The Colorado volleyball team will have 15 matches, 10 home and five away, featured this season on Pac-12 Networks, starting with both matches of the Big Ten/Pac-12 Challenge, one of the most prestigious nonconference tournaments, on Sept. 3-4.

The Buffs will host Penn State on Sept. 3 at 7 p.m. at the Coors Events Center, which is also head coach Jesse Mahoney's first home game. The second match for the Buffs of the challenge against Illinois on Sept. 4 at 6 p.m. will also be televised live.

CU will not have any other non-conference matches televised, despite playing a very exciting schedule. The Buffs open the season Aug. 26-27 at the Portland State Tournament (Portland, Ore.) and will also play on the road at the San Diego Invitational (San Diego, Calif.), Sept. 9-10. The Buffs will also host the Omni Invitational on the final weekend of non-conference play, Sept. 16-17, which includes a match against in-state rival Colorado State. It will be the first match against the Rams at the CEC since 2008.

Thirteen of CU's 20 league contests will be on Pac-12 Networks, starting with the first six of the season. The Buffs open up conference action with four consecutive home matches, hosting Utah (Sept. 21), Arizona (Sept. 25), USC (Sept. 30) and UCLA (Oct. 2).


After that, Colorado will hit the road for contests against Stanford (Oct. 7) and California (Oct. 9), which will both be televised on Pac-12 Networks. The Buffs then travel to the Pacific Northwest the following week to face Washington State and Washington in a pair of matches (Oct. 14-16) that will be streamed on the Pac-12 Digital Network.

CU will return home to take on Oregon State (Oct. 21) in yet another TV match before hosting Oregon (Oct. 22), wrapping up the first half of the conference slate.

The Buffs begin the second half of the Pac-12 schedule in Los Angeles, facing UCLA (Oct. 28) in a TV match and USC (Oct. 29). CU returns home to host Stanford (Nov. 4) and California (Nov. 6) in another duo of TV contests, but the following two contests on the road against Oregon (Nov. 10) and Oregon State (Nov. 12) will be streamed online.

The final home match on TV for CU is against Washington on Nov. 18 and the Buffs will celebrate senior day against Washington State on Nov. 20, the last home match of the regular season. The final two matches of the season will both be televised. Colorado will face Arizona State for the first time of the season on Nov. 23 in Tempe, Ariz., before ending the regular season at Utah (Salt Lake City) on Nov. 25.