ESPN Unveils Industry Leading Fall Collegiate Sports Line-Up

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ESPN Unveils Industry Leading Fall Collegiate Sports Line-Up

  • Men’s and Women’s Soccer, Women’s Volleyball Return; Field Hockey Added to ACC Network
  • More Than 180 Televised Games Available on ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, ACC Network, Longhorn Network & SEC Network
  • Additional 2,500+ Games Available to Stream Throughout the Regular Season

ESPN will continue its unrivaled coverage of fall collegiate sports this season with more than 180 televised men’s and women’s soccer and women’s volleyball and field hockey matchups available across ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, SEC Network, Longhorn Network and the soon-to-launch ACC Network.  An additional 2,500+ games will be available to stream via ESPN3, ACCNX, SEC Network+ and ESPN+—the premium direct-to-consumer video service from The Walt Disney Company’s Direct-to-Consumer and International (DTCI) and ESPN.

NCAA Division I Soccer
The 2019 slate of men’s and women’s soccer boasts more than 115 televised regular season games across ESPNU, ACC Network, Longhorn Network and SEC Network.

The men’s slate begins Sunday, Sept. 1, at 7 p.m. ET, with Creighton at No. 4 Wake Forest—serving as the first men’s soccer game to air on ACC Network. Highlights of the men’s regular season schedule include:

  • Three top-25 matchups on ESPNU:
    • 12 Virginia at No. 10 Duke on Friday, Sept. 13, at 6 p.m.
    • 24 Michigan at No. 2 Indiana on Sunday, Oct. 13, at 3 p.m.
    • 24 Michigan at No. 1 Maryland on Sunday, Nov. 3, at 3 p.m.
  • Appearances by 13 of the nation’s preseason top-25 including seven in the top 10 : No.1 Maryland, No. 2 Indiana, No. 3 Akron, No. 4 Wake Forest, No. 6 North Carolina, No. 9 Notre Dame, No. 10 Duke, No. 12 Virginia, No. 13 Georgetown, No. 14 Louisville, No. 16 Virginia Tech, No. 17 James Madison and No. 24 Michigan

Full men’s soccer schedule available here.

The women’s slate begins Friday, Aug. 16, with Air Force at No. 19 Texas at 8 p.m., on Longhorn Network. Highlights of the women’s regular season schedule include:

  • Seven appearances by reigning national champion and top-ranked Florida State, including a rematch of the 2018 title game when the Seminoles travel to North Carolina to take on the Tar Heels on Thursday, Oct. 24, at 7 p.m., on ACCN.
  • Eight top-10 matchups on ACCN; Three top-25 matchups on ESPNU
  • Appearances by 21 of the preseason top-25 including eight in the top 10: No. 1 Florida State, No. 2 North Carolina, No. 5 USC, No. 6 Penn State, No. 7 Georgetown, No. 8 Duke University, No. 9 Virginia, No. 10 Tennessee, No. 11 West Virginia, No. 12 Texas A&M, No. 13 Santa Clara, No. 14 Baylor, No. 15 South Carolina, No. 16 Wisconsin, No. 17 Vanderbilt, No. 19 Texas, No. 21 NC State, No. 22 Texas Tech, No. 23 Wake Forest, No. 24 LSU and No. 25 Virginia Tech

Full women’s soccer schedule available here.

ESPN’s coverage of collegiate soccer will continue throughout the post season on the road to the College Cup, carrying the full men’s and women’s ACC championship tournaments and SEC women’s championship tournament, as well as additional conference championships available across ESPNU and digital networks. Full details regarding post-season coverage will be available at a later date.

