BUFFALO, NY – University at Buffalo head volleyball coach Scott Smith has announced the upcoming 2019 schedule, which will begin with 12 non-conference matches before the 16-match conference slate gets underway. The schedule is headlined by a pair of home tournaments.
The Bulls open the season by hosting the UB Invite, highlighted by a season-opening match with SEC foe Alabama on Aug. 30 at 6:00 pm. The Bulls will host Marist on Saturday Aug. 31 at 4:00 pm and then conclude the tournament by hosting Colgate on Sep. 1 at 10:00 am.
UB will head to Wyoming for the second week where they will open against the Cowboys at 1:30 ET on Sep. 6. Buffalo will also play Northern Colorado on the first day of action before closing out the weekend with the College of Charleston on Sep. 7.
Week three of the season will take the Bulls to Fargo, ND for the NDSU Tournament. Buffalo will open play against California at 1:00 pm ET on Sep. 13. UB will play Green Bay later that day and then face the host team in North Dakota State on Sep. 14.
The Bulls will host the Blue and White Classic to close out non-conference play beginning on Friday, Sep. 20. UB will open action by hosting St. Francis (PA) at 12:30 pm and they will also face Cornell that day at 6:30 pm. The weekend will conclude on Saturday Sep. 21 when Buffalo hosts Canisius at 12:30 pm.
Mid-American Conference play begins the following week with a pair of home matches. UB will host Akron on Thursday, Sep. 26 and Toledo on Saturday, Sep. 28 before hitting the road for matches at Miami and Bowling Green.
UB returns to Alumni Arena for a four-match homestand beginning on Oct. 11 when its hosts Kent State and Oct. 12 against Ohio. The following weekend, the Bulls will host Western Michigan and Northern Illinois before four straight on the road.
The final home weekend begins on Nov. 8 against Bowling Green and then Senior Night will be on Saturday, Nov. 9 against Miami. The Bulls will close out the regular season at Ohio and Kent State.
The 2019 Mid-American Conference Tournament takes place from Nov. 21-24 at Bowling Green.