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Bruins Battle Alumni in Men's Volleyball Opener
By: UCLA Athletics

January 5, 1999

LOS ANGELES - Seventeen-time NCAA men's volleyball champion UCLA will host a talent-stocked Alumni team Sat. Jan. 9 at 7 p.m. in the John Wooden Center.

The defending national champions, who return three starters from last season's 28-4 team, will face a squad of former Bruins that includes Olympians, All-Americans and professional veterans.

Headlining the roster for the Alumni team will be current USA National Team members Jeff Nygaard, Tom Stillwell and Erik Sullivan, former All-Americans Paul Nihipali and Stein Metzger and beach volleyball stalwart Kevin Wong.

Also expected to appear, but not play, will be three-time Olympic gold medalist Karch Kiraly and beach volleyball legend Sinjin Smith.

The Bruin varsity features returning All-Americans Brandon Taliaferro, Adam Naeve and senior Fred Robins. Al Scates, who enters his 37th season as head coach, boasts the sport's most impressive record with 946 victories and 17 NCAA titles.

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Sunday, Jan 03 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. British Columbia
Los Angeles, CA
Tuesday, Jan 05 - 4:00 PM PST
at George Mason
Fairfax, VA
Thursday, Jan 07 - 2:00 PM PST
vs. Ohio State
University Park, PA
Friday, Jan 08 - 4:30 PM PST
at Penn State
University Park, PA
Friday, Jan 15 - 7:00 PM PST
at UC Irvine
Irvine, CA
Saturday, Jan 16 - 7:00 PM PST
at UC San Diego
La Jolla, CA
Wednesday, Jan 20 - 7:00 PM PST
at Cal Baptist
Riverside, CA
Saturday, Jan 23 - 3:00 PM PST
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
Monday, Jan 25 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Princeton
Los Angeles, CA
Wednesday, Jan 27 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Long Beach State
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Jan 29 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. CSUN
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Feb 05 - 9:00 PM PST
at Hawai'i
Honolulu, HI
Saturday, Feb 06 - 9:00 PM PST
at Hawai'i
Honolulu, HI
Thursday, Feb 11 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. UC Irvine
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Feb 13 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. UC San Diego
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Feb 19 - 7:00 PM PST
at Pepperdine
Malibu, CA
Sunday, Feb 21 - 11:00 AM PST
at Stanford
Maples Pavilion- Stanford, CA
Wednesday, Feb 24 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Cal Baptist
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Feb 27 - 8:00 PM PST
at USC
Los Angeles, CA