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The Northwestern University volleyball team is going back to high school.

Sort of.

The Wildcats will play this season at nearby Evanston (Ill.) Township High School as their on-campus home undergoes a $110-plus million renovation.

“We’re getting a new floor, new scoreboard, video boards, really dressing it up,” second-year coach Shane Davis said.

The volleyball, wrestling and women’s basketball teams compete at Welsh-Ryan Arena, but Davis is looking at the situation as a win-win, both for this season and the future.

“I think it’s going to be awesome just in terms of community relations with the local high school  and Northwestern,” he said. “I think we can build a bigger fan base with Evanston High School and bring that into the future.”

Davis, who won two NCAA titles (2014, 2015) while coaching the men at nearby Loyola, took over at Northwestern last season. The Wildcats finished 10-22, 3-17 in the Big Ten, but have reason to be optimistic in 2017.

Sophomore outside hitter Allie Lindroth, who was part of the Big Ten team that competed


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