Entire NCAA Division I Women’s Volleyball Championship to Air on ESPN Networks for the First Time

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Entire NCAA Division I Women’s Volleyball Championship to Air on ESPN Networks for the First Time

  • Championship Match Live on ESPN2; Semifinals on ESPN

For the first time, ESPN will showcase the NCAA Division I Women’s Volleyball Championship in its entirety, with all 48 teams playing from a central location in Omaha, Neb. Matches will be available across ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU and ESPN3, with all 47 matches available on the ESPN App.

Coverage begins Wednesday, April 14 and Thursday, April 15 for the first and second rounds, with all four courts available on ESPN3. Matches will take place at noon, 3:30 p.m., 7 p.m. and10:30 p.m. ET.

Regional semifinals are on Sunday, April 18 on ESPN 2, ESPNU and ESPN3. Regional finals begin Monday, April 19 at noon on ESPN2. The second match-up of the day will air 45 mins after the conclusion of the first. The third match will air on ESPNU at 6:30 p.m. with the fourth match airing 45 minutes after the conclusion of the third, also on ESPNU.

The National Semifinals will air on ESPN on Thursday, April 22 beginning at 7 p.m., with the National Championship set for Saturday, April 24 at 8 p.m. on ESPN2.

Commentator Line-Up
Paul Sunderland, Salima Rockwell and Holly Rowe will be in Omaha to call the semifinals and national championship. Rockwell was a three-time All-American setter for Penn State from 1991-1994.

Sam Gore and Katie George will handle studio coverage starting with the regional semifinals, through the national semifinals. George was a three-time all-conference setter at Louisville.

Also on the call during the tournament will be Tyler Denning, Eric Frede, Courtney Lyle, Mike Monaco, Alex Perlman, Sam Ravech, Matt Schick, Jenny Hazelwood and Missy Whittemore. Hazelwood was a multi-year letter winner and former head coach at Mississippi State and Whittemore was a three-time All-American at Florida. 

2021 NCAA Division I Women’s Volleyball Championship First Round Schedule
*Matchups and commentator assignments for later rounds will be made available prior to the start of each round

