The Atlantic Coast Conference has elevated itself to become a member
of the "Power 5" one of the five toughest conferences in Division I
The Tarheels of North Carolina were the unanimous choice by the Atlantic
Coast Conference Coaches to be the top team to beat this season.
Florida State edged out Pitt by one vote and the Fighting Irish, celebrating
the 175th anniversary of Notre Dame's existence this year, came in
North Carolina Tarheels
Florida State Seminoles
The Eagles open the 2017 season on Friday, August 25 with the Boston
Invitational. Fairfield, Providence and Alabama at Birmingham will be in
attendance for competition.
The Clemson volleyball program's 2017 schedule features 17 matches at
home in Jervey Gym, 10 in conference play and seven out of conference,
which include two home tournaments.
The Tigers host two tournaments, beginning with the annual Big Orange
Bash on Aug. 25-26, when Bethune-Cookman, Jacksonville and Lamar
come to town.
On Sept. 15-16, Clemson hosts Texas Tech, Georgia Southern and in-state
rival South Carolina in Jervey Gym. The match between the Tigers and
Gamecocks is set for Sept. 16 at 7 p.m.
Clemson travels to New Haven, Conn. and Auburn, Ala. for tournaments on
Sept. 1-2 and Sept. 9, respectively, during the non-conference season.
Arizona, TCU, Baylor, Colorado State, and Florida will highlight the non-
conference slate, who all competed in the 2016 NCAA Tournament. The
Seminoles will face eight teams that finished the 2016 season within the
top 50 of the NCAA RPI.
Florida State will play in three tournaments to start the season, first
traveling to Waco, Texas to face the host team Baylor at 8 p.m. on Aug.
25. FSU will play a double header on Aug. 26, facing Illinois State at 12:30
p.m. before taking on UC Santa Barbara at 5:30 p.m.
Florida State will travel to Waco, Texas to face the host team Baylor at 8
p.m. on Aug. 25.
FSU will play a double header on Aug. 26, facing Illinois State at 12:30
p.m. before taking on UC Santa Barbara at 5:30 p.m.
The Home2Suites Tallahassee Seminole Volleyball Invitational will be the
first matches played in the historical Tully Gym in 2017, as FSU welcomes
UNC-Asheville on Sept. 1, Colorado State on Sept. 2 and TCU on Sept. 3.
The University of Miami volleyball program will host 10 Atlantic Coast
Conference home matches and the UM/FIU Invitational as part of its 2017
regular season schedule.
Miami will open the season at the Southern Miss Invitational on Aug. 25-
26, the first of four non-conference tournaments on the 2017 Canes
The Canes open the season on August 25 at 1 p.m., against Little Rock,
before playing at Southern Miss at 8 p.m. followed by a match against
Nicholls State on Aug. 26 at 11 a.m.
The Canes are back on the road in Week 2, for the FGCU Homewood Suites
Classic. Miami opens the tournament with a 4:30 p.m., match against
Florida Atlantic on Sept. 1, before a double header on Sept. 2 against UCF
(1:30 p.m.) and Florida Gulf Coast (7 p.m.).
The following week will see Miami travel to Philadelphia for a tournament
at Temple University. Miami opens the weekend with a match against
Delaware at 3:30 p.m., on Sept. 8 and faces the host Owls at 2 p.m., on
After three weekends on the road, the Hurricanes will make their 2017
home debut the weekend of Sept. 15-16 at the UM-FIU Invitational.
Miami's first home match of the year will be against James Madison on
Sept. 15 at 6 p.m. The Canes face Auburn at 10:30 a.m., on Sept. 16 and
finish the weekend with a 6 p.m., match against South Alabama.
The 2017 schedule on Thursday (June 8), which will feature 16 home
matches, including two home tournaments in Memorial Gymnasium.
Aug 25 -26
Virginia opens the season by hosting the Fairfield Inn & Suites Cavalier
Classic on Aug. 25-26. The tournament will feature two matches on Friday
(Aug. 25) with UVA playing Hofstra. Saturday will have four matches, with
the Cavaliers taking on Liberty before closing the tournament against
The Cavaliers play two road tournaments during September, traveling to
the Appalachian Invitational Sept. 1-2 in Boone, N.C. to play ETSU, Towson
and Appalachian State.
Sept 8 - 9
Virginia will host the Jefferson Cup Sept. 8-9, welcoming VCU, Howard and
Ohio. UVA will play VCU on Friday, then take on Howard and Ohio on
Sept 15 - 16
The non-conference slate concludes with the Central Florida tournament
in Orlando. UVA will play tournament-host UCF (Sept. 15) and Ole Miss
Virginia begins a 20-match Atlantic Coast Conference schedule on the road
before starting conference play at home with in-state rival Virginia Tech on
Sept. 27. Virginia will play home-and-home matches against Florida State,
Louisville, Miami, Notre Dame, Pitt and Virginia Tech.
