Notre Dame Volleyball Announces Changes to 1998 Schedule
Irish open season at Valparaiso.
June 5, 1998
The University of Notre Dame volleyball team has announced several corrections and time clarifications for its 1998 schedule. Most notably, the BIG EAST Conference Tournament will remain a six-team event and will be played on Nov. 21-22 at the University of Pittsburgh's Fitzgerald Fieldhouse. The tournament tentatively had been scheduled to expand to eight teams, with first-round matches at home sites on the 21st and 22nd and the semi-finals and finals at Pittsburgh on the 28th and 29th, but the change did not gain the needed approval by the BIG EAST presidents.
The season-opening match at Valparaiso now has a starting time of 7:00 p.m. while the Oct. 10 match at Fairfield has been changed from a 2:00 to 7:00 p.m. start. The Nov. 14 match at Pittsburgh has been moved up from a 2:00 to 1:00 p.m. start.
1998 NOTRE DAME VOLLEYBALL SCHEDULE (updated June 5)
SEPTEMBER 1 Tue. at Valparaiso Valparaiso, IN 7:00 p.m.
Shamrock Invitational 4 Fri. Notre Dame vs. Georgia Joyce Center 8:00 p.m. 5 Sat. Colorado vs. Georgia Joyce Center 5:00 p.m. 6 Sun. Notre Dame vs. Colorado Joyce Center 2:00 p.m.
Wisconsin Inntowner Invitational 11 Fri. at Wisconsin Madison, WI 7:00 p.m. 12 Sat. vs. Indiana Madison, WI 5:00 p.m.
Michigan State Tournament 18 Fri. vs. New Hampshire East Lansing, MI 5:00 p.m. 19 Sat. vs. Utah East Lansing, MI 10:00 a.m. 19 Sat. at Michigan State East Lansing, MI 7:00 p.m.
OCTOBER 2 Fri. *Seton Hall Joyce Center 8:00 p.m. 4 Sun. *Rutgers Joyce Center 2:00 p.m. 6 Tue. at Illinois State Normal, IL 7:00 p.m. 9 Fri. *at Connecticut Storrs, CT 7:00 p.m. 10 Sat. at Fairfield Fairfield, CT 7:00 p.m. 11 Sun. *at St. John's Jamaica, NY 2:00 p.m. 17 Sat. at Duke Durham, NC 7:00 p.m. 18 Sun. at North Carolina Chapel Hill, NC 7:00 p.m. 21 Wed. at Florida Gainesville, FL 7:00 p.m. 23 Fri. *Providence Joyce Center 8:00 p.m. 25 Sun. *Boston College Joyce Center 2:00 p.m. 29 Thu. Oral Roberts Joyce Center 7:00 p.m. 31 Sat. *Syracuse Joyce Center 7:00 p.m.
NOVEMBER 6 Fri. *Georgetown Joyce Center 7:00 p.m. 8 Sun. *Villanova Joyce Center 2:00 p.m. 14 Sat. *at Pittsburgh Pittsburgh, PA 1:00 p.m. 15 Sun. *at West Virginia Morgantown, WV 1:00 p.m. 18 Wed. Toledo Joyce Center 7:00 p.m. 21/22 Sat./Sun. BIG EAST Championship Pittsburgh, PA TBA (six teams) DECEMBER 3-6 Wed.-Sat. NCAA first and second round Home sites (consecutive days) TBA 10-13 Wed.-Sat. NCAA regionals TBA (consecutive days) TBA 17 Wed. NCAA semifinals Madison, WI TBA 19 Fri. NCAA championship Madison, WI TBA
* - BIG EAST Conference match