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So it looks like they have 2 matchs Friday in 2 different states.  Are they really going to finish off the first team jump on a plane and take care of 2nd team? Or split squad?

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14 minutes ago, Big Green said:

So it looks like they have 2 matchs Friday in 2 different states.  Are they really going to finish off the first team jump on a plane and take care of 2nd team? Or split squad?

Las Cruces where New Mexico St is, is in the the same metro region as El Paso.  It's like bussing from Crookston to Grand Forks.

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17 minutes ago, SiouxVolley said:

Las Cruces where New Mexico St is, is in the the same metro region as El Paso.  It's like bussing from Crookston to Grand Forks.

Thanks.  I should have looked at a map first. 

 

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The SEC has national power teams, like Florida, Tex A&M, Mizzou, and Kentucky, but mostly the schools hardly put emphasis on volleyball.  Ole Miss was voted 12th out of 13th in the preseason poll (Vandy doesn't have vb), and was celebrating opening their refurbished Gillom gymnasium specially for volleyball before 500 people.  Still say that UND will have a place among power vball schools eventually - at least the status of Wichita St and UNI in the sport.

The Georgia Tech game will likely be the toughest game in the next week.  UNLV lost a lot to transfers  ( one of Ole Miss's stars transferred from UNLV) and was picked ahead of New Mexico near the bottom of the MWC.  Youngstown St was picked 9th in the Horizon.  UTEP was picked 8th in CUSA ( La Tech was picked 12th).  NMSU was picked 1st in the WAC but that league is weak in vball.

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I see ACC/ESPN Extra Network is really up on us.  They think we're the Thundering Turds by the look of the programming line up. Get a clue.  :D

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Disappointed we didn't get another win but after four games in two days and a long bus ride, I would guess there wasn't a great deal of gas left in the tank!!

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45 minutes ago, SiouxVolley said:

Hope we played Ga Tech as part of a deal to bring them to Grand Forks next year as well as UTEP or NMSU.  Ga Tech, Iowa St, and UTEP would make for an awesome tournament.  

The Jackets coach said they have improved every match.

http://www.wramblinwreck.com/sports/w-volley/recaps/082717aac.html

 

UTEP played at the Betty last year.

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UND tied for 15th in the latest Mid-Major Poll. I noticed that they are doing an invitation tournament similar to how basketball does. Even if they miss out on the NCAA tourney, they have a good chance for some post-season play, barring an injury or bad juju. Excited to watch the team grow, would love to see our offense start clicking on all cylinders. 

https://volleyballmag.com/volleyballmag-com-mid-major-poll-presented-by-nivc-082917/

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4 hours ago, RiverAlum said:

UND tied for 15th in the latest Mid-Major Poll. I noticed that they are doing an invitation tournament similar to how basketball does. Even if they miss out on the NCAA tourney, they have a good chance for some post-season play, barring an injury or bad juju. Excited to watch the team grow, would love to see our offense start clicking on all cylinders. 

https://volleyballmag.com/volleyballmag-com-mid-major-poll-presented-by-nivc-082917/

Didn't know this poll existed.  In the undsports writeup, Pryor mentioned that he's a voter but didn't vote due to the travel schedule.  Surprised the Big East teams are mid-majors, but hoping we can be on this poll for years to come. Liked what Pryor said about the team not playing a complete match yet, as there is still massive upside.

With UNLV, NMSU and UNM receiving votes, this will be a tough weekend and we need a couple wins against those schools.

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On ‎8‎/‎27‎/‎2017 at 10:28 AM, Big Green said:

So it looks like they have 2 matchs Friday in 2 different states.  Are they really going to finish off the first team jump on a plane and take care of 2nd team? Or split squad?

Played a National Softball Tournament in Las Cruces a few years back. We flew into El Paso and made the short drive in rented vans to Las Cruces...we were told under no circumstances should we take the vans to Jaurez.

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