Sunbelt Conference Volleyball Schedules

Interestingly enough, Sunbelt Conference volleyball schedules have

become more competitive in recent years thanks to coaches who've

learned the importance of having their teams travel outside of the

Southern region of the United States.

More Division I teams located in the South are hiring coaches

from the West Coast and from volleyball rich states located in different

regions of the US..

These coaches know the importance of competing against tougher

opponents located in their home states and with the

contacts they have there it's easier for them to participate in West

Coast and Midwest tournaments that test their teams mental and

physical abilities early in the preseason.

By doing this, Sunbelt teams are slowly starting to

gain prominence on the national scene and are growing faster, better

and stronger squads that are regularly showing up in higher positions in

national polls.

The top eight (8) Sunbelt teams will qualify to play

in the conference championship tournament which this year will be

hosted by the Troy Trojans on November 21 - 23.

Louisiana Lafayette Ragin Cajuns

The Ragin Cajuns finished 1-3 at the Marriott Houston Westchase

Classic on August 30 - 31 with a season opening victory over UT Pan

American, a loss to Houston Baptist and a three set sweep to Nebraska-


The weekend of September 6 - 7 finds the Ragin Cajuns  travelling to

the Sawyer Camillo Memorial Volleyball Classic tournament where they

finished 2-1 with victories over Nicholls State, Alcorn State and a loss

to Houston for the two-day tournament.

A trip to Jackson State on September 10 resulted in a notch in the win

column for the young Cajuns before they travelled to the Benson

Hospitality Group Invitational where they added to more wins and one

loss to their record on September 13 -14.

The Ragin Cajuns will test their 8-3 record at the Ole Miss Rebel Classic

on September 20 - 21 when they face Chattanooga, Southern Miss and

Ole Miss before battling Texas State on September 27 in the first

Sunbelt Conference volleyball game.

Texas State Bobcats

It's the first year in the SBC for the Bobcats who migrated from the

Western Athletic Conference where they finished with a 9-9 conference

record 13-14 overall.

Led by senior Preseason All Conference team member Amari Deardorff,

the Bobcats were picked to finish fourth in the SBC coaches preseason

poll tied with Arkansas State.

On August 30-31 the Bobcats emerged undefeated as they won the

tournament title of their own Delta Zeta Texas State Classic by

sweeping three of the four teams Lamar, Quinnipiac and Houston and

pouncing SMU in four sets.

Sam Houston State fell to the Bobcats in a midweek match on

September 3 before Texas State travelled to the North Texas

Invitational where they finished 2-2 losing two to Utah and North Texas

and beating Northwestern State and Prairie A&M.

Texas State beat Baylor in another midweek match on September 10

before travelling to the Golden Hurricane Classic where finished with a

1-2 record with losses to Northern Colorado, Tulsa and a victory over


Texas State plays Texas Tech on September 17 and UTSA on

September  20 before they start their Sunbelt Conference volleyball

schedule against Louisiana Lafayette on September 27.

Western Kentucky Hilltoppers

All hail the Hilltoppers, this year's unanimous choice by all ten of the

SBC coaches to finish first in the Sunbelt Conference regular season


Ready to defend their unblemished 15-0 conference record, Western

Kentucky is clearly on a mission to make it into the top 25 rankings of

college volleyball teams in the country.

Led by SBC Preseason Offensive Player of the Year Edina Begic and the

Preaseason Setter of the Year Melanie Stuttsman, the Hilltoppers have

slowly worked their way upwards into the AVCA top 25 rankings each

week starting with their appearance at the Mortar Board Premier

when they began the season ranked #21 in the AVCA Coaches

Preseason Poll.

At the Premier, Western Kentucky swept Alabama A&M, lost in three to

the #3 ranked USC Trojans and then scored a

major upset victory against Purdue ranked #16 in the country in five

finishing with a 2-1 knockout punch to start the season and opening the

way for them to move up in the AVCA coaches poll.

