The 2012 Alabama State University volleyball season is only a few days away as the Lady Hornets will welcome five teams to the 2012 ISTAP Collegiate Cup. The matches begin Friday, August 24 at 9 a.m. and run through Saturday, with the final match scheduled to begin at 7 p.m.

The teams participating in the Collegiate Cup include in-state rival Jacksonville State University and fellow HBCU member Tennessee State University. The University of South Dakota will travel the farthest, coming from Vermillian, S.D. Stetson University will be traveling from DeLand, Fla. and Southland member Southeastern Louisiana University will round out the five teams.

There will be 12 matches, six on both Friday and Saturday, as each team will play four matches. There will be a MVP chosen after the final match along with a six-member All-Tournament team, which will be voted on by the head coaches.

The cost for the Cup will be $5 per day or $8 for a two day pass. There is also a special rate of $1 for high school and middle school volleyball players who show up at the Cup wearing their official game jersey. read more…