Full 2018 schedule finalized for CU Buffs volleyball

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Senior middle blocker Naghede Abu is one of the reasons why the Colorado volleyball team is expecting another successful run through the Pac-12 Conference in 2018.

2018 Colorado volleyball schedule

Aug. 24: vs. Oral Roberts (at Wyoming), 10 a.m.

Aug. 24: vs. North Florida (at Wyoming), 5 p.m.

Aug. 25: at Wyoming, 7 p.m.

Aug. 31: vs. Illinois (at Seattle), 6 p.m. (Pac-12 Mountain).

Sept. 1: vs. Iowa (at Seattle), 6 p.m. (Pac-12 Mountain).

Sept. 7: GEORGIA, 6 p.m.


Sept. 8: OKLAHOMA, 7 p.m.

Sept. 14: PORTLAND STATE, 7 p.m.

Sept. 15: INDIANA STATE, 10 a.m.

Sept. 15: COLORADO STATE, 8 p.m.

Sept. 19: UTAH*, 7 p.m. (Pac-12 Mountain).

Sept. 23: USC*, 1 p.m. (Pac-12 Mountain).

Sept. 28: at Washington*, 7 p.m. (Pac-12 Network).

Sept. 30: at Washington State*, 1 p.m.

Oct. 5: CAL*, 8 p.m. (Pac-12 Mountain).

Oct. 7: STANFORD*, Noon (Pac-12 Network).

Oct. 12: OREGON*, 7 p.m.

Oct. 14: OREGON STATE*, 2 p.m. (Pac-12 Mountain).

Oct. 19: at Arizona*, 8 p.m. (Pac-12 Network).

Oct. 21: at Arizona State*, 3 p.m. (Pac-12 Mountain).

Oct. 26: WASHINGTON STATE*, 7 p.m. (Pac-12 Network).

Oct. 28: WASHINGTON*, Noon.

Oct. 31: at Cal*, 8 p.m. (Pac-12 Network).

Nov. 2: at Stanford*, 8 p.m. (Pac-12 Mountain).

Nov. 9: ARIZONA STATE*, 7 p.m.

Nov. 11: ARIZONA*, Noon.

Nov. 16: at Oregon*, 7 p.m.

Nov. 18: at Oregon State*, 2 p.m.

Nov. 21: at UCLA*, 2 p.m. (Pac-12 Mountain).

Nov. 23: at Utah*, TBD (Pac-12 Mountain.

Home dates in CAPS; All times Mountain; *Denotes Pac-12 Conference match

After the program’s most successful season in 20 years, the Colorado volleyball team officially has its path outlined toward a repeat performance.

On Monday, the Pac-12 Conference released its league schedule as well as its broadcast dates for volleyball games on the Pac-12 Network. While the Buffaloes will play their first six games of the regular season away from home, CU will have an opportunity to take advantage of a league slate that features six of the first eight Pac-12 matches at home.

The conference schedule begins with a home date against Utah on Sept. 19 followed by another home match four days later against USC. Following a two-game trip to Washington, the Buffs return home for four consecutive league matches at the CU Events Center, a run that includes a visit from reigning Pac-12 champion Stanford on Oct. 7.

The Buffs, who finished 24-10 and reached the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1997 last fall, complete the regular season with four consecutive road games. CU’s final home game will be a Nov. 11 date against Arizona.

The nonconference schedule was released almost two weeks ago, with the Buffs opening the 2018 season with three matches over two days at the Rumble in the Rockies beginning Aug. 24 at the University of Wyoming. CU hosts its home opener on Sept. 7 against Georgia.

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