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NORMAN, Oklahoma – The Oklahoma women's volleyball team has released its 2011 schedule, and it features 17 home games for the Sooners.

Head coach Santiago Restrepo and the Sooners will open up the season hosting the Nike Invitational in Norman on August 26.

"We have one of the toughest non-conference schedules since I've been here," Restrepo said. "We started off that way because we have several seniors, and we're hoping to do great things this year. We're playing teams that have consistently been in the NCAA Championship, and it's important to us in order to be successful in conference play."

Oklahoma opens Big 12 play on the road at Baylor Sept. 21 before closing out September against archrival Texas on the 28th.

"We're going to be fresher and more prepared for matches with the new Big 12 schedule," Restrepo added. "At the end of the year, we're going to be better prepared for the NCAA Championship."

2011 Oklahoma Volleyball Schedule

8-26 SMU 7 P.M. NORMAN, OKLA.
8-27 ORAL ROBERTS NOON NORMAN, OKLA.
        MISSOURI STATE# 7 P.M. NORMAN, OKLA.
8-29 COLORADO STATE 7 P.M. NORMAN, OKLA.
9-2 vs. Cincinnati 4:30 p.m. Denton, Texas
9-3 at North Texas 11 a.m. Denton, Texas
vs. Sam Houston State 4:30 p.m. Denton, Texas
9-6 ARKANSAS 7 P.M. NORMAN, OKLA.
9-9 vs. Florida A&M 3 p.m. Miami, Fla.
9-10 vs. Auburn 9 a.m. Miami, Fla.
        at Miami 6 p.m. Miami, Fla.
9-14 at Wichita State 6 p.m. Wichita, Kan.
9-16 TEXAS SOUTHERN 2 P.M. NORMAN, OKLA.
        ARKANSAS-LITTLE ROCK 7 P.M. NORMAN, OKLA.
9-17 ARKANSAS-PINE BLUFF NOON NORMAN, OKLA.
         BOISE STATE 7 P.M. NORMAN, OKLA.
9-21 at Baylor 7 p.m. Waco, Texas
9-28 TEXAS 7 P.M. NORMAN, OKLA.
10-1 at Texas Tech 6:05 p.m. Lubbock, Texas
10-5 MISSOURI* 7 P.M. NORMAN, OKLA.
10-8 at Iowa State* 6:30 p.m. Ames, Iowa
10-12 at Texas A&M* 6:30 p.m. College Station, Texas
10-15 KANSAS* 7 P.M. NORMAN, OKLA.
10-22 KANSAS STATE* TBA NORMAN, OKLA.
10-29 at Missouri* 6:30 p.m. Columbia, Mo.
11-2 IOWA STATE* 7 P.M. NORMAN, OKLA.
11-9 at Kansas State* 7 p.m. Manhattan, Kan.
11-12 BAYLOR* 7 P.M. NORMAN, OKLA.
11-16 at Kansas* 7 p.m. Lawrence, Kan.
11-19 TEXAS A&M* 7 P.M. NORMAN, OKLA.
11-23 TEXAS TECH* 7 P.M. NORMAN, OKLA.
11-26 at Texas* TBA Austin, Texas