2022 volleyball season schedule released
The Razorbacks officially step onto the pitch in two months and the Volley Hogs’ full 2022 campaign schedule is ready.
Arkansas will host three home tournaments to kick off its regular-season schedule and will have 16 total home games in 2022, the most since 2014 and under head coach Jason Watson. Nine of those will be against SEC teams, and six teams from the 2021 NCAA Tournament will visit Barnhill Arena during the season.
“The challenge we face is to put together a schedule that allows us to play solid volleyball from the first game to the last. Our 2022 schedule will do just that,” said head coach Jason Watson. It’s exciting to have so many home games, and we can’t wait to play in front of our growing fanbase. The season will soon be here. Our team is very motivated to surpass last season.
The Hogs will look to build on the record home support seen in the 2021 season, which included a new record in season tickets sold, a 35% growth in average attendance from the 2019 season and a place in the top 50 in the country on average. attendance (47), nearly 40 spots better than 2019 and in the top 14 percent among the nation’s 334 Division I volleyball programs. Arkansas went 7-5 last season at home and is 263-129 all-time at Barnhill Arena.
The renewal deadline for returning season ticket holders is 5 p.m. on June 30, and those purchasing for the first time can do so now through the Razorback Ticket Center.
Out of conference
The Hogs take action with an exhibition game at Missouri State on August 18 before starting the regular season with the Arkansas Classic on August 26-27 with the Washington Huskies.
The Razorbacks then head west to Fort Collins, Colo. for their only outdoor non-conference action, a tournament at Colorado State Sept. 1-3 with host CSU State. Alabama and the Gulf Coast of Florida. The Hogs play the Rams on Thursday, Sept. 1 at 7 p.m., the Hornets on Sept. 2 at 4:30 p.m. and the Eagles on Sept. 3 at 11 a.m.
Arkansas hosts Arkansas-Little Rock, Colorado and Florida International the following weekend for the Arkansas Invitational on September 8-9. The Razorbacks begin play Thursday with FIU at 7 p.m. and play two Friday with Little Rock at 10 a.m. and Colorado at 7:30 p.m.
The Razorbacks stay home for the Arkansas Challenge Sept. 15-16 and will face annual foes NC State and Georgia Tech. The Hogs/Hornets matchup will take place on Thursday, September 15 at 7 p.m. and the Wolfpack will face the home team on September 16 at the same time.
Arkansas hits the road for the first time in nearly three weeks on Sept. 21 as the Hogs open their SEC schedule against LSU with a midweek game.
The Volley Hogs then cross paths with the two Mississippi teams off their schedule. First, a return to Barnhill for a single game Saturday to open the home conference schedule with Ole Miss on September 24 at 5 p.m. before heading to Starkville for a pair of SEC games with Mississippi State on Saturday, September 1. October and Sunday October 1st. 2 at 5 p.m. and 1:30 p.m., respectively.
Arkansas has a five-game homestand starting with a pair against 2020-21 national champion and 2021 SEC champion Kentucky on Oct. 7 at 7 p.m. and Oct. 8 at 5 p.m. The Razorbacks host the Tennessee Volunteers the following Friday and Saturday, October. 2-3 p.m., also at 7 p.m. and 5 p.m. The home stretch ends with Texas A&M on Wednesday, October 19 with a 7 p.m. start time.
Midway through the conference schedule, the Hogs are taking a week off before heading south to Gainesville for two games against the Gators on Oct. 29 and 30 at 1 p.m. and 12 p.m.
Arkansas’ final midweek home game will be Gamecocks vs. Hogs, with South Carolina coming to town on Wednesday, Nov. 2 at 7 p.m. The Hogs end their week in Athens with a Sunday afternoon game against Georgia on Nov. 6 at 4 p.m.
The Razorbacks are taking a 10-day hiatus before playing the final five games of the regular season over 10 days. The stretch begins in Colombia with a midweek contest against the Missouri Tigers, scheduled for Wednesday, November 16 at 7 p.m.
The final home series of the season for the Hogs will be against the Alabama Crimson Tide on Nov. 19-20, with Saturday’s game at 5 p.m. and Sunday’s at 3 p.m.
The regular season ends for Arkansas in Auburn, Alabama, with two games against the Tigers on November 25-26.
Aug. 18 – Thursday – at Missouri State, 6 p.m. (exhibition)
Aug. 26 – Friday – Washington, 7 p.m.
Aug. 27 – Saturday – Washington, 4 p.m.
Sept. 1 – Thursday – Colorado State, 7 p.m.
Sept. 2 – Friday – Alabama State, 4:30 p.m.
Sept. 3 – Saturday – Florida Gulf Coast, 11 a.m.
Sept. 9 – Friday – Little Rock, 10 a.m.
September 9 – Friday – Florida International, 7:30 p.m.
Sept. 11 – Sunday – Colorado, 3 p.m.
Sept. 15 – Thursday – Georgia Tech, 7 p.m.
Sept. 16 – Friday – NC State, 7 p.m.
Sept. 21 — Wednesday — at LSU, 7 p.m.
September 24 – Saturday – Ole Miss, 5 p.m.
Oct. 1 – Saturday – at Mississippi State, 5 p.m.
Oct. 2 – Sunday – at Mississippi State, 1:30 p.m.
Oct. 7 – Friday – Kentucky, 7 p.m.
October 8 – Saturday – Kentucky, 5 p.m.
Oct. 14 – Friday – Tennessee, 7 p.m.
October 15 – Saturday – Tennessee, 7 p.m.
Oct. 19 – Wednesday – Texas A&M, 7 p.m.
Oct. 29 – Saturday – in Florida, 1 p.m.
Oct. 30 – Sunday – in Florida, 12 p.m.
Nov. 2 – Wednesday – South Carolina, 7 p.m.
Nov. 6 — Sunday — at Georgia, 4 p.m.
Nov. 16 – Wednesday – at Missouri, 7 p.m.
November 19 – Saturday – Alabama, TBA
Nov. 20 – Sunday – Alabama, 3 p.m.
November 25 – Friday – at Auburn, TBA
November 26 – Saturday – at Auburn, TBA
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