ESPN Soccer Analysts:

  • Morgan Conklin: Former defender for Virginia Tech
  • Charlie Davies: 24 goals as a three-year starter for Boston College. Scored 25 goals in 6 total seasons in MLS
  • Julie Foudy: Four-time NSCAA All-American at Stanford and member of the World Cup-winning 1999 U.S. Women’s National Team
  • Angela Hucles: 4-time All-ACC and leading goal scorer at Virginia. 2-time Olympic Gold Medalist with the US Women’s National Team.
  • Lori Lindsey: Finished as the sixth all-time scorer at the University of Virginia and was the program’s first ACC Player of the Year, winning the distinction in two consecutive years (2000 & 2001)
  • Jill Lloyden: Four-year starter at Villanova and member of the 2011 and 2012 U.S. Women’s National Team
  • Heather Mitts: Three-Time Olympic Gold Medalist with U.S. Women’s National Team and All-American National Champion (1998) at Florida
  • James Riley:  Four-year starter at Wake Forest. Won six trophies in 11 seasons in MLS.
  • Cat Whitehill: Helped lead North Carolina to the national title in 2000, earning the 2003 Hermann Trophy; was a member of the U.S. Women’s National Team from 2000-10

NCAA Division I Women’s Volleyball
The 2019 slate of women’s volleyball features more than 65 televised games across ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, ACC Network, Longhorn Network and SEC Network. The first games will air on Friday, Aug. 30, at 8 p.m. with No. 6 Illinois traveling to No. 19 Tennessee (SECN) and Northern Iowa at No. 4 Texas (LHN). Highlights of the regular season women’s volleyball schedule include:

  • Three appearances by reigning national champion No. 1 Stanford; two appearances by runner-up No. 2 Nebraska
  • 8 Penn State at Michigan State on Sunday, Oct. 20, at 1p.m. on ESPN
  • Three top-10 match-ups on SEC Network:
    • 1 Stanford at No. 10 Florida on Wednesday, Sept. 4, at 8 p.m.
    • 10 Florida at No. 7 Kentucky on Sunday, Oct. 6, at 1 p.m.
    • 7 Kentucky and No. 10 Florida on Sunday, Nov. 17, at 3 p.m.
  • Appearances by 16 of the preseason top-25 and nine of the top 10: No. 1 Stanford, No. 2 Nebraska, No. 3 Minnesota, No. 4 Texas, No. 6 Illinois, No. 7 Kentucky, No. 8 Penn State, No. 9 BYU, No. 10 Florida, No. 11 Oregon, No. 12 Pittsburgh, No. 13 Washington, No. 14 USC, No. 15 Michigan, No. 17 Purdue and No. 25 Louisville

Full women’s volleyball schedule available here.

ESPN Volleyball Analysts

  • John Dunning: Former head coach for women’s volleyball at Stanford; A 32-year coaching veteran with five NCAA Championships.
  • Katie George: Three-time first team all-conference setter for Louisville
  • Jennifer Hoffman: All-American at Louisville
  • Karch Kiraly: Current coach of the U.S. Women’s National Volleyball team. Four-time Olympic gold medalist. The only player to win gold in both beach and indoor volleyball.
  • Holly McPeak: Three-time beach volleyball Olympian who took home the bronze medal at the 2004 Summer Olympic Games in Athens, Greece. The third-most decorated beach volleyball player with only Kerri Walsh-Jennings and Misty May-Trainor holding more titles.
  • Salima Rockwell: Three-time All-American setter for Penn State and two-time team captain for the U.S. National Team
  • Jenny Hazelwood: A former letter winner and then head coach at Mississippi State.
  • Lizzy Stemke: Former head coach for Georgia. Three-year starter and All-American for the University of Wisconsin and former U.S. Women’s National Team member.
  • Missy Whittemore: Three-time All-American at the University of Florida.

 A full post-season slate will round out ESPN’s Division I Women’s Volleyball coverage, with a line-up of conference championships available across multiple networks and extensive coverage of the NCAA tournament. Full details regarding post-season coverage will be available at a later date.

