(Sept. 13) — As the clock ticks down to Wednesday evening, the anticipation reaches a fever pitch in Milwaukee. The Marquette University college women’s volleyball team is gearing up to host No. 1 Wisconsin at Fiserv Forum, marking not just a clash of titans but a potential history-making event.
Both teams are eyeing the NCAA regular season indoor attendance record, set just last year in Madison. The stage is set, the stakes are high, and the volleyball community is buzzing.
A Prime-Time Affair: No. 1 Wisconsin vs Marquette
The match is scheduled for 7 p.m. Central time and will be broadcast live on Fox Sports 1. Bob Brainerd will handle play-by-play duties, while Anna Connelly will provide expert analysis.
The Fiserv Forum, home to the 2021 NBA Champion Milwaukee Bucks and the Marquette men’s basketball team, offers a grand stage for this monumental matchup.
Breaking Records and Barriers
The Golden Eagles and Badgers are not just playing for bragging rights; they’re aiming to shatter the NCAA regular season indoor attendance record.
The current record stands at 16,833, set during a match between Wisconsin and Florida at the Kohl Center on September 16, 2022. With Fiserv Forum boasting a capacity of 18,215, the teams are in prime position to make history.
For fans still hoping to witness history in person, an extremely limited number of tickets remain available. These can be purchased online through Ticketmaster or by contacting the Marquette Ticket Office at 414-288-GOMU (4668).
A Busy Week Ahead for Marquette
The Golden Eagles have a grueling schedule following their face-off with the Badgers. They will take on Milwaukee at the Klotsche Center on Thursday, with the game set to air live on ESPN+ at 6 p.m.
The team then returns to the Al McGuire Center over the weekend to host Air Force on Saturday and No. 7 Oregon on Sunday.
Wisconsin vs No. 3 Florida
Meanwhile, for Wisconsin, the Badgers are in action as well on Sunday, facing perhaps their toughest road match of the season against No. 3 Florida (7-0). The first serve is at 2:00 p.m. CT, and is broadcasting live on ESPN2.