Nov. 29, 2009
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The University of Michigan volleyball team has earned the No. 13 overall seed in the 2009 NCAA Championship field announced Sunday (Nov. 29) live on ESPNews. U-M will host the first and second rounds this Friday and Saturday (Dec. 4-5) at Cliff Keen Arena.
Positioned in the Stanford regional, the Wolverines (24-9 overall) will face Niagara in first-round action on Friday (Dec. 4) at 7:30 p.m. The Purple Eagles won the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference championship with a 3-0 victory over Marist and boast a 23-8 overall record.
Friday's other first-round match features Ohio University against the University of Notre Dame at 5:30 p.m. The U-M/NU winner will face the winner of the OU/UND match in second-round action Saturday (Dec. 5) at 7:30 p.m.
The NCAA selection committee seeds just the top 16 teams in the tournament and Michigan grabbed the No. 13 seed. Undefeated Big Ten champion Penn State earned the top seed.
• NCAA Bracket
Team practices at Cliff Keen Arena will be open to the general public on Thursday, Dec. 3.
Notre Dame - 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Ohio - 1:35 p.m. to 3:05 p.m.
Michigan - 3:10 p.m. to 4:40 p.m.
Nigara - 4:45 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.
Volleyball season ticket holders can purchase tickets beginning Tuesday, Dec. 1, at 8:30 a.m. by calling the U-M Ticket Office. Tickets will be available to the public by phone, internet and in person at the U-M Ticket Office beginning Tuesday, Dec. 1, at 1 p.m. Seating is general admission. All tickets will be held at will call. Advanced sales are all-session tickets only. Single-Session tickets must be purchased at the door. Doors open one hour prior to the event.
Everyone (except children under two) must have a ticket. The first 200 U-M students with a valid Mcard will be admitted free and must pick up a ticket at the arena by 7:30 p.m. Faculty and staff are NOT admitted free with Mcards for postseason events.
All-Session tickets are priced at $10 for an adult, $6 for seniors and students, and $4 for children 3-12 (children two years and under free with paid adult). Single-Session tickets are $6 for adults, $5 for seniors and students, and $4 for children 3-12 (children two years and under free with paid adult).
Media Contact: Matt Fancett (734) 763-4423