Headlines 2021
January 20, 2021  NCAA Video: 2021 Volleyball Season
Here's a video from the NCAA. They say, "The ACC, Big 12, SEC and Sun Belt conferences began conference play in the fall, but the rest of the conferences, including the Big Ten and Pac-12, will start up Jan. 22." The Big 12 has not released a schedule. While K-State ended the 2020 season at #10 in the AVCA poll, the Cats are not ranked in the 2021 preseason poll. Quite a bit of this is focused on ranked teams.
January 18, 2021  Wichita State will play Kansas State on Feb. 25
I've been watching K-State Volleyball's web page, and seeing nothing. I've confirmed a tip that the Shockers will have a road match in MHK in February. Here's a tweet, and a web page announcement. Wait a minute! Their schedule web page has a return match in Wichita on Feb. 27. The confusing part is it says 2020 at the top of the page, while the tweet regarding Feb. 25 came out on Jan. 18, 2021. At least we know to keep an eye on this! After poking around their web site for a while, as far as I can tell, WSU didn't play a fall season in 2020.
January 6, 2021  NCAA Previews Spring Semester 2021
NCAA Women's Volleyball sent a brief e-mail today, stating, "Regular season competition for indoor volleyball is set to begin on January 22, with the Division I National Championship taking place on April 22 & 24 in Omaha, NE." The e-mail included a link to the AVCA Division I Spring Preseason Poll.

Kansas State, #10 in the final fall poll, is RV... and four positions from being ranked. The preseason poll records column shows the 2019 record and ranking for some schools, and 2020 for others. Wisconsin, #1 in the poll, has only their 2019 record shown. The Big 10 postponed 2020 Women's Volleyball until spring 2021, so the top poll position went to a team that got credit for their 2019 outcome. Then we have Kentucky, #4 in the poll, who only played eight matches in fall 2020. So... the poll is based partly on 2019 results, and partly on 2020. What a mess!

November 25, 2020  Kansas State Volleyball at #10 in the Final Fall AVCA Poll
Our Volleycats, 10-6 at the end of their season, are #10 for the third week in the final fall poll. Texas, 14-0, is #1 and Baylor, 13-3, stayed at #3. West Virginia is RV. Although some teams must finish their season in the spring, the Cats were fortunate to complete all 16 of their matches. The NCAA tournament is scheduled for April.
November 23, 2020  Looking Back at the Top K-State Sports Moments of the Fall
Austin Siegel has summarized memorable accomplishments of K-State teams, in today's K-State Sports Extra. It's a top ten list, and Volleyball's well represented, with 8. Aliyah Carter Arrives vs. Texas, 5. Jayden Nembhard Sparks a Sweep in Morgantown and 3. Shelby Martin Caps Triple-Double with Game-Winner. This is fitting, as at this moment, K-State is a top ten team, at #10.