ESPN to Provide Exclusive Coverage of 11 NCAA Winter Championships

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ESPN to Provide Exclusive Coverage of 11 NCAA Winter Championships

  • Comprehensive Coverage of Women’s Basketball, Men’s Ice Hockey, Wrestling and Women’s Gymnastics

  • Men’s and Women’s Indoor Track and Field, Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving, Men’s and Women’s Fencing, Women’s Bowling Live

ESPN will provide exclusive coverage of 11 NCAA Winter Championships beginning Friday, March 10, and continuing into April. The Men’s and Women’s Indoor Track and Field Championships (March 10-12) will be streamed on ESPN3 and then aired on ESPN2.  Women’s (March 17-18 & 28, April 5) and Men’s (March 24-25 & April 5) Swimming and Diving, and the Men’s and Women’s Fencing Championship (March 24, 26 & April 5) will all be streamed live and then be aired on ESPNU. The Women’s Bowling Championship airs on ESPNU (April 15).

The Women’s Basketball Championship, along with Men’s Ice Hockey, Wrestling, and Women’s Gymnastics Championships will be carried across ESPN networks. Wrestling details were announced earlier and the other championships’ 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 College Station, Texas  

Commentators: Dwight Stones, Larry Rawson, Larra Overton and John Anderson

What to Watch For:

  • Men: Three-time defending National Champion Oregon is a contender for the team championship once again; Florida is also a serious contender along with Arkansas, Texas A&M and Virginia Tech
  • Men: Oregon’s Edward Cheserek already has 15 NCAA titles and will be competing once again
  • Women: Oregon, Georgia and Arkansas are the top contenders for the team championship; Ducks going for their 7th Championship in eight years
  • Women: Numerous Olympians will compete in the championship
  • More information can be found here.

 

NCAA Men’s and Women’s Fencing Championships – from Indianapolis, Indiana  

Commentators:  Don Anthony and JB Long
What to Watch For:

  • Individual: Coverage of both the men’s and women’s epee, foil and saber events.

 

NCAA Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships – from Indianapolis, Indiana  

Commentators:  TBD
What to Watch For:

  • California (men) and Stanford (women) currently No. 1 in the polls.
  • Olympic medalists Katie Ledecky and Simone Manuel expected to compete for Stanford
  • Texas men’s head coach Eddie Reese is going for his 13h national championship


NCAA Women’s Bowling Championship
– from Baton Rouge, Louisiana   

Commentators:  Dave Armstrong and Kelly Kulick
What to Watch For:

  • Nebraska seeks its sixth national championship since 2004; Stephen F. Austin looks to defend its title

 

2017 NCAA Winter Championships Programming Schedule
Men’s & Women’s Indoor Track and Field

Date Time (ET) Event Network
Fri, March 10 6:25 p.m. NCAA Men’s & Women’s Indoor Track and Field Championships: Day 1 ESPN3
Sat, March 11 4:55 p.m. NCAA Men’s & Women’s Indoor Track and Field Championships: Day 2 ESPN3
Sun, March 12 7 p.m. NCAA Men’s & Women’s Indoor Track and Field Championships: Championship* ESPN2

 

Women’s Swimming and Diving

Date Time (ET) Event Network
Fri,  March 17 6 p.m. NCAA Women’s Swimming and Diving Championship: Day 3 ESPN3
Sat, March 18 6 p.m. NCAA Women’s Swimming and Diving Championship: Day 4 ESPN3
Tue, March 28 6 p.m. NCAA Women’s Swimming and Diving Championship: Championship* ESPNU

 

Men’s Swimming and Diving

Date Time (ET) Event Network
Fri, March 24 6 p.m. NCAA Men’s Swimming and Diving Championship: Day 3 ESPN3
Sat, March 25 6 p.m. NCAA Men’s Swimming and Diving Championship: Day 4 ESPN3
Wed, April 5 5 p.m. NCAA Men’s Swimming and Diving Championship: Championships* ESPNU

 

Men’s and Women’s Fencing

Date Time (ET) Event Network
Fri, March 24 1:30 p.m. NCAA Fencing Championships: Men’s Semifinals & Final ESPN3
Sun, March 26 1:30 p.m. NCAA Fencing Championships: Women’s Semifinals & Final ESPN3
Wed, April 5 2:30 p.m. NCAA Fencing Championship: Men’s and Women’s Championships* ESPNU

 

Women’s Bowling

Date Time (ET) Event Network
Sat, April 15 6:30 p.m. NCAA Women’s Bowling Championship ESPNU

*Re-air of the championship

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

Derek Volner

I currently lead ESPN’s NFL Communications, including Monday Night Football, NFL Draft and studio programming. Previously, I did the same for ESPN’s vast college football portfolio. I have been with ESPN since 2013.
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