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No. 1 Virginia vs. No. 5 Florida State Highlights ESPN’s 2015 NCAA Women’s Soccer Coverage


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  • More than 40 Televised Games
  • ACC, American Championship Games; Full Coverage of SEC Tournament
  • Men’s Soccer: 5 Notre Dame at No. 4 North Carolina

ESPNU, SEC Network and Longhorn Network will combine to televise more than 40 NCAA Division I Women’s Soccer games – highlighted by No. 1  Virginia vs. No. 5 Florida State on ESPNU —  this season, including regular Thursday night and Sunday action, Texas home games, the ACC and American Championship games and full coverage of the SEC Tournament. ESPN will also have coverage of the NCAA Division I Women’s Championship, with details announced at a later date.

ESPNU’s television slate will feature five ranked teams, with the marquee matchup of No. 1 Florida State vs. No. 2 Virginia taking place on October 25. The 10-game slate begins on Thursday, Sept. 3 when No. 22 Rutgers travels to Princeton and will continue on two Sundays in September (20 and 27) and two in October (18 and 27).  On Nov. 8, ESPNU will televise three conference championship games: ACC, SEC and American Championship.

SEC Network’s schedule is centered around a Thursday night television slate beginning Sept. 10, and continuing through Oct. 29, with select games also airing on Sundays and Fridays.  As part of the comprehensive slate, No. 3 Texas A&M, No. 8 Florida, and No. 16 South Carolina will be aired more than 20 times. The schedule concludes with the first round (Nov. 2), quarterfinals (Nov. 4), and semifinals (Nov. 2) of the SEC Tournament before ESPNU airs the championship. The full schedule, which was previously announced, is available here.

Longhorn Network will televise eight more Texas home games including Big 12 games vs. Iowa State (Oct. 9), TCU (Oct. 11), Oklahoma (Oct. 23) and Baylor (Oct. 25). Full schedule information is here.

ESPN3 and SECN Network + will also carry NCAA Division I Women’s Soccer games throughout the year, with those schedules available on WatchESPN app, and

ESPN Soccer Analysts

  • Tony DiCicco: Former head coach of United States Women’s National Team, including the 1999 World Cup Championship squad
  • Julie Foudy: Member of the World Cup-winning 1999 United States Women’s National Team
  • Shannon MacMillan: Member of the World Cup-winning 1999 United States Women’s National Team
  • Kate Markgraf: Member of the World Cup- winning 1999 United States Women’s National Team
  • Heather Mitts: 3 Time Olympic Gold Medalist with US National Team and All-American at Florida. 1998
    National Champion at University of Florida.
  • Cat Whitehill: Former member of United States Women’s National Team

ESPNU Women’s Soccer Television Schedule

Date Time Matchup
Thurs, Sept 3 5 p.m. No. 22 Rutgers at Princeton
Sun, Sept. 20 3 p.m. No. 16 South Carolina at Missouri
Sun, Sept. 27 1 p.m. No. 3 Texas A&M at Georgia
Sun, Oct. 18 2 p.m. Tennessee at Missouri
4 p.m. Santa Clara at Portland
Sun, Oct. 25 1 p.m. No. 5 Florida State at No. 1 Virginia
3 p.m. Mississippi State at Alabama
Sun, Nov. 8 Noon ACC Championship
2 p.m. SEC Championship
TBD American Championship***

***Tape delayed on ESPNU, live on ESPN3 (Time to be determined)

NCAA Division I Men’s Soccer

ESPNU will also carry a slate of Division I Men’s Soccer games, including a showdown between No. 5 Notre Dame and No. 4 North Carolina:

Date Time Matchup
Fri, Sept. 18 5 p.m. No. 5 Notre Dame vs. No. 4 North Carolina
Tue, Sept. 29 7 p.m. American vs. Princeton
Sun, Nov. 15 TBD American Championship***

***Tape delayed on ESPNU, live on ESPN3 (Time to be determined)

Rankings are per the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (Sept. 1)


Media contact: Derek Volner at 860-384-9986; [email protected] and @DerekVolner