Every coach in every sport gets asked for an opinion on this season’s amended schedules. Arizona volleyball coach Dave Rubio refuses to even entertain criticisms. It is his nature to stress the concept of gratitude in college sports—for both student-athletes and coaches. As the Wildcats prepare for the delayed season that is set to kick off on Jan. 22, he seized the opportunity to drive that point home once again.
“I feel fortunate that we have a schedule,” Rubio said. “I feel fortunate that we actually have an opportunity to play.”
Until Tuesday, no one outside the schools and conference offices knew what those schedules would be.