Top Women’s College Matches of the Weekend

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Oregon libero Amanda Benson.

If we absolutely had to choose, we would tap the Big Ten/Pac-12 Challenge at Penn State and the Vert Challenge at Texas as this weekend’s top volleyball competitions, but the choice isn’t an easy one. From Honolulu to Columbus, top college teams are marking the second weekend of play with some heated non-conference match-ups of a caliber we aren’t likely to see again until the NCAA tournament in November.

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Big Ten/Pac-12 Challenge @ Penn State
No. 1 Penn State, No. 21 Colorado, No. 6 Illinois, No. 2 Stanford

9/4 Illinois vs. Stanford 5 p.m. ET
9/4 Penn State vs. Colorado 7:30 p.m. ET
9/5 Colorado vs. Illinois 5:30 p.m. ET
9/5 Penn State vs. Stanford 8 p.m. ET (Big Ten Network)

Vert Challenge @ Texas
No. 3 Texas, No. 4 Florida, No. 4 Nebraska, No. 11 Oregon

9/4 Florida vs. Oregon 3 p.m. CT (Longhorn Network)
9/4 Texas vs. Nebraska 6 p.m. CT (Longhorn Network)
9/5 Texas vs. Florida 2 p.m. CT (Longhorn Network)
9/5 Nebraska vs. Oregon 5 p.m. CT (Longhorn Network)

ACC/Big Ten Challenge @ Louisville
Louisville, Minnesota, No. 18 North Carolina, No. 13 Wisconsin

9/4 North Carolina vs. Wisconsin 4:30 p.m. ET
9/4 Louisville vs. Minnesota 7 p.m. ET
9/5 Minnesota vs. North Carolina 4:30 p.m. ET
9/5 Louisville vs. Wisconsin 7 p.m. ET

11th Annual Sports Imports D.C. Koehl Classic @ Ohio State
No. 22 Ohio State, No. 14 Florida State, Northern Illinois

9/5 Ohio State vs. Northern Illinois 12 p.m. ET
9/5 Ohio State vs. Florida State 7 p.m. ET
9/6 Florida State vs. Northern Illinois 12 p.m. ET
9/6 Ohio State vs. Florida State 7 p.m. ET

Washington Tournament @ Washington
No. 7 Washington, Murray State, Buffalo

9/4 Washington vs. Buffalo 1 p.m. PT
9/4 Washington vs. Murray State 7 p.m. PT
9/5 Buffalo vs. Murray State 2 p.m. PT
9/5 Washington vs. Canadian National Team 7 p.m. PT (exhibition)

Northern Iowa Tournament @ Northern Iowa
Northern Iowa, Creighton, No. 10 Kentucky, No. 8 USC

9/4 Creighton vs. USC 4:30 p.m. CT
9/4 UNI vs. Kentucky 6:30 p.m. CT
9/5 Kentucky vs. USC 10 a.m. CT
9/5 UNI vs. Creighton 12 p.m. CT
9/5 Creighton vs. Kentucky 5:30 p.m. CT
9/5 UNI vs. USC 7:30 p.m. CT

CSU/UNC Tournament @ Colorado State and Northern Colorado
No. 9 Colorado State, Northern Colorado, No. 15 Arizona State, Western Michigan

9/4 Colorado State vs. Arizona State 7 p.m. MT
9/4 Northern Colorado vs. Western Michigan 7 p.m. MT
9/5 Arizona State vs. Western Michigan 11 a.m. MT
9/5 Northern Colorado vs. Arizona State 7 p.m. MT
9/5 Colorado State vs. Western Michigan 7:30 p.m. MT

Marcia E. Hamilton Classic @ Saint Louis
Saint Louis, Arkansas-Pine Bluff, No. 12 BYU, No. 24 Purdue

9/4 Purdue vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff 4:30 p.m. CT
9/4 Saint Louis vs. BYU 7 p.m. CT
9/5 Saint Louis vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff 10 a.m. CT
9/5 BYU vs. Purdue 12 p.m. CT
9/5 Arkansas-Pine Bluff vs. BYU 4:30 p.m. CT
9/5 Saint Louis vs. Purdue 7 p.m. CT

Hawaiian Airlines Wahine Volleyball Classic @ Hawaii
No. 17 Hawaii, American, Iowa, No. 25 UCLA

9/4 American vs. UCLA 4:30 p.m. HT
9/4 Hawaii vs. Iowa 7 p.m. HT
9/5 Iowa vs. UCLA 4:30 p.m. HT
9/5 Hawaii vs. American 7 p.m. HT
9/6 Iowa vs. American 2:30 p.m. HT
9/6 Hawaii vs. UCLA 5 p.m. HT

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