Training camps are winding down and the games that count are days away.
Beloit College Buccaneer Athletics gets its 2014-15 season underway this coming weekend with six of the seven Fall sports in action.
Buccaneer Volleyball, under eighth-season head coach Dawn Redd, gets things going at 2:30 p.m. Friday in Flood Arena when they host Alverno College in the opening match of the Buc Blast Volleyball Tournament. Fourteen matches over Friday and Saturday will be played on two courts. Beloit also faces Rockford University at 6:30 p.m. on Friday and then takes on Marian University at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday and Milwaukee School of Engineering at 2:00.
Buccaneer Women's Tennis, under first-year head coach Don Metz, begins their season at 4:00 p.m. on Friday against UW-La Crosse at the Strong Complex Tennis Courts. They host UW-Stevens Point at 9:00 a.m. and Rock Valley College at 3:00 on Saturday before closing out a busy first weekend against Wisconsin Lutheran College at 4:00 p.m. on Monday.
Buccaneer Women's Soccer, behind second-year head coach Nick Chapman, begins their season against Wisconsin Lutheran College at the Strong Complex Soccer Field on Friday at 4:30 p.m. They then host Lakeland College at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday afternoon.
Buccaneer Men's and Women's Cross Country, with head coach Dave Eckburg leading the Men's team for the 19th season and the Women for the 15th season, takes on Rockford University in a dual meet at Rock Cut State Park on Friday beginning at 5:00 p.m.
Buccaneer Men's Soccer, with Tim Schmiechen beginning his 25th season at the helm, opens their season at Marian University in Fond du Lac on Friday night at 7:30 p.m.
The Buccaneer Football team, with first-year head coach Seth Duerr awaiting his debut, has another week of prep work before opening the 2014 campaign at the University of Chicago on Saturday night, September 6, at 6:00 p.m.
For a composite schedule of the entire 2014-15 season, or just the schedule of your favorite team, visit the Beloit College Athletics website at www.beloit.edu/bucs.