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BOULDER- The University of Colorado volleyball team has announced its 2012 schedule which will feature two home tournaments as well as a visit from the 2011 NCAA Champions UCLA on Nov. 9.

The Buffs will play in four tournaments before opening up their second season as members of the Pac-12 Conference. CU's first tournament is the Sam Houston Invitational August 24-25. The Buffs will play Texas Southern, UL-Lafayette and SHSU and will then return home to host the Omni Hotels Colorado Volleyball Classic August 31-Sept. 1 at the Coors Events Center. Cornell, Northern Arizona and Fresno State will be the first three teams to compete at the CEC.

The next weekend Colorado will travel to the east coast for a tournament at the University of Maryland Baltimore County where they will face UMBC, Howard and Robert Morris Sept 7-8. The Buffs will come back to Colorado to end their non-conference schedule in a yet-to-be-named tournament. They will face the U.S. Air Force Academy at the USAFA, Colo. on Sept 13 and will host Cal State Bakersfield and Norfolk State on Sept. 15.

The Pac-12 Conference schedule will start on Sept 19 with the Buffs hosting Utah at 8 p.m. League matches will typically be played on Fridays and Saturdays or Sundays, but can vary due to television. This year the league will not do a double-round robin, so instead of 22 conference matches it will consist of 20 matches. The Buffs will only play Cal and Stanford once; Cal on Sept. 22 at the CEC and Stanford on Nov. 21 in Stanford, Calif.

Of the 12 conference schools, seven qualified for the 2011 NCAA Tournament and of those seven, two advanced to the semifinals. USC lost to Illinois in the semis and the Bruins won their seventh title in school history by defeating Illinois in four sets. It was also the 14th national title won by a Pac-12 school. Six league schools were ranked in the final AVCA Division I Coaches Top 25 Poll.


* Match Time are subject to change due to TV broadcasts. Stay tuned to for the most complete and updated schedule.


2012 Colorado Volleyball Schedule

Day Date Opponent Location Time (MST)
Sam Houston State Invitational    
Friday Aug. 24 vs. Texas Southern Huntsville, Texas 3 p.m.
Saturday Aug. 25 vs. UL-Lafayette Huntsville, Texas 9 a.m.
    at Sam Houston State Huntsville, Texas 6 p.m.
Friday Aug. 31 CORNELL BOULDER 7 p.m.
Saturday Sept. 1 NORTHERN ARIZONA BOULDER 11 a.m.
Friday Sept. 7 at UMBC Baltimore, Md. 5 p.m.
Saturday Sept. 8 vs. Howard Baltimore, Md. 6 a.m.
    vs. Robert Morris Baltimore, Md. 12 p.m.
Thursday Sept. 13 at Air Force USAFA, Colo. 7 p.m.
Saturday Sept. 15 vs. Cal State Bakersfield BOULDER 11 a.m.
vs. Norfolk State BOULDER 3 p.m.
Wednesday Sept. 19 UTAH BOULDER 8 p.m.

7 p.m.

Friday Sept. 28 at Oregon State Corvallis, Ore. 8 p.m.
Saturday Sept. 29 at Oregon Eugene, Ore. TBA
Friday Oct. 5 WASHINGTON STATE BOULDER 6:30 p.m.
Sunday Oct. 7 WASHINGTON BOULDER 3 p.m.
Friday Oct. 12 ARIZONA STATE BOULDER 7 p.m.
Sunday Oct. 14 ARIZONA BOULDER 5 p.m.
Friday Oct. 19 at UCLA Los Angeles, Calif. TBA
Sunday Oct. 21 at USC Los Angeles, Calif. 12 p.m.
Friday Oct. 26 OREGON BOULDER 7 p.m.
Sunday Oct. 28 OREGON STATE BOULDER 1 p.m.
Wednesday Oct. 31 at Washington State Pullman, Wash. 8 p.m.
Friday Nov. 2 at Washington Seattle, Wash. 6 p.m.
Friday Nov. 9 UCLA BOULDER 7 p.m.
Saturday Nov. 10 USC BOULDER 7 p.m.
Friday Nov. 16 at Arizona Tucson, Ariz. TBA
Saturday Nov. 18 at Arizona State Phoenix, Ariz. TBA
Wednesday Nov. 21 at Stanford Stanford, Calif. TBA
Friday Nov. 23 at Utah Salt Lake City, Utah TBA