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UF Volleyball: SEC Announces Florida’s Spring Volleyball Schedule

Courtesy of University Athletic Association

BY KATIE CALLAHAN

The Gators will compete in 16 matches against eight SEC opponents during the spring portion of the schedule; NCAA Championships slated for mid-to-late April

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The University of Florida’s spring volleyball schedule has been set by the Southeastern Conference, the league announced on Monday.

The spring season will serve as a continuation to the 2020 fall season and will be played in the following format: 16 matches against eight opponents. Those matches will be played as double-header series, consisting of four home weekends and four away weekends.

Television information and start times will be announced at a later date.

The Gators will face off against the eight opponents that they did not compete against in the fall: Arkansas, Kentucky, LSU, Mississippi State, Missouri, Ole Miss, Tennessee, and Texas A&M.

Florida is slated to make its spring debut on Jan. 29/30 when the squad heads to Ole Miss for a series with the Rebels.

The Gators return to Exactech Arena on Feb. 6/7 to face Missouri – who finished the fall ranked eighth in the AVCA poll – then follow that up with a mid-week home series with LSU on Feb. 10/11.

UF then hits the road for back-to-back weeks on Feb. 19/20 and Feb. 25/26, taking on Mississippi State and Tennessee, respectively.

Florida comes home to Gainesville to take on Arkansas on March 5/6 before its scheduled bye week. Coming off the break, the Gators face the Kentucky Wildcats – who finished the fall second in the AVCA poll – in Exactech Arena on March 19/20.

The Gators close out their regular-season slate with a matchup at Texas A&M on March 24/25. The following week will be utilized as a makeup week for any matches canceled due to COVID-19.

The NCAA Tournament Selection Show is schedule for Sunday, April 4.

In August, the NCAA postponed fall championships to the spring if they can be conducted safely and in accordance with federal, state and local health guidelines.

Ticket Information
Tickets will be sold in pods of two or four to comply with campus physical distancing guidelines. Those tickets can be purchased beginning on Jan. 4 for those who purchased tickets in the fall and Jan. 5 for the general public. Tickets can be purchased online or over the phone at 352-375-4683.

This spring, there will also be an option to purchase season tickets for all eight home matches. Details on pricing for those season tickets can be found below.

Student Tickets will be available the week of home matches via a pre-registration process (similar to what has been done with Men’s Basketball) via FloridaGators.com/Students.

Single-Match Ticket Pricing

  *   Adults – $5
  *   Kids 12 & under – $1
  *   UF students – Free

Season Ticket Pricing

  *   Adults – $40
  *   Kids 12 & under – $8

COVID-19 Fan Policies and Procedures
The safety of our student-athletes, coaches, staff, and fans remains our top priority, meaning fans will see new guidelines established with the assistance of UF Health, while following COVID-19 safety protocols established by the SEC Medical Guidance Task Force and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Signage and enhanced cleaning protocols will be in place throughout the arena.

To comply with physical distancing requirements, Exactech Arena will host a limited percentage of its listed seating, putting the capacity around 2,200 fans for Florida Volleyball matches.

Face coverings (over the nose and mouth) will be required for all fans throughout the entire match and tickets will be sold in sets of two or four to allow for proper physical distancing.

Notables

  *   The Gators hold a 321-44 (.879) combined record against the eight SEC opponents they face in the spring, including a 295-31 (.905) record under the helm of Mary Wise
  *   Florida holds the series advantage over each of the eight squads