After beating Belmont on September 3, the Hilltoppers travelled to the

Four Points by Sheraton Seminole Invitational having moved up in the

rankings to #16 in the AVCA poll where they lost to Florida State and

Ohio State but beat Florida A&M.

WKU, now ranked at #21 in the AVCA coaches poll, topped Cincinnati 

on September 10 before hosting their own WKU

Invitational, where they beat Virginia, lost to Ohio and swept UNLV on

September 13 - 14.

The Toppers finished the third week of preseason competition with a

7 -5 record and this week were completely knocked out of the AVCA

coaches poll as they prep for the Flyers Classic on September 20 - 21

to face Dayton, Western Michigan and Wright State before they battle

the Troy Trojans on September 27 in their first Sunbelt Conference

volleyball match.

UT Arlington Mavericks

The Mavericks were picked by the SBC head coaches to finish sixth in

the preseason poll.

The Mavs have spent a good part of the preseason proving to the head

coaches and anybody who will listen that they deserve more respect

and more consideration.

The Mavericks opened their season on August 30-31 winning their own

UTA Hilton Invitational which took place in the College Park Center.

The Mavericks gained three notches in the win column by trampling

Abilene Christian in five, sweeping Grambling State and finishing off

Louisiana Tech in four sets.

The Mavericks galloped over North Texas where they won in three on

September 3 before heading to the Baylor Classic on September 13 -14

where they lost to Mississippi State and Tulsa but beat Baylor, the host

on their home volleyball court in four.

Finishing again with a 1-2 record at their own Hilton Maverick Classic on

September 13 - 14, UTA lost to UTSA and Texas A&M Corpus Christi

before sweeping Mississippi Valley State.

The last tournament for the Mavericks, the Black and Gold Challenge has

UTA on the court against Denver, Appalachian State and East Carolina

on September 20 - 21 before they open the regular season with their

first Sunbelt Conference volleyball match against Louisiana Monroe on

September 27.

Holy Cross is the first opponent on Bucknell's Patriot League volleyball

schedule on September 20.

UALR Trojans

Now this is interesting! In the preseason poll the coaches picked

the UALR Trojans and the Troy Trojans to finish second at the end of

the regular season.

UALR who finished with a 9-5 SBC record last season, travelled to the

Maroon Classic on August 30 - 31  where they marched away with a 1-2

record with opening losses to Southeast Missouri State,  and split

matches with Mississippi State losing to them on Friday then beating

them in four on Saturday.

On September 6 - 7, on another road trip to the Rice Invitational I, the

Trojans repeated their 1-2 tournament record with a loss in three to LSU

a five-set victory over the hosts, Rice and a five set loss to Texas A&M

Corpus Christi.

The Trojans started turning things around at the New Mexico

Tournament which they won undefeated against Northern Illinois, New

Mexico State and Southern Utah.

UALR finished the third week of preseason competition with a 4-5

record which they will try and improve upon at the Tiger Invitational

their last tournament before the regular season where they face Austin

Peay, Memphis and La Salle on September 20 - 21.

South Alabama is the first match on the Sunbelt conference volleyball

schedule for the Lady Trojans on Friday, September 27 at home.

Troy Trojans

Troy who finished last season's Sunbelt Conference with a 9-5 record

13-14 overall were picked by the SBC coaches along with UALR to finish

second in the preseason poll.

On August 30-31, the Trojans lost two to Stephen F Austin and

Southern Miss before winning against Jackson State at the Southern

Miss Invitational.

They stomped on Georgia Southern on September 2 in their first home

volleyball match sweeping them in three sets.

The Active Ankle Challenge was on September 5-6  where the Trojans

stumbled in four against Green bay and Auburn and won in five against


At the Georgia Tech Courtyard Classic on September 13 - 14 the Trojans

lost two against Connecticut and St. Johns and won one against

Georgia Tech.

The Trojans face Alabama State on September 17 before heading to

their last tournament, the Clemson Classic on September 20 - 21 to

face Delaware, Clemson and Alabama.

