Entire 2021 NC Women’s Beach Volleyball Championship Live on ESPN2 & ESPNU

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Entire 2021 NC Women’s Beach Volleyball Championship Live on ESPN2 & ESPNU

ESPN will once again provide wall-to-wall coverage of the entire NC Women’s Beach Volleyball Championship from Gulf Shores, Ala., May 7-9. Duals will be televised across ESPN2 and ESPNU with individual court coverage streaming live on ESPN3. All duals will be available on the ESPN App via connected devices.

Day one of the eight-team, double-elimination tournament begins on ESPNU this Friday, May 7 at 10 a.m. ET with each team playing two duals throughout the eight hours of coverage. Day two action is served up at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 8, on ESPN2 and will include the first semifinal at 5 p.m. The second semifinal originating from the elimination bracket will air at 10 a.m. on Sunday, May 9, and the three-day event will conclude with the NC Women’s Beach Volleyball Championship dual at 1:30 p.m. Sunday on ESPN2.

The commentating duos of Courtney Lyle and Holly McPeak and Sam Gore and Salima Rockwell will team up to call the action. Digital and social content commentator Christine Williamson will serve as the sideline reporter for all 14 duals. McPeak is a three-time beach volleyball Olympian who took home the bronze at the 2004 Summer Olympic Games in Athens, Greece. Rockwell was a three-time All-American setter for Penn State, and Williamson was an outside hitter for Miami.

This year’s field of eight schools includes:

  1. UCLA
  2. USC
  3. Florida State
  4. LSU
  5. LMU
  6. Stanford
  7. Cal Poly
  8. TCU

Featured
In addition to the live action from every court during the tournament, fans will also get a behind the scenes look at the teams, players and coaches courtesy of features incorporated throughout the live telecasts. Features subjects include:

  • USC head coach Dain Blanton and his presence as an African-American coach, former player and commentator in beach volleyball.
  • USC All-American Tina Graudina and her journey to qualify for the Olympics representing her home country of Latvia.
  • Follow UCLA as they build a new team with a new strategy.
  • The leadership of UCLA senior Savvy Simo.
  • Florida State graduate transfer student Torrey Van Winden.
  • The balancing act of super coach and super mom Brooke Niles, head coach of Florida State.
  • The story of the winningest NCAA Beach Volleyball player, LSU’s Kristen Nuss.
  • The brand-new beach volleyball facilities at LSU.
Date Time (ET) Dual Network
Fri, May 7 10 a.m. No. 8 TCU vs. No. 1 UCLA
Courtney Lyle, Holly McPeak, Christine Williamson
ESPNU
  11 a.m. No. 5 LMU vs. No. 4 LSU
Courtney Lyle, Holly McPeak, Christine Williamson
ESPNU
  Noon No. 7 Cal Poly vs. No. 2 USC
Sam Gore, Salima Rockwell, Christine Williamson
ESPNU
  1 p.m. No. 6 Stanford vs. No. 3 Florida State
Sam Gore, Salima Rockwell, Christine Williamson
ESPNU
  2 p.m. No. 8 TCU vs. No. 4 LSU
Courtney Lyle, Holly McPeak, Christine Williamson
ESPNU
  3 p.m. No. 7 Cal Poly vs. No. 6 Stanford
Courtney Lyle, Holly McPeak, Christine Williamson
ESPNU
  4 p.m. No. 5 LMU vs. No. 1 UCLA
Sam Gore, Salima Rockwell, Christine Williamson
ESPNU
  5 p.m. No. 3 Florida State vs. No. 2 USC
Sam Gore, Salima Rockwell, Christine Williamson
ESPNU
Sat, May 8 2 p.m. No. 4 LSU vs. No. 3 Florida State
Sam Gore, Salima Rockwell, Christine Williamson
ESPN2
  3:30 p.m. No. 7 Cal Poly vs. No. No. 1 UCLA
Sam Gore, Salima Rockwell, Christine Williamson
ESPN2
  5 p.m. No. 5 LMU vs. No. 2 USC
Semifinal 1
Courtney Lyle, Holly McPeak, Christine Williamson
ESPN2
  6:30 p.m. No. 4 LSU vs. No. 1 UCLA
Courtney Lyle, Holly McPeak, Christine Williamson
ESPN2
Sun, May 9 10 a.m. No. 5 LMU vs. No. 1 UCLA
Semifinal 2
Courtney Lyle, Holly McPeak, Christine Williamson
ESPN2
  1:30 p.m. No. 2 USC vs. No. 1 UCLA
Championship
Courtney Lyle, Holly McPeak, Christine Williamson
ESPN2

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