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Texas Volleyball Selected as Unanimous Preseason Favorite in 2012 Big 12 Coaches Poll

Updated: Wednesday, August 8 2012, 07:28 PM CDT
The Texas Volleyball team has been unanimously selected as the 2012 Big 12 preseason favorite by the conference coaches. 

It’s the fifth time that Texas has been picked to win the conference in the preseason poll (1996, 2008, 2009 and 2011). The poll was conducted by the conference coaches, who are not permitted to vote for their own team.

Texas, who advanced to its sixth straight NCAA Regional Final appearance in 2011, tallied 64 points in the poll.  Iowa State earned the No. 2 spot (54 points) with Kansas State tabbed third, just one point behind the Cyclones.  Oklahoma ranked fourth, while Baylor placed fifth, matching its highest preseason ranking (2009).  Kansas, TCU, Texas Tech and West Virginia make up the sixth through ninth spots, respectively.

The Longhorns return 2011 Big 12 Player of the Year and 2012 Big 12 Preseason Player of the Year Bailey Webster and 2011 Big 12 Freshman of the Year Haley Eckerman, along with 2012 Big 12 Preseason Freshman of the Year Molly McCage, after the Longhorns finished with a No. 4 national ranking last season.  UT compiled a 25-5 overall record in 2011 and won the Big 12 title with a 15-1 mark.

The Big 12 finished 2011 with the nation's best RPI and advanced seven teams to the NCAA postseason.

Texas begins the 2012 regular season against LSU on Friday (August 24) in a 6 p.m. match at Gregory Gym as part of the 26 West Longhorns Classic.  The Longhorns currently lead the nation with a streak of 30 consecutive home victories.

By Adam Winkler
Texas Volleyball Selected as Unanimous Preseason Favorite in 2012 Big 12 Coaches Poll


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Scores & Schedules

July 23, 2014 07:37 GMT

INTERLEAGUE

Tampa Bay 7 St. Louis 2

Arizona 5 Detroit 4

N-Y Mets 3 Seattle 1

AMERICAN LEAGUE Tuesday's Games

N.Y. Yankees 2, Texas 1, 14 innings

Toronto 7, Boston 3

Cleveland 8, Minnesota 2

Kansas City 7, Chicago White Sox 1

Baltimore 4, L.A. Angels 2

Houston 3, Oakland 2, 12 innings

Wednesday's Games

Cleveland (Bauer 4-4) at Minnesota (Swarzak 1-0), 1:10 p.m.

Kansas City (Shields 9-5) at Chicago White Sox (Quintana 5-7), 2:10 p.m.

Texas (Darvish 9-5) at N.Y. Yankees (Phelps 4-4), 7:05 p.m.

Boston (Buchholz 5-5) at Toronto (Dickey 7-10), 7:07 p.m.

Baltimore (Tillman 7-5) at L.A. Angels (Weaver 10-6), 10:05 p.m.

Houston (Peacock 3-6) at Oakland (J.Chavez 7-6), 10:05 p.m.

NATIONAL LEAGUE Tuesday's Games

Pittsburgh 12, L.A. Dodgers 7

San Francisco 9, Philadelphia 6, 14 innings

Miami 6, Atlanta 5

Chicago Cubs 6, San Diego 0

Milwaukee 4, Cincinnati 3

Washington 7, Colorado 4

Wednesday's Games

Cincinnati (Leake 7-8) at Milwaukee (Lohse 10-4), 2:10 p.m.

Washington (Strasburg 7-7) at Colorado (J.De La Rosa 10-6), 3:10 p.m.

L.A. Dodgers (Haren 8-7) at Pittsburgh (Liriano 1-7), 7:05 p.m.

San Francisco (Bumgarner 11-7) at Philadelphia (A.Burnett 6-9), 7:05 p.m.

Miami (Eovaldi 5-5) at Atlanta (E.Santana 8-6), 7:10 p.m.

San Diego (Kennedy 7-9) at Chicago Cubs (Wada 0-0), 8:05 p.m.

INTERLEAGUE

Detroit (A.Sanchez 6-4) at Arizona (Cahill 1-6), 3:40 p.m.

N.Y. Mets (B.Colon 8-8) at Seattle (T.Walker 1-1), 3:40 p.m.

Tampa Bay (Cobb 5-6) at St. Louis (Lynn 11-6), 7:15 p.m.

WNBA

Tuesday's Games

Chicago 60, Indiana 57

Minnesota 112, Atlanta 108, OT

San Antonio 95, Tulsa 93

Phoenix 89, Seattle 71

Wednesday's Games

Connecticut at Washington, 11:30 a.m.

New York at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m.

MLS

Wednesday, July 23

Chicago at San Jose, 10:30 p.m.

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