Zone Read AM: Volleyball gets fifth seed, Embree out at Colorado

Posted by Isaac Rosenthal on Monday, Nov. 26 at 10:58 am.

Oregon’s volleyball team earned the fifth overall seed in the NCAA women’s volleyball tournament and will open postseason play this Friday against Northern Colorado at Matthew Knight Arena. Both Friday’s game and the Ducks second-round game on Saturday (should they beat Northern Colorado) will be free to students.

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Colorado has fired head football coach Jon Embree after the Buffs 1-11 season.  Embree went 4-21 in his only two seasons at Colorado.

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Oregon basketball took a big step forward during the Thanksgiving break, upsetting No. 18 UNLV.  The Ducks just missed this week’s Top 25 but did receive a few votes.

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After an impressive performance in the Civil War senior outside hitter Katherine Fischer took home the Pac-12 Player of the Week award, the Ducks sixth winner of the season.