September 27 marks the first day of Sunbelt Conference volleyball

competition against Western Kentucky.

Georgia State Panthers

The Panthers were picked to finish 9th in the SBC preseason coaches

poll and at the Samford Tournament it was evident they were taking a

bit longer than usual to come out of hibernation, finishing with a 1-3

record against Samford, Presbyterian, Mercer and powerhouse

Minnesota on August 30- 31.

On September 6 - 7 the Panthers were the victors at the USC Upstate

Tournament where they beat USC Upstate and Wofford in five and four

sets respectively .

In the GSU Sports Arena, the Panthers home volleyball court, Georgia

State was swept by UAB and then surprised Clemson with a four set

victory on September 12.

Hosting the Georgia State Invitational on September 13 - 14 lost all

three matches to UCF, Davidson and Buffalo.

Entering the fourth week with a 4- 7 record the Panthers head to the

SIU-Edwardsville Tournament on September 20 - 21 to face Arkansas

Pine Bluff, DePaul and SIU-Edwardsville before facing Arkansas State on

September 27 in their first Sunbelt Conference volleyball match.

Louisiana Monroe Warhawks

The SBC coaches picked the Warhawks to finish last in the SBC

preseason poll.

In their first road tournament ULM finished 0-3 at the Billiken Invitational

with losses to #10 ranked Nebraska, Saint Louis and Auburn for a

two-day event on August 30 - 31.

On September 2 they were swept by Stephen F. Austin in their first

home match before travelling to the UCA Sugar Bear Invitational on

September 6 - 7 where they finished 1-3 with a victory over UAPB and

losses to Central Arkansas, UTPA and Jackson State.

The McNeese State Tournament was the third event at where they

finished with a 2-2 record beating McNeese and Prairie View A&m then

lost to UTPA and Southern Miss.

A midweek match is scheduled against Grand Canyon on September 19

before the last tournament the ASU Sun Devil Classic where they face

Alabama State Cal Poly and Arizona State

UT Arlington is the first Sunbelt Conference volleyball match for the

Warhawks on September 27.

Arkansas State Red Wolves

The Red Wolves were tied with Texas State which was picked to finish

fourth in the preseason poll by SBC coaches.

The Red Wolves started the season 0-4 after travelling to the University

of Missouri Tiger Invitational on august 30 - 31 where they lost to

Pittsburgh, Idaho State, south Dakota State and Missouri.

Digging their way to the winner's column the Red Wolves finished 1-2 at

the Ole Miss Magnolia Invitational where they lost to Georgia Southern

before beating Kennesaw State then losing in four to the host Ole Miss.

Gaining some traction the Wolves finished the Hampton Inn Bama Bash

with a 2-1 record with two tournament opening victories against UT

Martin and the host Alabama before being swept by Nicholls State.

The Wolves enter the fourth week with a 3-7 record which they will test

in their match against Memphis on September 17 before heading to the

Belmont Bruin Classic to face Alabama-Birmingham, Belmont and

Mississippi State on September 20 - 21.

The Convocation Center will be the site of the first Sunbelt

Conference volleyball match for the Wolves against Georgia State on

September 27.

South Alabama Jaguars

The Jags opened the season hosting their own Jaguar Invitational on

August 30 -31 and promptly pounced over Tennessee State and

Southern Utah before being caged by Georgia Southern in four sets.

At the Lipscomb Invitational the Jaguars fell prey to all the other teams

as they finished with a 0-3 record losing to Samford, Jacksonville State

and Lipscomb on September 6 -7.

USA crawled out of their cage and pounced on Tennessee Martin and

Nicholls State to gain two victories at the Hampton Inn Bash before

losing to the Tide on September 13 - 14.

After playing Jacksonville State in a midweek match on September17

the Jags will go on the hunt at the Razorback Invitational with

encounters with Saint Louis, Arkansas and Kansas State on September

20 - 21 before their first Sunbelt Conference volleyball match against 

UALR on September 27.

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