2010 Season Opens at Santa Barbara Invitational

(Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)

PROVO -- The BYU men’s volleyball team opens its 2010 season at the 46th Annual Santa Barbara Invitational on Jan. 7-8. The Cougars will join seven other teams at the tournament, including, Cal Baptist, Cal State Northridge, Long Beach State, UC Irvine, UCLA, UC San Diego and host UC Santa Barbara.

The Cougars will face reigning national champion UC Irvine in the opening round on Thursday, then will compete against either UCLA or UC San Diego in the second round.

Tickets to the Invitational are available by calling the UCSB Ticket Office at (805) 893-UCSB or visiting the website HERE.

All-Session Passes bought in advance sell for $12 for adults, $9 for seniors and $5 for youth. All-Session Passes purchased after Jan. 6 are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and $8 for youth. Single-Day Passes for either Thursday or Friday are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and $5 for youth.

More information about the tournament can be found HERE.

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MATCH SCHEDULE

Thursday, January 7 – 11 a.m.

Match 1: UCSB vs. CSUN (court 4)

Match 2: CBU vs. LBSU (court 3)

Match 3: UCLA vs. UCSD (court 2)

Match 4: BYU vs. UCI (court 1)

Thursday, January 7 – 7:30 p.m.

Match 5: TBD vs. TBD (court 3/4)

Match 6: TBD vs. TBD (court 2)

Match 7: TBD vs. TBD (court 3/4)

Match 8: TBD vs. TBD (court 1)

Friday, January 8 – 11 a.m.

Match 9: 7th/8th place (court 4)

Friday, January 8 – 1:30 p.m.

Match 10: 5th/6th place (court 4)

Friday, January 8 – 4 p.m.

Match 11: 3rd/4th place (court 4)

Friday, January 8 – 6:30 p.m.

Match 12: 1st/2nd place (court 4)

Courts 1, 2, and 3 are located in the Events Center (Thunderdome) and court 4 is located in Robertson Gymnasium. All four courts will be utilized for both of Thursday’s sessions. All of Friday’s matches will be played on court 4 in Robertson Gymnasium. All matches involving UCSB will be played on court 4 in Robertson Gymnasium.