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Block Party! NCAA Division I Women’s Volleyball Championship Live on ESPN2

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  • Volleyball: Defending Champion Stanford in Semifinals on ESPN, Dec. 14th; Championship on ESPN2, Dec. 16th
  • Division I Football Championship: Semifinals Live on ESPN2 and ESPNU
  • NCAA Division II Football Championship on ESPN2, Dec. 16th; NCAA Division III Football Championship on ESPNU, Dec. 15th

All of the volleyball world will be digging the NCAA Division I Volleyball Championship this week, live from the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo. After a dramatic Regional final, the field is set with No. 1 Penn State, No. 2 Florida, defending champion No.3 Stanford and No. 5 Nebraska. Semifinal play begins Thursday, Dec. 14, at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN when the Nittany Lions seek revenge on the Cornhuskers, who served up Penn State’s only loss of the season back in September. Following at 9 p.m., it’s a battle of the coasts when the Gators face the Cardinals for a shot at the title. A NCAA Update will air from site between the two matches hosted by Tiffany Greene, with analysts John Dunning and Nell Fortner. The winners from Thursday will meet in the Championship on Sat, Dec. 16, at 9 p.m. on ESPN2. Play-by-play announcer Paul Sunderland, analyst and Olympian Karch Kiraly, and reporter Holly Rowe will cover the action for all three games.

ESPN’s college football coverage continues with the semifinals of the NCAA Division I Football Championship presented by Northwestern Mutual, the NCAA Division II Championship and NCAA Division III Championship all available across ESPN2 and ESPNU.

The field has narrowed to four on the Road to Frisco for the NCAA Division I Football Championship presented by Northwestern Mutual. Coverage of the semifinals begins Friday, Dec. 15, at 8 p.m. on ESPN2 when No. 6 Sam Houston State faces No. 2 North Dakota State, a team looking for redemption after falling in the semifinals last year after a five year run as champion. On Saturday, Dec. 16, No. 5 South Dakota State will face reigning FCS Champions No.1 James Madison at 4:30 p.m. on ESPNU. The 2018 Division I Football Championship will air on ESPN2 at noon on Saturday, Jan.6, live from Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas.

The NCAA Division II Football Championship will air on ESPN2 Saturday, Dec. 16, at 6 p.m. live from Children’s Mercy Park in Kansas City, Kan. No. 4 West Florida—a program in only its second season—will face No. 2 Texas A&M-Commerce for the title. A win for either program would be the first Division II Football Championship in school history. The NCAA Division III Football Championship takes place on Friday, Dec. 15, at 7 p.m. on ESPNU live from Salem Stadium in Salem, Va. Meeting in the title game are 12-time champions Mount Union and defending National Champion Mary Hardin-Baylor.

NCAA Division I Women’s Volleyball:

Date Time (ET) Game and Commentators Network
Thu, Dec 14 7 p.m. No. 5 Nebraska vs. No. 1 Penn State
Paul Sunderland, Karch Kiraly, Holly Rowe
ESPN
  9 p.m. No. 2 Florida vs. No. 3 Stanford
Paul Sunderland, Karch Kiraly, Holly Rowe
ESPN
Sat, Dec 16 9 p.m. NCAA Division I Women’s Volleyball Championship
Paul Sunderland, Karch Kiraly, Holly Rowe
ESPN2

 

NCAA Division I Football Semifinals:

Date Time (ET) Game Network
Fri, Dec 15 8 p.m. No. 6 Sam Houston State vs. No. 2 North Dakota State
Dave Neal, Matt Stinchcomb
ESPN2
Sat, Dec 16 4:30 p.m. No. 5 South Dakota State vs. No. 1 James Madison
Roy Philpott, Tom Ramsey
ESPNU

 

NCAA Division II Football Championship:

Date Time (ET) Game Network
Sat, Dec 16 6 p.m. No. 4 West Florida vs. No. 2 Texas A&M-Commerce
Kevin Brown, Tom Luginbill, Paul Carcaterra
ESPN2

 

NCAA Division III Football Championship:

Date Time (ET) Game Network
Fri, Dec 15 7 p.m. Mount Union vs. Mary Hardin-Baylor
Dave Lamont, Ray Bentley, Dawn Davenport
ESPNU

 

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