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MARQUETTE, Mich. – Northern Michigan University announces the 2008 volleyball schedule. The Wildcats will have 10 matches at home and seven on the road. NMU will also play in three tournaments during the season. For the 2007 season, the ‘Cats were 20-12 overall and 13-5 in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC). NMU will play its Green and Gold match on Aug. 26 at 7 p.m.
NMU will open the season by playing in two tournaments. The ‘Cats are at the University of Nebraska-Omaha Invite on Aug. 29-30 and then will play at the Flyer Festival at Lewis University on Sept. 5-6. NMU is scheduled to play MSU-Moorhead (3:30 p.m.) and Nebraska-Omaha (8 p.m.) on Aug. 29. The ‘Cats will face Mary (5:15 p.m.) and Emporia State (12:45 p.m.) on Aug. 30. NMU will face Lewis at the Flyer Festival on Sept. 5 with the remaining matches to be announced at a later date.
NMU will host Lake Superior State (Sept. 12) and Saginaw Valley State (Sept. 13) to open up GLIAC play. The next five matches are on the road. NMU will be at Michigan Tech (Sept. 16), Ferris State (Sept. 19), Grand Valley State (Sept. 20), Hillsdale (Sept. 26) and Findlay (Sept. 27).
After coming off the road the team will have four straight matches at Vandament Arena. Ashland (Oct. 3) will be first up as they will be followed by Tiffin (Oct. 4), Northwood (Oct. 10) and Wayne State (Oct. 11).
The ‘Cats will play in the GLVC/GLIAC Crossover Tournament in Indianapolis from Oct. 17-18.  Teams and times will be announced later. NMU will continue on the road the following weekend against Lake Superior State (Oct. 24) and Saginaw Valley State (Oct. 25).
The final four matches of the regular season are in Marquette. NMU will host Michigan Tech (Oct. 31), non-conference foe Urbana (Nov. 1), Ferris State (Nov. 7) and Grand Valley State (Nov. 8).
2008 Northern Michigan University Volleyball Schedule
Aug. 26-Green and Gold (7 p.m.)
Aug. 29-30-at University of Nebraska-Omaha Invite
Aug. 29-vs. MSU-Moorhead (3:30 p.m.)
Aug. 29-at Nebraska-Omaha (8 p.m.)
Aug. 30-vs. Mary (5:15 p.m.)
Aug. 30-vs. Emporia State (12:45 p.m.)
Sept. 5-6-at Flyer Festival: Lewis University
Sept. 5-at Lewis (TBA)
Sept. 5-TBA (TBA)
Sept. 6-TBA (TBA)
Sept. 6-TBA (TBA)
Sept. 12-Lake Superior State (7 p.m.)
Sept. 13-Saginaw Valley State (2 p.m.)
Sept. 16-at Michigan Tech (TBA)
Sept. 19-at Ferris State (TBA)
Sept. 20-at Grand Valley State (TBA)
Sept. 26-at Hillsdale (7 p.m.)
Sept. 27-at Findlay (TBA)
Oct. 3-Ashland (7 p.m.)
Oct. 4-Tiffin (2 p.m.)
Oct. 10-Northwood (6 p.m.)
Oct. 11-Wayne State (2 p.m.)
Oct. 17-18-at GLVC/GLIAC Crossover Tournament (@Indianapolis)
Oct. 17-TBA (TBA)
Oct. 17-TBA (TBA)
Oct. 18-TBA (TBA)
Oct. 18-TBA (TBA)
Oct. 24-at Lake Superior State (TBA)
Oct. 25-at Saginaw Valley State (2 p.m.)
Oct. 31-Michigan Tech (6 p.m.)
Nov. 1-Urbana (5 p.m.)
Nov. 7-Ferris State (7 p.m.)
Nov. 8-Grand Valley State (2 p.m.)
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David Faiella
Sports Information Director