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Creighton volleyball releases schedule

May 3, 2018 GMT

A non-conference match at CenturyLink Center Omaha against defending national champion Nebraska highlights the 2018 Creighton volleyball schedule.

The September sixth match versus the Cornhuskers is part of a non-conference gauntlet that will see the Bluejays play eleven of twelve non-conference matches against teams that won 21 or more matches a year ago, with nine of twelve advancing to the NCAA Tournament. CU opens the regular season in Los Angeles, CA, on Aug. 24-25 at the USC Classic, as a four-year round-robin tournament with Kentucky, USC and Northern Iowa is renewed. Creighton opens with defending Southeastern Conference champion Kentucky before meeting Northern Iowa later on the opening day of the season. The BIG EAST Championship returns to Omaha on Nov. 23-24 for the first time since 2015, and third time since 2013. The Bluejays finished the 2017 season with a 26-7 season, capturing its fourth straight BIG EAST regular-season and tournament titles. They reached a sixth straight NCAA Tournament and return eight letter winners in the fall, including All-BIG EAST performers Taryn Kloth, Jaali Winters and Brittany Witt.