NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee State University volleyball team kicks off the 2015 season with three matches as part of a busy week for TSU Athletics.
The Tigers will host a meet and greet tonight at 6 p.m. at the faculty dining hall at the Floyd-Payne Campus Center. All members of this year’s volleyball squad will be available for fans to meet, take a picture with and get an autograph from. Team posters with this year’s schedule will be provided to each fan in attendance.
The volleyball season officially gets underway with the Magnolia Invitational hosted by Ole Miss in Oxford, Miss. The Tigers will take on Northwestern St. on Friday, Aug. 28 before squaring off with Ole Miss and Oral Roberts the following day.
Friday will also mark the unveiling of the Coach Ed Temple statue at First Tennessee Park at 9:30 a.m. The 9-foot statue on a 13,000-ton granite base is the product of a fundraising effort that drew contributions from 114 people, including more than 20 of Temple’s Tigerbelles. Donations ranged from $15 to $10,000.
Temple was the women’s track coach at Tennessee State University from 1953 to 1994, coach of the U.S. women’s Olympic track team in 1960 and 1964, and assistant coach in the U.S. women’s Olympic track team in 1980.
The Tennessee State football program’s Senior Kick-Off Luncheon is set for Friday at 11 a.m. at the Millennium Maxwell Hotel. The event, which occurs just eight days before Big Blue hosts Alabama State in the 17th Annual John Merritt Classic, will serve to both honor TSU’s 15 four-year letter winners and generate excitement for the squad’s upcoming campaign.
Tuesday, Aug. 25
6 p.m. Volleyball Meet and Greet – Floyd Payne Campus Center
Friday, Aug. 28
9:30 a.m. Track & Field Coach Ed Temple Statue Reveal – First Tennessee Park
11 a.m. Football Senior Kick-Off Luncheon – Millennium Maxwell Hotel
3 p.m. Volleyball vs. Northwestern St. – Oxford, Miss. | LIVE STATS