2010 Penn State WVB Schedule

The reign, the streak, and other things.

For the Penn State Women’s Volleyball team, the 2009 season might be called “The Year of the Streaks” — as in winning an unprecedented third consecutive NCAA Championship, extending the NCAA record for consecutive match victories to 102, winning an NCAA record 18th consecutive NCAA Tournament match, extending the record for consecutive Big Ten match victories to 65, and the record for consecutive match victories in Rec Hall to 74.

But 2009 is over. A host of stars who helped make those streaks happen have graduated (we miss you Alisha Glass, Megan Hodge, and Kelsey Ream; and Nicole Fawcett and Christa Harmotta, and Roberta Holehouse and . . . well you get the point).

As Head Coach Russ Rose says in the video, teams lose (“it happens – it happens all the time”), and even though it hasn’t happened at Penn State “in a while,” Rose knows it will happen at Penn State, sooner or later. And when it does, he says, “we’ll work on the things we need to get better for our next match.”

Penn State’s 2010 schedule features 16 home matches and 32 matches overall (we haven’t seen a list of which will be televised). The team opens the season against North Carolina in Chapel Hill, followed by matches against always-tough Florida, Stanford and Texas in Gainesville, and a challenging Big Ten conference schedule. As always, the Nittany Lions will be aiming towards an NCAA Tournament bid at the end of the season.

So, here’s to the 2010 Season! We have no idea whether Penn State will lose this year or, if it does, to whom. What we do know is that Coach Rose will use his skill, his knowledge, and his commitment to excellence to help the 2010 Nittany Lions become the best team they can be. At the end of the day, that’s all one can ask for.

DateOpponentLocationTimeMediaW-L
08/27/10University of North Carolina Chapel Hill7:30 p.m. ET GameTrackerW 3-0
08/28/10 VillanovaChapel Hill11:00 a.m. ET GameTrackerW 3-0
08/28/10 Campbell UniversityChapel Hill5:30 p.m. CT GameTrackerW 3-0
09/03/10 Seton HallRec Hall7:00 p.m. ET GameTrackerW 3-0
09/04/10 ColgateRec Hall10:00 a.m. ETGameTrackerW 3-0
09/04/10Virginia CommonwealthRec Hall7:00 p.m. ET GameTrackerW 3-0
09/10/10 FloridaGainesville, FL7:30 p.m. ETGameTracker
Live Video
W 3-1
09/11/10 StanfordGainesville, FL6:30 p.m. ETGameTrackerL 0-3
09/17/10 George WashingtonRec Hall7:00 p.m. ET GameTrackerW 3-0
09/18/10PrincetonRec Hall10:00 a.m. ET GameTrackerW 3-0
09/18/10 St. Johns Rec Hall7:00 p.m. ETGameTrackerW 3-0
09/24/10 Illinois Champaign, IL8:00 p.m. ETGameTracker
BTN
Tape Delay
7:00 p.m. E.T.
L 2-3
09/26/10 Wisconsin Madison, WI2:00 p.m. ETGameTracker
BTN
Tape Delay
(9 p.m. E.T. )
W 3-0
10/01/10 Michigan StateRec Hall7:00 p.m. ETW 3-0
10/02/10 MichiganRec Hall6:00 p.m. ETBTN
(Live?)
GameTracker
W 3-0
10/08/10 PurdueWest Lafayette, IN7:00 p.m. ETL 2-3
10/09/10 IndianaBloomington, IN7:00 p.m. ETL 1-3
10/15/10 MinnesotaRec Hall7:00 p.m. ETW 3-1
10/16/10 IowaRec Hall7:00 p.m. ETW 3-0
10/20/10 Ohio StateColumbus, OH7:00 p.m. ETBTN
Tape Delay
W 3-0
10/23/10 NorthwesternEvanston, IL8:00 p.m. ETW 3-0
10/29/10 IndianaRec Hall7:00 p.m. ETW 3-0
10/30/10 PurdueRec Hall5:00 p.m. ETW 3-1
11/05/10 MichiganAnn Arbor, MI

7:00 p.m. ETBTN
Tape Delay
11-7 1:00 pm
W 3-0
11/06/10 Michigan StateEast Lansing, MI6:30 p.m. ETW 3-1
11/12/10 WisconsinRec Hall7:00 p.m. ETW 3-0
11/13/10 IllinoisRec Hall7:00 p.m. ETGameTracker

BTN
W 3-0
11/17/10 Ohio StateRec Hall7:00 p.m. ET
11/19/10 NorthwesternRec Hall7:00 p.m. ET
11/26/10 IowaIowa City, IA8:00 p.m. ET
11/27/09 MinnesotaMinneapolis, MN9:00 p.m. ETBTN
12/03/10 Niagara Rec Halltba
12/04/10 NCAA 2nd RndCampus Sitestba
12/10/10 NCAA Reg. SemisRec Halltba
12/11/10 NCAA Reg. FinalRec Halltba
12/16/10 NCAA SemifinalsKansas City, MO tba
12/18/10 NCAA FinalKansas City, MO tba