NCAA Division I Field Hockey
New to ESPN’s portfolio of networks this year is a seven-game regular season slate of Division I Field Hockey on ACC Network.  The Network will also cover the ACC conference championship. The schedule opens with a double header on Sunday, Sept. 8, with Princeton at Wake Forest (11 a.m.) and U Penn at North Carolina (1 p.m.). The Tar Heels won a record seventh NCAA title last year with Princeton and Wake Forest making it to the semifinal round.

Alex Perlman and Leah Secondo will call the action for every field hockey matchup on the network.

NCAA Division I Field Hockey Television Schedule

Date Time (ET) Game Network
Sun, Sept 8 11 a.m. Princeton at Wake Forest ACC Network
1 p.m. U Penn at North Carolina ACC Network
Sun, Sept 15 3 p.m. William & Mary at North Carolina ACC Network
Fri, Sept 20 4:30 p.m. Virginia at Syracuse ACC Network
Fri, Oct 4 4:30 p.m. Duke at North Carolina ACC Network
Fri, Oct 18 4:30 p.m. Duke at Virginia ACC Network
Mon, Oct 28 6:30 p.m. Liberty at Virginia ACC Network

 

NCAA Division I Men’s Soccer Television Schedule

Day Time Game Network
Sun, Sept 1 7 p.m. Creighton at No. 4 Wake Forest ACC Network
Fri, Sept 6 4 p.m. Princeton at No. 10 Duke ACC Network
Sun, Sept 8 7 p.m. New Hampshire at Syracuse ACC Network
Fri, Sept 13 6 p.m. No. 12 Virginia at No. 10 Duke ESPNU
Mon, Sept 16 7 p.m. No. 3 Akron at Pittsburgh ACC Network
Tue, Sept 17 7 p.m. Fordham at Clemson ACC Network
Fri, Sept 20 6 p.m. No. 9 Notre Dame at No. 6 North Carolina ACC Network
Mon, Sept 23 7 p.m. Western Michigan at No. 12 Virginia ACC Network
Tue, Sept 24 7 p.m. No. 13 Georgetown at No. 14 Louisville ACC Network
Fri, Sept 27 1 p.m. Boston College at No. 16 Virginia Tech ACC Network
Tue, Oct 1 7 p.m. UNCW at No. 6 North Carolina ACC Network
Fri, Oct 4 6 p.m. No. 9 Notre Dame at NC State ACC Network
Tue, Oct 8 7 p.m. High Point at No. 4 Wake Forest ACC Network
Fri, Oct 11 6 p.m. No. 10 Duke at No. 9 Notre Dame ACC Network
Sun, Oct 13 3 p.m. No. 24 Michigan at No. 2 Indiana ESPNU
Tue, Oct 15 7 p.m. No. 17 James Madison at No. 12 Virginia ACC Network
Fri, Oct 18 5 p.m. Cornell at Yale ESPNU
6 p.m. No. 6 North Carolina at No. 4 Wake Forest ACC Network
Tue, Oct 22 7 p.m. No. 24 Michigan at No. 9 Notre Dame ACC Network
Fri, Oct 25 6 p.m. No. 14 Louisville at No. 6 North Carolina ACC Network
Fri, Nov 1 6 p.m. No. 4 Wake Forest at No. 14 Louisville ACC Network
Sun, Nov 3 3 p.m. No. 24 Michigan at No.1 Maryland ESPNU

