June 18, 2014
BOCA RATON, Fla. - The Florida Atlantic University athletics department has released the 2014 volleyball schedule. The Owls will play 11 home matches in their third season under the direction of FAU Head Volleyball Coach Fernanda Nelson.
FAU will open the season on Labor Day weekend when the team hosts the FAU Invitational on Friday, Aug. 29 and Saturday, Aug. 30. It is the second season in a row that the Owls will host the season-opening event. Bethune-Cookman University, McNeese State University and Stetson University will make up the field. The following weekend, Friday, Sept. 5 and Saturday, Sept. 6, FAU will take part in Jacksonville's tournament hosted by JU.
Tulane University will host a tournament in New Orleans, La. on Friday, Sept. 12 and Saturday, Sept. 13. FAU's first opponent on Friday will be Howard University, followed by Southeastern Louisiana. The Owls will play the host Green Wave on Saturday. On Wednesday, Sept. 17, FAU will open Conference USA play at FIU before traveling to Fort Myers to play in Florida Gulf Coast's tournament on Friday, Sept. 19 and Saturday, Sept. 20.
FAU will host its first Conference USA match on Friday, Oct. 3, when the Owls host UAB. The regular season will end on Friday, Nov. 14, with a home match against Louisiana Tech.
The eight-team 2014 Conference USA Volleyball Championship will be held Friday, Nov. 21 through Sunday, Nov. 23, hosted by the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, Miss.