DENTON – Ahead of the 48th season in program history and first as a member of the American Athletic Conference, head coach Kristee Porter and UNT volleyball announced the 2023 schedule on Monday.
The Mean Green will face a 32-match slate which features matches against seven participants of the 2022 NCAA Tournament, including Sweet 16 finalists Houston.
UNT’s schedule includes seven non-conference meetings with programs that finished last season in the top-60 RPI and three opponents from The American.
North Texas plays a home exhibition on Aug. 19 against Oral Roberts before it opens regular-season play with a four-team tournament on Aug. 25 in Boulder, Colo. including the program’s first meeting with the University of Colorado.
After a 13-match non-conference schedule that includes six matchups against conference champions – Campbell (Big South), UNLV (Mountain West), Texas State (Sun Belt), Houston (The American), Stephen F. Austin (WAC) and UCF (The American) – the Mean Green will host its first match in The American versus Florida Atlantic on Sept. 20 at the North Texas Volleyball Center.
Porter’s team will compete in 19 conference matches with 10 home contests including two-match weekends against Tulsa (Sept. 28-29), UTSA (Oct. 13 and 15) and Rice (Nov. 10-11).
North Texas takes a pair of road trips to Wichita State (Nov. 3-4) and SMU (Nov. 17-18) before it closes the regular season at home on Nov. 22 versus Memphis.
UNT finished the 2022 season 16-15 overall and 9-5 in Conference USA including the first win at the league tournament since 2018 over UAB. The team returns 10 letterwinners including 2022 C-USA Defensive Player of the Year Sh’Diamond Holly, first team all-conference selection Treyaunna Rush and second-team honoree Aryn Johnson.
All regular season UNT home matches will be broadcast on the ESPN+.
Olympic Sport Passes for next season’s Mean Green volleyball, soccer and softball seasons are available now. Fans can purchase a general admission Olympic Sport Pass for $75 and receive season tickets for all three teams.
Olympic Sport Passes can be purchased here.
2023 UNT Volleyball Schedule
|Aug. 19||Oral Roberts (Exhibition)||Denton|
|Aug. 25||vs. Campbell||Boulder, Colo.|
|Aug. 26||vs. UNLV||Boulder, Colo.|
|Aug. 27||at Colorado||Boulder, Colo.|
|Aug. 29||Texas Southern||Denton|
|Aug. 31||at Texas State||San Marcos, Texas|
|Sept. 1||vs. Houston||San Marcos, Texas|
|Sept. 4||Texas Tech||Denton|
|Sept. 6||Stephen F. Austin||Denton|
|Sept. 8||at UCF||Orlando, Fla.|
|Sept. 9||vs. Florida State||Orlando, Fla.|
|Sept. 14||at UT Arlington||Arlington, Texas|
|Sept. 15||vs. McNeese||Arlington, Texas|
|Sept. 16||vs. Texas A&M-Commerce||Arlington, Texas|
|Sept. 23||at Tulane*||New Orleans|
|Sept. 24||at Tulane*||New Orleans|
|Oct. 6||at UAB*||Birmingham, Ala.|
|Oct. 8||at East Carolina*||Greenville, N.C.|
|Oct. 20||at USF*||Tampa, Fla.|
|Nov. 3||at Wichita State*||Wichita, Kan.|
|Nov. 4||at Wichita State*||Wichita, Kan.|
|Nov. 17||at SMU*||Dallas|
|Nov. 18||at SMU*||Dallas|
* League Matches