Nebraska hosts Florida and the VERT Challenge in one of seven top 25 clashes on opening day.
Part three of who’s who heading into the 2018 season, led by a super athletic middle with all the pedigree, Asjia O’Neal, who will suit up for the Longhorns this fall.
Once again, Texas goes into a season as the favorites in the Big 12.
The Gatorade National Player of the Year Thayer Hall (right) will become an instant-fan favorite for Gator fans
The Cardinal sit atop the VolleyMob 2018 Preseason Top 25.
Texas comes in at #6, right on the cusp of the top five, in a group of teams that all made at least the Elite Eight in 2017.
In addition to the eight-match ESPNU slate, the Big 12 announced two more nationally televised matches on Wednesday and individual schools noted other network broadcasts boosting the conference total to 43 matches, not including institutional streams.
Texas sits atop the Big 12 Preseason Poll, although Baylor looks to be a firm contender.
Micaya White is the 2018 Big 12 Preseason Player of the Year as she leads a list filled with Burnt Orange.
Libero Brooke Nuneviller will move up from the U18 last year to the U20 team this season: one of 8 players to do so.