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Creighton Volleyball has a strong schedule lined up for the fall.
Courtesy: Jon Eilts

Volleyball Announces Challenging 2012 Schedule

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

Bluejay Invitational
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

Fri.    Sept. 14    MISSOURI STATE*    D.J. Sokol Arena    6 pm
Sat.    Sept. 15    WICHITA STATE*    D.J. Sokol Arena    6 pm
Wed.    Sept. 19    at Kansas    Lawrence, Kan.    6:30 pm
Sat.    Sept. 22    DRAKE*    D.J. Sokol Arena    5 pm
Tues.    Sept. 25    SOUTH DAKOTA    D.J. Sokol Arena    7 pm
Fri.    Sept. 28    at Southern Illinois*    Carbondale, Ill.    7 pm
Sat.    Sept. 29    at Evansville*    Evansville, Ind.    6 pm

Fri.    Oct. 5    NORTHERN IOWA*    D.J. Sokol Arena    7 pm
Sat.    Oct. 6    BRADLEY*    D.J. Sokol Arena    6 pm
Fri.    Oct. 12    at Illinois State*    Normal, Ill.    7 pm
Sat.    Oct. 13    at Indiana State*    Terre Haute, Ind.    6 pm
Sat.    Oct. 20    at Drake*    Des Moines, Iowa    7 pm
Fri.    Oct. 26    EVANSVILLE*    D.J. Sokol Arena    7 pm
Sat.    Oct. 27    SOUTHERN ILLINOIS*    D.J. Sokol Arena    7 pm

Fri.    Nov. 2    at Bradley*    Peoria, Ill.    7 pm
Sat.    Nov. 3    at Northern Iowa*    Cedar Falls, Iowa    6 pm
Fri.    Nov. 9    INDIANA STATE*    D.J. Sokol Arena    7 pm
Sat.    Nov. 10    ILLINOIS STATE*    D.J. Sokol Arena    6 pm
Fri.    Nov. 16    at Wichita State*    Wichita, Kan.    7 pm
Sat.    Nov. 17    at Missouri State*    Springfield, Mo.    7 pm

State Farm Missouri Valley Conference Tournament
Thurs.    Nov. 22    vs. TBA (MVC Tournament Quarterfinals)    TBA    TBA
Fri.    Nov. 23    vs. TBA (MVC Tournament Semifinals)    TBA    TBA
Sat.    Nov. 24    vs. TBA (MVC Tournament Finals)    TBA    TBA

NCAA Tournament
Nov. 29-Dec. 2    NCAA First/Second Rounds    Sites TBA    TBA
Dec. 7-8    NCAA Regionals    Sites TBA    TBA
Dec. 13-15    NCAA Volleyball Championships    Louisville, Ky.    TBA

*Denotes Missouri Valley Conference matches
Home matches in BOLD CAPS
All times Central and subject to change
Last updated April 2, 2012

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