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IU Volleyball set for Cream and Crimson Scrimmage


IU volleyball Coach Steve Aird encourages his team during fall camp in August 2018. The team's annual Cream and Crimson Scrimmage will begin at 7 p.m. Aug. 24 at Wilkinson Hall. Photo courtesy of Craig Bisacre

IU volleyball fans will get their first official look at the 2019 team on at 7 p.m. Aug. 24 at Wilkinson Hall during the annual Cream and Crimson Scrimmage.

The scrimmage comes two weeks after IU’s first team practice. Head coach Steve Aird acknowledges the difficulty of ramping things up so quickly with his team late in the summer.

“For us, it’s like a really big lego set,” Aird said. “Get in the gym and see what these kids can do. We don’t have the luxury of spending a bunch of time on development of skills because we have to get into a lineup.”

The scrimmage will be a chance for Hoosier fans to see what Aird believes to be a new and improved 2019 roster. After the scrimmage fans will be able to meet the players and get autographs from them and the coaches.

“I think it's going to be a very different look,” Aird said. “I think you'll see a team this year that is a lot more physical than we've had in the past. The volleyball IQ is really high.”

IU will officially begin its season Aug. 30 against Florida International University and Marshall University as a part of a double header. Both games will be played at Wilkinson Hall.

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