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ASU volleyball team reports for fall practice; releases 2010 schedule

Jonesboro (ASU) – Arkansas State Volleyball announced its
2010 schedule Tuesday which includes four preseason tournaments and
nine conference contests in Jonesboro.

The Red Wolves will open the season Aug. 27-28 when they host
Louisiana Tech, Northwestern State and Arkansas-Pine Bluff in the ASU
Invitational at the HPESS complex on the ASU campus.  A-State will
visit Bloomington, Ind. for the Indiana University Tournament Sept.
3-4, Tulsa, Okla. for the University of Tulsa Invitational Sept. 10-11
and Houston, Texas for the Rice University Invitational Sept. 17-18.

Arkansas State will return to the Convocation Center to open Sun Belt
Conference action, hosting Western Kentucky Sept. 24 and Middle
Tennessee Sept. 26.

The Red Wolves will spend the next two weekends on the road, traveling
to Troy Oct. 1 and South Alabama Oct. 3 before visiting North Texas
Oct. 8 and Denver Oct. 10.

In-state rival UALR will visit the Convocation Center Oct. 15 for a
matchup with ASU, while Florida Atlantic and Florida International
will make stops in Jonesboro the following weekend (Oct. 22 and 24).

Oct. 29 and 30 will mark a road swing through the state of Louisiana
for the Red Wolves as they meet ULM Friday and Louisiana-Lafayette
Saturday before returning to Jonesboro for matches against Denver Nov.
5 and North Texas Nov. 6 at the HPESS complex.

ASU will travel to Little Rock to take on the UALR Trojans for a
second time in their only midweek action of the season Nov. 9 at the
Jack Stephens Center.

The Red Wolves will then wrap up their season Nov. 12 and 13, hosting
ULM and Louisiana-Lafayette at the HPESS complex.

This year's SBC Tournament will be hosted by Middle Tennessee in
Murfreesboro, Tenn. Nov. 18-20, and the NCAA Tournament first and
second rounds are set for Dec. 2-4.

The Red Wolves reported for fall camp Tuesday morning, beginning with
a focus on front row and back row defensive systems in their first
week of practices.  ASU welcomed three returning Red Wolves and nine
new faces, including five freshmen and four transfers.

ASU head coach Justin Ingram said, "This morning went very well, and
we are all optimistic about direction of this team.  The girls have
been working hard all summer, and we are certainly seeing the
rewards."

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