Big East Conference Volleyball Schedule

Preview the Big East Tournament Preseason


The 2013 Big East Conference championships are in Omaha, Nebraska on

November 29 - 30.



The Creighton Bluejays, Cincinnati Bearcats, Georgetown Hoyas,

Louisville Cardinals, Marquette Golden Eagles,  St. John's Red Storm,

Villanova Wildcats, Seton Hall, Providence College and the Xavier

Musketeers are all vying for the top spot in the conference playoffs. 


The newcomers this year are Creighton formerly of the Missouri Valley

Conference, Butler, Creighton and Xavier both formerly of the Atlantic

10, four experienced teams that aim to give perennial contender

Marquette and Big East champion Louisville a run for the 2013 title.


Check out our previews of each team's preseason tournament games.



Creighton Bluejays



To start the 2013 season, Coach Kirsten Bernthal Booth presents the

Blue/White scrimmage on August 23 in the D. J. Sokol Arena.


On August 30 - 31 attends the Hampton Inn Invitational in Bowling

Green, Ohio where they confront BYU and host Bowling Green.



Creighton hosts their own Bluejay Invitational on September 6 - 7 with

teams flying in from both coasts, Cal Berkeley from the West and South

Florida from the southeast and with Northern Colorado joining the fray in

the two-day event.



Kansas comes to Creighton on September 10 before the Bluejays attend

the Denver Invitational featuring Cal State Northridge, past NCAA

champions UCLA and hosts Denver.



The Shocker Classic a three-day event in Wichita, Kansas features

Hawaii, South Dakota and Wichita State on September 20 -22.


The Bluejays travel to Indianapolis for an away game at Butler on Friday

Oct 4 is the first Big East conference match for Creighton.



Butler Bulldogs



On August 30 Butler starts their preseason at the Cincinnati Invitational

where they face Morehead State and Tennessee in a two-day

tournament event.




On September 3 they face IUPUI  before travelling to Arizona for the

Arizona Classic to battle against Utah Valley, Eastern Kentucky and

Arizona for a tournament title.



With a home game against Wright State on September 10, the Bulldogs

host the Butler Invitational on September 13 - 14 with visiting teams

from Illinois State, IPFW and Michigan State visiting their home volleyball

court, the Hinkle Fieldhouse to compete.


Their last tournament is at home where they present the Butler Classic

with Green Bay, UT Martin, and Toledo on September 20 - 21 before

they begin their Big Sky conference matches starting on September 27

against Xavier.



Cincinnati Bearcats



Coach Molly Alvey and the Lady Bearcats plan to have a competitive

season in the Fifth Third Arena.


The Arena is the site of the UC Invitational on August 30 with Morehead

State, Tennessee, and Butler come for two days.



Next, the Bearcats travel to Athens, Ohio for the Ohio Invitational to

compete against Dayton, North Carolina and the hosts Ohio on

September 6 - 7.


The second home tournament, the third of the season is in the Fifth

Third Arena and takes place on September 13 - 14 when the Bearcats

host Navy, Cleveland State and Northern Kentucky.


For the last tournament on September 20 -21, Cincinnati attends the

Auto-Owners Insurance Spartan Invitational where they meet

Duquesne, Eastern Michigan and Michigan State.


The Big East Conference volleyball season begins at home against

Temple on September 27.



Georgetown Hoyas



McDonough Arena is home to Coach Arlisa Williams Hoyas volleyball

team who start the season the last week in August.


The DC Challenge is up first on August 30 - 31 with participating teams

from Howard, American and George Mason.




On September 3, the Hoyas scheduled a match against Liberty before

travelling to Buies Creek, North Carolina for the Campbell Tournament

with visitors from Indiana State, North Carolina Central and the host

Campbell on September 6 - 7.


On September 11, is a second non conference match this time in

McDonough Arena against George Washington.



Two more tournaments are on the docket, starting with a trip to

Gainesville Florida for the Active Ankle Challenge on September 13 -14

with the invitees Western Maryland, Iona and the host Florida, followed

by the Gold & Blue Players Challenge with West Virginia and UMBC going

to Morgantown, West Virginia along with the Bearcats.


Cincinnati travels to Villanova, Pennsylvania for their first Big East

Conference volleyball competition against Villanova on September 28.



Louisville Cardinals



The Cardinals coached by veteran Anne Kordes start with their alumnae

match on August 24 and played in the Cardinal Arena their home

venue.


The Cards turn up the volume challenging themselves against former

NCAA champions Penn State Lady Lions at the Penn State Invitational

on August 30 -31 where they are joined by Syracuse.


The Cardinals fly to Fargo, North Dakota for the Fargo Doublewood Inn

Classic featuring Northern Iowa, nationally ranked Wisconsin and hosts

North Dakota State.


The Bluegrass Battle is up next in Lexington, Kentucky where Minnesota,

Kentucky and Pepperdine will also duke it out.



Before the first Big East conference game against Memphis on

September 27, Louisville hosts Virginia Tech, Rice and Bowling Green in

the two-day Active Ankle Challenge.



