Pac-12 Announces Spring Volleyball Schedule
SALT LAKE CITY – The Pac-12 Conference has released the 2020 campaign schedule to be held in the winter and the spring of 2021.
Delayed from playing in the fall due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Utes are excited to get back on the court to compete.
"We have worked for 13 months to play a volleyball match, and we couldn't be more excited to get started," head coach Beth Launiere said. "The team has showed tremendous resolve to get to this point. We're cognizant of the great responsibility to keep our players and staff safe while we take every precaution possible. With that said, we are ready to play some volleyball!"
The schedule includes a 22 conference-match slate set to begin on January 22 and ending on April 3 with the NCAA Selection Show taking place on April 4. Each weekend will feature a two-match series to take place at the same site outside of home-and-home rivalry matchups.
Utah will have six weekends at home with two of those weekends scheduled for TV as of right now.
The complete week-by-week schedule shell as well as start times and matches selected for broadcast by Pac-12 Networks through Feb. 28 are listed; remaining broadcasts through the end of the regular season will be announced in the coming weeks. Dates and start times for non-televised contests will be announced by schools subject to additional sport schedules and facility availability. All match dates, times and broadcasts are subject to change.
The season starts by hosting Arizona on Friday, January 22 at 6 p.m. and Sunday, January 24 at 12 p.m. in the Huntsman Center.
They will then hit the road the next couple of weeks playing at Cal on Jan. 29 at 7 p.m. MT and Jan. 31 at 1 p.m. MT before traveling to Tempe, Ariz. to take on Arizona State the following weekend. The two matches with Arizona State will be broadcast on the Pac-12 Network. The matches against the Sun Devils will be at 3 p.m. MT on Friday and 1 p.m. MT on Sunday.
Then, the Utes will return home for the following two weekends to play USC Friday, February 12 at 3 p.m. MT and Sunday, February 14 at 12 p.m. MT and then Oregon on Thursday, February 18 at 3 p.m. MT and Saturday, February 20 at 2 p.m. MT. All four of these matches will be on the Pac-12 Network.
Following a trip to Washington to take on the Huskies at 7 p.m. MT on Thursday, February 25 and at 12 p.m. MT on Saturday, February 27, the Utes will host Stanford in the Huntsman Center on March 5 and March 7.
Utah will then head to UCLA the following weekend for a pair of matches in Los Angeles and will then head to Colorado on Friday, March 19 before hosting them on Sunday, March 21.
The final two home matches of the season will be against Washington State on Friday, March 26 and Sunday, March 28.
The regular season ends at Oregon State on Thursday, April 1 and Saturday, April 3.
Selection Sunday will be on Sunday, April 4 to announce the road to a national championship.
The Pac-12 Conference recently updated its policy on spectator attendance at Pac-12 sport competitions to extend beyond the original date of Jan. 1, and until further notice. For more information and statement from the Pac-12, please read the Utah Athletics release posted on January 11.