Mountain West Women's Volleyball Weekly Release

 

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The 2016 Mountain West women's volleyball season gets underway this week with opening action across the country on Friday, August 26. Teams will compete in 33 matches over the first three days of the season with 15 matches featured on the Mountain West Network (MWN) on Campus Insiders. New Mexico will open the broadcast season at 12:30 p.m. MT against Abilene Christian in the first round of the UNM Tournament in Albuquerque.

Colorado State opens the 2016 season as the No. 25 team in the AVCA Preseason Coaches Poll and as the favorite to win the 2016 MW crown, receiving six first-place votes in the MW Preseason Coaches' Poll. The Rams are the seven-time defending league champions and open the season against North Dakota State on Friday, August 26 at 6 p.m. MT at Moby Arena in Fort Collins.

Boise State and Wyoming also gained some recognition in the preseason Conference coaches' poll. The Broncos earned four first-place votes and will open the season at the TCU Tournament in Fort Worth on Saturday, August 27. The Cowgirls picked up the remaining first-place vote in the poll and will open at No. 20 Purdue on Friday, August 26 at 10 a.m. ET, followed by a match-up with No. 24 Kentucky at 5:30 p.m. ET.

Boise State junior outside hitter Sierra Nobley was named the Mountain West Women's Volleyball Preseason Player of the Year by the league's head coaches on August 17. Over the summer, Nobley led the MW All-Star team to a third-place finish at the 2016 European Global Challenge and was the team's lone representative on the all-tournament team.

All matches on the Mountain West Network on Campus Insiders are available live and on-demand, and are free of charge throughout the 2016 season. Go to TheMW.com and click on Live & Recent Events. For a full season schedule and links to live stats, go to Scores & Schedules.

 

 

This Week's Schedule
Date/Match-up Time TV/Web
Friday, August 26
Purdue Mortar Board Tournament
WYOMING at #20 Purdue
WYOMING vs. #24 Kentucky

10 a.m. ET
5:30 p.m. ET
Ultra Ankle Challenge
UTAH STATE at Oregon State

10 a.m. PT

Pac-12.com
UNLV Invitational
UC Santa Barbara at UNLV
Albany at UNLV

10 a.m. PT
7 p.m. PT
North Texas Challenge
NEVADA at North Texas
NEVADA vs. #16 Texas A&M

10:30 a.m. CT
3 p.m. CT
UNM Tournament
Abilene Christian at NEW MEXICO
Arizona State at NEW MEXICO

12:30 p.m. MT
8 p.m. MT

Mountain West Network
Mountain West Network
Rams Volleyball Classic
North Dakota State at #25 COLORADO STATE

6 p.m. MT

Mountain West Network
Spartan Invitational
Providence at SAN JOSÉ STATE

6 p.m. PT

Mountain West Network
Falcon Classic, in Honor of Amy Svoboda
Jacksonville State at AIR FORCE

7 p.m. MT

Mountain West Network
Boston College Invitational
FRESNO STATE vs. Long Island

7:30 p.m. ET
Aztec Invitational
Marist at SAN DIEGO STATE

7:30 p.m. PT
Saturday, August 27
TCU Tournament
BOISE STATE vs Northwestern State
BOISE STATE vs. North Carolina State

10 a.m. CT
4 p.m. CT
Ultra Ankle Challenge
UTAH STATE vs. Seattle
UTAH STATE vs. Portland

10 a.m. PT
4 p.m. PT
Aztec Invitational
Michigan State at SAN DIEGO STATE
Denver at SAN DIEGO STATE

10:30 a.m. PT
7 p.m. PT

Mountain West Network
Mountain West Network
Falcon Classic, in Honor of Amy Svoboda
Montana State at AIR FORCE
Grand Canyon at AIR FORCE

Noon MT
7 p.m. MT

Mountain West Network
Mountain West Network
UNM Tournament
Idaho at NEW MEXICO
Fairfield at NEW MEXICO

12:30 p.m. MT
6 p.m. MT

Mountain West Network
Mountain West Network
Purdue Mortar Board Tournament
WYOMING vs. Washington State

1 p.m. ET
Spartan Invitational
UMass-Lowell at SAN JOSÉ STATE
Manhattan at SAN JOSÉ STATE

1:30 p.m. PT
7 p.m. PT

Mountain West Network
Mountain West Network
UNLV Invitational
New Mexico State at UNLV

2 p.m. PT

Mountain West Network
North Texas Challenge
NEVADA vs. Texas State

3 p.m. CT
Rams Volleyball Classic
Saint Mary's at #25 COLORADO STATE

7 p.m. MT

Mountain West Network
Boston College Invitational
FRESNO STATE at Boston College

7:30 p.m. ET
Sunday, August 28
TCU Tournament
BOISE STATE at TCU

2 p.m. CT

GoFrogs.com
FRESNO STATE at Hartford 4 p.m. ET
Monday, August 29
North Dakota State at WYOMING 6 p.m. MT Mountain West Network
FRESNO STATE at New Hampshire 7 p.m. ET