CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State fans will get their first look at the 2019 volleyball team Friday evening at Gill Coliseum at the annual Orange & Black Scrimmage. The exhibition is free to the public and begins at 6 p.m. Following the scrimmage, the fans can mingle with the team on the Gill Coliseum court. In addition, three pairs of season tickets will be raffled off at Friday’s scrimmage. Fans interested in winning 2019 season tickets will receive raffle tickets upon entry and can fill out their tickets and return them in the lobby of Gill Coliseum for a drawing during the event. The front entrance of Gill Coliseum (the east side) is currently closed due to construction. Doors on the south side of the building, including the southwest ADA ramp, will be open. The Orange & Black Scrimmage is the Beavers’ only public scrimmage as they prepare to kick off the 2019 season. The Beavers open the season next week at the Oregon Classic in Eugene on Aug. 30. OSU will face UC Irvine at 11 a.m. and Boston College at 5 p.m. Both contests will be played at Matthew Knight Arena. OSU’s remaining pre-season tournament slate includes the Hoosier Invite (Oklahoma, Indiana and Yale), the Redhawk Invitational (New Mexico, Gonzaga and Seattle), and the Homewood Suites UNC/CSU Classic (Northern Colorado, Colorado State and Cal Poly). OSU’s home opener is set for Thursday, Sept. 26 when the Beavers host Oregon for the first Civil War, brought to you by PacificSource Health Plans, Spirit Mountain Casino, Safeway-Albertsons, your local Toyota Dealers and First Interstate Bank, of the season on the Pac-12 Network. The Beavers return to action the next night to face Colorado, Friday, Sept. 27. Fourth-year head coach Mark Barnard, who earned Pac-12 Coach of the Year honors in 2017, seeks to lead his team to a rebound following an injury-plagued 2018 season. He’ll lead an experienced squad that includes 11 returning letterwinners, including five starters.

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