Date Time (ET) Game Network
Wed, Apr 14 Noon First Round – Court 1
South Dakota vs. Missouri
Mike Monaco
ESPN3
  First Round – Court 2
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi vs. San Diego
Matt Schick
ESPN3
  First Round – Court 3
Army vs. Notre Dame
Sam Ravech
ESPN3
  First Round – Court 4
UMBC vs. Pepperdine
Alex Perlman
ESPN3
  3:30 p.m. First Round – Court 1
Utah Valley vs. Texas State
Mike Monaco
ESPN3
  First Round – Court 2
High Point vs. UCF
Matt Schick
ESPN3
  First Round – Court 3
Towson vs. Dayton
Sam Ravech
ESPN3
  First Round – Court 4
Morehead State vs. Creighton
Alex Perlman
ESPN3
  7 p.m. First Round – Court 1
Weber State vs. Bowling Green
Courtney Lyle
ESPN3
  First Round – Court 2
Lipscomb vs. Georgia Tech
Sam Gore
ESPN3
  First – Court3
Illinois State vs. UNLV
Tyler Denning
ESPN3
  First Round – Court 4
Samford vs. Wright State
Paul Sunderland
ESPN3
  10:30 p.m. First Round – Court 1
North Carolina A&T vs. Rice
Courtney Lyle
ESPN3
  First Round – Court 2
Jackson State vs. Western Kentucky
Sam Gore
ESPN3
  First Round – Court 3
LIU vs. Pittsburgh
Tyler Denning
ESPN3
  First Round – Court 4
Rider vs. UCLA
Paul Sunderland
ESPN3
Thu, Apr 15 Noon Second Round – Court 1
Missouri vs. No. 9 Ohio State
Mike Monaco
ESPN3
  Second Round – Court 2
San Diego vs. No. 11 Louisville
Matt Schick
ESPN3
  Second Round – Court 3
Notre Dame vs. No. 10 Oregon
Eric Frede
ESPN3
  Second Round – Court 4
Pepperdine vs. No. 12 Baylor
Alex Perlman
ESPN3
  3:30 p.m. Second Round – Court 1
Texas State vs. No. 5 Nebraska
Mike Monaco
ESPN3
  Second Round – Court 2
High Point vs. No. 7 Purdue
Matt Schick
ESPN3
  Second Round – Court 3
Dayton vs. No. 6 Washington
Eric Frede
ESPN3
  Second Round – Court 4
Morehead State vs. No. 8 Florida
Alex Perlman
ESPN3
  7 p.m. Second Round – Court 1
Weber State vs. No. 1 Wisconsin
Courtney Lyle
ESPN3
  Second Round – Court 2
Georgia Tech vs. No. 3 Minnesota
Sam Gore
ESPN3
  Second Round – Court 3
UNLV vs. No. 2 Kentucky
Tyler Denning
ESPN3
  Second Round – Court 4
Wright State vs. No. 4 Texas
Paul Sunderland
ESPN3
  10:30 p.m. Second Round – Court 1
North Carolina A&T vs. No. 13 Penn State
Courtney Lyle
ESPN3
  Second Round – Court 2
Western Kentucky vs. No. 15 Washington State
Sam Gore
ESPN3
  Second Round – Court 3
Pittsburgh vs. No. 14 Utah
Tyler Denning
ESPN3
  Second Round – Court 4
UCLA vs. BYU
Paul Sunderland
ESPN3
Sat, Apr 17 8 p.m. Regional Semifinals
BYU vs. No. 1 Wisconsin
Tyler Denning, Jenny Hazelwood
ESPN3
Sun, Apr 18 1 p.m. Regional Semifinals
Pittsburgh vs. No. 3 Minnesota
Eric Frede, Katie George
ESPN3
  2:30 p.m. Regional Semifinals
No. 12 Baylor vs. No. 5 Nebraska
Courtney Lyle, Missy Whittemore
ESPNU
  3:30 p.m. Regional Semifinals
No. 11 Louisville vs. No 6 Washington
Eric Frede, Katie George
ESPN3
  5 p.m. Regional Semifinals
No. 13 Penn State vs. No. 4 Texas
Courtney Lyle, Missy Whittemore
ESPNU
  7:30 p.m. Regional Semifinals
No. 9 Ohio State vs. No. 8 Florida
Paul Sunderland, Salima Rockwell
ESPN2
  8:30 p.m. Regional Semifinals
No. 10 Oregon vs. No. 7 Purdue
Tyler Denning, Jenny Hazelwood
ESPNU
  10 p.m. Regional Semifinals
Western Kentucky vs. No. 2 Kentucky
Paul Sunderland, Salima Rockwell
ESPN2
Mon, Apr 19 Noon Regional Finals
Pittsburgh vs. No. 6 Washington
Courtney Lyle, Missy Whittemore, Holly Rowe
ESPN2
  *TBD Regional Finals
No. 5 Nebraska vs. No. 4 Texas
Courtney Lyle, Missy Whittemore, Holly Rowe
ESPN2
  6:30 p.m. Regional Finals
No. 8 Florida vs. No. 1 Wisconsin
Paul Sunderland, Salima Rockwell, Holly Rowe
ESPNU
  *TBD Regional Finals
No. 7 Purdue vs. No. 2 Kentucky
Paul Sunderland, Salima Rockwell, Holly Rowe
ESPNU
Thu, Apr 22 7 p.m. NCAA Division I Women’s Volleyball Championship Semifinals
No. 6 Washington vs. No. 2 Kentucky
Paul Sunderland, Salima Rockwell, Holly Rowe
ESPN
  *TBD NCAA Division I Women’s Volleyball Championship Semifinals
No. 4 Texas vs. No. 1 Wisconsin
Paul Sunderland, Salima Rockwell, Holly Rowe
ESPN
Sat, Apr 24 8 p.m. NCAA Division I Women’s Volleyball Championship ESPN2


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