Volleyball to host No. 1 Texas

Volleyball to host No. 1 Texas

Champaign — Illinois’ volleyball team will play 15 NCAA tournament qualifiers from 2012 this season, including No. 1 Texas and No. 9 Washington, the school announced.

The Illini, who released their schedule Friday, will play the Longhorns, Huskies and Arizona State Sept. 12-14 at the State Farm Illini Classic.

Illinois will host Iowa on Sept. 27 at the State Farm Center, the third volleyball match at the storied arena formerly known as the Assembly Hall.

Texas, which will play the Illini at 7 p.m. Sept. 14, is making its first trip to Champaign since 1993.
 

A LOOK:

AUGUST
24 — Alumni Match; 30 — vs. Florida State at Long Beach State Tournament.; at Long Beach State Tournament; 31 — vs. Kentucky at Long BeachState Tournament

SEPTEMBER
7 — vs. San Diego at Iowa State Tournament; 8 — at Iowa State; 13 — vs. Arizona State at Illini Classic, vs. Washington at Illini Classic; 14- vs. Texas at Illini Classic; 20 — at North Carolina; 21 — at Duke; 27 — Iowa; 28 — Nebraska

OCTOBER
4 — at Michigan State; 5 — at Michigan; 11 — at Purdue; 12 — at Indiana; 18 — vs. Penn State; 20 — vs. Ohio State; 23 — at Northwestern; 27 — at Wisconsin; 30 — at Nebraska

NOVEMBER
6 — Michigan; 9 — vs. Michigan State; 15 — vs. Indiana; 16 — vs. Purdue; 22 — at Ohio State; 23 — at Penn State; 27 vs. Northwestern; 30 — vs. Minnesota

DECEMBER
6 — NCAA Tournament First Round; 7 — NCAA Tournament Second Round; 13 — NCAA Regional Semifinals; 14 — NCAA Regional Finals; 19 — NCAA Semifinals; 21 — NCAA Championship