ISU volleyball announces 2015 schedule


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Sophomore outside hitter/middle blocker Alexis Conaway bumps the ball during the ISU spring tournament on April 18.

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The ISU volleyball team will begin its 28-match regular season with the Iowa State Challenge at Hilton Coliseum on Aug. 28-29.

The two-day event will include competition against 2014 Atlantic-10 champions Dayton and a doubleheader against North Dakota and Marquette.

Iowa State will compete in the Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk series match against Iowa at 7 p.m. Sept. 11 in Iowa City.

The team will finish its non-conference schedule at Hilton Coliseum against former Big 12 rival Nebraska. The Cornhuskers’ last visit to Ames on Sept. 15, 2012, resulted in an ISU victory in four sets. Nebraska was ranked as the No. 1 team in the country entering the match.  

Conference play begins Sept. 26 with a home match against Texas Tech, and the team’s regular season ends with a road match against Colorado State on Nov. 28.  

The regular season features 13 home matches, seven of which are against teams that qualified for the NCAA Volleyball Championship in 2014.

The first and second rounds of this year’s NCAA Championship will take place Dec. 4-6. NCAA Regionals will follow on Dec. 11-12.

The National Semifinals and National Championship will wrap up on Dec. 17-19 at the CenturyLink Center in Omaha, Neb.


Saturday, Aug. 22 – Cardinal and Gold Scrimmage in Ames

Friday, Aug. 28 – Dayton (Iowa State Challenge) in Ames

Saturday, Aug. 29 – North Dakota (Iowa State Challenge) in Ames

Saturday, Aug. 29 – Marquette (Iowa State Challenge) in Ames

Friday, Sept. 4 – Appalachian State (Fairfield Inn & Suites Cavalier Classic) in Charlottesville, Va. 

Saturday, Sept. 5 – VCU (Fairfield Inn & Suites Cavalier Classic) in Charlottesville, Va. 

Saturday, Sept. 5 – Virginia (Fairfield Inn & Suites Cavalier Classic) in Charlottesville, Va. 

Friday, Sept. 11 – Texas A&M (Hawkeye Challenge) in Iowa City

Friday, Sept. 11 – Iowa (Hawkeye Challenge/Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series) in Iowa City

Saturday, Sept. 12 – Milwaukee (Hawkeye Challenge) in Iowa City

Wednesday, Sept. 16 – UNI in Ames

Saturday, Sept. 19 – Nebraska in Ames

Saturday, Sept. 26 – Texas Tech in Ames

Wednesday, Sept. 30 – Oklahoma in Norman, Okla. 

Saturday, Oct. 3 – Texas in Austin, Texas

Wednesday, Oct. 7 – Kansas State in Ames

Saturday, Oct. 10 – Kansas in Lawrence, Kan. 

Saturday, Oct. 17 – TCU in Ames

Wednesday, Oct. 21 – West Virginia in Ames

Sunday, Oct. 25 – Baylor in Waco, Texas

Wednesday, Oct. 28 – Kansas in Ames

Saturday, Oct. 31 – Oklahoma in Ames

Saturday, Nov. 7 – TCU in Fort Worth, Texas

Wednesday, Nov. 11 – West Virginia in Morgantown, W.Va.

Saturday, Nov. 14 – Texas in Ames

Wednesday, Nov. 18 – Kansas State in Manhattan, Kan.

Saturday, Nov. 21 – Texas Tech in Lubbock, Texas

Wednesday, Nov. 25 – Baylor in Ames

Saturday, Nov. 28 – Colorado State in Fort Collins, Colo. 

Friday, Dec. 4 to Sunday, Dec. 6 – NCAA First and Second Rounds 

Friday, Dec. 11 to Saturday, Dec. 12 – NCAA Regional Semifinals and Final

Thursday, Dec. 17 – NCAA Championship Semifinals 

Saturday, Dec. 19 – NCAA Championship Final