NCAA Division I Women’s Soccer Television Schedule

Date Time (ET) Game Network
Fri, Aug 16 8 p.m. Air Force at No. 19 Texas Longhorn Network
Thu, Aug 22 7 p.m. No. 21 NC State at No. 15 South Carolina SEC Network
Thu, Aug 22 8 p.m. Gonzaga at No. 19 Texas Longhorn Network
Sun, Aug 25 2 p.m. No. 16 Wisconsin at No. 1 Florida State ACC Network
7 p.m. Oklahoma at Arkansas SEC Network
7 p.m. Colgate at Syracuse ACC Network
Wed, Aug 28 5 p.m. No. 13 Santa Clara at Wake Forest ACC Network
7 p.m. No. 7 Georgetown at No. 8 Duke ACC Network
Sun, Sept 1 2 p.m. No. 11 West Virginia at No.9 Virginia ACC Network
Thu, Sept 5 7 p.m. No. 7 Georgetown at No. 9 Virginia ACC Network
Fri, Sept 6 9 p.m. Ohio State at No. 12 Texas A&M SEC Network
Sun, Sept 8 6 p.m. Texas A&M Corpus Christi at No. 19 Texas Longhorn Network
Thu, Sept 12 7 p.m. Notre Dame at No. 15 South Carolina SEC Network
7 p.m. Colorado at No. 1 Florida State ACC Network
Fri, Sept 13 8 p.m. Washington at No. 19 Texas Longhorn Network
Sun, Sept 15 1 p.m. No. 2 North Carolina at Arkansas ESPNU
1 p.m. Furman at No. 21 NC State ACC Network
2 p.m. Monmouth at No. 19 Texas Longhorn Network
6 p.m. No. 15 South Carolina at Clemson ACC Network
Thu, Sept 19 7 p.m. Auburn at Kentucky SEC Network
7 p.m. Boston College at No. 1 Florida State ACC Network
8 p.m. Providence at No. 19 Texas Longhorn Network
Fri, Sept 20 7 p.m. No. 5 USC at No. 14 Baylor ESPNU
Sun, Sept 22 1 p.m. No. 21 NC State at No. 8 Duke ACC Network
3 p.m. Grambling at No. 19 Texas Longhorn Network
Alabama at Arkansas SEC Network
5 p.m. No. 10 Tennessee at No. 17 Vanderbilt ESPNU
Thu, Sept 26 7 p.m. Ole Miss at Mississippi State SEC Network
No. 21 NC State at No. 2 North Carolina ACC Network
Sun, Sept 29 1 p.m. No. 6 Penn State at No. 16 Wisconsin ESPNU
Florida at No. 17 Vanderbilt SEC Network
2 p.m. No. 8 Duke at No. 9 Virginia ACC Network
5 p.m. Georgia at Missouri ESPNU
7 p.m. Pittsburgh at Miami ACC Network
Thu, Oct 3 7 p.m. No. 24 LSU at Auburn SEC Network
No. 23 Wake Forest at Louisville ACC Network
8 p.m. TCU at No. 19 Texas Longhorn Network
Sun, Oct 6 2 p.m. No. 8 Duke at No. 25 Virginia Tech ACC Network
No. 11 West Virginia at No. 19 Texas Longhorn Network
3 p.m. Kentucky at No. 10 Tennessee SEC Network
5 p.m. No. 12 Texas A&M at Florida ESPNU
Thu, Oct 10 7 p.m. Arkansas at No. 24 LSU SEC Network
7 p.m. No. 2 North Carolina at No. 8 Duke ACC Network
Fri, Oct 11 8 p.m. Oklahoma State at No. 19 Texas Longhorn Network
Sun, Oct 13 1 p.m. No. 9 Virginia at No.1 Florida State ACC Network
3 p.m. No. 17  Vanderbilt at No. 15 South Carolina SEC Network
5 p.m. No. 12 Texas A&M at Auburn ESPNU
No. 25 Virginia Tech at No. 21 NC State ACC Network
Thu, Oct 17 5 p.m. Nebraska at Minnesota ESPNU
7 p.m. Alabama at Ole Miss SEC Network
No. 2 North Carolina at Boston College ACC Network
Sun, Oct 20 2 p.m. Notre Dame at No. 9 Virginia ACC Network
3 p.m. Oklahoma at No. 11 West Virginia ESPNU
5 p.m. Georgia at Mississippi State ESPNU
Wed, Oct 23 11 p.m. Pepperdine at No. 13 Santa Clara ESPNU
Thu, Oct 24 7 p.m. Florida at No. 10 Tennessee SEC Network
7 p.m. No. 1 Florida State at No. 2 North Carolina ACC Network
8 p.m. Iowa State at No. 19 Texas Longhorn Network
Sun, Oct 27 1 p.m. No. 1 Florida State at Wake Forest ACC Network
Sun, Oct 27 2 p.m. No. 22 Texas Tech at No. 19 Texas Longhorn Network
3 p.m. No. 15 South Carolina at Florida SEC Network
No. 25 Virginia Tech at No. 2 North Carolina ESPNU
5 p.m. Missouri at No. 12 Texas A&M ESPNU
Thu, Oct 31 7 p.m. SEC Wildcard SEC Network
8 p.m. No. 8 Duke at No. 1 Florida State ACC Network
9 p.m. SEC Wildcard SEC Network

