Creighton volleyball’s 2018 schedule features match with Nebraska at CenturyLink Center

Creighton volleyball’s 2018 schedule features match with Nebraska at CenturyLink Center
Creighton volleyball is coming off its fourth straight Big East regular-season championship.

Creighton volleyball will face nine NCAA tournament from last year in the nonconference portion of its 2018 schedule, including the defending national champions.

The Bluejays unveiled Tuesday their schedule for next season. Creighton coach Kirsten Bernthal Booth said in a press release it was designed to “put as many great teams on the opposite side of the court as we can.”

Volleyball fans in this state should circle Sept. 6 on their calendar. That’s when Creighton will face Nebraska — which won its fifth national title last year — at the CenturyLink Center. It’ll be Creighton’s first match at the Omaha arena since 2015.

Also in the nonconference schedule, Creighton will travel to tournaments in Los Angeles (Kentucky, Northern Iowa and USC), Dallas (Arkansas State, North Carolina State and SMU) and Champaign, Illinois (Lipscomb, Northern Iowa and Illinois). CU will also host the Bluejay Invitational from Sept. 7-9 with matches against Iowa State and Wichita State.

Creighton will open Big East play at home against DePaul on Sept. 21. The Bluejays will be trying to win their fifth straight regular-season conference title. Creighton also hosts the Big East championship at Sokol Arena Nov. 23-24.

Check out the complete 2018 Creighton volleyball schedule below:

Aug. 17: Kansas State, 6:30 p.m. (exhibition)

USC Radisson Classic (Los Angeles)

» Aug. 24: Kentucky, 12:30 p.m.

» Aug. 24: Northern Iowa, 7 p.m.

» Aug. 25: USC, 9:30 p.m.

SMU DoubleTree Classic (Dallas)

» Aug. 31: Arkansas State, 10 a.m.

» Aug. 31: North Carolina State, 4:30 p.m.

» Sept. 1: SMU, 2:30 p.m.

Sept. 6: Nebraska, 7 p.m. (CenturyLink Center)

Bluejay Invitational

» Sept. 7: Iowa State, 6 p.m.

» Sept. 9: Wichita State, 2 p.m.

Illini Classic (Champaign, Illinois)

» Sept. 14: Lipscomb, 7 p.m.

» Sept. 15: Northern Iowa, 10 a.m.

» Sept. 15: Illinois, 7 p.m.

Sept. 21: DePaul, 7 p.m.

Sept. 23: Marquette, 1 p.m.

Sept. 28: at Butler, 6 p.m.

Sept. 29: at Xavier, 4 p.m.

Oct. 5: Seton Hall, 7 p.m.

Oct. 7: St. John’s, 1 p.m.

Oct. 12: at Georgetown, 6 p.m.

Oct. 13: at Villanova, 6 p.m.

Oct. 18: Xavier, 7 p.m.

Oct. 20: Butler, 1 p.m.

Oct. 26: at Marquette, 7 p.m.

Oct. 27: at DePaul, 6 p.m.

Nov. 2: at St. John’s, 6 p.m.

Nov. 3: at Seton Hall, 6 p.m.

Nov. 9: Georgetown, 7 p.m.

Nov. 11: Villanova, 1 p.m.

Nov. 16: Providence, 7 p.m.

Nov. 17: Providence, 7 p.m.

Big East Championship, Nov. 23-24 (Sokol Arena)