his old stomping grounds this weekend. Tamas and the Illini play No. 9 Nebraska Saturday night in Lincoln, the same place Tamas and his wife Jen spent two seasons winning a national title and making another Final 4 appearance.

“Special place for myself and Jen,” Tamas said. “Won a championship there with them in 2015 and a Final 4 run in 2016. Just learned a lot about running a program there too so owe a lot to the program and John too but it’s another opponent and we want to beat them.”

No. 6 Illinois lost in four sets to the Huskers earlier this season at Huff Hall. The Illini have lost six straight matches to the Huskers dating back to 2015, the last win in the series was in 2014.

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