ESPN to Provide Exclusive Coverage of 11 NCAA Winter Championships

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ESPN to Provide Exclusive Coverage of 11 NCAA Winter Championships

Four-time Olympic Gold Medalist Missy Franklin Competes in Swimming & Diving Championship

ESPN’s exclusive coverage of 11 NCAA Winter Championships begins Friday, March 14, in Albuquerque, N.M., with the Men’s and Women’s Indoor Track and Field Championship live on ESPN3. Through March and into April, ESPN3 will have live coverage of the Men’s and Women’s Fencing Championship, Swimming and Diving Championship, and Women’s Gymnastics Championship.  ESPNU will offer additional coverage of each event that airs live on ESPN3, in addition to airing the Women’s Bowling Championship live on Saturday, April 12.

ESPN also televises the entire NCAA Women’s Basketball Championship, Wrestling Championship, and Men’s Ice Hockey Championship live. Coverage details for those Championships will be announced at a later date.  All 11 Championships are available on WatchESPN.

NCAA Men’s & Women’s Indoor Track and Field Championship – from Albuquerque, N.M.
Talent:  Dwight Stones, Larry Rawson, and Jill Montgomery
What to Watch For:

  • Men: Florida attempts to win their fourth title in last five years. Texas A&M and Arizona are in a position to challenge the Gators
  • Women: Oregon competes for its fifth straight team title which would match LSU’s record streak (1993-1997). Florida, Texas A&M, Texas, Georgia, and Kentucky are also contenders for the team title.

NCAA Men’s and Women’s Fencing Championship – from Columbus, Ohio
Talent:  JB Long, Don Anthony and Suzy Paxton
What to Watch For:

  • Individual: Full coverage of both the men’s and women’s epee, foil, and saber events. (both men’s and women’s)
  • Team: Host Ohio State strives for their second title in three years while defending champion Princeton attempts a repeat

NCAA Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving Championship – from Austin, Texas & Minneapolis, Minn
Talent:  Trey Bender, Rowdy Gaines, and Cynthia Potter
What to Watch For:

  • Michigan (men) and Georgia (women) defend team titles
  • Four-time Olympic Gold medalist Missy Franklin competes for California, one of six Olympic medalists to compete in the Women’s Championship
  • Arizona junior Kevin Cordes, who holds NCAA records in 100 & 200 breaststrokes, is expected to compete

NCAA Women’s Bowling Championship – from Wickliffe, Ohio
Talent:  Dave Armstrong and Carolyn Dorin-Ballard
What to Watch For:

  • Defending National Champion Nebraska seeks their fifth National Championship since 2004
  • The popular pin cameras return to provide viewers a unique camera angle

NCAA Women’s Gymnastics Championship – from Birmingham, Ala
Talent:  Bart Conner and Kathy Johnson Clarke
What to Watch For:

  • Defending National Champion Florida is currently ranked number three in the country, behind LSU (No. 1) and Oklahoma (No. 2)
  • The SEC has captured eight of the last nine championships

2014 NCAA Winter Championships Programming Schedule

Men’s & Women’s Indoor Track and Field

Fri, March 14 7:55 p.m. NCAA Men’s & Women’s Indoor Track and Field Championships: Day 1 ESPN3
Sat, March 15 7:50 p.m. NCAA Men’s & Women’s Indoor Track and Field Championships: Day 2 ESPN3
Sat, March 22 6:30 p.m. NCAA Men’s & Women’s Indoor Track and Field Championships: Championship* ESPNU

Men’s and Women’s Fencing

Fri, March 21 1 p.m. NCAA Fencing Championships: Men’s Semifinals & Finals ESPN3
Sun, March 23 1 p.m. NCAA Fencing Championships: Women’s Semifinal  Final ESPN3
Tue, April 1 8 p.m. NCAA Fencing Championship: Men’s and Women’s Championship* ESPNU

Women’s Swimming and Diving

Fri,  March 21 7 p.m. NCAA Women’s Swimming and Diving Championship: Day 2 ESPN3
Sat, March 22 7 p.m. NCAA Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships: Day 3 ESPN3
Wed, April 2 9 p.m. NCAA Women’s Swimming and Diving Championship: Championship* ESPNU

Men’s Swimming and Diving

Fri, March 28 7 p.m. NCAA Men’s Swimming and Diving Championship: Day 2 ESPN3
Sat, March 29 7 p.m. NCAA Men’s Swimming and Diving Championship: Day 3 ESPN3
Wed, April 9 8 p.m. NCAA Men’s Swimming and Diving Championship: Championships* ESPNU

Women’s Bowling

Sat, April 12 8 p.m. NCAA Women’s Bowling Championship ESPNU
Sun, April 13 4 p.m. NCAA Women’s Bowling Championship* ESPN

Women’s Gymnastics

Sat, April 19 7 p.m. NCAA Women’s Gymnastics Championship: Super Six Team Final ESPN3
Sun, April 20 3 p.m. NCAA Women’s Gymnastics Championships: Individual Event Finals ESPN3
Wed, April 30 8 p.m. NCAA Women’s Gymnastics: Championship* ESPNU

*Additional Coverage

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Media contact: Derek Volner at 860-384-9986; [email protected] and @DerekVolner

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I work in college sports, which includes football and basketball, with an emphasis on Olympic Sports. Additionally, I handle ESPN’s coverage of high school athletics and recruiting.
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