ESPN’s NCAA Division I Regular Season Soccer Coverage Increases across Networks

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ESPN’s NCAA Division I Regular Season Soccer Coverage Increases across Networks

ESPN will provide exclusive coverage of more than 475 NCAA Division I men’s and women’s soccer games across ESPNU, ESPN3, SEC Network, Longhorn Network and ACC Network Extra. Highlighted by several top-25 matchups, coverage will include regular Sunday action on ESPNU, as well as the ACC and American Championships, and full coverage of the SEC Tournament. ESPNU will once again have coverage of the NCAA Division I Men’s and Women’s College Cup.

ESPNU will televise 13 games throughout the regular season beginning Sunday, Aug. 28, featuring eight ranked teams.

SEC Network will air eight consecutive weeks of soccer, starting Thursday, Sept. 8, when No. 7 Florida takes on Kentucky.  With SEC Network and its digital extension, SEC Network +, more than 60 matchups, including the entire SEC Tournament, will be available for viewers. A complete schedule is available here.

Longhorn Network will televise 12 home games this season, which includes matchups against California, Oklahoma State and Kansas. A complete schedule and information can be found here.

More than 250 additional games are available throughout the season via WatchESPN and the ESPN app. Atlantic Sun, Big 12, Big South, Big West, Horizon League, Ivy League, Metro Atlantic, Mid-American, Missouri Valley, Southland, Southern and Sun Belt Conference games will be available on ESPN3, with more than 30 games on SEC Network + and 150 men’s and women’s ACC games on the newly launched ACC Network Extra channel within WatchESPN. A full schedule is available here.

ESPN Soccer Analysts

  • Tony DiCicco: Former head coach of United States Women’s National Team, including the 1999 World Cup Championship squad
  • Julie Foudy: Four-time NSCAA All-American at Stanford and member of the World Cup-winning 1999 United States Women’s National Team
  • Jillian Loyden: Four-year starter at Villanova, where she started all 62 career games, and member of the 2011 and 2012 United States Women’s National Team
  • Kate Markgraf: Part of the 1995 Notre Dame team that won the national championship and member of the World Cup-winning 1999 United States Women’s National Team
  • Heather Mitts: Three-Time Olympic Gold Medalist with United States Women’s National Team and All-American and 1998 National Champion at Florida
  • Cat Whitehill: Helped lead North Carolina to national championship title in 2000, earned the 2003 Hermann Trophy, and member of the United States Women’s National Team from 2000-10

2016 NCAA Division I Women’s Regular-Season Soccer Schedule (subject to change)

Date Time (ET) Event Network
Sun, Aug. 28 7 p.m. Villanova at Princeton ESPNU
Sun, Sept. 18 3 p.m. Vanderbilt at Mississippi State ESPNU
Sun, Oct. 2 1 p.m. No. 9 North Carolina at No. 4 Virginia ESPNU
Sun, Oct. 2 3 p.m. Oklahoma at No. 6 West Virginia ESPNU
Thu, Oct. 6 11 p.m. No. 16 BYU at No. 25 Loyola Marymount ESPNU
Fri, Oct. 14 6 p.m. No. 19 Texas Tech at No. 6 West Virginia ESPNU
Sun, Nov. 6 Noon ACC Women’s Soccer Championship ESPNU
  4 p.m. SEC Women’s Soccer Championship ESPNU
  TBD American Women’s Soccer Championship ESPNU


2016 NCAA Division I Men’s Regular-Season Soccer Schedule (subject to change)

Date Time (ET) Event Network
Fri, Sept. 16 5:30 p.m. Boston University at Princeton ESPNU
Fri, Oct. 21 7 p.m. No. 6 Syracuse at No. 3 Clemson ESPNU
Sun, Nov. 13 2 p.m. ACC Men’s Soccer Championship ESPNU
  TBD American Men’s Soccer Championship TBD

All preseason rankings are per the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA)

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Anna Negron

It was always a dream of mine to work at ESPN, and here I am! I joined the College Sports PR team in March 2016. Hailing from the great Garden State, I graduated from Seton Hall University (Go Pirates!) with a degree in sport management, where I not only sang the National Anthem at games, but was also a member of the Seton Hall Sapphires Dance Team and a student reporter for Pirate Sports Network. Before joining ESPN, I served as a Public Relations Associate for the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.
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