No. 6 BYU men’s volleyball heads to the Midwest this week to face off against two Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association (MIVA) opponents: No. 14 Ball State and No. 1 Ohio State.

BYU (1-1) split its matches last week, falling to No. 13 Loyola-Chicago in five sets before defeating No. 6 Lewis in four.

No. 14 Ball State

The Cougars face off against the Cardinals (2-0) on Friday, Jan. 12, at 7:30 p.m. EST, at Worthen Arena in Muncie, Indiana. Ball State is coming off two home wins last week against Lees-McRae and Emmanuel. BYU is 10-4 all-time against the Cardinals—most recently picking up two sweeps during the 2015 season.

No. 1 Ohio State

The Cougars finish out the week at St. John Arena in Columbus, Ohio, facing the Buckeyes (1-0) on Saturday, Jan. 13, at 7 p.m. Ohio State won its only match of the season last week at home against North Greenville. BYU owns an 11-6 advantage in the overall series history; however, the Buckeyes have won the past two matches during the national championship matches of the 2016 and 2017 seasons.

Links to video streams and live stats for the week can be found on the BYU men’s volleyball schedule page.

Royce Hinton is the men's and women's volleyball sports information director for BYU Athletic Communications.