West Virginia Releases 2015-16 Schedule

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – West Virginia University Director of Athletics Shane Lyons announced today the 2015-16 schedule for the WVU swimming and diving squad.

This year’s schedule features seven home events at the WVU Natatorium, including the Gold-Blue intrasquad meet to open the season on Saturday, October 3.

“This is one of our best schedules in recent years,” said coach Vic Riggs. “We start our season with three weekends in a row at home, providing our teams great opportunities to compete. The quality of these teams to start our dual meet season is a great addition to our schedule.”

The Mountaineers partake in the West Virginia State games for the fifth consecutive season on October 8-9. The meet includes multiple in-state foes, including Marshall. This season, West Virginia hosts the event, which alternates between the Mountaineers and the Herd every year.

West Virginia participates in the first ever Big 12 vs. ACC weekend when the Mountaineers host Georgia Tech on Friday, October 16, and Virginia Tech on Saturday, October 17.

The squad closes out the first four weeks at home with the Big 12 vs. Big East Weekend when WVU will host Butler (women), Seton Hall and Xavier on Friday and Saturday October 23-24.

WVU closes out fall competition at the Tennessee Invite in Knoxville on November 20-22. In December, the USA Swimming Winter Nationals (December 2-5) and USA Diving Nationals (December 15-20) are set to take place.

“The Tennessee Invite and the Winter Nationals will be our top focus this fall semester,” noted Riggs. “These meets give our teams top-level competition, as we enter the halfway point of the season.”

The team resumes action in the spring with a pair of nonconference events. The diving team heads south to Florida for the Coral Springs Classic on January 3 and the team resumes competition together against rival Pitt on January 9 in Morgantown.

Big 12 Conference action starts when WVU visits TCU in Fort Worth, Texas on January 16. Annual Senior Day festivities take place on January 29 when the Mountaineers host Villanova. Additionally, the women’s swimming and diving team will compete against Iowa State that day.

West Virginia visits Columbus, Ohio, to wrap up full team regular season competition against host Ohio State, Big Ten foe Michigan and Mid-American Conference member Buffalo. The diving Mountaineers take are scheduled to participate in the James Madison Invite on February 6 in Harrisonburg, Virginia.

“Starting our spring semester with a rival against Pitt and opening Big 12 competition will give us an incentive to compete at a high level,” Riggs said. “Wrapping up our dual meet season at Ohio State will give us an opportunity to compete against three strong teams, which will help challenge us as we enter the championship portion of our schedule.”

The 2015-16 Big 12 Conference Championships take place on February 24-27 in Austin, Texas.

Date Opponent Time/Result
Oct 03, 2015 Gold-Blue Meet 12:00 PM
Oct 08, 2015 West Virginia State Games 7:30 PM
Oct 09, 2015 West Virginia State Games 11:00 AM
Oct 16, 2015 Georgia Tech (Big 12 vs. ACC Weekend) 5:00 PM
Oct 17, 2015 Virginia Tech (Big 12 vs. ACC Weekend) 12:00 PM
Oct 23, 2015 Butler, Seton Hall, Xavier (Big 12 vs. Big East Weekend) 6:00 PM
Oct 24, 2015 Butler, Seton Hall, Xavier (Big 12 vs. Big East Weekend) 10:00 AM
Nov 20, 2015 Tennessee Invite (Knoxville, Tenn.) 8:00 AM
Nov 21, 2015 Tennessee Invite (Knoxville, Tenn.) 8:00 AM
Nov 22, 2015 Tennessee Invite (Knoxville, Tenn.) 8:00 AM
Dec 02, 2015 USA Swimming Winter Nationals (Federal Way, Wash.) 8:00 AM
Dec 03, 2015 USA Swimming Winter Nationals (Federal Way, Wash.) 8:00 AM
Dec 04, 2015 USA Swimming Winter Nationals (Federal Way, Wash.) 8:00 AM
Dec 05, 2015 USA Swimming Winter Nationals (Federal Way, Wash.) 8:00 AM
Dec 15, 2015 USA Diving Winter Nationals (Indianapolis, Ind.) 8:00 AM
Dec 16, 2015 USA Diving Winter Nationals (Indianapolis, Ind.) 8:00 AM
Dec 17, 2015 USA Diving Winter Nationals (Indianapolis, Ind.) 8:00 AM
Dec 18, 2015 USA Diving Winter Nationals (Indianapolis, Ind.) 8:00 AM
Dec 19, 2015 USA Diving Winter Nationals (Indianapolis, Ind.) 8:00 AM
Dec 20, 2015 USA Diving Winter Nationals (Indianapolis, Ind.) 8:00 AM
Jan 03, 2016 Coral Springs Classic – Diving (Coral Springs, Fla.) TBA
Jan 09, 2016 Pitt 12:00 PM
Jan 16, 2016 at TCU 2:00 PM
Jan 29, 2016 Iowa State, Villanova 6:00 PM
Jan 30, 2016 Ohio State, Michigan, Buffalo (Columbus, Ohio) 1:00 PM
Feb 06, 2016 at James Madison Invite – Diving 12:00 PM
Feb 24, 2016 Big 12 Championships (Austin, Texas) 8:00 AM
Feb 25, 2016 Big 12 Championships (Austin, Texas) 8:00 AM
Feb 26, 2016 Big 12 Championships (Austin, Texas) 8:00 AM
Feb 27, 2016 Big 12 Championships (Austin, Texas) 8:00 AM
Feb 28, 2016 NCAA Last Chance Meet (Austin, Texas) 8:00 AM
Mar 07, 2016 NCAA Zone A Diving Championships (Annapolis, Md.) 8:00 AM
Mar 08, 2016 NCAA Zone A Diving Championships (Annapolis, Md.) 8:00 AM
Mar 09, 2016 NCAA Zone A Diving Championships (Annapolis, Md.) 8:00 AM
Mar 17, 2016 NCAA Women’s Championships (Atlanta, Ga.) 8:00 AM
Mar 18, 2016 NCAA Women’s Championships (Atlanta, Ga.) 8:00 AM
Mar 19, 2016 NCAA Women’s Championships (Atlanta, Ga.) 8:00 AM
Thu., Mar. 24 NCAA Men’s Championships (Atlanta, Ga.) 8:00 AM
Fri., Mar. 25 NCAA Men’s Championships (Atlanta, Ga.) 8:00 AM
Sat., Mar. 26 NCAA Men’s Championships (Atlanta, Ga.) 8:00 AM

 

* Big 12 Conference game All times Eastern

Swimming news courtesy of West Virginia Swimming & Diving.

 

 

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