Marquette Golden Eagles



The Golden Eagles begin the season travelling to Bowling Green,

Ohio for the Hampton Invitational hosted by the Bowling Green State

University team.   



Coach Bond Shymansky pits his team against BYU and hosts Bowling

Green in the two day tournament.



The Al Maguire Center is the place for the next home tournament, the

Marquette Challenge where TCU and USC come to test the skills of the

Lady Golden Eagles.


The FGCU Invitational is next for the Eagles who travel to Fort Myers,

Florida to compete against former NCAA Champions Penn State, Central

Arkansas and the host FGCU team.



The Eagles travel to Wiscon for a midweek match against Green Bay

before returning back home to host their second tournament, the

Marquette Invitational featuring teams from Florida and Milwaukee.



On September 25, Marquette plays Illinois State in the Al Maguire Center

before going to Chicago to play DePaul in the first Big East conference

game of the season.



St. Johns Red Storm



Coach Joanne Persico leads the Red Storm this year, her 20th in a

competitive schedule


Carnesecca Arena, named for Lou Carnesseca Hall of Fame Coach, is

home to Red Storm home games and tournaments.

The Colgate Classic is the first tournament for the Storm on August 30 -

31 where they go up against teams from Binghamton, Central

Connecticut and host Colgate.


From Hamilton to Queens New York, the Red Storm visit the Taffner

Field House for a match against Siena on September 2 before travelling

to the New Hampshire hosted Holly Young Invitational on September 6 -

7 to compete against Missouri State, Brown and New Hampshire.


The first home match in Carnesecca Arena is against Stony Brook on

September 10.


A trip to the O'Keefe Gymnasium on the campus of Georgia Tech for the

Georgia Tech Courtyard Classic takes place on September 13 -`14 with

the Ramblin Wreck, Connecticut and Troy.

A third preseason match is scheduled against Fordham at home on

September 17 before the last tournament road trip to Rhode Island for

the Bryant Invitational to compete against Stony Brook, UMass-Lowell

and host Bryant on September 20 - 21.


The last preseason match is against Northeastern on September 22 on

the Solomon Court followed by the first Big East conference volleyball

game against Seton Hall.


Villanova Wildcats



Wildcats coach Josh Steinbach begins his seventh year with Villanova

where home games and tournaments are held on campus in the Jake

Nevin Fieldhouse.


First up is a trip to Rochester, Michigan for the Golden Grizzlies

Invitational on August 30 - 31 to meet teams from Oregon State,

Oakland and Central Michigan.



Nebraska is the scene of the next competition involving three teams

including Southern Miss, Villanova and the Cornhuskers on September 6

- 7 followed by a midweek match against Lehigh on September 10.


A third road trip to College Park, Maryland for the Maryland Invitational

is on the calendar for September 13 - 14 with George Mason, New

Hampshire and host Maryland.


The Wildcats host their own tournament, the Villanova Classic on

September 20 - 21 with Sacred heart, Norfolk State and Penn coming to

town.


The 'Cats start their Big East conference volleyball season with a match

against Georgetown on September 28 at home in the Jake Nevin Field

House.



Xavier Musketeers



Coach Mike Johnson starts the Musketeers season at home on August

30 - 31 with the Xavier Invitational featuring Michigan, Clemson and NKU

doing battle on Xavier's home court, the Cintas Center.



The Musketeers travel to Pittsburgh for the Duquesne/Robert Morris

Invitational where Central Michigan rounds out the four teams

competing the weekend of September 6 - 7.



Miami of Ohio comes to Cincinnati for a Musketeers home game on

Tuesday, September 10 before Xavier goes on the road to the Sports

Imports DC Koehl Classic hosted by Ohio State with teams from SEMO,

and IUPUI.


The Musketeers travel to the west coast for the UC Irvine Invitational

presented by Coach Paula Weishoff and the Anteaters. There, they will

compete against Fresno State, Irvine and American.


On Friday September 27, Xavier meets  Butler in Indianapolis for their

first Big East conference match of the season.



Seton Hall Pirates



Coach Allie Yaeger will begin her third season at the helm of the Pirates

women's team who compete regularly in the Walsh Gym.


Seton Hall begins the tournament season at West Point for the US

Military Academy Invitational with University of Alabama, West Point and

Washington State University on August 30 -31.


The Yale University Tournament on September 6 - 7 is next in New

Haven, Connecticut with participants from Colgate, University of

Missouri and the host Yale.


Two regular matches are scheduled starting with Rutgers on September

11 and Princeton on September 17 followed by the University of Virginia

Tournament on September 20 -21 with the College of William & Mary,

Columbia and the host Virginia.




On September 27, the first Big East Conference volleyball match for

Seton Hall is scheduled against St. John's Red Storm.



Providence College Friars



The Cassell Coliseum is home to Coach Margot Royer Johnston and the

Lady Friars and the site of their first tournament at home, The Virginia

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