2017 FULL SCHEDULE
The University of Minnesota volleyball program has announced its 2017 schedule, featuring 31 regular season matches, including 13 at the Sports Pavilion. Times for all contests and television/BTN streaming information will be made available at a later date.
Minnesota will face 12 teams that competed in the 2016 NCAA Championships, seven of which hail from the Big Ten Conference. Minnesota will compete in the fourth-consecutive Big Ten/ACC Challenge, held in Madison, Wis., Aug. 25-26. For the third-straight season, the Gophers will compete against North Carolina and Louisville as a part of the tournament. The Gophers open the 2017 home season, Sept. 1-2, when it hosts Tennessee, Texas-San Antonio, and West Virginia, as a part of the annual Diet Coke Classic. Minnesota then travels to Austin, Texas, to compete against the Longhorns, Texas A & M Corpus Christi and Denver, Sept. 7-8. The Gophers close out the non-conference schedule at Boise State, as they take on the host Broncos, Idaho State and Oregon State, Sept. 15-16.
The Maroon and Gold open the conference season at home against Michigan and Michigan State, Sept 22 and Sept. 24. Minnesota then hits the road for four straight matches, starting off with its lone competition against Nebraska, Sept. 29, in Lincoln, Neb. After a match against Iowa on Sept, 30, Minnesota faces Wisconsin on Wednesday, Oct. 4, and at Michigan on Saturday, Oct. 7. The Gophers play the next four of five at home, starting with Purdue (Oct. 11) and Iowa (Oct. 15). After a road contest against Ohio State (Oct. 18), Minnesota returns home to face Wisconsin, Oct. 21, and Illinois, Oct. 25.
Minnesota travels to Rutgers on Saturday, Oct. 28, before returning to the Pavilion confines, Nov. 3-4, against Maryland and Ohio State. The Gophers compete in another four-match road swing against Purdue (Nov. 10), Indiana (Nov. 11), Northwestern (Nov. 17) and Illinois (Nov. 18). The Gophers close out the regular season playing at home Thanksgiving weekend. Minnesota is set to host Rutgers on Friday, Nov. 24, before closing out the regular season at home against Penn State, Nov. 25.
Season tickets are still available for purchase through the Gopher ticket office. For more information, or to buy tickets, contact 1-800-UGOPHER or locally at 612-624-8080.
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