May 21, 2014
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The University of Michigan volleyball program announced its 2014 schedule Wednesday morning (May 21), highlighted by 15 home matches, which include a pair at Crisler Center, and 16 matches against teams that made the NCAA Tournament in 2013.
The Maize and Blue opens the season on Friday, Aug. 29, against Stephen F. Austin at the Arkansas Invitational in Fayetteville, Ark. Michigan also faces Tennessee State and host Arkansas in that tournament. Michigan makes its home debut at Cliff Keen Arena as part of the Big Ten/ACC Challenge on Sept. 5 and Sept. 6; U-M faces Duke Friday at 7 p.m. and North Carolina Saturday at 5 p.m. The Wolverines then visit the state of Oregon for the Big Ten/Pac-12 Challenge on Sept. 12-13. Michigan is at Oregon State Friday at 6 p.m. PDT and Oregon Saturday at 7 p.m. PDT.
Michigan will host the third annual "Block Out Bullying" match on Friday, Sept. 19, at 11:30 a.m. against Youngstown at Crisler Center. That match is part of the Michigan Invitational, which includes matches against Kansas State (Friday, Sept. 20, at 7:30 p.m.) and Eastern Michigan (Saturday, Sept. 21, at 7:30 p.m.) at Cliff Keen Arena.
The Wolverines open the Big Ten schedule on Friday, Sept. 26, at Purdue at 7 p.m. The Wolverines have 10 home Big Ten contests, including a second match at Crisler Center against in-state rival Michigan State (Tuesday, Sept. 30, at 7 p.m.). U-M also faces NCAA Tournament foes Nebraska (Sunday, Oct. 12, at 1 p.m.), Illinois (Saturday, Nov. 1, at 7:30 p.m.), Wisconsin (Friday, Nov. 7, at 7 p.m.), Minnesota (Saturday, Nov. 8, at 7 p.m.) and Penn State (Wednesday, Nov. 19, at 7 p.m.).
Michigan faces Rutgers and Maryland for the first time as Big Ten foes. The Wolverines visit Rutgers Friday, Oct. 17, and Maryland Saturday, Oct. 18. The Terrapins and Scarlet Knights are two of six Big Ten teams (Minnesota, Northwestern, Iowa and Purdue) the Maize and Blue will face just once.
The NCAA Tournament begins the first weekend in December (Dec. 4-6) with the first two rounds on campus sites. The regional semifinals and finals are on Dec. 12-13 with the national semifinals and championship Thursday, Dec. 18, and Saturday, Dec. 20, at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Okla.
Ticket Information: Season tickets are now on sale for the 2014 Michigan volleyball season. Reserved seats are available for $80, while an adult general-admission season ticket is $40. Those who do not currently hold season tickets and would like to purchase them can buy new season tickets now on MGoBlue.com/tickets. Current season ticket holders' online applications will be available in July.
Summer Camps: The Michigan volleyball program will hold four camps on the U-M campus this summer: a Youth Day Camp (June 16-19), a General Skills and Elite Skills camp (July 6-9; July 13-16) and a team camp (July 10-12). For more information and to register online, visit MGoBlue.com/camps.
Contact: Kent Reichert