OMAHA, Neb. -- Five matches against BCS teams and 10 matches against NCAA Tournament qualifiers highlight the 2012 Creighton Volleyball schedule, released today by head coach Kirsten Bernthal Booth.
Creighton has traditionally played one of the nation's most difficult non-conference schedules under Booth, and this fall figures to be no different. The Bluejays will take part in tournaments at South Florida (featuring UCF, USF and Wisconsin) and Northern Colorado (with Tulsa, Ball State and Northern Colorado), and will also host Kansas State, Syracuse and Denver in the Bluejay Invitational.
The Jays also have non-conference mid-week tilts vs. Kansas and South Dakota.
As always, Creighton will also play each of the other nine Missouri Valley Conference schools both home and away. The Jays open Valley play at home on Sept. 14th vs. Missouri State, and end league action on Nov. 17 against the Bears in Springfield.
The State Farm Missouri Valley Conference Tournament will take place Nov. 22-24 at a site to be determined later this spring.
Creighton went 17-14 last season and was 12-6 in the MVC. The Bluejays are slated to return five starters in search of a second NCAA Tournament bid in the past three seasons.
Ticket packages for Creighton Volleyball will be announced later this summer.
2012 Creighton Volleyball Schedule
Day Date Opponent Site Time
Sat. Aug. 18 BLUE-WHITE SCRIMMAGE (Ex.) D.J. Sokol Arena TBA
USF Volleyball Invitational
Fri. Aug. 24 vs. Central Florida Tampa, Fla. 4 pm
Sat. Aug. 25 at South Florida Tampa, Fla. 12 pm
Sat. Aug. 25 vs. Wisconsin Tampa, Fla. 6 pm
Fri. Aug. 31 Kansas State vs. Denver D.J. Sokol Arena 3:30 pm
Fri. Aug. 31 SYRACUSE D.J. Sokol Arena 6 pm
Sat. Sept. 1 Denver vs. Syracuse D.J. Sokol Arena 10 am
Sat. Sept. 1 KANSAS STATE D.J. Sokol Arena 12 pm
Sat. Sept. 1 Syracuse vs. Kansas State D.J. Sokol Arena 5:30 pm
Sat. Sept. 1 DENVER D.J. Sokol Arena 7:30 pm
Hampton Inn & Suites Northern Colorado Classic
Fri. Sept. 7 vs. Ball State Greeley, Colo. 5:30 pm
Sat. Sept. 8 vs. Tulsa Greeley, Colo. 11 am
Sat. Sept. 8 at Northern Colorado Greeley, Colo. 8 pm