The UNI Panthers, fresh off a share of the regular season title and Missouri Valley Conference (MVC) Tournament crown, have been pegged as the unanimous league favorite in the annual coaches’ preseason poll, receiving 100 points and all 10 first-place votes. The Panthers outdistanced second-place pick Illinois State (89 points) and Bradley and Missouri State (68 points) which tied for third place.

This season UNI returns five starters from a squad that finished 24-10 (16-2 MVC), earning a share of the regular season MVC title as well as the tournament championship. With the tourney title, the Panthers made the program's 22nd appearance in the NCAA Tournament.

The UNI Panthers volleyball season gets underway on August 30th in Texas where they will battle the Texas Longhorns at 7pm. All home games are played at the McLeod Center on campus.

See the complete 2019 UNI Panther Volleyball schedule here.

See the 2019 complete UNI Panther Volleyball team roster here.

(SOURCE: MVC)