Horned Frogs Release '05 Schedule


Head Coach Prentice Lewis

Coming off its second-consecutive 20-win season second round appearance in the Conference USA tournament, the TCU volleyball program released its 2005 schedule on Monday. The agenda sports two home tournaments as well as the Horned Frogs' new conference opponents.

The Frogs will start the season with an intrasquad scrimmage on Friday, August 26 at 7:00 p.m. at the University Recreation Center. The next day, the "B" squad will match up against alumni at 4:30 p.m. as the opening act to the Frogs' season-opener against Oklahoma at 7:00 p.m.

A trip to Virginia begins the road season's competition at George Mason Sept. 2 and 3; opponents to be announced at a later date. The team plays in Denver's tourney, Sept. 9 and 10, against Idaho State, Jacksonville, and Denver.

The TCU Molten/Adidas Invitational is scheduled for Sept. 16 and 17, and features Campbell, Maine, and Minnesota. The next weekend's Fort Worth Plaza Invitational showcases Stephen F. Austin, Grambling State, and Winthrop, during the Sept. 23 and 24 tournament, followed by a tilt against North Texas at home at 7:00 p.m. Sept. 27.

The Frogs open play in their new league, Mountain West, on the road Sept. 30 at Utah. In the midst of conference action, TCU travels to Edinburg, Texas to face UT-Pan American and Prairie View A&M in a non-conference tourney Oct. 22. UNLV hosts the conference tournament Nov. 23-27.

"We are excited to join the Mountain West in 2005," Head Coach Prentice Lewis said. "It will be difficult because we are the odd team out in our first trip around the league. We have a scheduling philosophy in which we want to play teams from major conferences and teams from smaller conferences that have made the NCAA tournament, as well as scheduling an educational trip like the one to Washington D.C. this year. We're excited that we've met those goals for 2005. We came a long way to get non-conference matches against teams like Minnesota and Oklahoma, and we're looking forward to the new challenges that the MWC has to offer."


The complete schedule can be found below and at www.gofrogs.com.

2005 TCU Volleyball Schedule
Aug. 26 - Purple and White, 7:00 p.m.
Aug. 27 - Alumni Match, 4:30 p.m.
Aug. 27 - Oklahoma, 7:00 p.m.

Sept. 2-3 - (George Mason Tournament), TBA
Sept. 9 - vs. Idaho State (Denver Tournament), 5 p.m.
Sept. 10 - vs. Jacksonville (Denver Tournament), 12 p.m.
Sept. 10 - vs. Denver (Denver Tournament), 6:30 p.m.
Sept. 16 - TCU Molten/Adidas Tournament
Campbell vs. Minnesota, 4:30 p.m.
Maine vs. TCU, 7:00 p.m.

Sept. 17 - TCU Molten/Adidas Tournament
Maine vs. Minnesota, 10:30 p.m.
Campbell vs. TCU, 1:00 p.m.
Maine vs. Campbell, 4:00 p.m.
Minnesota vs. TCU, 7:00 p.m.

Sept. 23 - Fort Worth Plaza Invitational
Stephen F. Austin vs. Grambling State, 4:30 p.m.
Winthrop vs. TCU, 7 p.m.

Sept. 24 - Fort Worth Plaza Invitational
Stephen F. Austin vs. Winthrop, 10:30 a.m.
Grambling State vs. TCU, 1 p.m.
Winthrop vs. Grambling State, 4:00 p.m
Stephen F. Austin vs. TCU, 7 p.m. .

Sept. 30 - at Utah *, TBA
Oct. 1 - at BYU *, TBA
Oct. 7 - Air Force *, 7:00 p.m.
Oct. 8 - New Mexico *, 7:00 p.m.
Oct. 11 - Wyoming *, 7:00 p.m.

Oct. 14 - at UNLV *, TBA
Oct. 16 - at San Diego State *, 1 p.m.
Oct. 22 - vs. Prairie View (UT-Pan Am Tournament), 1:00 p.m.
Oct. 22 - at UT-Pan Am (UT-Pan Am Tournament), 7:00 p.m.
Oct. 25 - Colorado State *, 7:00 p.m.
Oct. 28 - BYU *, 7:00 p.m.
Oct. 29 - Utah *, 7:00 p.m.

Nov. 4 - at New Mexico *, TBA
Nov. 6 - at Air Force *, 1:00 p.m.
Nov. 11 - San Diego State *, 7:00 p.m.
Nov. 12 - UNLV *, 7:00 p.m.

Nov. 15 - at Colorado State *, TBA
Nov. 16 - at Wyoming *, TBA
Nov. 23-27 - at Mountain West Conference Tournament (Las Vegas, Nev.), TBA
Dec. 1-4 - NCAA 1st/2nd Rounds
Dec. 8-11 - NCAA Sweet 16
Dec. 15-17 - NCAA Final Four (San Antonio, Texas)

*indicates Mountain West match
All times Central
All matches and times are subject to change


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