With back-to-school toward the end of each summer many of us are focused primarily on football as our favorite fall sport. Soon we'll be bundled against the cold and rain to watch the Cowboys battle it out on the gridiron later this fall.

But fall also brings back one of my favorite indoor sports, volleyball. A well placed serve or spike brings every bit the same excitement as a 30 yard pass or a well made sack. And volleyball is played indoors in air conditioned comfort or the the cozy warmth of winter gymnasiums.

Local volleyball fans will have a chance to get a first look at the 2019 McNeese Volleyball team Saturday in the annual Blue-Gold scrimmage which of course pits the squad against itself.

The regular season opens up August 30th in Moon Township, Pennsylvania at the Robert Morris Sheraton Invitational. Then McNeese opens at home against Houston on September 3.

After Saturdays scrimmage the Cowgirls will conduct a free youth clinic for kids in 8th grade and under. Saturday's scrimmage is in the H&HP Complex, admission is free.

The 2019 McNeese Home Volleyball Schedule

AUG. 17 BLUE/GOLD SCRIMMAGE

SEPT. 3 HOUSTON

SEPT. 10 TEXAS SOUTHERN

SEPT. 17 PRAIRIE VIEW

SEPT. 20 McNEESE ROUND ROBIN

OCT. 3 *ABILENE CHRISTIAN

OCT. 5 *STEPHEN F. AUSTIN

OCT. 12 *HOUSTON BAPTIST

OCT 22 *LAMAR

OCT. 31 *TEXAS A&M-CC

NOV. 2 *INCARNATE WORD

NOV. 7 * SOUTHEASTERN LA.

NOV. 9 *NICHOLLS

*-Southland Conference Match