ESPN’s 2017 NCAA Division I Fall Sports Coverage

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ESPN’s 2017 NCAA Division I Fall Sports Coverage

  • Men’s and Women’s Soccer, Women’s Volleyball, and Water Polo
  • More Than 1,000 Matchups to Air on ESPN Networks

ESPN continues its dedication to Olympic sports with exclusive coverage of collegiate men’s and women’s soccer, women’s volleyball and water polo, across 13 conferences, televising more than 130 games across ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, SEC Network and Longhorn Network. Additional matchups will be available on ESPN3, SEC Network + and ACC Network Extra, giving viewers access to more than 1,000 games throughout the season.

ESPNU will also televise a top water polo match on Sunday, Sept. 10 (1 p.m.), with UCLA facing Princeton.

SEC Network will provide extensive coverage of Southeastern Conference soccer and volleyball this season, with more than 70 matchups slated for SEC Network, as well as ESPNU, with additional games available on SEC Network +. Soccer and volleyball action will be available to fans every week, including Wednesday and Friday night volleyball, and Thursday night soccer. Additional details and full schedule is available here.

Longhorn Network will televise 14 Texas women’s volleyball matchups featuring four top-25 ranked teams. The action starts on Saturday, Aug. 26, at 7:30 p.m. ET when the No. 1 Longhorns take on the No. 18 Oregon Ducks. Full schedule here. Women’s soccer action continues on Friday, Aug. 25, with Texas vs. Little Rock. A complete schedule is available here.

ACC Network Extra will carry more than 350 men’s and women’s soccer matchups, featuring 25 ranked teams, as well as 160 volleyball matches. A complete schedule is available here.

More than 500 games are available throughout the season on ESPN3. America East, 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, as well as a number of St. John’s matchups, will be played on ESPN3 and available to stream on the ESPN app.

Men and Women’s Soccer
As ESPN leads into its Men’s and Women’s College Cup coverage, it will televise more than 20 NCAA Division I men’s and women’s soccer games on ESPNU. Coverage will begin Sunday, Sept. 10, at 6 p.m. ET, with a women’s matchup featuring Virginia Tech at Tennessee. The first men’s game will be Sunday, Sept. 26, with Rutgers facing Princeton. Additional coverage highlights include several conference championships, including ACC and American Athletic championships.

ESPN Soccer Analysts

  • 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


2017 NCAA Division I Women’s Regular-Season Soccer Schedule (subject to change)

Date Time (ET) Matchup Network
Sun, Sept. 10 6 p.m. Virginia Tech at Tennessee ESPNU
Fri, Sept. 15 4 p.m. West Virginia at Princeton ESPNU
Sun, Sept. 17 1 p.m. Northwestern at Ohio State ESPNU
Sun, Sept. 17 6 p.m. Kentucky at Tennessee ESPNU
Sun, Sept. 24 3 p.m. North Carolina at Virginia ESPNU
Sun, Sept. 24 6 p.m. Texas A&M at Missouri ESPNU
Sun, Oct. 1 6 p.m. Florida  at Georgia ESPNU
1 p.m. Texas at Oklahoma ESPNU
Sun, Oct. 8 4 p.m. Rutgers at Nebraska ESPNU
  6 p.m. South Carolina at Arkansas ESPNU
Sun, Oct. 15 6 p.m. Mississippi State at Alabama ESPNU
Thu, Oct. 19 5 p.m. Texas Tech at West Virginia ESPNU
Sun, Oct. 22 6 p.m. LSU at Auburn ESPNU
Thu, Oct. 26 11 p.m. BYU at Gonzaga ESPNU
Sun, Nov. 5 1 p.m. ACC Women’s Soccer Championship (Charleston, S.C.) ESPNU
Sun, Nov. 5 TBD American Women’s Soccer Championship TBD


2017 NCAA Division I Men’s Regular-Season Soccer Schedule (subject to change)

Date Time (ET) Matchup Network
Tue, Sept. 26 7 p.m. Rutgers at Princeton ESPNU
Fri, Sept. 29 6 p.m. Clemson at Wake Forest ESPNU
Fri, Oct. 13 7 p.m. Maryland at Wisconsin ESPNU
Sun, Oct. 29 3 p.m. Indiana at Michigan State ESPNU
Sun, Nov. 12 Noon ACC Men’s Soccer Championship
(Charleston, S.C.)
2 p.m. American Men’s Soccer Championship ESPNU


