The 2014 NCAA Division I Women’s Volleyball Championship First Round matches from Austin will air live exclusively on Longhorn Network. Fans can also view the matches on their desktop or mobile devices via WatchESPN.
Coverage will begin Thursday, Dec. 4, with the matchup between Arizona State and Texas A&M at 4:30 p.m. Next up, Northwestern State meets number 2 overall seed, The University of Texas at 7 p.m. If Texas wins its first round match, LHN will also televise the Second Round match live Friday, Dec. 5 at 8 p.m.
Paul Sunderland will provide play-by-play for LHN, and Nell Fortner will serve as analyst. Sunderland was the voice of NBC’s volleyball coverage at the 2012 Olympic Games, and Fortner is a former University of Texas volleyball and basketball player and current analyst for volleyball and women’s basketball coverage on ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, SEC Network and LHN.
The University of Texas is one of 16 host sites and is seeded second overall in the 64 team field. Last season, Texas advanced to the NCAA Women’s Volleyball Championship Semifinals, falling to Wisconsin. In 2012, the Longhorns won the National Championship.
LHN has televised fifteen regular-season women’s volleyball matches this year and has covered the UT squad extensively in news and information programming, including long form features, press conferences, analysis and interviews. This will be the fourth season in a row that LHN has televised Texas’s NCAA First and Second round appearances.
LHN NCAA Volleyball Schedule:
|Thu, Dec. 4||4:30 p.m.||Arizona State vs. Texas A&M|
|Thu, Dec. 4||7 p.m.||Northwestern State vs. TEXAS|
|Fri, Dec. 5||8 p.m.||TBA|
Where to Watch
Longhorn Network is available on AT&T U-verse TV, DISH, Time Warner Cable, Suddenlink, and Verizon FiOS TV, as well as Bay City CableVision, Cablevision, Charter Communications, Consolidated Communications, Cox Communications, En-Touch Systems, E-Tex Communications, Grande Communications, Google Fiber (in Kansas City), Mid-Coast CableVision and Texas Mid-Gulf CableVision. Longhorn Network is available on computers, smartphones and tablets via WatchESPN to AT&T U-verse TV, DISH, Charter Communications, Cox Communications, Google Fiber, Grande Communications and Verizon FiOS subscribers. It is also available at no cost to U.S.-based military personnel via computers, smartphones and tablets connected to on-base military broadband and Wi-Fi networks. LHN is available to twelve million households nationwide.
About Longhorn Network
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