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Y. volleyball opens year vs. Cardinal

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The BYU men's volleyball team, winner of the 1999 and 2001 NCAA national championships, will kickoff its 2002 campaign Friday and Saturday, taking on nationally ranked Stanford in the Smith Fieldhouse.

Both matches are scheduled to begin at 7 p.m.

Prior to Friday's match, the Cougars will be honored in a special pre-match ceremony that will feature the unveiling of the 2001 NCAA National Championship banner.

"Winning the championship in 1999 was terrific," BYU head coach Carl McGown said. "Winning it all again last year by beating UCLA was equally as great, however to see both championship banners hanging from the rafters in the Fieldhouse will be deeply satisfying."

The defending champs will play host to MPSF foe Stanford, which finished last season 14-9 and ranked fifth in the final USA Today/AVCA poll.