The Utes will have 14 matches televised on the Pac-12 Networks this season.
June 17, 2013
SALT LAKE CITY - The University of Utah volleyball program will compete in 13 matches that will be televised live on the Pac-12 Networks, the conference office announced Monday. The Pac-12 Networks will broadcast a total of 89 women's volleyball matches throughout the regular season. Utah head coach Beth Launiere also announced the Utes' complete 2013 schedule.
Eighteen of Utah's 32 regular-season matches will be against 10 teams that qualified for the NCAA Tournament last season, including reigning national finalist Oregon.
In what many claim to be the best collegiate volleyball conference in the country, the Pac-12, the Utes will play six matches against three teams who advanced to the Elite Eight last season (Oregon (twice), USC (twice) and Stanford (twice)) and nine matches against six schools from the 2012 Sweet Sixteen (Oregon (twice), BYU, Washington (twice), USC (twice), and Stanford (twice)).
Go to utahtickets.com or call 1-581-UTIX (8849) right now to ensure that you don't miss a point of the action in the new home of Utah Volleyball, the Jon M. Huntsman Center. Season tickets in an assigned seat on the floor can be purchased for just $75, while a season pass for general admission in general seating are available for $50.
A Deseret First Duel match against BYU on Tuesday, Sept. 17 will be carried live by the Pac-12 Networks, which will be the first televised match for the Utes in 2013.
Utah's televised home conference matches will include the `Rumble in the Rockies' match against Colorado (Sept. 24), USC (Sept. 29), Arizona State (Oct. 24), Arizona (Oct. 27), California (Nov. 7) and Stanford (Nov. 10).
Six of Utah's road matches will also be on live TV, beginning Oct. 11 at Stanford. The Utes' other televised road matches include California (Oct. 13), Oregon State (Oct. 18), Arizona (Nov. 14), Arizona State (Nov. 17) and the return match in the `Rumble in the Rockies' series at Colorado (Nov. 27).
To find out if the Pac-12 Network is carried by a particular provider, go to the Pac-12 Channel Finder.
Due to a scheduling conflict, a return to Crimson Court will highlight Utah's match against Oregon on Nov. 22.
The Utes' 2013 non-conference campaign begins with the annual Utah Classic Aug. 30-31 in the Huntsman Center with matches against Utah State (Aug. 30) before taking on 2012 NCAA Tournament qualifiers Fairfield (Aug. 31) and Northern Iowa (Aug. 31).
"Our non-conference season is strong," Launiere said. "We feel like like we needed to have some pre-conference competition that was going to allow us to hopefully get us some significant wins, if not just be good be good, competitive RPI matches, to prepare us for the Pac-12. It's a really good schedule for us to have a good RPI going into the conference schedule."
The Utes will conclude non-conference play at NCAA Tournament qualifier New Mexico State on Sept. 19.
The complete schedule is available at utahutes.com.