UVA will also play home matches with Duke, Wake Forest, Clemson and
Georgia Tech. The Cavaliers’ other road trips include matches at NC State,
North Carolina, Boston College and Syracuse.
The Demon Deacons 2017 slate features 32 total matches, includes four
non-conference tournaments and 20 conference matches, with 10 at home
and 10 on the road.
The team will play all of its 2017 home matches in he Lawrence Joel
Veterans Memorial Coliseum, as Reynolds Gymnasium continues to be
Wake Forest begins its 2017 season with the Spartan-Demon
Deacon Classic, which is held in Greensboro Aug. 25-26. The next
weekend, the Deacs head west to Boulder, Colo. to take part in the Omni
Hotels Tournament on Sept. 1-2.
On Sept. 8, the Demon Deacons open their home schedule with The Wake
Forest Invitational on Sept. 8-9. The tournament includes Maryland
Eastern Shore, USC Upstate, and William & Mary.
The Deacs conclude their non-conference schedule with a trip to play in the
Penn State Tournament in State College, Pa.
Once again, the Blue Devils compete with the best in college volleyball.
Nearly half of Duke’s 2017 opponents finished the season with 20 or more
wins a year ago.
In addition, the Blue Devils face six NCAA Tournament teams from a year
ago in Colorado State, TCU, Coastal Carolina, North Carolina, Florida State
Duke faces 11 opponents from 11 different conferences before delving into
Atlantic Coast Conference play the third weekend in September.
Duke kicks off the 2017 campaign with a trip to the
Centennial State to face Colorado State, Central Florida and Northern
The Blue Devils and the Rams clash in the season opener Aug. 25 at 8
p.m., in Fort Collins, Colorado before Duke battles UCF at 1 p.m., and
Northern Colorado at 9 p.m., Aug. 26 in Greeley, Colorado.
Georgia Tech volleyball slate highlighted by eight 2016 NCAA tournament
participants, two home tournaments and 17 home matches.
Tech opens the season at home on Aug. 25, hosting Auburn as the first
match of the Hyatt Regency Tournament. Tech will also host Furman and
Michigan State (NCAA participant).
GT travels to San Diego for a tournament at San Diego Sept. 1-2, facing off
against the Toreros (NCAA participant), Villanova and Texas (NCAA runner-
up) before returning to O’Keefe Gymnasium for another tournament Sept.
The Jackets cap off their non-conference slate with a matchup against in-
state rival Georgia, traveling to Athens on Sept. 15.
Atlantic Coast Conference play kicks off on the road at Clemson on Sept.
22. Tech returns home for matchups against North Carolina State (Sept.
29) and North Carolina (NCAA participant) on Oct. 1.
Coming off a record-breaking 2016 campaign, the NC State volleyball
team is set to kick off its 2017 slate this weekend when the eighth-ranked
Kansas Jayhawks and Missouri State Tigers visit Reynolds Coliseum.
The Wolfpack's season opener is Friday at 5:30 p.m. versus Kansas.
For the first time in the history of the program, NC State opens the season
against an opponent ranked in the top 10 of the American Volleyball
Coaches Association (AVCA) poll. The Kansas Jayhawks check in at No. 8 in
Highlighted by 12 matches against 2016 NCAA Tournament teams, the
slate features 16 matches versus teams that finished last season among
the top 100 of the NCAA RPI
The Wolfpack's schedule is also headlined by matchups with six teams that
won their respective conference championships in 2016. Eight of NC
State's 11 non-conference matchups are against teams that advanced to
the NCAA Tournament last season.
Syracuse opens its 2017 campaign with a four-game tournament at the
Women's Building and will face five 2016 NCAA tournament contenders over the
course of 33 games.
August 25 - 26
The Orange host Colgate, Siena, Niagara and Grand Canyon for a two-day
tournament to start the season at the Women's Building.
Sept 1 - 2
The Orange will match up with Wisconsin and Kansas State in the second
weekend of action of the 2017 slate at the Kansas State tournament in
SU opens the tournament on Friday, September 1 with a 10 a.m. battle
with the Badgers. Syracuse will then face tournament host Kansas State
for a 7:30 p.m. contest. SU will also play Arkansas to end the K-State
The Orange will be home for 14 games this fall, including a four-game non-conference tournament in August! Get ready to watch 'Cuse in 2017! pic.twitter.com/A1hWLVU1qf— Syracuse Volleyball (@CuseVB) May 23, 2017
Sept 8 - 9
Syracuse travels to Dartmouth to face the Big Green, Sacred Heart and
Sept 15 - 16
The Orange play Bryant, Binghamton and host-team Hofstra in
Hempstead, New York.
SU opens Atlantic Coast Conference play at home against Boston College
on Wednesday, September 20, before taking a three-game road trip to
Pittsburgh, Duke and Wake Forest.
