Volleyball releases 2012 SEC schedule

Volleyball releases 2012 SEC schedule
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POSTED: Sunday, March 25, 2012 - 12:00pm

UPDATED: Sunday, March 25, 2012 - 12:04pm

In conjunction with the Southeastern Conference office, the LSU volleyball team has announced its SEC schedule Wednesday for the upcoming 2012 season.

With the addition of Missouri and Texas A&M, SEC volleyball will have 13 teams. Texas A&M will join LSU in the Western Division, while Missouri will participate in the Eastern Division.

The 2012 SEC volleyball schedule is not based on any other previous or future scheduling formats. The SEC Athletics Directors are currently in the process of formulating scheduling principles for the 2013-14 season and beyond.

2012 SEC Schedule

"We're very excited to begin a new era of SEC volleyball with the addition of Texas A&M and Missouri," head coach Fran Flory said. "Both are very successful and outstanding programs with great tradition that will definitely further enhance our conference. There's no doubt that an already tough conference schedule just became tougher, and we're eager to face the challenges this new schedule will bring."

For the seventh straight season, the Tigers will play 20 conference matches. The SEC's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament will go to the league's regular season champion.

LSU will play a home-and-home series with eight teams which include Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi State, Missouri, South Carolina and Tennessee. The Tigers have single games slated against Auburn, Florida, Ole Miss and Texas A&M.

LSU heads to Alabama (Sept. 14) and South Carolina (Sept. 16) on SEC opening weekend. The Tigers start the home portion of league play versus NCAA Tournament participants Kentucky (Sept. 21) and Missouri (Sept. 23).

LSU also faces Georgia (Oct. 5), South Carolina (Oct. 7), defending SEC champion Tennessee (Oct. 12), Alabama (Oct. 14), Texas A&M (Oct. 26), Mississippi State (Oct. 28), Ole Miss (Nov. 4) and Arkansas (Nov. 21) at the Maravich Center.

The Tigers have strung together seven consecutive SEC Western Division titles highlighted by the overall league championship in 2009. It's the second longest streak in SEC history, only behind Florida's 14-year run on top of the SEC's Eastern Division from 1995-2008. LSU also has garnered a 159-55 record, secured six NCAA Tournament appearances and notched 24 All-SEC selections since 2005.

2012 SEC VOLLEYBALL SCHEDULE (subject to change without notice on this page)

Sept. 14
LSU at Alabama
Florida at Arkansas
Auburn at Mississippi State
Georgia at South Carolina
Ole Miss at Texas A&M
Tennessee at Missouri

Sept. 16
Tennessee at Alabama
Auburn at Texas A&M
Florida at Kentucky
Georgia at Mississippi State
LSU at South Carolina
Ole Miss at Missouri

Sept. 21
Alabama at Georgia
Arkansas at Tennessee
South Carolina at Auburn
Missouri at Florida
Kentucky at LSU

Sept. 23
Alabama at Auburn
Arkansas at Georgia
Kentucky at Texas A&M
Missouri at LSU
Mississippi State at Ole Miss
South Carolina at Tennessee

Sept. 28
Ole Miss at Alabama
Auburn at Arkansas
Florida at South Carolina
Tennessee at Kentucky
LSU at Mississippi State
Texas A&M at Missouri

Sept. 30
Texas A&M at Alabama
LSU at Arkansas
Florida at Mississippi State
Auburn at Kentucky
Georgia at Missouri
Ole Miss at South Carolina

Oct. 5
Arkansas at Florida
Mississippi State at Auburn
Georgia at LSU
Kentucky at Ole Miss
South Carolina at Texas A&M
Missouri at Tennessee

Oct. 7
Missouri at Alabama
Arkansas at Ole Miss
Kentucky at Florida
Georgia at Tennessee
South Carolina at LSU
Mississippi State at Texas A&M

Oct. 12
Alabama at South Carolina
Texas A&M at Arkansas
Auburn at Georgia
Ole Miss at Florida
Mississippi State at Kentucky
Tennessee at LSU

Oct. 14
Alabama at LSU
Tennessee at Arkansas
Auburn at Florida
Ole Miss at Georgia
Texas A&M at Kentucky
Mississippi State at Missouri

Oct. 19
Florida at Alabama
Arkansas at Kentucky
LSU at Auburn
Missouri at Ole Miss
South Carolina at Mississippi State
Tennessee at Texas A&M

Oct. 21
Georgia at Alabama
Arkansas at Mississippi State
Missouri at Auburn
Florida at Texas A&M
LSU at Kentucky
South Carolina at Ole Miss

Oct. 26
Alabama at Arkansas
Auburn at South Carolina
Mississippi State at Florida
Missouri at Georgia
Kentucky at Tennessee
Texas A&M at LSU

Oct. 28
Alabama at Tennessee
Missouri at Arkansas
Auburn at Ole Miss
Kentucky at Georgia
Mississippi State at LSU
Texas A&M at South Carolina

Nov. 2
Alabama at Texas A&M
Arkansas at Auburn
Georgia at Florida
Ole Miss at Kentucky
Tennessee at Mississippi State
South Carolina at Missouri

Nov. 4
Alabama at Mississippi State
Arkansas at Texas A&M
Georgia at Auburn
Tennessee at Florida
South Carolina at Kentucky
Ole Miss at LSU

Nov. 9
Kentucky at Alabama
Texas A&M at Auburn
Florida at Missouri
LSU at Georgia
Mississippi State at South Carolina
Tennessee at Ole Miss

Nov. 11
Kentucky at Arkansas
Florida at Ole Miss
Texas A&M at Georgia
LSU at Missouri
Tennessee at South Carolina

Nov. 16
South Carolina at Alabama
Georgia at Arkansas
Auburn at Tennessee
LSU at Florida
Ole Miss at Mississippi State
Missouri at Texas A&M

Nov. 18
Auburn at Alabama
Ole Miss at Arkansas
South Carolina at Florida
Georgia at Kentucky
LSU at Tennessee
Missouri at Mississippi State

Nov. 21
Alabama at Ole Miss
Arkansas at LSU
Florida at Auburn
Mississippi State at Georgia
Kentucky at Missouri
Texas A&M at Tennessee

Nov. 23
Alabama at Missouri
Arkansas at South Carolina
Kentucky at Auburn
Florida at Georgia
Texas A&M at Ole Miss
Mississippi State at Tennessee

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