LOS ANGELES - The 2014 UCLA women's volleyball schedule has been announced and a total of 15 of the Bruins' 31 regular-season matches will be broadcast on television, with 14 on the Pac-12 Networks and one on ESPNU.
The Bruins will be home for 10 regular-season matches, with nine of the 10 contested at the John Wooden Center. The lone regular-season match to be held in Pauley Pavilion will be the UCLA-USC tilt on Sept. 23.
A sneak preview of the 2014 squad will be on display on Aug. 23 with the Alumni Match. The regular season begins a few miles down the 405 at the LMU Invitational, as UCLA faces Binghamton on Aug. 29, followed by a day-night doubleheader against LIU Brooklyn and Loyola Marymount on Aug. 30.
The Bruins then head north for their debut in the Pac-12/Big Ten Challenge, which will be hosted by Stanford, and for UCLA will include matchups with Illinois on Sept. 5 and defending national champion Penn State on Sept. 6. The UCLA-Illinois match will be the first of 14 broadcasts on the Pac-12 Networks.
UCLA makes its annual trip to Hawai'i for the Outrigger Hotels and Resorts Volleyball Challenge. The Bruins will play three straight nights, starting Sept. 11 against San Francisco, continuing Sept. 12 versus Hawai'i and finishing Sept. 13 with Utah State. The Bruins' last weekend of the non-conference schedule will take place in Orange County with the Fullerton Classic. UCLA plays Georgetown on Sept. 19 before another day-night doubleheader on Sept. 20 against Yale and Cal State Fullerton.
The Pac-12 schedule begins at home on Sept. 23 against crosstown rival USC at Pauley Pavilion. From there, the Bruins will travel up Bruin Walk for the remainder of the 2014 regular season to the John Wooden Center, where they have posted a record of 25-3 (.893 winning percentage) over the last four seasons. UCLA kicks off play at Collins Court on Sept. 26 against Arizona. Each of the first two home contests will be televised on Pac-12 Networks.
The month of October begins on the road, as UCLA travels to Washington on Oct. 3 and Washington State for a Pac-12 Networks match on Oct. 5. The Bruins then open a four-match homestand at the Wooden Center, starting Oct. 10 against Utah. The next three of the homestand will all be televised on Pac-12 Networks, beginning with Oct. 12 versus Colorado, followed by an Oct. 15 matchup with Oregon and an Oct. 17 tilt against Oregon State.
Two more Pac-12 Networks broadcasts are on tap in the Bay Area, as UCLA faces Stanford on Oct. 24 and California on Oct. 26. The Bruins return home for four of the next six, starting Oct. 31 against Washington.
UCLA then has each of its next five matches on Pac-12 Networks, starting Nov. 2 at the John Wooden Center against Washington State. The Bruins travel to Colorado on Nov. 6 and have a two-day break before a Nov. 9 contest against Utah.
The final homestand begins on Nov. 13 when the Bruins host Stanford, which will be followed by the last regular-season contest against California on Nov. 16.
The last four regular-season matches will be on the road. The first three, Oregon on Nov. 21, Oregon State on Nov. 22 and Arizona State on Nov. 26, will not be televised. However, the regular-season finale at USC on Nov. 28 will be aired on ESPNU.
The NCAA Tournament begins with the first and second rounds at 16 campus sites on Dec. 5 and 6. That will be followed by NCAA Regional action (Dec. 12-13) to be played in Ames, Iowa, Minneapolis, Louisville, Ky. and Seattle. The NCAA Semifinals (Dec. 18) and Championship (Dec. 20) will take place in Oklahoma City.