COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State University men’s volleyball program (3-0) is set to welcome in a pair of opponents hailing from the Volunteer State this week. Lincoln Memorial University (1-1) comes to town Thursday (Jan. 16) for a 6 p.m. ET match with the Tornado of King University (2-2) rolling in for Friday’s 7 p.m. ET first serve.
**ATTENTION OSU STUDENTS**
For every Ohio State student that attends Thursday’s match, $1 will be donated to BuckeyeThon, the largest student run philanthropy in the state of Ohio which raises funds and awareness for the Hematology/Oncology/Bone Marrow Transplant Unit at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.
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HISTORY WITH THE RAILSPLITTERS & TORNADO
The Buckeyes hosted Lincoln Memorial last February in the inaugural meeting and came away with a four-set win (25-23, 25-19, 23-25, 25-23). Ohio State has faced King just one time as well, but on a bigger stage. The Buckeyes eliminated King from the 2018 NCAA Tournament, knocking off the Tornado in the NCAA Play-in Match (25-13, 25-23, 25-18).
BUCKEYES ARE BALLIN’
Ohio State has registered three consecutive sweeps to open the 2020 season. It marks the first OSU has won its first nine sets of a season since 2007.
The Buckeyes are back in the AVCA Coaches Poll Top-15 following their 3-0 start. Ohio State is one of four MIVA squads nationally-ranked with two more league teams receiving votes this week.