 

NCCA Division I Women’s Volleyball Television Schedule

Date Time (ET) Game   Network 
Sat, Aug 17 Noon Orange and White Scrimmage

 

Longhorn Network
Fri, Aug 30 8 p.m. No. 6 Illinois at No. 19 Tennessee SEC Network
Northern Iowa at No. 4 Texas Longhorn Network
Sun, Sept 1 2 p.m. No. 14 USC at No. 4 Texas Longhorn Network
Wed, Sept 4 7 p.m. Valpo at Notre Dame ACC Network
8 p.m. No. 1 Stanford at No. 10 Florida SEC Network
Wed, Sept 11 8 p.m. No. 11 Oregon at No. 12 Pittsburgh ESPNU
Tue, Sept 17 6 p.m. FSU at No. 10 Florida SEC Network
Wed, Sept 18 7 p.m. No. 17 Purdue at No. 7 Kentucky ESPNU
No. 15 Michigan at Notre Dame ACC Network
Fri, Sept 20 8 p.m. No. 25 Louisville at No. 7 Kentucky SEC Network
Texas A&M at No. 4 Texas Longhorn Network
Sun, Sept 22 3 p.m. Notre Dame at No. 15 Michigan ESPNU
Tue, Sept 24 9 p.m. Alabama at Texas A&M ESPNU
Wed, Sept 25 6:30 p.m. No. 12 Pittsburgh at Virginia ACC Network
7 p.m. West Virginia at Texas Tech ESPNU
8 p.m. Arkansas at LSU SEC Network
Iowa State at No. 4 Texas Longhorn Network
9 p.m. TCU at Oklahoma ESPNU
Fri, Sept 27 7 p.m. Georgia at South Carolina SEC Network
Sat, Sept 28 2 p.m. Texas Tech at No. 4 Texas Longhorn Network
Sun, Sept 29 Noon Boston College at Georgia Tech ACC Network
3 p.m. Texas A&M at No. 19 Tennessee SEC Network
No. 7 Kentucky at Missouri ESPNU
4 p.m. Virginia Tech at No. 12 Pittsburgh ACC Network
Wed, Oct 2 7 p.m. Missouri at LSU ESPNU
North Carolina at NC State ACC Network
8 p.m. Alabama at Auburn SEC Network
9 p.m. No. 4 Texas at TCU ESPNU
Fri, Oct 4 7 p.m. Ole Miss at Mississippi State SEC Network
10 p.m. No. 1 Stanford at No. 11 Oregon ESPN2
Sun, Oct 6 Noon No. 12 Pittsburgh at Florida State ACC Network
1 p.m. Mississippi State at South Carolina ESPNU
No. 10 Florida at No. 7 Kentucky SEC Network
3 p.m. No. 6 Illinois at No. 17 Purdue ESPNU
Wed, Oct 9 7 p.m. Mississippi State at Alabama ESPNU
Georgia Tech at Clemson ACC Network
8 p.m. Ole Miss at Missouri SEC Network
9 p.m. No. 20 Baylor at Iowa State ESPNU
Fri, Oct 11 9 p.m. South Carolina at Texas A&M SEC Network
Sat, Oct 12 6 p.m. Oklahoma at No. 4 Texas Longhorn Network
Sun, Oct 13 1 p.m. No. 10 Florida at Texas A&M SEC Network
Yale at Princeton ESPNU
2 p.m. No. 15 Michigan at No. 2 Nebraska ESPN2
3 p.m. Notre Dame at Duke ACC Network
