ESPN to Provide Exclusive Coverage of 11 NCAA Winter Championships

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ESPN to Provide Exclusive Coverage of 11 NCAA Winter Championships

ESPN will provide exclusive coverage of 11 NCAA Winter Championships beginning Friday, March 13, and continuing through April. ESPNU and ESPN3 will begin with the Men’s and Women’s Indoor Track and Field Championship, continue with Men’s and Women’s Fencing, Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving and conclude with Women’s Gymnastics. ESPNU and ESPN will also televise the Women’s Bowling Championship.

The Women’s Basketball Championship, along with Men’s Ice Hockey and Wrestling will be televised across ESPN networks and their coverage details will be announced in the coming days. All 11 Championships are available on WatchESPN.

NCAA Men’s & Women’s Indoor Track and Field Championships – from Fayetteville, Ark.
Commentators: Larry Rawson, Dwight Stones and Jill Montgomery

What to Watch For:

  • Men: Florida and Oregon are top contenders for the team championship
  • Women: Oregon, which has won five straight titles, will be contested by Arkansas, Florida, Georgia and Kentucky

NCAA Men’s and Women’s Fencing Championships – from Columbus, Ohio
Commentators: JB Long, Don Anthony and Suzy Paxton

What to Watch For:

  • Individual: Coverage of both the men’s and women’s epee, foil, and saber events
  • Team: Columbia currently leads the ranking in both the men’s and women’s poll (March 6)

NCAA Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships – from Greensboro, N.C. & Iowa City, Iowa
Commentators: Sam Gore, Rowdy Gaines, and Cynthia Potter

What to Watch For:

  • California (men) and Georgia (women) defend team titles
  • Missy Franklin is one of 15 Olympians in the women’s field
  • Southern California’s Hayley Ishimatsu will go for her third straight platform diving championship
  • Arizona’s Kevin Cordes, who holds NCAA records in 100 & 200 breaststrokes, is expected to compete
  • Texas men’s head coach Eddie Reese is going for his 11th national championship, which would tie him with Ohio State’s legendary head coach Mike Peppe for most NCAA team titles won as a coach

 NCAA Women’s Bowling Championship – from St. Louis, Mo.
Commentators:
Dave Armstrong and Kim Terrell-Kearney

What to Watch For:

  • Sam Houston State looks to defend their title, after winning their first National Championship last season
  • Nebraska seeks their fifth National Championship since 2004

NCAA Women’s Gymnastics Championship – from Fort Worth, Texas
Commentators: Bart Conner, Kathy Johnson Clarke and Amanda Pflugrad

What to Watch For:

  • Defending co-National Champions Oklahoma and Florida ranked first and second, respectively. (March 9)
  • The SEC has captured eight of the last nine outright championships; Florida and Oklahoma split last year’s title

2015 NCAA Winter Championships Programming Schedule

Men’s & Women’s Indoor Track and Field

Fri, March 13 6:50 p.m. NCAA Men’s & Women’s Indoor Track and Field Championships: Day 1 ESPN3
Sat, March 14 6:50 p.m. NCAA Men’s & Women’s Indoor Track and Field Championships: Day 2 ESPN3
Mon, March 23 7 p.m. NCAA Men’s & Women’s Indoor Track and Field Championships: Championship* ESPNU

Men’s and Women’s Fencing

Fri, March 20 1:30 p.m. NCAA Fencing Championships: Men’s Semifinals & Final ESPN3
Sun, March 22 1:30 p.m. NCAA Fencing Championships: Women’s Semifinals & Final ESPN3
Tue, April 8 3 p.m. NCAA Fencing Championship: Men’s and Women’s Championships* ESPNU

Women’s Swimming and Diving

Fri, March 20 7 p.m. NCAA Women’s Swimming and Diving Championship: Day 2 ESPN3
Sat, March 21 7 p.m. NCAA Women’s Swimming and Diving Championship: Day 3 ESPN3
Tue, March 31 6 p.m. NCAA Women’s Swimming and Diving Championship: Championship* ESPNU

Men’s Swimming and Diving

Fri, March 27 8 p.m. NCAA Men’s Swimming and Diving Championship: Day 2 ESPN3
Sat, March 28 8 p.m. NCAA Men’s Swimming and Diving Championship: Day 3 ESPN3
Wed, April 8 5 p.m. NCAA Men’s Swimming and Diving Championship: Championships* ESPNU

Women’s Bowling

Sat, April 11 8 p.m. NCAA Women’s Bowling Championship ESPNU
Sun, April 12 4 p.m. NCAA Women’s Bowling Championship* ESPN

Women’s Gymnastics

Sat, April 18 7 p.m. NCAA Women’s Gymnastics Championship: Super Six Team Finals ESPN3
Sun, April 19 3 p.m. NCAA Women’s Gymnastics Championship: Individual Event Finals ESPN3
Wed, April 29 7 p.m. NCAA Women’s Gymnastics: Championship Super Six Team Final* ESPNU
9 p.m. NCAA Women’s Gymnastics: Championship Individual Event Finals* 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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