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How to watch the women's college volleyball tournament


Published: 11/30/22
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The bracket is in and the 2022 women's college volleyball tournament is set to begin on Thursday, Dec. 1. The four top seeds include Texas, last year's champion Wisconsin, Stanford, and a Louisville team searching for its first-ever title.

Who's the favorite to win?

Everyone's watching to see if the Longhorns, who were last year's runner up and reached the Final Four in 2018 and 2020, can finally win a championship for the first time since 2012. This is the reason presumptive Player of the Year Logan Eggleston came back!

How many teams play in the college volleyball tournament?

Similar to the NCAA basketball tournaments (well, minus the play-ins), the women's college volleyball tournament will host 64 teams. Of that list, a record 32 were seeded, and 31 received automatic bids.

When are the college volleyball games played?

The opening round begins on December 1 and 2. The second round on December 2 and 3. The regional semis are on December 8, regional final on December 10, Final Four on December 15 and the championship will come quickly on December 17.

Will college volleyball tournament games air on national television?

With the exception of Texas' first-round matchup, all other first and second-round games are set to air on ESPN+. Texas' first game will air on the Longhorns Network.

The regional semis and finals will see all games aired on ESPN2 or ESPNU.

The Final Four will play on ESPN and the championship game on ESPN 2.

Can you bet on college volleyball tournament games?

As of November 29, no bets were available at the major sportsbooks.

What is the complete college volleyball tournament schedule?

December 1

No. 6 Western Kentucky vs. Bowling Green, 4:30 pm ET ESPN+

No. 5 Georgia Tech vs. Wright State, 5:00 pm ET ESPN+

No. 7 Miami vs. Kansas, 5:30 pm ET ESPN+

No. 5 Rice vs. Colorado, 5:30 pm ET ESPN+

No. 8 Towson vs. Georgia, 6:00 pm ET ESPN+

No. 3 Kentucky vs. Loyola Chicago, 7:30 pm ET ESPN+

No. 4 Marquette vs. Ball State, 8:00 pm ET ESPN+

No. 7 Washington State vs. UNLV, 8:00 pm ET ESPN+

No. 2 Nebraska vs. Delaware State, 8:00 pm ET ESPN+

No. 4 Baylor vs. Stephen F. Austin, 8:00 pm ET ESPN+

No. 1 Texas vs. Farleigh Dickinson, 9:00 pm ET LHN

No. 2 San Diego vs. Northern Colorado, 10:30 pm ET ESPN+

December 2

No. 7 BYU vs. James Madison, 4:00 pm ET ESPN+

No. 8 Purdue vs. Tennessee, 4:00 pm ET ESPN+

No. 6 Iowa State vs. Florida Gulf Coast, 4:30 pm ET ESPN+

No. 5 Houston vs. South Dakota, 4:30 pm ET ESPN+

No. 6 USC vs. High Point, 5:00 pm ET ESPN+

No. 5 UCF vs. Yale, 5:00 pm ET ESPN+

No. 7 Florida State vs. Northern Iowa, 5:30 pm ET ESPN+

No. 8 Washington vs. TCU, 5:30 pm ET ESPN+

No. 2 Pittsburgh vs. Colgate, 7:00 pm ET ESPN+

No. 3 Florida vs. Florida A&M, 7:00 pm ET ESPN+

No. 1 Louisville vs. Samford, 7:00 pm ET ESPN+

No. 3 Ohio State vs. Tennessee State, 7:30 pm ET ESPN+

No. 4 Penn State vs. UMBC, 7:30 pm ET ESPN+

No. 4 Creighton vs. Auburn, 7:30 pm ET ESPN+

No. 8 Hawai'i vs. LSU, 7:30 pm ET ESPN+

No. 6 Arkansas vs. Utah State, 7:30 pm ET ESPN+

No. 2 Minnesota vs. SE Louisiana, 8:00 pm ET ESPN+

No. 1 Wisconsin vs. Quinnipiac, 8:00 pm ET ESPN+

No. 1 Stanford vs. Pepperdine, 10:00 pm ET ESPN+

No. 3 Oregon vs. Loyola Marymount, 10:00 pm ET ESPN+