April 23, 2017


COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State University men’s volleyball team will begin its national title defense as the NCAA Tournament’s top seed. The NCAA men’s volleyball committee released the six-team bracket (attached in PDF form) on Sunday (April 23), setting up St. John Arena to host five matches from May 2-6 to determine the 2017 national champions.

Tuesday, May 2 | Opening round
6 p.m. – No. 3-seed BYU (24-4) vs. No. 6-seed Barton (23-5)
8 p.m. – No. 4-seed Hawaii (26-5) vs. No. 5-seed Penn State (21-10)

Thursday, May 4 | Semifinals
6 p.m. – No. 2-seed Long Beach State (27-3) vs. BYU/Barton
8 p.m. – No. 1-seed Ohio State (30-2) vs. Hawaii/Penn State

Saturday, May 6 | Finals

7 p.m. – Semifinal #1 winner vs. Semifinal #2 winner (live on ESPNU)

Tournament Central

ALL-SESSION TICKET PRICES (admission to all three matches)
Adults – $25
Student/Youth – $15
Group (10 or more) – $8 | contact Andrew Boppel at 614-292-8098 for `Group’ purchases
*Both Reserved and General Admission seating is available (see seating chart  )
**Ages 2 and older require a ticket for admittance

Parking in St. John Arena lots will be free for the event. Ohio State students will also receive free admission with a valid BUCK ID for any matches in which the Buckeyes are competing. Doors will open 60 minutes prior to the first semifinal and again for the finals.