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Nov 30, 2023

MATCH DAY CENTRAL: Volleyball vs. Ball State – NIVC Second Round

Clemson (18-13, 8-10 ACC) vs. Ball State


  • 🆚 Opponent: vs. Ball State
  • 🗓 Date/Time: Friday, December 1 • 7 p.m. ET
  • 📍 Venue: Murfreesboro, Tenn.
  • 📺 Watch: ESPN+
  • 📊 Stats: Live Stats

Clemson: Roster | Schedule | Match Notes (PDF)


  • Clemson advances to the second round of the NIVC after sweeping Eastern Kentucky in the opening round on Thursday afternoon
  • This is the second-consecutive season Clemson has made the NIVC, and the third time overall
  • The Tigers will take on Ball State, who defeated MTSU in the opening round, at 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 1
  • The Tigers take an 18-13 overall record into Friday night’s matchup
  • Clemson holds an 0-1 record against the Cardinals and last played them on Sept. 1, 1995, where the Tigers fell in three sets


  • The 2023 selection to the NIVC is Clemson’s third selection in program history
  • Clemson’s opening round sweep against EKU in 2023 marks the first postseason win since 2018
  • Clemson first made the NIVC in 2018 and advanced to the third round before dropping a three-set match to College of Charleston. The Tigers defeated both Alabama A&M and Radford that season to advance to be one of the final eight teams
  • Last season, Clemson was selected and played Kent State in the opening round in Lynchburg, Va. They took the Golden Eagles to four sets, before falling in the opening round


  • Clemson’s 18 wins marks the most in a single-season since 2018 when Clemson finished the regular season with 17 and ended the season with 19 following the NIVC Tournament
  • Through the first 20 games of the season, Clemson posted a 12-8 record to mark the best start in program history since 2014 (14-6) – maintained this through the first 25 matches with a 15-10 record for the best record through 25 matches since 2014 as well
  • The Tigers also won eight ACC matches in 2023 to mark the most under Head Coach Jackie Simpson Kirr and the most since 2018
  • With the eight wins, Clemson tied for eighth in the ACC to mark the highest finish since 2012 when the Tigers tied for fourth with a 12-8 record
  • The Tigers recorded their 900th victory in program history after defeating Virginia Tech in Jervey Gym on Oct. 1, 2023 – happened in the 46th year of competition and held a 900-690 overall record
  • Welcomed 1,393 fans to Jervey Gym against NC State on Sept. 22 for the most fans in attendance during the Simpson Kirr era

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