Allstate Sugar Bowl Collegiate Volleyball Classic Opens Action Friday
NEW ORLEANS (September 13, 2018) – The 17th Allstate Sugar Bowl Women’s Volleyball Collegiate Classic, hosted by Tulane University, will be played this Friday and Saturday, September 14-15, 2018, at Tulane’s Devlin Fieldhouse. This year’s tourney will feature Arkansas-Little Rock, Clemson and Villanova, as well as the host Green Wave. The Green Wave will play Little Rock and Villanova on Friday, followed by taking on Clemson on Saturday.
10 a.m.: Clemson vs. Villanova
12:30 p.m.: Tulane vs. Little Rock
4:30 p.m.: Clemson vs. Little Rock
7 p.m.: Tulane vs. Villanova
10 a.m.: Villanova vs. Little Rock
2 p.m.: Tulane vs. Clemson
Tickets are available for $8 for each two-match session (Friday early matches, Friday afternoon matches and Saturday matches).
“We are pleased to again partner with Tulane to bring this outstanding college volleyball tournament to New Orleans,” said Paul Hoolahan, Chief Executive Officer of the Allstate Sugar Bowl. “The school does an excellent job with the event and helps kick off the 50-plus community-related sporting events the Bowl supports each year.”
In the 2017 Allstate Sugar Bowl Collegiate Volleyball Classic, Tulane posted a solid 3-1 victory over Oklahoma to capture its first title in the event since 2009. Sophomore libero Kaylie McHugh earned the tournament’s MVP award, as well as earning Defensive Player of the Tournament recognition. McHugh leads the Green Wave again this year as Tulane has posted a 9-3 mark entering the tournament.
In addition to the Collegiate Volleyball Classic, the Sugar Bowl will sponsor events in baseball, basketball, bowling, cross country, football, golf, lacrosse, regatta (sailing), road racing, soccer, swimming, tennis and track and field, as well as the full slate of state championships for the Louisiana High School Athletic Association. The organization also sponsors a pair of national awards, the Manning Award for the top collegiate quarterback in the country and the Eddie Robinson Award for the nation’s top collegiate coach. Other events during the year include the Allstate Sugar Bowl New Year’s Eve Parade, the Allstate Sugar Bowl Fan Jam pre-game party and the sponsorship of the local chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Football Hall of Fame.
All of the bowl’s activities for 2018-19 are expected to generate over $200 million in economic impact for the local and regional economy. Last year’s Sugar Bowl activities brought a $328.13 million-dollar boost to New Orleans and Louisiana. Over the past decade, the Bowl has infused over $2.5 billion into the region.
The Sugar Bowl Committee annually invests over $1.6 million into the community through the hosting and sponsorship of sporting events, awards and clinics. Through these efforts, the organization supports and honors nearly 100,000 student-athletes each year.
The Allstate Sugar Bowl has established itself as one of the premier college football bowl games, having hosted 28 national champions, 93 Hall of Fame players, 49 Hall of Fame coaches and 18 Heisman Trophy winners in its 84-year history. The 85th Allstate Sugar Bowl Football Classic, featuring top teams from the Big 12 and the SEC, will be played on January 1, 2019. In addition to football, the Sugar Bowl Committee annually invests over $1.6 million into the community through the hosting and sponsorship of sporting events, scholarships and clinics. Through these efforts, the organization supports and honors nearly 100,000 student-athletes each year and has injected over $2.5 billion into the local economy over the last decade.