4 p.m. UCLA at Colorado ESPN2
Wed, Oct 16 7 p.m. No. 7 Kentucky at No. 19 Tennessee ESPNU
Louisville at Notre Dame ACC Network
8 p.m. South Carolina at No. 10 Florida SEC Network
9 p.m. No. 17 Purdue at No. 2 Nebraska ESPNU
Fri, Oct 18 9 p.m. Arkansas at Ole Miss SEC Network
Sun, Oct 20 Noon Syracuse at Florida State ACC Network
1 p.m. Georgia at Auburn SEC Network
NC State at No. 12 Pittsburgh ESPNU
2 p.m. No. 8 Penn State at Michigan State ESPN
3 p.m. No. 19 Tennessee at Missouri SEC Network
Wed, Oct 23 7 p.m. Kansas at Kansas State ESPNU
7 p.m. Wake Forest at Duke ACC Network
8 p.m. LSU at No. 7 Kentucky SEC Network
No. 20 Baylor at No. 4 Texas Longhorn Network
9 p.m. Ole Miss at Georgia ESPNU
Thu, Oct 24 10:30 p.m. No. 21 San Diego at Pepperdine ESPNU
Fri, Oct 25 9 p.m. Auburn at Mississippi State SEC Network
10 p.m. No. 1 Stanford at UCLA ESPNU
Sun, Oct 27 1 p.m. No. 19 Tennessee at No. 10 Florida SEC Network
Alabama at South Carolina ESPNU
3 p.m. No. 12 Pittsburgh at Louisville ACC Network
Wed, Oct 30 7 p.m. No. 4 Texas at Texas Tech ESPNU
8 p.m. Arkansas at Georgia SEC Network
9 p.m. No. 10 Florida at Missouri ESPNU
TBD Miami at Florida State ACC Network
Sun, Nov 3 1 p.m. No. 3 Minnesota at No. 17 Purdue ESPN2
West Virginia at Texas ESPNU
5 p.m. Iowa State at Baylor ESPNU
Wed, Nov 6 8 p.m. Auburn at LSU SEC Network
Sun, Nov 10 4 p.m. Texas A&M at LSU SEC Network
Wed, Nov 13 6 p.m. No. 19 Tennessee at Arkansas ESPNU
8 p.m. Kansas State at No. 4 Texas Longhorn Network
9 p.m. Auburn at Texas A&M SEC Network
Fri, Nov 15 6 p.m. NC State at Miami ACC Network
Sat, Nov 16 8 p.m. TCU at No. 4 Texas Longhorn Network
Sun, Nov 17 1 p.m. Alabama at Arkansas SEC Network
Syracuse at Notre Dame ACC Network
3 p.m. No. 7 Kentucky at No. 10 Florida SEC Network
Wed, Nov 20 7 p.m. Missouri at No. 7 Kentucky SEC Network
9 p.m. No. 10 Florida at Auburn SEC Network
Fri, Nov 22 TBD Florida State at No. 12 Pittsburgh ACC Network
Sat, Nov 23 8 p.m. Kansas at No. 4 Texas Longhorn Network
Sun, Nov 24 1 p.m. Duke at Florida State ACC Network
2 p.m. SEC Wildcard SEC Network
4 p.m. SEC Wildcard SEC Network
Tue, Nov 26 10 p.m. Pepperdine at BYUNO. 9 ESPNU
Wed, Nov 27 8 p.m. No. 7 Kentucky at LSU SEC Network
TBD Louisville at No. 12 Pittsburgh ACC Network

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