The USC men’s volleyball team enters the 2020 season with high hopes after reaching the NCAA Tournament in 2019. The road to back-to-back tournament appearances begins on January 2 when the Trojans host Princeton at Galen Center.
Historically, Grand Canyon has played its matches in Antelope Gymnasium, where opponents will attest the Lopes have a solid home-court advantage. In 2020, Grand Canyon will play six of its 14 home matches at GCU Arena. GCU Arena holds 5,500 more fans and is 17 years newer than Antelope Gymnasium.
The Lopes will play five of their six home conference
matches in GCU Arena as well as a match versus UC San Diego.
Stanford will play 12 home matches in 2020, four of which
will be at Burnham Pavilion, including both matches versus Lewis. The reigning
MIVA regular season and tournament championships will visit Stanford on March 6
and 7, the weekend before their Spring Break.
BYU will open the 2020 season with a pair of matches with
the Chicago schools. The Cougars open up with a match at Loyola, a team they
have split the previous ten matches with. The Ramblers won the most recent
match in #CincoSets in 2018, and also hold a 3-2 edge in Chicago.
The Crimson will open the 2020 season by playing a tournament in Hawai’i on
the second weekend of January. They open the tournament with a match versus
Grand Canyon on Jan. 9, and then play matches versus Hawai’i and Emmanuel on