CLEMSON, S.C. – The Clemson volleyball team (17-14, 8-10 ACC) is set to host Alabama A&M (23-15, 17-1 SWAC) in the first round of the Women’s National Invitational Volleyball Championship (NIVC), which will commence Nov. 29 through Dec. 11. The first serve between Clemson and the Bulldogs is slated for Thursday, Nov. 29 at 7 p.m. Additionally, Appalachian State (22-8, 13-3 Sun Belt) and Radford (21-6, 12-4 Big South) are scheduled to play prior to Thursday’s nightcap at 4 p.m. The winners of Thursday’s first round matches will square off on Friday, Nov. 30 at 7 p.m. All three matches will stream live via the Clemson Athletics’ Facebook account.
Fans can purchase tickets at the front doors of Jervey Gym.
If Clemson advances beyond the second round, there is a possibility it would host proceeding rounds, which will be determined by the NIVC committee. Round three will be held Dec. 5-7, the semifinals run Dec. 7-9 and the championship match will take place Tuesday, Dec. 11 at 7 p.m.
Clemson’s acceptance to the NIVC tournament marks its first postseason appearance since receiving an at-large bid to the 2009 NCAA Tournament. This season, Clemson achieved its highest ACC finish (9th) since 2012 and best overall record since 2014. This year marks the second running of the NIVC since its rebirth last year. The original event ran from 1989-1995.
The NIVC is a single-elimination tournament with all games played at sites of host schools. The NIVC is committed to offering deserved opportunities to women’s Volleyball programs, and the 2018 Postseason NIVC features a full 32-team bracket. The NIVC offers teams an opportunity to get more practices in, to experience playoff-atmosphere games, to play in front of passionate fans, and to use their NIVC success as a springboard to the next season.
Thursday, Nov. 29
Who: Alabama A&M (23-15, 17-1 SWAC)
When: 7 p.m.
Where: Jervey Gym
Watch: Clemson Athletics’ Facebook account
Live Stats: StatBroadcast
Follow: @ClemsonVB on Twitter and Instagram, and @ClemsonVolleyball on Facebook
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