In total, the Pac-12 Networks will be televising 96 Pac-12 women’s volleyball matches in 2014. Year three of the Networks will feature six more regular-season matches than last season’s 90-game.
Stanford opens the season at Iowa State on August 29. The match will be the first women’s volleyball action to air on the Pac-12 Networks this fall. The Cardinal’s first two home matches, scheduled for Sept. 5 against defending national champion Penn State and Sept. 7 versus Illinois, will also air on the Pac-12 Networks.
The Cardinal will play in two additional preseason tournaments. Stanford plays host to Duke, Penn and Santa Clara, Sept. 12-13 before travelling to San Diego to take on the University of San Diego, Eastern Washington and Cal State Northridge, Sept. 18-20.
Conference play begins at home as Stanford hosts rival California on Tuesday, Sept. 23 at 6 p.m. on the Pac-12 Networks. In fact, the Cardinal’s first four Pac-12 matches will be played on The Farm as Washington State visits on Sept. 26, Oregon on ESPNU on Oct. 3 and Oregon State on Oct. 4.
Stanford then hits the road for a four-match swing beginning at Arizona on Oct. 10 and at Arizona State on Oct. 12. The Cardinal will then take on Colorado in Boulder on Oct. 17 and Utah in Salt Lake City on Oct. 19. All four matches will be televised by the Pac-12 Networks.
The Los Angeles schools then visit Maples Pavilion with UCLA up first on Oct. 24 followed by USC on Oct. 26. The Cardinal will play a Halloween affair at Oregon State before taking on Oregon in Eugene on Nov. 2. Again, all four matches will air on the Pac-12 Networks.
Stanford welcomes the Arizona schools to The Farm on Nov. 5 (ASU) and Nov. 7 (Arizona) before heading down to Los Angeles for rematches against USC (Nov. 12) and UCLA (Nov. 13). All four matches are scheduled to be televised on the Pac-12 Networks.
The Cardinal wraps-up the home portion of its regular season against Utah and Colorado. The Utes invade Maples on Nov. 21 on the Pac-12 Networks. Stanford hosts the Buffaloes for Senior Night on Nov. 22.
Stanford’s lone meeting against 2013 Final Four participant Washington will take place in Seattle on Nov. 26. The Cardinal will then head to rival California for its final regular season match on Nov. 28. Both contests are slated to air on the Pac-12 Networks.
The NCAA Tournament begins with opening rounds, Dec. 5-6 at campus sites, NCAA Regional action will take place the following week, Dec. 12-13, with Iowa State, Louisville, Minnesota and Washington serving as the host sites. The Final Four is set for Dec. 18-20 in Oklahoma City.
Stanford returns 11 players from the 2013 roster, including four All-Americans which led the squad to its 33rd consecutive NCAA appearance in 2013. Two freshmen will join the Cardinal this fall. All dates, times and telecasts are subject to change.
2014 Stanford Women’s Volleyball Schedule
Aug. 29 (Fri.): at Iowa State, 4:30 p.m.#
Aug. 31 (Sun.): at Nebraska, 11 a.m.
Sept. 5 (Fri.): vs. Penn State, 6 p.m.#
Sept. 7 (Sun.): vs. Illinois, 11 a.m.#
Sep. 12 (Fri.): vs. Duke, 7 p.m.
Sept. 13 (Sat.): vs. Penn, 11 a.m.
Sept. 13 (Sat.): vs. Santa Clara, 7 p.m.
Sept. 18 (Thurs.): at San Diego, 7:30 p.m.
Sept. 19 (Fri.): vs. Eastern Washington (at USD), 5 p.m.
Sept. 20 (Sat.): vs. Cal State Northridge (at USD), 11 a.m.
Sept. 23 (Tue.): vs. California*, 6 p.m.#
Sept. 26 (Fri.): vs. Washington State*, 7 p.m.
Oct. 3 (Fri.): vs. Oregon*, 8 p.m.%
Oct. 4 (Sat.): vs. Oregon State*, 7 p.m.
Oct. 10 (Fri.): at Arizona*, 8 p.m.#
Oct. 12 (Sun.): at Arizona State*, 11 a.m.#
Oct. 17 (Fri.): at Colorado*, 6 p.m.#
Oct. 19 (Sun.): at Utah*, 1 p.m.#
Oct. 24 (Fri.): vs. UCLA*, 6 p.m.#
Oct. 26 (Sun.): vs. USC*, 5 p.m.#
Oct. 31 (Fri.): at Oregon State*, 6 p.m.#
Nov. 2 (Sun.): at Oregon*, 11 a.m.#
Nov. 5 (Wed.): vs. Arizona State*, TBA#
Nov. 7 (Fri.): vs. Arizona*, 7:30 p.m.#
Nov. 12 (Wed.): at USC*, 7:30 p.m.#
Nov. 13 (Thurs.): at UCLA*, 7 p.m.#
Nov. 21 (Fri.): vs. Utah*, TBA#
Nov. 22 (Sat.): vs. Colorado*, 7 p.m.
Nov. 26 (Wed.): at Washington*, TBA#
Nov. 28 (Fri.): at California*, TBA#
All times are PT
*indicates Pac-12 Conference match
#televised on Pac-12 Networks
%televised on ESPNU