Stanford women's volleyball will be in prime time this season


It won't be hard to watch the Stanford women's volleyball team in 2015 as the defending Pac-12 champion Cardinal will have 17 matches slated for coverage on the Pac-12 Networks, two on ESPNU and an additional match on the Big Ten Network.

In total, the Pac-12 Networks will be televising 92 Pac-12 women's volleyball matches in 2015. Stanford's season opener against Texas A&M on Friday, Aug. 28 will kick-start the fourth season of live women's volleyball coverage on the networks. The Cardinal also will play host to Minnesota on Aug. 30 at Maples Pavilion. Stanford is opening the season at home for the first time since 2006.

The Cardinal then will hit the road for the Big Ten/Pac-12 Challenge, hosted by defending national champion Penn State. Stanford will face Illinois on Friday, Sept. 4 in State College, Pa., before taking on the Nittany Lions on the Big Ten Network in a rematch of last year's NCAA semifinals.

Stanford will remain on the road to take on two ACC foes in North Carolina on Sept. 10 in Chapel Hill and Duke on Sept. 11 in Durham.

After a final nonconference tuneup against Pacific (Sept. 18) and St. Mary's (Sept. 19) at home, Stanford begins Pac-12 Conference play on the road at rival California on Tuesday, Sept. 22 on the networks.

Stanford's first nine conference matches are slated to be televised on the Pac-12 Networks.

The NCAA Tournament begins with opening rounds, Dec. 4-5 at campus sites. NCAA Regional action will take place the following week, Dec. 11-12, with Iowa, Kentucky, San Diego and Texas serving as the host sites. The Final Four is set for Dec. 17-19 in Omaha, Neb.

Stanford returns 10 players from the 2015 roster, including four All-Americans who led the squad to its nation-best 19th Final Four appearance. Six freshmen will join the Cardinal this fall.

— Stanford Athletics

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