OSU vb, Aug. 17 Beaver Nation gets its first glimpse of the 2018 Oregon State volleyball team Friday evening at Gill Coliseum for the annual Orange & Black Scrimmage. The event is free to the public and begins at 7 p.m. Following the exhibition, the team will sign autographs in the Gill Coliseum lobby. In addition, two pairs of season tickets will raffled off at Friday’s scrimmage. Fans interested in winning 2018 season tickets will receive raffle tickets upon entry and can fill out their tickets and return them in the lobby of Gill Coliseum for the drawing later during the event. The Orange & Black Scrimmage is the squad’s only public scrimmage as they prepare for the 2018 season seeking back-to-back NCAA postseason berths for the first time in program history. The Beavers open the season next week at the Iowa State Challenge, Aug. 24-25. OSU will take on Virginia, Ole Miss and the host Cyclones in Ames, before returning to the Beaver State for the Rose City Showdown hosted by Portland State on Aug. 31. Oregon State also plays in a preseason tournament at Kansas State and a tourney co-hosted by San Diego State and University of San Diego. Oregon State’s home-opener comes Tuesday, Sept. 18 when the Beavers host Seattle University to conclude the preseason.