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Posted by Gracie Blackburn on March 4, 2013

250 Hours of NCAA Winter Championships Across ESPN Platforms Begin March 8

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ESPNU and ESPN3 Set to Carry Indoor Track & Field, Fencing, Swimming & Diving, and Women’s Gymnastics Championships; ESPNU to Air Women’s Bowling  

ESPN will air more than 250 hours of NCAA Winter Championship games live across platforms throughout March and April, including all 63 games of the 2013 NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Championship, as the worldwide, multi-media rights holder to 24 NCAA championships. Viewers will see the crowning of NCAA winter champions in eleven events – Men’s & Women’s Indoor Track & Field, Men’s & Women’s Fencing, Men’s Ice Hockey, Men’s and Women’s Swimming & Diving, Wrestling, Women’s Basketball, Women’s Bowling and Women’s Gymnastics – on either ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU or ESPN3.

ESPN3 will have exclusive live coverage of the Men’s & Women’s Indoor Track & Field, Fencing, Swimming & Diving and Women’s Gymnastics with additional coverage in each airing on ESPNU. ESPNU will also air the Women’s Bowling Championship live.  Every event will also be available through WatchESPN on computers, smartphones, tablets and Xbox to fans who receive their video subscription from an affiliated provider.

Lolo Jones

Fifty days of championship action sprints into high gear beginning with the NCAA Division I Men’s & Women’s Indoor Track & Field Championships Friday, March 8. Day 1 and Day 2 will be carried live on ESPN3, with additional coverage on March 17 on ESPNU. Lolo Jones, Olympic track & field runner with three NCAA titles and 11 All-American honors while running at LSU, will provide analysis for ESPN during the event. 


2013 NCAA Winter Championships Airing on ESPNU & ESPN3:

Men’s & Women’s Indoor Track & Field

DateTime (ET)EventNetwork
Fri, Mar 86:25 p.m.NCAA Division I Men’s & Women’s Indoor Track & Field: Day 1ESPN3
Sat, Mar 96:50 p.m.NCAA Division I Men’s & Women’s Indoor Track & Field: Day 2 ESPN3
Sun, Mar 177 p.m.NCAA Division I Men’s & Women’s Indoor Track & Field Championship*ESPNU

 

Men’s & Women’s Fencing

DateTime (ET)EventNetwork
Fri, Mar 222:45 p.m.NCAA Fencing Championship: Men’s Semifinals & FinalsESPN3
Sun, Mar 242:45 p.m.NCAA Fencing Championship: Women’s Semifinals & FinalsESPN3
Tue, Apr 28 p.m.NCAA Fencing Championship: Men’s & Women’s Fencing Championship*ESPNU

 

Men’s & Women’s Swimming & Diving

DateTime (ET)EventNetwork
Fri, Mar 227 p.m.NCAA Division I Women’s Swimming & Diving: Day 2ESPN3
Sat, Mar 237 p.m.NCAA Division I Women’s Swimming & Diving: Day 3ESPN3
Wed, Mar 278 p.m.NCAA Division I Women’s Swimming & Diving: Championship*ESPNU
Fri, Mar 297 p.m.NCAA Division I Men’s Swimming & Diving: Day 2ESPN3
Sat, Mar 307 p.m.NCAA Division I Men’s Swimming & Diving: Day 3ESPN3
Wed, Apr 108 p.m.NCAA Division I Men’s Swimming & Diving Championship*ESPNU

 

Women’s Bowling

DateTime (ET)EventNetwork
Sat, Apr 138 p.m.NCAA Women’s Bowling ChampionshipESPNU
Sun, Apr 14NoonNCAA Women’s Bowling Championship (re-air)ESPN

 

Women’s Gymnastics

DateTime (ET)EventNetwork
Sat, Apr 207 p.m.NCAA Women’s Gymnastics: Super Six Team FinalsESPN3
Sun, Apr 214 p.m.NCAA Women’s Gymnastics: Individual Event FinalsESPN3
Sun, Apr 288 p.m.NCAA Women’s Gymnastics Championship*ESPNU

* A compilation of ESPN3’s live coverage

Additional schedule details on the NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Championship, NCAA Division I Wrestling and NCAA Division I Men’s Ice Hockey Championships will be released at a later date.

About ESPNU

The 24-hour college sports television network airs more than 650 live events annually and offers over 1,000 original studio shows. ESPNU has seen a steady increase since its inception on March 4, 2005 and is now in over 74 million households. The brand is also available in high definition on ESPNUHD, now in over 20 million homes. The network has long-term carriage agreements with all 10 of the top multichannel TV providers – Cablevision, Charter, Comcast, Cox, DirecTV (Channel 208), DISH Network (Channel 141), Mediacom, Time Warner Cable, Verizon FiOS TV and AT&T U-verse.

 

About ESPN3
ESPN3 is ESPN’s live multi-screen sports network, a destination that delivers thousands of global sports events annually and accessible online via WatchESPN.com, on smartphones and tablets via the WatchESPN app and through ESPN on Xbox LIVE to Gold members.  It is currently available to 83 million homes at no additional cost to fans who receive their high-speed Internet connection or video subscription from an affiliated service provider.  The network is also available at no cost to approximately 21 million U.S. college students and U.S.-based military personnel via computers connected to on-campus educational networks and on-base military networks.

 

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