June 10, 2014
HOUSTON - Houston Volleyball has released its 2014 schedule that will include 15 home matches and host two tournaments including the Flo Hyman Collegiate Cup.
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Before preseason, Houston Volleyball will host its annual Red & White Day on Saturday, August 23. The team will hold a Red & White Scrimmage and Red & White Clinic. The clinic is free for 8th grade and below starting at noon. The scrimmage will follow at 2 p.m.
HOUSTON COUGAR CLASSIC
The Cougars open the 2014 season at home as they host the Houston Cougar Classic August 29-30. Lamar, Texas State and Wake Forest are scheduled to attend the two-day tournament.
"The Houston Cougar Classic is in the third year of existence and is a tournament that has rotated host schools from Lamar to Texas State, and now to Houston," Head Coach Platt said. "We are excited about the opportunity to be home opening weekend and to host some great competition."
FRIDAY, AUG. 29
10 a.m. | Lamar v. Texas State
2 p.m. | Texas State v. Wake Forest
4 p.m. | Houston v. Lamar
SATURDAY, AUG. 30
11 a.m. | Houston v. Texas State
1 p.m. | Lamar v. Wake Forest
5 p.m. | Houston v. Wake Forest
Houston Volleyball's first match of the season against Lamar is Volleyball Alumni Night. All Volleyball Alumni in attendance will be honored during intermission. Following the match, the team and alumni will participate in the opening of the Houston Football Stadium festivities.
FLO HYMAN COLLEGIATE CUP
Houston welcomes Oral Roberts, Sam Houston State and Louisiana-Lafayette for the third annual Flo Hyman Collegiate Cup.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 12
1 p.m. | Oral Roberts v. Sam Houston State
4 p.m. | Sam Houston v. Louisiana-Lafayette
6 p.m. | Houston v. Oral Roberts
SATURDAY, SEPT. 13
9 a.m. | Louisiana-Lafayette v. Oral Roberts
11 a.m. | Houston v. Sam Houston State
3 p.m. | Houston v. Louisiana-Lafayette
5 p.m. | Flo Hyman Collegiate Cup Clinic - 8th grade and below
"We are thankful to Flo Hyman's family for the privilege to host the Flo Hyman Collegiate Cup," Platt said. "Flo is a huge part of our history and we appreciate the opportunity to honor Flo Hyman for her devotion to University of Houston Volleyball and the Volleyball Community."
Houston Volleyball will also host a Flo Hyman Collegiate Cup Clinic for students eighth grade and younger in conjunction with the Flo Hyman Collegiate Cup on Saturday, Sept. 13, tentatively scheduled for 5 p.m. inside the Athletics/Alumni Center following the last match of the day.
PRESEASON TOURNAMENT PLAY
Houston continues tournament play Sept. 5-6 with its first road matches in Lake Charles, La., for the McNeese State Big Daddy's Invitational. The Cougars will face Jackson State, host team McNeese State, Louisiana Tech and UT-Arlington during the two-day tournament.
Following the Flo Hyman Collegiate Cup, the Cougars head south for a match with UTSA Thursday, Sept. 18 before heading to the coast for the Islander Classic hosted by Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.
The Cougars wrap up tournament play in Corpus Christi, Texas, as they play UT-Pan American and host team Texas A&M-Corpus Christi on Sept. 19.
AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE
Houston kicks off the second season of the American Athletic Conference at home hosting Cincinnati and Memphis (Sept. 26, 28).
Houston will play 20 conference matches, 10 at home and 10 on the road - competing against all 10 schools twice. This season, the American Athletic Conference added Tulane, Tulsa and East Carolina to its membership after Louisville and Rutgers left after one season. The rest of the conference is made up of Houston, Connecticut, Cincinnati, Temple, Memphis, UCF, USF and SMU.
"This year the American Athletic Conference is sure to be highly competitive. We've added some strong teams to an already competitive volleyball conference," Platt said. "There really isn't a top and bottom of conference; anyone can win on any night. We must be prepared, focused, and ready to compete. The team is gearing up with summer workouts and ready for the challenge."
All conferences matches will be played on Friday and Sunday with times to vary depending on location. Friday home matches will be played at 7 p.m. CT and Sunday home matches at 1 p.m. CT.
HOME CONFERENCE GAMES for Houston Volleyball are:
Fri., Sept. 26 | Cincinnati | 7 p.m.
Sun., Sept. 28 | Memphis | 1 p.m.
Sun., Oct. 5 | East Carolina | 1 p.m.
Fri., Oct. 17 | Temple | 7 p.m.
Sun., Oct. 19 | Connecticut | 1 p.m.
Fri., Oct. 31 | Tulsa | 7 p.m.
Sun., Nov. 2 | SMU | 1 p.m.
Wed., Nov. 5 | Tulane | 7 p.m.
Fri., Nov. 21 | USF | 7 p.m.
Sun., Nov. 23 | UCF | 1 p.m.