By Cindy Luis
Runza® Restaurants has signed an agreement to become the title sponsor of the American Volleyball Coaches Association’s College Volleyball Showcase
Teams are Nebraska, Texas, USC and Stanford.
the event will return to Qwest Center Omaha in 2008, for the first of a new three-year contract through 2010.
Tickets to the event will go on sale to the general public this Saturday, May 31 exclusively through Qwest Center Omaha and Ticketmaster. All-session ticket prices are $39 and $32.
For the first time, the Showcase will be played in a Conference Challenge format. The Conference Challenge will feature four of the elite teams in the country, in a showdown of schools from two of the top conferences in the NCAA, the Big 12 and Pac-10. Under the Conference Challenge format, each school will play the two teams from the other conference, and not play the other school from its own league.
The 2008 Runza/AVCA College Volleyball Showcase will begin on Friday, August 29 with Nebraska going up against Stanford at 7 p.m. CDT, andTexas squaring off against USC at 9:30. On Sunday, August 31, Texas will tangle with Stanford at 12:30 p.m. CDT , and Nebraska will face off with USC at 3,. Tickets for the 2008 Runza/AVCA College Volleyball Showcase will go on sale to the general public this Saturday, May 31 at noon CDT, exclusively through Qwest Center Omaha and Ticketmaster. All four matches will be shown live on CBS College Sports Network.
Contact Qwest Center Omaha by telephone at (402) 341-1500, or on the Web at www.qwestcenteromaha.com.