Royce Hinton | Posted: 23 Apr 2017 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020

Cougars secure at-large bid for NCAA Tournament

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PROVO, Utah—BYU men’s volleyball secured an at-large bid to the 2017 NCAA Men’s Volleyball Championships Sunday, receiving the No. 3 seed.

BYU (24-4) will play No. 6 seed Barton (23-5) Tuesday, May 2, at 6 p.m. EDT. The Cougars have never faced the Bulldogs before. It will also be the first meeting for BYU against a Conference Carolinas foe.

Should the Cougars advance, they would face No. 2 seed Long Beach State (27-3) in the semifinals of the NCAA Tournament on Thursday, May 4, at 6 p.m. EDT.

Ohio State was given the No. 1 overall seed after going 30-2 overall, winning both the Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association regular season and tournament titles.

The Buckeyes will face the winner of No. 4 seed Hawai’i (26-5) and No. 5 seed Penn State (21-10) on Thursday, May 4, at 8 p.m. EDT. The play-in match between the Rainbow Warriors and Nittany Lions will be held right after BYU’s match on Tuesday, May 2, at 8 EDT.

The semifinal matches will be streamed live on, with ESPNU broadcasting the final match Saturday, May 6, at 7 p.m. EDT.

All matches will be played at Ohio State’s St. John Arena.

Long Beach State (Mountain Pacific Sports Federation), Ohio State (MIVA), Penn State (Eastern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association) and Barton (CC) all received automatic bids for winning their respective conference championships. BYU and Hawai’i received the two at-large bids.

Ticket Information

All Session Prices: (includes both semifinals Thursday & championship Saturday)

  • General Admission – Adult $25
  • General Admission – Student/Youth $15
  • General Admission – Group (minimum 10 people) $8

Single Session Ticket Prices:
  • General Admission – Adult $15
  • General Admission – Student/Youth $10
  • General Admission – Group (minimum 10 people) $5

Opening Round Match Ticket Prices (Tuesday, May 2):
  • General Admission – Adult $8
  • General Admission – Student/Youth $5


Additionally, there will be a fan fest at the Ohio State Ice Rink, located next door to St. John Arena, Saturday, May 6, from 4-6 p.m. EDT. It is free to attend. There will be face painting, sign making and an autograph session (5-5:30 p.m. for the general public and 4:30-5 p.m. exclusively for group sales). The court will also be open to pepper.

To purchase tickets visit the Ohio State Athletics Ticket Office, the Ticketmaster site, or call 1-800-GOBUCKS. The on-campus ticket office is open Monday through Friday, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. EDT.

Doors will open one hour prior to the first match each day. Parking in St. John Arena lots will be free for every match.

For more information, visit the tournament central page.

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