WKU Volleyball Releases 2020-21 Conference Schedule
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – As WKU Volleyball works to finalize the non-conference schedule for the 2020-21 season, its Conference USA slate is complete with 12 matches against squads from the league’s East Division.
While divisions have never been used in Conference USA Volleyball, they’ve been utilized for softball and football in years prior in addition to being added for other sports this year. WKU Volleyball also played in the East Division of the Sun Belt Conference, claiming at least a share of the division title 10 times.
Moving to this schedule format will significantly reduce the amount of travel during conference play, with the aim of minimizing the risks associated with COVID-19.
Joining WKU in the C-USA East Division are Charlotte, Florida Atlantic, FIU, Marshall, Middle Tennessee and Old Dominion. The Tops will open conference play in Diddle Arena on Sunday, Feb. 7 against Florida Atlantic. Twenty-four hours later, the sides will meet again on Monday, Feb. 8.
All six series will be played back-to-back days with first serve at the same time for both contests.
In addition to Florida Atlantic (Feb. 7-8), Charlotte (Feb. 21-22) and FIU (March 7-8) will also visit The Hill this season. WKU will travel to Old Dominion on Feb. 14-15 for the first-ever matches against the Monarchs. The Red and White’s second road trip will be to Huntington, W.Va., for matches on Feb. 28 and March 1 at Marshall. Travis Hudson and company will close the regular season with a trip south to Middle Tennessee on March 20-21.
Southern Miss will host the 2020-21 Conference USA Tournament from April 1-3 inside Reed Green Coliseum. The Golden Eagles last hosted the postseason event in 2014, WKU’s first year in the league. Postseason play will run as it has in years past with eight teams playing in a single-elimination format.
With the conference slate set, WKU may still add non-conference matches before C-USA play begins. WKU Volleyball will announce any additional contests for the 2020-21 season as they are finalized.