DIVISION I (All times ET)

Oct. 14 -- 7 p.m.: No. 9 Penn State Nittany Lions vs. No. 11 Purdue Boilermakers


Oct. 14 -- 10 p.m.: No. 2 Washington Huskies vs. No. 4 Cal Golden Bears


Oct. 15 -- 8 p.m.: No. 5 Nebraska Cornhuskers vs. No. 14 Minnesota Golden Gophers


Oct. 15 -- 10 p.m.: No. 2 Washington Huskies vs. No. 7 Stanford Cardinal


Oct. 15 -- 10 p.m.: No. 16 Oregon Ducks vs. No. 6 UCLA Bruins


Khat Bell
Middle Blocker

Key Notes: Bell was named the Big 12 Rookie of the Week after leading the Longhorns to a 3-0 victory against Texas A&M last week. Bell played her first collegiate match at middle blocker against the Aggies and headlined the Horns' attack with a career-best .611 hitting percentage and a team-high 4.00 kills and 5.00 points per-set. She added two service aces in the win and chipped in four digs and a pair of blocks.

Other Players to Watch this Weekend:  Illinois' Anna Dorn (Freshman, Middle Blocker), UCLA's Rachael Kidder (Junior, Outside Hitter), Washington's Summer Ross (Freshman, Outside Hitter), Penn State's Ariel Scott (Sophomore, Middle Hitter), USC's Lauren Williams (Senior, Middle Blocker), Stanford's Karissa Cook (Junior, Setter).


• Top-ranked Illinois has six wins against top-10 teams in the last three years -- No. 6 Michigan and No. 6 Minnesota in 2009, No. 2 Texas and No. 2 Penn State in 2010 and No. 9 Minnesota and No. 8 Penn State this year. That equals the combined total of top-10 wins from the previous 16 seasons, as Illinois had six top-10 wins from 1993 to 2008.

• No. 16 Oregon faces a very tough weekend. They'll face No. 3 USC on Friday night and No. 6 UCLA on Saturday night.

• Illinois is 17-0 on the season, its second-best start in school history behind only the 30-0 beginning to the 1985 season.

• Penn State's five-set loss to the Illini on Saturday ended the Nittany Lions' 68-match Big Ten Conference home winning streak.

• Second-ranked Washington has a brutal weekend on tap. It will travel to No. 4 Cal on Friday night and then make the jaunt over to Stanford to square off with the No. 7 Cardinal on Saturday night.