June 5, 1998

The University of Notre Dame volleyball team has announced several corrections and time clarifications for its 1998 schedule. Most notably, the BIG EAST Conference Tournament will remain a six-team event and will be played on Nov. 21-22 at the University of Pittsburgh’s Fitzgerald Fieldhouse. The tournament tentatively had been scheduled to expand to eight teams, with first-round matches at home sites on the 21st and 22nd and the semi-finals and finals at Pittsburgh on the 28th and 29th, but the change did not gain the needed approval by the BIG EAST presidents.

The season-opening match at Valparaiso now has a starting time of 7:00 p.m. while the Oct. 10 match at Fairfield has been changed from a 2:00 to 7:00 p.m. start. The Nov. 14 match at Pittsburgh has been moved up from a 2:00 to 1:00 p.m. start.

SEPTEMBER 1 Tue. at Valparaiso Valparaiso, IN 7:00 p.m.
Shamrock Invitational 4 Fri. Notre Dame vs. Georgia Joyce Center 8:00 p.m. 5 Sat. Colorado vs. Georgia Joyce Center 5:00 p.m. 6 Sun. Notre Dame vs. Colorado Joyce Center 2:00 p.m.
Wisconsin Inntowner Invitational 11 Fri. at Wisconsin Madison, WI 7:00 p.m. 12 Sat. vs. Indiana Madison, WI 5:00 p.m.
Michigan State Tournament 18 Fri. vs. New Hampshire East Lansing, MI 5:00 p.m. 19 Sat. vs. Utah East Lansing, MI 10:00 a.m. 19 Sat. at Michigan State East Lansing, MI 7:00 p.m.
OCTOBER 2 Fri. *Seton Hall Joyce Center 8:00 p.m. 4 Sun. *Rutgers Joyce Center 2:00 p.m. 6 Tue. at Illinois State Normal, IL 7:00 p.m. 9 Fri. *at Connecticut Storrs, CT 7:00 p.m. 10 Sat. at Fairfield Fairfield, CT 7:00 p.m. 11 Sun. *at St. John's Jamaica, NY 2:00 p.m. 17 Sat. at Duke Durham, NC 7:00 p.m. 18 Sun. at North Carolina Chapel Hill, NC 7:00 p.m. 21 Wed. at Florida Gainesville, FL 7:00 p.m. 23 Fri. *Providence Joyce Center 8:00 p.m. 25 Sun. *Boston College Joyce Center 2:00 p.m. 29 Thu. Oral Roberts Joyce Center 7:00 p.m. 31 Sat. *Syracuse Joyce Center 7:00 p.m.
NOVEMBER 6 Fri. *Georgetown Joyce Center 7:00 p.m. 8 Sun. *Villanova Joyce Center 2:00 p.m. 14 Sat. *at Pittsburgh Pittsburgh, PA 1:00 p.m. 15 Sun. *at West Virginia Morgantown, WV 1:00 p.m. 18 Wed. Toledo Joyce Center 7:00 p.m.21/22 Sat./Sun. BIG EAST Championship Pittsburgh, PA TBA (six teams) DECEMBER 3-6 Wed.-Sat. NCAA first and second round Home sites (consecutive days) TBA10-13 Wed.-Sat. NCAA regionals TBA (consecutive days) TBA 17 Wed. NCAA semifinals Madison, WI TBA 19 Fri. NCAA championship Madison, WI TBA
* - BIG EAST Conference match