Aug. 30, 2017
BOISE STATE INVITATIONAL
Thursday-Saturday (Aug. 31-Sept. 2)
Boise, Idaho (Bronco Gym)
Thursday, Aug. 31
- Match 1: BYU vs. Boise State | 7:30 p.m. (Mountain) | | Watch Live on FloVolleyball
- PARKING: Albertsons Stadium West Parking Lot (between stadium and Bronco Gym/Taco Bell Arena)
Friday, Sept. 1
Saturday, Sept. 2
- Match 5: BYU vs. Sacramento State | noon (Mountain) | | Watch Live on FloVolleyball
- Match 6: Missouri vs. Boise State | 7:30 p.m. (Mountain) | | Watch Live on FloVolleyball
- PARKING: Noon match (BYU vs Sac State) fans will need to park in the Lincoln Parking Garage on the corner of Lincoln and University | Evening match (Missouri vs Boise State), Albertsons Stadium West Parking Lot (between stadium and Bronco Gym/Taco Bell Arena). Parking is free as long as you tell attendants you are there for volleyball tournament and follow their instructions.
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WHAT IS HAPPENING THIS WEEK
- Boise State opens its home slate this week, Thursday through Saturday (Aug. 31-Sept. 2) when the Broncos host the Boise State Invitational featuring No. 10 BYU, No. 27 Missouri and Sacramento State in a round-robin format tournament.
- All contests will be played at Bronco Gym on the campus.
2017 ADMISSION COST
- Ticket prices remain the same for 2017 as in previous years:
- $6.00 Adult
- $4.00 Junior (2-18) / Senior (62+)
- Students are free with valid Boise State student I.D. card.
- There will be a tournament pass available to fans for $25 which will get you into all six matches.
LAST WEEK FOR THE BRONCOS
- The Broncos opened the season by going 2-1 at the Sun Devil Classic in Tempe, Ariz., (Aug. 25-26).
- They opened with a sweep over North Dakota State, then followed with a split on Saturday defeating Weber State 3-1 before falling to Arizona State in three.
- Seniors Sierra Nobley and Maddi Osburn were both named to the all-tournament team for their efforts.
- Nobley led Boise State offensively tallying a team-high 48.5 points on 40 kills, three service aces, four block solos and three block assists.
- Osburn led the team defensively recording a team-high 62 digs to average 6.2 per set, in addition, she was second in serve receive with 79 receptions while committing only two errors for a .975 percent reception rate.
- The Cougars enter the week ranked 10th nationally by the AVCA after going 3-0 last week at the BYU Nike Invitational.
- BYU's victories last week came over No. 21 Ohio State (3-1), Saint Louis (3-0) and UT Rio Grande Valley (3-0).
- The defending West Coast Conference champs are picked to repeat in 2017. BYU returns three starters, the libero and 12 letterwinners from a team that went 29-4 overall and finish last season ranked eighth nationally.
- Boise State has never defeated BYU in volleyball and is currently 0-7 versus the Cougars, which includes a 3-0 defeat last year in Pocatello, Idaho.
ABOUT SACRAMENTO STATE
- Sacramento State is one of the traditional powers of the Big Sky Conference and enters the week at 3-1 after the opening weekend of the season.
- Last week the Hornets participated in the Jack Kaiser Classic at Queens, N.Y., where they collected wins over Connecticut (3-2), Holy Cross (3-1) and New Hampshire (3-1), their lone loss was to tournament host St. John's (1-3).
- Sac State is picked to place tied for 10th out of 12 teams in the 2017 league race after returning four starters and 12 letterwinners from last year's 20-12 team.
- The Broncos are 2-4 all-time versus the Hornets.
- The Southeastern Conference's Tigers went 2-2 in week one at the Culver's Governors Challenge in Clarksville, Tenn.
- Missouri recorded wins versus Marshall (3-2) and Middle Tennessee (3-0), while falling to Northern Iowa (3-2) and Austin Peay (3-2).
- The Tigers are picked to place third of 13 in the 2017 conference race after returning three starters, the libero and nine letterwinners from a squad that went 27-6 overall and 16-2 in SEC play to tie for first.
- Boise State is 0-2 versus the Tigers all-time, including a 3-1 defeat last year in Pocatello, Idaho.
2016 POSTSEASON ACTION
- Both BYU and Missouri advanced to the NCAA Sweet 16 last year, while the Broncos made it to the second round (32).
NOBLEY EYES SCHOOL KILLS RECORD
- Last week at the Sun Devil Classic Sierra Nobley recorded 40 kills to move to 1,507 career kills, three short of tying school record, four short of breaking it.
NOBLEY TARGETS MW KILLS RECORD
- Not only has Sierra Nobley made a mark on the Boise State record book, she can also write her name into the Mountain West Conference's record book. Nobley entered the year 156 short of tying the conference's record for career kills of 1,623 set by New Mexico's Chantale Riddle (2011-14).
- Last week at the Sun Devil Classic Nobley recorded 40 kills to move to 1,507 career kills moving her into eighth-place, 106 short of tying conference record.
OSBURN MOVES UP IN CAREER DIGS
- Senior libero Maddi Osburn entered the season with 1,217 career digs good for eighth-place all-time at Boise State and 274 short of tying for the record at 1,491 set by Jackie Stroud (2003-06).
- Osburn tallied 62 digs last week (Aug. 25-26) at Sun Devil Classic to move from eight-place into fourth with 1,279, 212 short of tying record.