Nebraska is the 5th overall seed for the NCAA volleyball tournament and will host the opening weekend this Friday and Saturday.
Should the Gophers beat UND, they'll play Saturday night against the victor of Friday's first match between Northern Iowa and Louisville. The winners of those two matches will meet in the second round, to be played at 9 p.m. (CT), Saturday.
Also playing at the UCLA site will be Cal Poly (26-2), champions of the Big West Conference and Denver (23-5), who won the Summit League regular-season and tournament titles.
For the third straight season the Cougars (28-2) are the No. 13 seed in the tournament, so congratulations to the NCAA for being consistent. Penn State finished the regular season 29-1 on a 19-match winning streak, only losing in straight sets to Nebraska at home.
This year marks the resumption of the National Invitational Volleyball Championship tournament which was previously held 1989-1995.
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Missouri State's 10th NCAA trip in the last 15 seasons and 13th overall includes No. 9 national seed Creighton and Coastal Carolina in the other half of the four-team regional. There, they could face a former Big 12 rival, Colorado or 12-seeded Baylor, in the Round of 16.
Virginia Tech's Jaila Tolbert, who had 318 kills this year, has been named to the All-ACC second team. "We are thankful we get to host three good programs at our facility this Wednesday and Thursday". The Huskers, Gophers, and Nittany Lions will host first and second round contests. "Last year we were excited about it, but it's just different when you get to the tournament". The Gophers beat Louisville in four sets earlier this season. The tournament features 20 automatic qualifiers and 12 at-large teams; Bowling Green is the only Mid-American Conference school in this tournament. United Kingdom last hosted the first and second rounds in Lexington in 2015.
The NCAA Final Four will be play in Kansas City, Mo., at the Sprint Center on December 14 and 16. "So we will see how long we can keep it going".
Fans can purchase tickets by calling 1-800 -NITTANY or by visiting the Athletics Ticket Office in the Bryce Jordan Center from 10 a.m.to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.