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WSU Volleyball sets up 2021 schedule

82 days until Cougar Volleyball!

COLLEGE VOLLEYBALL: OCT 07 Washington State at Arizona Photo by Jacob Snow/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Good morning, Coug fans! As summer approaches, anticipation surrounding fall sports builds to an all time high. Especially, for me, surrounding volleyball!

Last season, your Washington State Cougars went 11-5, with a conference record of 11-4. They only lost at home 3 times, holding to a 7-3 record, and carried an impressive 4-1 record on away games. Unfortunately, a lot of games were cancelled due to Covid, so we didn’t get to see our Cougs crush the Huskies for their Apple Cup, but don’t worry! We’ll get two chances this upcoming season.

For the schedule, linked here if you want to check it out, the games are no longer blocked up in terms of doubling up against one school in the same period of time. This upcoming season, the Cougs are able to bounce between teams, and are given the opportunity to replay them at a later date. For example, we’re playing UW on both Sunday, September 26th and ending the regular season with them on Saturday, November 27th. Mark your calendars, obviously.

The NCAA Tournament will take place December 3rd through December 18th, and I’m hopeful we get to see the Cougs take names there as well.

Last season, we were able to enter the NCAA Tournament, and were unfortunately knocked out by Western Kentucky in a close 2-3 loss. I’m incredibly excited and optimistic for this upcoming Volleyball season, so get hype!!

Additionally, WSU Volleyball’s Julianna Dalton has opted into the NIL bill, and has announced she’s ready to grow her personal branding! Go show her some love below.

Alright Coug fans, that’s it from me this morning. Stay hydrated, Go Cougs!

Links

Gonzaga, WSU programs among many nationwide to help athletes cash in on name, image and likeness rights | The Spokesman-Review
Thursday marked Day One for NCAA student-athletes looking to profit off their name, image and likeness rights while competing in college.

A Grip on Sports: From Texas to Washington, everyone has a tale from their glory days | The Spokesman-Review
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Who is the most famous athlete you ever played sports with? Maybe somewhere out there, someone is answering that question with your name. And bragging about it. I am 100 percent sure no one is doing that with my name.

WSU wide receiver Calvin Jackson Jr. becomes one of first local athletes to capitalize on new NIL rules | The Seattle Times
On Thursday, the first day NCAA athletes could capitalize on their NIL, Calvin Jackson Jr. announced a partnership with College Football Edits, a popular Instagram page that generates graphics and...

Pride around the Pac-12: Universities celebrate Pride in the month of June & throughout academic year | Pac-12
Pac-12 Universities didn’t wait until June 1st to roll out their rainbows and celebrate the LGBTQIA+ community on their campuses, they've been celebrating all year long. But this past month provided the community with a culmination of numerous Pride-themed events, resources and activations throughout the league, along with the first-ever Pac-12 Educational Pride Webinar that featured Pac-12 student-athletes, alumni, coaches and staff.