FSU Volleyball Debuts at No. 13 in the AVCA Rankings
The Seminoles have been included in every AVCA poll dating back to Sept. 19, 2011, and will debut at No.13 in the 2014 preseason rankings, extending the streak to 43-striaght polls. It is also just one place shy of the highest preseason ranking in school history (No. 12 – 2012).
Florida State will start the season as the first school in ACC history to receive an invitation to play in the AVCA Showcase, which traditionally involves perennial power schools. FSU will visit No.7 Nebraska at 7 p.m. on Aug. 29before taking on Iowa State on Aug. 31 at 1 p.m. in Ames.
The Seminoles will return to Tallahassee and welcome 10th-ranked Florida to Tully Gym on Sept. 4 at 6 p.m.
Broadcast Details Announced for Four Louisville Men’s Soccer Matches
The Cardinals are scheduled to have three matches on ESPN3 – the Aug. 29 season-opener against No. 2 Maryland at Dr. Mark and Cindy Lynn Stadium, the Oct. 3 road game at N.C. State and the Oct. 24 home contest against Clemson. All of the ESPN3 broadcasts will also be available on the WatchESPN mobile app. In addition, Louisville’s first ACC match against Duke on Sept. 13 at Lynn Stadium will be carried by NSCAATV.com.
Syracuse-Villanova Series Continues In Philadelphia
Syracuse and Villanova will play the second game of a home-and-home series announced last year when the two teams met on Saturday, December 20, in Philadelphia.
Syracuse and Villanova first met on the hardwood during the 1945-46 season. The two programs have played 71 times overall and SU owns a 39-32 advantage in the series. The Wildcats rank ninth on the list of most familiar Syracuse foes.
The Orange won the most recent encounter, a 76-62 decision last December in the Carrier Dome.
Syracuse was one of the original members of The BIG EAST Conference that first competed in the 1979-80 campaign. Villanova joined in the second year. All but five of the 70 contests played between SU and ‘Nova came while the programs were affiliated with The BIG EAST. The Orange officially moved to the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) on July 1, 2013.