Women’s Volleyball

ESPN will televise more than 30 regular season 2017 NCAA women’s volleyball matches, representing eight conferences. This year’s schedule boasts 17 of the top 25 ranked teams in the country, including No.1 Texas, defending national champion No. 2 Stanford, No.3 Washington, No. 4 Minnesota, and rounding out the top five, Nebraska. Coverage begins Wednesday, Sept. 20, on ESPNU with an SEC matchup between Tennessee and Arkansas. ESPN will also televise the NCAA Division I Volleyball Championship.

This season’s coverage will include analysis from several commentators, ranging from newcomers to veterans.


Play-By-Play Commentators Analysts
·        Paul Sunderland ·        Karch Kiraly
·        Courtney Lyle ·        Nell Fortner
·        Sam Gore ·        Missy Whittenmore
·        Tiffany Greene ·        Dain Blanton
·        Tyler Denning ·        Jenny Hazelwood
·        Cara Capuano ·        Kevin Barnett
·        Melissa Lee ·        Bailey Webster


2017 NCAA Women’s Volleyball Regular Season Schedule (Subject to change)

Date Time (ET) Matchup Network
Wed, Sept. 20 9 p.m. Tennessee at Arkansas ESPNU
11 p.m. USC at No. 13 UCLA ESPNU
Sun, Sept. 24 1 p.m. No. 8 Kansas at Kansas State ESPN2
  1 p.m. No. 17 Michigan State at No. 4 Minnesota ESPN
  3 p.m. No. 16 Michigan at No. 7 Wisconsin ESPN
Tue, Sept. 26 9 p.m. Loyola Marymount at No. 22 San Diego ESPNU
Wed, Sept. 27 9 p.m. Ole Miss at Mississippi State ESPNU
Sun, Oct. 1 3 p.m. No. 11 North Carolina at Georgia Tech ESPNU
Wed, Oct. 4 7 p.m. Texas A&M at No. 12 Florida ESPNU
9 p.m. Kansas State at TCU ESPNU
Fri, Oct. 6 11 p.m. No. 2 Stanford at No. 18 Oregon ESPNU
Sun, Oct. 8 2 p.m. Auburn at No. 14 Kentucky ESPNU
3 p.m. No. 1 Texas at TCU ESPN2
Wed, Oct. 11 7 p.m. Tennessee at Georgia ESPNU
9 p.m. No. 1 Texas at No. 8 Kansas ESPNU
Thu, Oct. 12 11 p.m. Santa Clara at Loyola Marymount ESPNU
Fri, Oct. 13 10 p.m. Hawaii at Long Beach State ESPNU
Wed, Oct. 18 7 p.m. No. 16 Michigan at No. 17 Michigan State ESPNU
9 p.m. Ole Miss at LSU ESPNU
Thu, Oct. 19 11 p.m. No. 3 Washington at No. 2 Stanford ESPNU
Sun, Oct. 22 1 p.m. No. 16 Michigan at No. 21 Ohio State ESPNU
4 p.m. No. 1 Texas at Oklahoma ESPN2
Wed, Oct. 25 7 p.m. Arkansas at Georgia ESPNU
9 p.m. Iowa State at Kansas State ESPNU
Fri, Oct. 27 6 p.m. No. 11 North Carolina 11 at No. 15 Florida State ESPNU
Sun, Oct. 29 1 p.m. No. 5 Nebraska at No. 16 Michigan ESPNU
Wed, Nov. 1 7 p.m. No. 12 Florida at No. 14 Kentucky ESPNU
9 p.m. No. 1 Texas at Kansas State ESPNU
Wed, Nov. 8 6 p.m. No. 19 Missouri at South Carolina ESPNU
Wed, Nov. 15 6 p.m. No. 12 Florida 12 at Texas A&M ESPNU
Sun, Nov. 19 Noon MEAC Volleyball Championship ESPNU
4 p.m. SWAC Volleyball Championship ESPNU
Wed, Nov. 22 7 p.m. Auburn at No. 12 Florida ESPNU




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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