2017 Bearkat Volleyball Schedule

HUNTSVILLE – Sam Houston State Bearkat head volleyball coach Brenda Gray has announced the slate for the upcoming 2017 season, with season tickets for the Bearkats 10-match home slate at Bernard G. Johnson Coliseum going on sale on Monday.

Fans purchasing season tickets between Monday, June 26 and Friday, July 7 can do so for just $10 apiece. Beginning July 8, season ticket prices will jump to $30 each for the 2017 home schedule.

Those interested in purchasing season tickets can do so by calling the Bearkat Ticket Office at 936-294-1729 or by visiting the ticket page on GoBearkats.com.

Sam Houston will take part in four pre-conference tournaments prior to opening up Southland Conference play on Sept. 23 at Abilene Christian, while a meeting at Johnson Coliseum against Texas State will serve as the home opener on Sept. 5. The first of the tournaments will begin August 25 with a short trip to College Station to take part in the Texas A&M Invitational where they will be joined by Texas State and VCU, in addition to the Aggies.

They then will travel to Chattanooga, Tenn., for their only non-conference venture outside the Lone Star State. The Kats will take on the Mocs, Murray State and ULM in the Chattanooga Classic before opening up the home slate on Sept. 5 against Texas State.

The next two weekends will see the Bearkats head to Ruston, La., and Dallas for two more tournaments to close out non-conference play. They will battle Louisiana Tech, Memphis and Arkansas-Pine Bluff in the Louisiana Tech Tournament while getting head-to-head matchups with Arkansas and TCU at the SMU Tournament.

Following its league opener at ACU, Sam Houston will come back to Huntsville for three matches in just five days against Nicholls, New Orleans and Southeastern Louisiana beginning Sept. 26 at Johnson Coliseum. The Kats will return the trip to Nicholls on Oct. 5 before coming home for their only match of the season with McNeese on Oct. 7.

An Oct. 14 home date with Prairie View will serve as the final non-conference match of the season, which will be followed by home meetings with UIW and two-time defending league champion Texas A&M-Corpus Christi on Oct. 19 and 21.

A tough road swing at Northwestern State and Central Arkansas will follow, leading up to a 3-match homestand to close out the home schedule. Sam Houston's second meeting with ACU will open up that home stretch on Halloween before the Kats host Lamar on Nov. 2 and Stephen F. Austin on Nov. 4 in the home finale.

The Kats will close out the regular season with a road trip at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi and UIW before returning to Corpus Christi for the Southland Conference Tournament, set to open up Nov. 17 on the island.