LUBBOCK, Texas (January 18, 2021) – The Lone Star Conference finalized the scheduling for a spring conference volleyball season, as Lubbock Christian University’s originally scheduled 2000 volleyball season was moved to the spring 2021 semester of the 2020-21 school term. The Lady Chaps season and home opener is a non-conference contest Tuesday, January 19, against Wayland Baptist, and their conference opener is set for January 26 against West Texas A&M inside Rip Griffin Center.
LCU has 15 matches scheduled for this season (seven at home), with three non-conference and 12 conference matches. A four-game non-conference schedule was announced last week, but the match previously announced with Western New Mexico has been cancelled.
The LSC has structured a 12-match conference schedule consisting entirely of divisional play. LCU is in the West Division and will play Angelo State, UT Permian Basin and West Texas A&M twice at home and twice on the road to complete their 12 conference matches. The LSC set regular season competition beginning Jan. 26 and concluding March 10 with the week of March 15-20 reserved for make-up contests. The LSC Volleyball Championship will include 12 teams with the top three in each division. The opening round is set for March 23, followed by the quarterfinals on March 24, semifinals on March 30 and championship match on March 30.
COVID-19 regulations by LCU will have the Rip Griffin Center at 50% capacity. Game admission to LCU volleyball home games will be free this season. LCU ChapNation Chap Pass season ticket holders will still have their reserved seats for home games. All home game ticket and spectator policies are subject to change on a game-by-game basis.
Each game will be broadcast on the LSC Digital Network as an option for fans unable to attend. The Lone Star Conference announced details of a new hybrid pricing model for the LSC Digital Network beginning with the 2020-21 winter and spring seasons. The broadcasts of volleyball and men’s and women’s basketball games will be available via pay-per-view (PPV) conference-wide under the new model. Fans can purchase a $10 daily pass that will give them access to all LSC football, volleyball and basketball contests on the network that day, as well as access to previously aired games from the current season for 24 hours. In addition to live and archived streaming options, viewers will have the option to purchase and download games from the 2020-21 season for $10 each. Select games of all other sports carried on the LSC Digital Network will be available free-to-view (FTV) or PPV at the discretion of the broadcasting institution. The LSC Digital Network is in its second year showcasing the academic and athletic events of the league and its 18 member institutions. Fans can watch games and purchase passes online at www.lonestarconferencenetwork.com or www.lcuchaps.com/live on computer and mobile devices. Viewers can also tune in to games on the LSC Digital Network via OTT apps available on Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV and Roku by searching for “LSC Digital Network.”