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    ISU to host Stanford, FSU in AVCA Showcase

    Well now, this is a great way to start the season - Stanford and Florida State are coming to Hilton!

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    Re: ISU to host Stanford, FSU in AVCA Showcase

    man, I wish I could watch that!


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    Re: ISU to host Stanford, FSU in AVCA Showcase

    Whoa!
    We've been intending season tickets this year. This sure doesn't hurt that thought at all. Very exciting!!


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    Re: ISU to host Stanford, FSU in AVCA Showcase

    Wow.

    Not to be a pessimist, but entirely possible/likely to start the season off with two losses at home

    Or really start off on a great note - but either way the competition will serve them well later in the year.



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    Re: ISU to host Stanford, FSU in AVCA Showcase

    Hoping we are "worse" hosts for volleyball than we were for basketball! We gave that game to FSU and never got to face Stanford.



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    Re: ISU to host Stanford, FSU in AVCA Showcase

    We are going to lose.



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    Re: ISU to host Stanford, FSU in AVCA Showcase

    It's an interesting format. Nebraska hosts the same teams on opposite days.

    Friday night is Stanford at ISU, and FSU at Neb.

    Sunday is FSU at ISU, and Stanford at Neb.

    While Stanford will be extremely tough as the opening match of the season, it might be just enough to get us going for a win against FSU. After all, FSU will face a tough one at Neb to open.

    In any case, it should be a lot of fun to watch.



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    Re: ISU to host Stanford, FSU in AVCA Showcase

    This is huge! Even with a 'down' year last year, there is plenty to be excited about for next season. Plenty of young hitters. I'm worried about setting and libero but I think we'll be pleasantly surprised. CJL keeps this train a rollin'.

    I hope we go 2-0 obviously but I'd be pleased with a weekend split with the returner those 2 teams have coming back.



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    Re: ISU to host Stanford, FSU in AVCA Showcase

    Quote Originally Posted by CY9008 View Post
    This is huge! Even with a 'down' year last year, there is plenty to be excited about for next season. Plenty of young hitters. I'm worried about setting and libero but I think we'll be pleasantly surprised. CJL keeps this train a rollin'.

    I hope we go 2-0 obviously but I'd be pleased with a weekend split with the returner those 2 teams have coming back.
    I agree, and I think opening the season with a team like Stanford escalates the summer training intensity - whether it be conditioning or scrimmaging. It sure would with me..



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    Re: ISU to host Stanford, FSU in AVCA Showcase

    I dont care if we lose. Just getting teams like thus in Hilton elevates this program. Fennelly, are u paying attention?



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    Re: ISU to host Stanford, FSU in AVCA Showcase

    Quote Originally Posted by twistedredbird View Post
    I dont care if we lose. Just getting teams like thus in Hilton elevates this program. Fennelly, are u paying attention?
    Technically, we did have these teams in Hilton for WBB. :-)



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    Re: ISU to host Stanford, FSU in AVCA Showcase

    Quote Originally Posted by cowgirl836 View Post
    man, I wish I could watch that!
    You been banned from Hilton? What DID you do to have that happen!?!



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    Re: ISU to host Stanford, FSU in AVCA Showcase

    Quote Originally Posted by cydney View Post
    It's an interesting format. Nebraska hosts the same teams on opposite days.

    Friday night is Stanford at ISU, and FSU at Neb.

    Sunday is FSU at ISU, and Stanford at Neb.

    While Stanford will be extremely tough as the opening match of the season, it might be just enough to get us going for a win against FSU. After all, FSU will face a tough one at Neb to open.

    In any case, it should be a lot of fun to watch.
    Assuming Lee's Summit West (MO) HS Lori Hanaway doesn't have a game, I would expect her to be there to watch her two former MBs go against each other. Tori Hurtt won four state championships under her tutelage at O'Hara HS, then she went over and coached Stanford's Megan Megehee to a runner-up finish the next year at West.



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