Sand Devils Release 2022 Schedule
TEMPE, Ariz. -- The wait is almost over for the Sand Devils to return to competition as the Sun Devil Beach Volleyball 2022 schedule has been officially released, which features six matches at home.
The schedule is packed with competitive teams to strengthen the Sand Devils. Six teams on the schedule made it to the 2021 NCAA Championships: Cal Poly, Loyola Marymount, Stanford, TCU, UCLA and USC. The Bruins and Trojans advanced to the championship match and USC won the title.
Arizona State will kick off the season in a tournament at Grand Canyon University on February 26-27, with matchups to be announced. ASU will then head down to Tucson on March 4-5 for a tournament hosted by the Wildcats, before returning to Tempe for its home opener against Arizona and Benedictine on March 8.
Following the home opener, the Sun Devils will play in a tournament at Cal Poly on March 11-12, and will then travel to play a tournament at TCU on March 19-20 to face teams yet to be determined. Returning home on March 24, ASU will face-off against Stanford.
The Sun Devils will head back to Tucson to compete in the Pac-12 South Invitational on March 26-27, which will feature matchups against fellow Pac-12 teams. The Pac-12 North Invitational will be played at Stanford on April 9-10. The 2022 regular season will close at home when ASU hosts Arizona Christian and Park for Senior Day on April 15.
Postseason will begin with the Pac-12 Championships starting on April 28 to April 30 in Tucson.
A notable change to the NCAA postseason format has been proposed to the Division I Council. Under the format, all 16 teams would travel to the finals site in Gulf Shores, Alabama, and compete in the first round in a single-elimination format on May 4. The eight teams that advance would compete in a double-elimination format starting May 6. The proposal still must be approved by the Division I Council, which is scheduled to meet December 15.
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