TCU Volleyball Announces 2012 Schedule

Megan Munce and the Frogs open their first season in the Big 12 on Sept. 22.

Megan Munce and the Frogs open their first season in the Big 12 on Sept. 22.

May 8, 2012

2012 TCU VB Schedule (Printable)

FORT WORTH – TCU begins its 2012 season Aug. 24 when it travels to Nashville for the Belmont Invitational and opens its inaugural Big 12 slate Sept. 22 at West Virginia, it was announced Tuesday afternoon.

Coach Prentice Lewis’ schedule features eight squads that appeared in last year’s NCAA Women’s Volleyball Championship, including four that advanced to at least the Sweet 16. Five of the nine Big 12 schools that compete in volleyball were participants in the 2011 NCAA tournament.

Kansas State went to the Sweet 16, Texas and Iowa State bowed out in the Elite Eight, while Southern California was a Final Four team a year ago. Arizona, Baylor, Lipscomb and Northern Colorado also appeared in the field of 64.

After hosting the annual Varsity/Alumni match on Aug. 18, TCU opens the regular season Aug. 24 against Northern Colorado in the Belmont Invitational. Also in action in Nashville are Alabama A&M and host Belmont.

TCU hosts its first of two tournaments before conference play Aug. 31 and Sept. 1 when SMU, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi and Army visit the University Recreation Center. The Frogs and crosstown rival SMU square off at 7 p.m. on Aug. 31 for the true home opener.

Before returning to Fort Worth for four straight matches at home, the Frogs travel to Tucson, Ariz., for the Wildcat Classic on Sept. 7 and 8, which features NCAA tourney teams from a year ago Arizona and Lipscomb, as well as Iona.

UT Arlington comes to the URC for a midweek match Sept. 11 prior to TCU’s second home tournament, highlighted by a Friday evening showdown with USC on Sept. 14. TCU also faces Prairie View A&M and Lehigh at the tournament.

TCU opens its inaugural season in the Big 12 on Sept. 22 at West Virginia. Its first home Big 12 match is Sept. 26 when Texas Tech comes to Fort Worth. All midweek matches at the URC are 6:30 first serves, while Saturday matches begin at 1 p.m.

Other Big 12 home matches at the URC are Oklahoma (Oct. 6), Kansas State (Oct. 13), Iowa State (Oct. 27), Texas (Oct. 31), Baylor (Nov. 14), Kansas (Nov. 17) and West Virginia (Nov. 24).

2012 TCU VOLLEYBALL SCHEDULE
Aug. 18 – Alumni – 1 p.m.
BELMONT INVITATIONAL
Aug. 24 – Northern Colorado – 4 p.m.
Aug. 25 – Alabama A&M – 12:30 p.m.
Aug. 25 – Belmont – 6 p.m.
TCU TOURNAMENT
Aug. 31 – SMU – 7 p.m.
Sept. 1 – Texas A&M-Corpus Christi – 12:30 p.m.
Sept. 1 – Army – 7 p.m.
WILDCAT CLASSIC
Sept. 7 – Lipscomb – 1:30 p.m.
Sept. 7 – Arizona – 8 p.m.
Sept. 8 – Iona – 11:30 a.m.
Sept. 11 – UT Arlington – 6:30 p.m.
TCU TOURNAMENT
Sept. 14 – USC – 7 p.m.
Sept. 15 – Prairie View A&M – 1 p.m.
Sept. 15 – Lehigh – 7 p.m.
Sept. 22 – West Virginia – 4 p.m. (tentative time)*
Sept. 26 – Texas Tech – 6:30 p.m.*
Sept. 29 – Iowa State – 6:30 p.m. (tentative time)*
Oct. 3 – Texas – TBA*
Oct. 6 – Oklahoma – 1 p.m.*
Oct. 13 – Kansas State – 1 p.m.*
Oct. 17 – Baylor – 7 p.m.*
Oct. 20 – Kansas – 6:30 p.m.*
Oct. 27 – Iowa State – 1 p.m.*
Oct. 31 – Texas – 6:30 p.m.*
Nov. 7 – Texas Tech – 6 p.m.*
Nov. 10 – Kansas State – 7 p.m.*
Nov. 14 – Baylor – 6:30 p.m.*
Nov. 17 – Kansas – 1 p.m.*
Nov. 21 – Oklahoma – 7 p.m.*
Nov. 24 – West Virginia – 1 p.m.*

All times central
Home matches in bold
* - Big 12 Conference Match
Note:  The matches at West Virginia (Sept. 22) and Iowa State (Sept. 29) are tentative times and could be changed with the announcement of football game times.


 

 


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