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OVC volleyball adjust upcoming season

APSU Athletic Communications

By Cody Bush

APSU Athletics Communications

BRENTWOOD – The OVC announced alterations to the 2020-21 volleyball schedule, Tuesday.

In order to limit travel and avoid teams traveling to multiple locations during the same weekend while also providing schools the most flexibility to complete the highest percentage of matches possible, the OVC Council of Directors of Athletics approved an updated schedule that now features 16 conference matches with back-to-back matches against the same opponent.

OVC teams will play matches on Sundays and Mondays, beginning Sunday, Feb. 7, with the regular season concluding Monday, March 29.

Austin Peay will open the revised OVC schedule against Tennessee Tech, Feb. 7-8 at the Dunn Center. Also visiting Clarksville this spring will be Morehead State (Feb. 21-22), Murray State (March 7-8), and SIUE (March 21-22). 

The Governors’ four road weekends include trips to Tennessee State (Feb. 14-15), Eastern Illinois (Feb. 28-March 1), Southeast Missouri (March 14-15), and UT Martin (March 28-29). Austin Peay will not face Belmont or Jacksonville State in the revised schedule.

The NCAA will announce the selections for a revised 48-team bracket on Sunday, April 4, with the national semifinals and championship scheduled for April 23-25. This year’s field will include 32 automatic qualifiers, including the Ohio Valley Conference champion, and 16 at-large bids.

Ohio Valley Conference teams will play following local regulations, NCAA medical guidelines, and supporting OVC standards.

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