WKU volleyball releases 2014 schedule

Head coach Travis Hudson yells encouragement during WKU’s 3-0 win against the University of Louisiana Lafayette Nov. 8, 2013, at E.A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green, Ky.

Kyle Williams

The WKU Volleyball program released its 2014 schedule on Wednesday — a day after the Hilltoppers officially became a member of Conference USA.

WKU will face six NCAA Tournament teams from this past season in its 32 overall matches, five of which are scheduled during the first month of the season.

Those six opponents tallied six wins in postseason play last season, which includes Cal State Northridge, Michigan State and Purdue, who advanced to the Second Round, Sweet 16 and Elite Eight, respectively.

The schedule also features 16 league matches and 13 home matches. WKU will face seven new opponents during its 2014 campaign.

The Hilltoppers open the season against UC Riverside Aug. 29 as a part of the UNLV Invitational in Las Vegas. The Holiday Inn WKU Classic will take place in Diddle Arena Sept. 12 to 13. The conference tournament commences Nov. 21 and runs through Nov. 23 in Hattiesburg, Miss.

Full Schedule: http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/wky/sports/w-volley/auto_pdf/2014-15/schedule/schedule.pdf