On Saturday, April 21st, the Health & Sports Center will welcome five NCAA Division I institutions as the Lopers host the 2012 Big Guns Invitational.
The tournament will feature a two court, 13 match format in a jammed packed Saturday of high level NCAA volleyball action.Staring at 9 AM, the Lopers will take on two Kansas State squads, Wyoming, and Northern Colorado with all matches being played in the Health & Sports Center on the following schedule:
Court 1 Court 2
9:00 AM UNK - KSU (Purple) KU - KSU (White)
10:15 AM Wyoming - UNK KU - N. Colorado
11:30 AM Creighton - KSU (White) N. Colorado - KSU (Purple)
1:00 PM KU - Creighton Wyoming - KSU (Purple)
2:15 PM UNK - KSU (White) KU - Wyoming
3:30 PM Creighton - N. Colorado OPEN
4:45 PM UNK - N. Colorado Creighton - Wyoming
Admission is $5 for the general public. FREE to UNK Students w/ a valid student I.D. Groups of 10 or larger may take advantage of a $3 entry per person. Seating is General Admission and concessions will be available courtesy of Runza. Match play will be best 2 of 3 with scoring to 25 for the first 2 games and 15 for the 3rd game or a 60 minute running clock.
"We are very excited to play host to a great field of teams." said Rick Squiers, UNK Head Volleyball Coach, "Not only is this an important step in our team's development, but it's a great opportunity to showcase outstanding college volleyball in Kearney. In addition to five high level Division I opponents, fans will have the opportunity to see several former Nebraska high school stars compete for their respective teams. This could be one of the top spring events in the country."
Courtesy: UNK Media Relations