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BOULDER — The University of Colorado volleyball team will start its spring practices on Friday, March 7, to prepare for its spring schedule.

The Buffs will practice for two weeks before taking a week off for spring break, March 24-28. After the team returns to campus, it will have a full week of practices before taking part in an intra-squad sand volleyball scrimmage on April 5 at 11 a.m., at The Oasis in Broomfield, Colo.

The following week, CU will host an alumni sand volleyball event on April 12 at 6 p.m., also at The Oasis. Any alumni who would like to participate should contact associate head coach JT Wenger (

The final competition of the spring season will be on April 23 against Northern Colorado at the Coors Events Center. The contest is set for a 5 p.m. start. The Bears finished the 2013 season with a 14-17 record and was 10-10 in the Big Sky.

All three events will be free and open to the public.

CU had a breakout season in 2013, finishing the year with an 18-14 record while tying for seventh in the Pac-12 with a 9-11 record. The 18 wins are the most in a single-season for the Buffs since 2003 when they recorded 21. CU also recorded its first win against a ranked opponent since 2008 and knocked off three top-25 teams during the season in No. 1 Washington, No. 11 UCLA and No. 25 Arizona.


2014 Colorado Spring Volleyball Schedule

Date                       Opponent                                                            Place                                     Time

April 5                   Intra-squad Sand Scrimmage                            Broomfield, Colo.                11 a.m.

April 12                 Alumni Sand Event                                             Broomfield, Colo.                6 p.m.

April 23                 Northern Colorado                                              BOULDER                             5 p.m.