SWAC Volleyball Weekly Release: August 25

Nelson

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UPCOMING SCHEDULE:
Friday, Aug 26

Alabama A&M vs. Maryland Eastern Shore
Montgomery, Ala. | 10 am

Texas Southern vs. Tennessee State
Montgomery, Ala. | 10 am

Jackson State vs. Towson
Montgomery, Ala. | 12:30 pm

Alabama State vs. North Carolina A&T
Montgomery, Ala. | 12:30 pm
Live Stats

Arkansas-Pine Bluff vs. Sacramento State
Arlington, Texas | 4:00 pm

Prairie View A&M vs. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi
Waco, Texas | 4 pm

Alabama A&M vs. North Carolina A&T
Montgomery, Ala. | 4:30 pm

Jackson State vs. Tennessee State
Montgomery, Ala. | 4:30 pm

Grambling State vs. Tulane
Hattiesburg, Miss. | 5 pm

Texas Southern vs. Towson
Montgomery, Ala. | 7 pm

Alabama St. vs. Maryland Eastern Shore
Montgomery, Ala. | 7 pm
Live Stats

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Saturday, Aug 27
Alabama A&M vs. Tennessee State
Montgomery, Ala. | 10 am

Jackson State vs. North Carolina A&T
Montgomery, Ala. | 10 am

Prairie View A&M vs. Baylor
Waco, Texas | 11 am
Live Stats

Southern @ Southeastern Louisana (DH)
Hammond, La. | 11 am/4 pm
Live Stats

Grambling State vs. Southern Mississippi
Hattiesburg, Miss. 12:30 pm

Alabama State vs. Towson
Montgomery, Ala. | 12:30 pm
Live Stats

Texas Southern vs. Maryland Eastern Shore
Montgomery, Ala. | 12:30 pm

Arkansas-Pine Bluff vs. Texas-Arlington
Arlington, Texas | 1:30 pm
Live Stats

Grambling State vs. McNeese State
Hattiesburg, Miss. | 3:30 pm

Alabama A&M vs. Towson
Montgomery, Ala. | 4:30 pm

Texas Southern vs. North Carolina A&T
Montgomery, Ala. | 4:30 pm

Arkansas-Pine Bluff vs. Sam Houston State
Arlington, Texas | 4:30 pm

Prairie View A&M vs. Texas-Rio Grande Valley
Waco, Texas | 5 pm

Alabama State vs. Tennessee State
Montgomery, Ala. | 7:00 pm
Live Stats

Jackson State vs. Marlyand Eastern Shore
Montgomery, Ala. | 7:00 pm

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Tuesday, Aug 30
Southern @ Southern Mississippi
Hattiesburg, Miss. | 6:00 pm

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Wednesday, Aug 31
Grambling State at Texas College
Tyler, Texas | 6:00 pm

Conference News & Notes:

- This season, tournament seeding will be decided by the top eight teams in terms of conference record, regardless of divisional affiliation.

- Alcorn State welcomes a not-so-unfamiliar face to the sidelines as Chelsey Lucas-Nichols has been tabbed as the newest head coach of the Lady Braves. Lucas-Nichols is no stranger to the SWAC, as she was an all-conference performer for Grambling State during the mid 2000s and was the 2006 SWAC Defensive Player of the Year.

- Opening weekend will see a few SWAC squads test their mettle against formidable out-of-conference competition, as Grambling State has dates with Tulane and Southern Miss. Prairie View A&M appears to have the marquee matchup of the weekend, as it will take on Power 5 and Big 12 opponent Baylor in invitational action.

- It has been 10 years since a team from the Western Division went on to win the Southwestern Athletic Conference Volleyball Tournament. Prairie View A&M was last to accomplish the feat, beating Mississippi Valley in the finals and ultimately ending a run of six straight titles for Alabama A&M. Coincidentally enough, Alabama A&M’s first championship win in 2000 was also the first title for a team in the Eastern Division. The Lady Bulldogs defeated defending champion Prairie View A&M in the finals that year.

- Texas Southern coach Jocelyn Adams could make history this season, pending a strong campaign by her respective team. If TSU is able to win its first title since 1994, Adams would become the first coach in league history to guide two different teams to the championship. Adams led Prairie View A&M to its first-ever league crown in 1992.
 
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