Coach Joe Sagula, UNC’s winningest volleyball coach in history, Sagula has
won seven Atlantic Coast Conference championships and led UNC to 14 of
its 18 NCAA Tournament appearances.
champions, four top-15 opponents and seven 2016 NCAA Tournament
qualifiers, opens on Aug. 25 in Madison, Wisconsin.
The Tar Heels' home opener is on Friday, Sept. 8, against LIU Brooklyn in
the first of two consecutive nonconference home weekends, while UNC
begins to defend its 2016 Atlantic Coast Conference title on Friday, Sept.
22, at NC State.
The Tar Heels open the year in Madison, Wisconsin, at the annual ACC/Big
Ten Challenge. For the third consecutive season, North Carolina, Louisville,
Minnesota and Wisconsin will square off .
Carolina's nonconference schedule continues on Sept. 2-3 with a trip to
Puerto Rico for the ACC/SEC Puerto Rico Clásico.
In UNC's first-ever regular-season competition outside of the 50 U.S.
states, the Tar Heels and NC State will take on Florida and Auburn in
Bayamon, Puerto Rico.
North Carolina plays the final two weeks of nonconference play at home,
hosting LIU Brooklyn and LSU on Sept. 8-10 in the Carolina Classic, then
taking on Loyola Marymount and Coastal Carolina.
The Tar Heels open Atlantic Coast Conference play at NC State for the
second consecutive season, then host Louisville on Sept. 24 in the first
home conference match.
The Panthers will host 13 opponents at the Fitzgerald Field House this fall,
including Atlantic Coast Conference match-ups with Florida State and
North Carolina, who were both nationally ranked a year ago and advanced
to the Regional Finals of the NCAA Tournament.
Pitt has matches versus eight teams that appeared in last year's NCAA
Tournament, including Washington and Creighton
Pitt will open the season with four non-conference tournaments, which
includes three match-ups at home, three true road matches and six
neutral site contests.
The Panthers travel to three straight tournaments before returning home
to host the Panther Challenge at the Fitzgerald Field House.
In its second weekend, Pitt will travel to Dayton, Ohio for the Dayton
Invitational. The Panthers are set to play Iowa State, in addition to the
Flyers, who Pitt defeated 3-1 in the opening round of the NCAA
Tournament last season at Rec Hall in University Park, Pa.
The Panthers will also spend a weekend at Western Kentucky, in Bowling
Green, Ky. The Hilltoppers, will play host to the Panthers along with Saint
Louis and East Tennessee State.
Pitt will close out non-conference play and open its home slate, as the
squad hosts the Panther Challenge at the Fitzgerald Field House. The two-
day tournament will feature contests against UC Santa Barbara, Eastern
Kentucky and Cleveland State.
Pitt's Atlantic Coast conference slate will feature six home and home series
and eight individual matches, with 10 of the 20 total contests being played
The Fighting Irish led by second year Coach Jim McLaughlin have a 32-
game slate that features 16 contests at Notre Dame.
Aug 25 - 26
For the first time in program history the Irish will open the season in
Compton Family Ice Arena with the Golden Dome Invitational
Notre Dame kicks off the season on Friday, August 25 against Valparaiso
and then plays a pair of matches on Saturday at 12:30 p.m and 7 p.m.
Sept 1 - 2
The Irish open their road schedule in Ohio at 11 a.m. on Friday, September
1 against VCU followed by a true road contest against Bowling Green at 7
Notre Dame will take on Toledo at 7 p.m. on Saturday, September 2.
Sept 8 - 9
Notre Dame will also take part in the Coastal Carolina Classic.
The Irish will take on Ohio State Buckeyes along with Florida International
and the hosts Coastal Carolina.
Notre Dame hosts Michigan State in Purcell Pavilion as part of the
Shamrock Invitational at 7 p.m. on Friday, September 15
The Cardinals open 2017 season at the fourth-annual Big Ten/ACC Challenge.
The seventh-ranked Badgers (28-5 in 2016) and fourth-ranked Minnesota (29-
4) represent the Big Ten, taking on 11th-ranked North Carolina (29-4) and
Louisville (12-18) from the ACC.
We're baaaacckkk! Wait until you see Cardinal Arena! pic.twitter.com/Rw1s0RO9Fu— LouisvilleVolleyball (@UofLVolleyball) August 15, 2017
Dani Busboom Kelly, a former University of Louisville assistant coach who
won national titles as a player and assistant coach at Nebraska is the new
Cardinals' head volleyball coach.
The non-conference slate features road tournaments at Milwaukee,
Arkansas State and Marshall.
Sept 1 - 2
The Hokies will go up against SMU, last year’s champion of the American Athletic
Conference, on September 2 in Jonesboro, Arkansas
Sept 8 - 9
Maryland on September 9 in Huntington, West Virginia.
Sept 15 - 16
Tech opens the home slate with the Hokie Invitational, sponsored by the
Fairfield Inn and Suites in Christiansburg, from September 15-16.
The Hokies start conference play the following weekend on the road
before facing Louisville on October 6 and Notre Dame on October 8 at
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