The Southeastern Conference revealed its television schedule Wednesday, featuring 42 SEC Volleyball matches on the SEC Network and the ESPN family of networks, with Kentucky playing in at least eight of those contests.

 

Six Kentucky matches will be shown live on the SEC Network, including four against 2016 NCAA Tournament teams. UK will face PAC-12 power Utah on the network, as well rival Louisville. In SEC play, the Cats will see Texas A&M, Florida and Alabama on the SEC Network.

 

SEC matches against Auburn and Florida will appear on ESPNU.

 

In addition to the televised events, all of UK’s home matches and select conference matches will be available for live streaming through the WatchESPN app on tablets and mobile devices. Fans can also watch the action online at espn.go.com/watchespn.

 

Kentucky is slated to return 91.9 percent of its leading kill production, including its top five terminators in Leah Edmond, Kaz Brown, Darian Mack,  Emily Franklin and Brooke Morgan. Defensively, UK returns 97.8 percent of its blocking numbers and 84.5 percent of its dig production. Brown, who already holds numerous 25-point rally scoring era records, is UK’s leading returning blocker with 151 rejections a season ago. Ashley Dusek has posted more than 200 digs in all three seasons with the Cats.

 

With the announcement of the TV schedule, times for all matches are set. The full schedule can be found here.

 

DATE OPPONENT LOCATION TIME TV
Aug. 16 WKU@ Lexington, Ky. 5 p.m.  
Aug. 25 Arkansas State1 Lexington, Ky. 11 a.m.  
Aug. 25 Utah1 Lexington, Ky. 9 p.m. SEC Network
Aug. 26 Cincinnati1 Lexington, Ky. 7:30 p.m.  
Sept. 1 Creighton2 Omaha, Neb. 8 p.m.
Sept. 2 Northern Iowa2 Omaha, Neb. 11 a.m.
Sept. 2 Southern Cal2 Omaha, Neb. 6:30 p.m.
Sept. 4 Kansas Lawrence, Kan. 2 p.m.
Sept. 9 Loyola3 Milwaukee 7 p.m.
Sept. 10 Marquette3 Milwaukee 2 p.m.
Sept. 15 Louisville Lexington, Ky. 7 p.m. SEC Network
Sept. 16 Kennesaw State Lexington, Ky. 7 p.m.  
Sept. 20 Missouri* Columbia, Mo. 8 p.m. SEC Network
Sept. 24 LSU* Lexington, Ky. 1:30 p.m.
Oct. 1 Mississippi State* Starkville, Miss. TBD
Oct. 6 Alabama* Lexington, Ky. 7 p.m.  
Oct. 8 Auburn* Lexington, Ky. 2 p.m. ESPNU
Oct. 11 Texas A&M* Lexington, Ky. 8 p.m. SEC Network
Oct. 15 Florida* Gainesville, Fla. 7 p.m. SEC Network
Oct. 22 Tennessee* Lexington, Ky. 1:30 p.m.  
Oct. 27 LSU* Baton Rouge, La. TBD
Oct. 29 Texas A&M* College Station, Texas 2:30 p.m.
Nov. 1 Florida* Lexington, Ky. 7 p.m. ESPNU
Nov. 5 South Carolina* Lexington, Ky. 1:30 p.m.  
Nov. 8 Alabama* Tuscaloosa, Ala. 8 p.m. SEC Network
Nov. 12 Auburn* Auburn, Ala. TBD
Nov. 17 Georgia* Lexington, Ky. 7 p.m.  
Nov. 19 Ole Miss* Lexington, Ky. 1:30 p.m.  
Nov. 22 Arkansas* Fayetteville, Ark. TBD
Nov. 24 Georgia* Athens, Ga. TBD

@ – Exhibition

* – SEC Match

1 – Bluegrass Battle

2 – Creighton Tournament

3 – Marquette Tournament

 

All times Eastern and subject to change

Home matches, listed in bold, played in Memorial Coliseum

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