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Clemson Volleyball Plays Host to 2010 Clemson Classic This Weekend

Clemson Volleyball Plays Host to 2010 Clemson Classic This Weekend

Sept. 15, 2010

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CLEMSON, SC – The Clemson volleyball team will open the round-robin 2010 Clemson Classic tournament on Friday, taking on ACC foe Georgia Tech at 7:00 pm in Jervey Gymnasium. Georgia State and Florida A&M will also participate, with their head-to-head match being played on Friday at 5:00 pm.

Saturday will feature three matches, with Georgia Tech and Florida A&M playing at 10:00 am before Clemson takes the court against Georgia State at noon. Georgia Tech and Georgia State the play at 4:00pm to close Saturday action. Clemson and Florida A&M play Sunday at 1:00 pm in the tournament finale.

All three of Clemson’s matches will be available via Tigercast with live streaming video. All six matches will have livestats as well, and have free admission. Additionally, pink Dig Pink T-shirts will be available beginning this weekend in Jervey gym for $10.00. The Dig Pink match is on Oct. 22 against Maryland.

TigerCast Broadcasts:Friday | Saturday | Sunday

Clemson (7-2) will host its second tournament of 2010, as they claimed the Big Orange Bash title from Aug. 27-28. The Tigers have been on the road each of the past two weekends, winning the Carolina Challenge in Rock Hill from Sept. 3-4 and then playing in the Spartan Invitational from Sept. 10-11.

Georgia Tech is off to a 5-4 start on the season, and matchups between the Tigers and Jackets are usually close. The past four matchups have all been decided in a fifth set, including both matchups in 2009 and 2008. Clemson holds a 32-22 series lead, but the Jackets have won three in a row.

Clemson and Georgia State (5-5) have met 13 times on the volleyball court, with the Tigers holding an 11-2 advantage over the Panthers. The teams last played in 2007, a 3-0 Clemson win, also in the Clemson Classic.

Florida A&M (0-7) is 0-5 all-time against the Tigers, and met Clemson twice during the 2008 season during back-to-back days in the Clemson Classic.

Although the Tigers open ACC play with Georgia Tech, the ACC schedule fully gets underway on Sept. 24 as Clemson welcomes Wake Forest at 7:00 pm and ACC-favorite Duke at 6:00 pm on Sept. 25, Clemson’s designated Solid Orange match.