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‘This was our house’: Madison Rigdon, Kelsie Payne lead dramatic comeback over Iowa State

Moments removed from an improbable comeback against a ranked opponent, KU volleyball coach Ray Bechard couldn’t help but laugh — four times to be exact. By Scott Chasen

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Ainise Havili’s vision on display as KU bests K-State in five sets

After setting up her teammates all day, Ainise Havili nearly took one out of the game. Or perhaps it was the other way around. By Scott Chasen

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Recent weeks marred by one nightmare after the next for KU volleyball's Patricia Montero

When Kansas volleyball's Patricia Montero this August suffered a season-ending knee injury for the second time in three years, the sophomore from Puerto Rico didn't think things could get any worse. And then they did. By Matt Tait

KU volleyball closes out nonconference play with win

After suffering a five-set loss to Santa Clara on Friday night, the Kansas volleyball team bounced back Saturday afternoon with a four-set victory over Idaho (25-23, 21-25, 25-15, 26-24) to conclude nonconference play at Leavey Center in Santa Clara, Calif.

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KU volleyball swept by Creighton for first loss of season

After picking up wins over nationally-ranked opponents in No. 13 Kentucky and No. 17 Purdue earlier in the week, the No. 7 Kansas volleyball team had plenty of confidence that it could exact some revenge No. 9 Creighton to round out the Kansas Invitational on Saturday at the Horejsi Family Athletics Center. KU hadn't lost since dropping a five-set thriller to the Bluejays in the second round of the NCAA tournament at Horejsi, but Creighton continued to be a thorn in the Jayhawks' side on Saturday by coming away with a sweep, 25-20, 25-16, 29-27.

Madison Rigdon tallies 1,000th career kill as KU volleyball downs Purdue

Posting 15 kills against Purdue, Madison Rigdon became the 16th player in KU volleyball history to record 1,000 career kills, yet her demeanor didn't show it at all. By Scott Chasen

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Setting a good example: KU's Havili continues to cherish leadership role

As the accolades continue to roll in, University of Kansas senior setter Ainise Havili is cherishing the chance to show off her leadership skills in her final season with the Jayhawks.

Kelsie Payne receives Big 12 offensive player of the week honors

For the second straight week, a Kansas volleyball player was named the Big 12's offensive player of the week, announced Monday.

No. 7 KU volleyball overcomes heat, No. 13 Kentucky to move to 7-0

After finishing off a sweep over No. 13 Kentucky, Kansas volleyball senior Kelsie Payne couldn't help but comment on one thing: The temperature. By Scott Chasen

KU volleyball coasts past Montana, wins Wolverine Invitational

The University of Kansas volleyball team made quick work of Montana in a 25-9, 25-22, 25-16 victory over the Grizzles on Saturday, which secured the Wolverine Invitational title for the ninth-ranked Jayhawks.

KU volleyball tops Long Beach

Kansas volleyball beat Long Beach State 3-1 on Friday at Lockhart Arena on day two of the Wolverine Invitational (17-25, 25-19, 25-14, 25-23).

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KU volleyball sweeps Utah Valley, improves to 4-0

Kansas senior setter Ainise Havili recorded her fourth double-double and the KU volleyball team rolled past Utah Valley in straight sets, 25-20, 25-19, 25-23, on Thursday in Orem, Utah.

KU volleyball improves to 3-0

Senior Kelsie Payne had 23 kills, 15 digs and five blocks, and Kansas’ volleyball team defeated Missouri State, 25-23, 25-23, 21-25, 25-19, in the Wolfpack Invitational on Saturday in Raleigh, N.C.

KU volleyball wins regular season opener over NC State

The Kansas volleyball team won its season opener on Friday, defeating North Carolina State in four sets. By Scott Chasen

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After Big 12 title last season, KU volleyball searching for more

The seniors on the Kansas volleyball team are proud of the banners that the Jayhawks have been able to hang over the past two years, but they're not content.