2012 Schedule Update (More Info, but Still Not Finalized or Approved)

We’ve received more specific (though still not finalized or approved) information on the Nike Big Four Volleyball Classic, as well as starting times (subject to change) for all of the other Penn State matches for the 2012 season.

As previously reported, the Nike Big Four Volleyball Classic will take place in University Park, PA on August 31st and September 1st. Our information as of today (still not finalized) is that Texas and Florida will open the tournament at 4:00 p.m. on August 31st, followed by Penn State vs. Stanford at 7:00 p.m. The opening match on Saturday will be Florida vs. Stanford at 4:00 p.m., with Texas and Penn State closing out the Tournament at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday evening. It should be a great weekend for volleyball!

Here’s the complete (not yet final or approved) schedule:

2012 Schedule (Continued)

Date (Time)OpponentSiteMatch ResultDigNittany
9-28-12 (8:00 p.m. ET)WisconsinMadison, WI
(Wisconsin Field House)
W (3-0)Penn State Downs BadgersStats
9-29-12 (8:00 p.m. ET)MinnesotaMinneapolis, MN
(Sports Pavilion)
W (3-0)Outlier? Penn State Sweeps MinnesotaStats
10-5-12 (8:00 p.m. ET)NorthwesternEvansville, IL
(Welsh-Ryan Arena)
W (3-0)Penn State Downs Northwestern 3-0 at Welsh-Ryan ArenaStats
10-6-12 (8:00 p.m. ET)IllinoisChampaign-Urbana, IL
(Huff Hall)
W (3-2)Penn State Refuses to Lose in 3-2 Comeback over IllinoisStats
10-12-12 (8:00 p.m. ET)PurdueUniversity Park, PA
(Rec Hall)
W (3-0)Monday Wrap: Purdue and IndianaStats
10-13-12 (7:00 p.m. ET)IndianaUniversity Park, PA
(Rec Hall)
W (3-1)Monday Wrap: Purdue and IndianaStats
10-17-12 (8:00 p.m. ET)Ohio StateColumbus, OH
(St. John Arena)
W (3-0)Penn State Sweeps Ohio State (DigNittany Not Satisfied?)Stats
10-20-12 (7:00 p.m. ET)MichiganAnn Arbor, MI
(Cliff Keen Arena)
W (3-2)Michigan and the Fatigue FactorStats
10-24-12 (8:00 p.m. ET)IowaIowa City, IA
(Carver Hawkeye Arena)
W (3-0)Penn State Sweeps Iowa in Carver-Hawkeye ArenaStats
10-28-12 (2:00 p.m. ET)Nebraska

Lincoln, NE
(NU Coliseum)
L (2-3)Nebraska Downs Penn State 3-2 (Tough Loss for Nittany Lions?)Stats
11-2-12 (8:00 p.m. ET)MinnesotaUniversity Park, PA
(Rec Hall)
W (3-1)GoPSUsports RecapStats
11-4-12 (2:00 p.m. ET)WisconsinUniversity Park, PA
(Rec Hall)
W (3-0)GoPSUsports RecapStats
11-8-12 (8:00 p.m. ET)IllinoisUniversity Park, PA
(Rec Hall)
W (3-0)Sister Act: Penn State Sweeps IllilnoisStats
11-10-12 (7:00 p.m. ET)NorthwesternUniversity Park, PA
(Rec Hall)
W (3-0)Sweet 16: Penn State Sweeps NorthwesternStats
11-16-12(7:00 p.m. ET)IndianaBloomington, Ind.
(University Gymnasium)
W (3-0)B1G Champions (Penn State Sweeps Indiana)Stats
11-17-12 (7:00 p.m. ET)PurdueWest Lafayette, IN
(Holloway Gymnasium)
W (3-1)
11-21-12 (7:00 p.m. ET)Ohio StateUniversity Park, PA
(Rec Hall)
W (3-0)
11-24-12 (7:00 p.m. ET)Michigan StateUniversity Park, PA
(Rec Hall)
W (3-0)
NCAA 1st Round
BinghamtonUniversity Park, PA
(Rec Hall)
W (3-0)Penn State Floats Past Binghamton (and on to Bowling Green)
NCAA 2nd Round
Bowling GreenUniversity Park, PA
(Rec Hall)
W (3-0)
NCAA Regional Semifinals
KentuckyWest Lafayette, INW (3-0)Lions Sweep Cats - Advance to Regonal FinalsStats
NCAA Regional Finals
MinnesotaWest Lafayette, INW (3-1)Nittany Lions Down Minnesota (Will Face Oregon in NCAA Semifinals)
NCAA Semifinals
OregonLouisville, KYL (1-3)Ducks Down Lions
NCAA Championship
Louisville, KYDNP