Laura DeBruler key to Illini's success

Updated: October 1, 2010, 11:48 AM ET
By Dave Reed | Special to ESPN.com

The sold-out crowd at Huff Hall witnessed a remarkable performance when Illinois defeated Penn State last Friday night.

While the majority of the 4,141 fans were fixated on the five-set victory that snapped an 11-match losing streak against the Nittany Lions, a streak that began in 2003 before many in attendance had graduated from high school, the performance of senior outside hitter Laura DeBruler was even more amazing.

Less than three weeks before ...

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