Long Beach State will make the trek out to Champaign-Urbana, Ill. for the Illini Classic. They open the season with nationally-ranked Illinois and North Carolina.
The 2014 season is nearly here for the Long Beach State women's volleyball team. In fact, it begins this Saturday when the current team takes on some former 49ers in an exhibition match in the Gold Mine at 7 p.m. LBSU hopes the exhibition against some of its young alumnae will mark the first step toward December volleyball.
The Long Beach State women's volleyball team will appear five times on ESPN3 and the WatchESPN app, the Big West Conference announced on Wednesday. All five broadcast contests will be at home in the Walter Pyramid.
For the third consecutive year, the Long Beach State women's volleyball team was picked to finish second in the Big West in a poll of the conference's coaches. The Big West released the poll on Wednesday with Hawai'i claiming the top spot but four teams collecting at least one first-place vote.