Nov. 29, 2005

Fans and media will be able to get a sneak peak at all four teams participating in the Notre Dame subregional of the NCAA Division I Women’s Volleyball Championship, as the Joyce Center will play host to a series of open practices on Wednesday. The practice schedule is as follows: Northwestern from 10 a.m.-Noon; Texas A&M from 12:15-2:15 p.m.; Dayton from 2:30-4:30 p.m.; Notre Dame from 4:45-6:45 p.m. Play begins in the tournament on Thursday, as the Wildcats and Aggies will clash in a first-round match at 5 p.m. (EST), with the Irish-Flyers contest to follow at 7 p.m. The winners will play in Friday’s second round at 7 p.m.

Admission to all Wednesday practices is free. There will be no open practices on Thursday or Friday. For tickets to the matches, call 574-631-7356.

Members of the media wishing to interview coaches or players will have that opportunity following the respective team’s practice on Wednesday. To set up interviews, media members should contact tournament media coordinator Bernie Cafarelli at or 574-631-7516.

For more information about this week’s NCAA volleyball action at Notre Dame, see’s NCAA Tournament Central.