May 2, 2000
NOTRE DAME, Ind. – The Notre Dame volleyball team, which earned its eighth straight NCAA Tournament bid in 1999, and head coach Debbie Brown have announced the team’s schedule for the upcoming 2000 season.
The Irish will play host to three tournaments in the month of September and the BIG EAST championships (November 17-19) for the second time since entering the conference in 1995. In all, the Joyce Center will serve as the site for at least 29 matches, 17 of which will feature the Irish.
Notre Dame kicks off the season with the seventh Shamrock Invitational, September 1-2, with Brigham Young and Clemson, two teams which finished in the top 25 in 1999, and Fairfield.
Following a non-tournament game with Clemson, the Irish then play host to what should be one of the top tournaments in the nation, showcasing perennial volleyball powerhouses Nebraska, Michigan State and UCLA in the adidas Invitational, September 8-10.
After playing its first road match against Valparaiso September 12, Notre Dame heads to Tallahassee, Fla., and Florida State University for three matches at the Lady Seminole Classic, September 15-16.
The Irish head home once again for a September 21 match with Loyola Marymount before playing host to the team’s third tournament of the year, the Golden Dome Invitational, including Loyola Marymount, Colorado State and Wyoming.
Notre Dame begins its quest to reclaim the BIG EAST championship title with its first conference matches versus Villanova (September 29) and Georgetown (October 1). The team hits the road for two more BIG EAST matches followed by mid-week meetings at non-conference rivals Illinois State (October 11) and Michigan (October 18).
Six home dates, with four conference opponents and non-conference teams in North Carolina and St. Louis, round out the team’s home regular season schedule prior to the BIG EAST championships.
The NCAA tournament begins November 30, with the final goal being Richmond, Va., and the NCAA championships, December 14-16.
2000 NOTRE DAME VOLLEYBALL SCHEDULE
(As of May 2, 2000)
|1-2||Fri.-Sat.||Shamrock Invitational||Notre Dame, IN||?|
|1||Fri.||BYU vs. Clemson||Notre Dame, IN||1:30 p.m.|
|1||Fri.||Fairfield||Notre Dame, IN||4:00 p.m.|
|2||Sat.||Clemson vs. Fairfield||Notre Dame, IN||4:30 p.m.|
|2||Sat.||BYU||Notre Dame, IN||7:00 p.m.|
|3||Sun.||Clemson||Notre Dame, IN||2:00 p.m.|
|8-10||Fri.-Sun.||adidas Invitational||Notre Dame, IN||?|
|8||Fri.||Michigan State vs. UCLA||Notre Dame, IN||1:30 p.m.|
|8||Fri.||Nebraska||Notre Dame, IN||4:00 p.m.|
|9||Sat.||Nebraska vs. Michigan St.||Notre Dame, IN||4:30 p.m.|
|9||Sat.||UCLA||Notre Dame, IN||7:00 p.m.|
|10||Sun.||UCLA vs. Nebraska||Notre Dame, IN||12:30 p.m.|
|10||Sun.||Michigan St.||Notre Dame, IN||3:00 p.m.|
|12||Tues.||at Valparaiso||Valparaiso, IN||7:00 p.m.|
|15-16||Fri.-Sat.||Lady Seminole Classic||Tallahassee, FL|
|15||Fri.||vs. Florida A&M||Tallahassee, FL||12:00 p.m.|
|15||Fri.||at Florida State||Tallahassee, FL||7:00 p.m.|
|16||Sat.||vs. Samford||Tallahassee, FL||11:30 p.m.|
|21||Thurs.||Loyola Marymount (LMU)||Notre Dame, IN||7:00 p.m.|
|22-23||Fri.-Sat.||Golden Dome Invitational||Notre Dame, IN|
|22||Fri.||LMU vs. Colorado State||Notre Dame, IN||5:00 p.m.|
|22||Fri.||Wyoming||Notre Dame, IN||7:00 p.m.|
|23||Sat.||LMU vs. Wyoming||Notre Dame, IN||5:00 p.m.|
|23||Sat.||Colorado State||Notre Dame, IN||7:00 p.m.|
|29||Fri.||Villanova*||Notre Dame, IN||7:00 p.m.|
|1||Sun.||Georgetown*||Notre Dame, IN||2:00 p.m.|
|7||Sat.||at West Virginia*||Morgantown, WV||2:00 p.m.|
|8||Sun.||at Pittsburgh*||Pittsburgh, PA||2:00 p.m.|
|11||Wed.||at Illinois State||Normal, IL||7:00 p.m.|
|18||Wed.||at Michigan||Ann Arbor, MI||7:00 p.m.|
|20||Fri.||Rutgers*||Notre Dame, IN||7:00 p.m.|
|22||Sun.||Seton Hall*||Notre Dame, IN||2:00 p.m.|
|28||Sat.||at St. John’s*||Jamaica, NY||2:00 p.m.|
|29||Sun.||at Connecticut*||Storrs, CT||2:00 p.m.|
|3||Fri.||Boston College*||Notre Dame, IN||7:00 p.m.|
|4||Sat.||North Carolina||Notre Dame, IN||7:00 p.m.|
|5||Sun.||Providence*||Notre Dame, IN||2:00 p.m.|
|7||Tues.||St. Louis||Notre Dame, IN||7:00 p.m.|
|11||Sat.||at Syracuse*||Syracuse, NY||2:00 p.m.|
|17-19||Fri.-Sun.||BIG EAST Championships||Notre Dame, IN||?|
|17||Fri.||BIG EAST Championships||Notre Dame, IN||TBA|
|18||Sat.||BIG EAST Semifinals||Notre Dame, IN||TBA|
|19||Sun.||BIG EAST Tournament Final||Notre Dame, IN||2:00 p.m.|
|24||Fri.||at USC||Los Angeles, CA||6:00 p.m.|
|30-||Thurs.||NCAA First and Second Rounds||TBA||TBA|
|1-3||Fri.-Sun.||NCAA First and Second Rounds||TBA||TBA|
|14-16||Thurs.-Sat.||NCAA Semifinals/Finals||Richmond, VA||TBA|
* = BIG EAST Conference Game
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