Press Releases

College Soccer

ESPN’s Fall College Sports Line-Up to Feature Record Number of Events

By     

Posted on

  • NCAA Division I Women’s and Men’s Soccer, Women’s Volleyball Headline Slate
  • Industry Leading Schedule with More Than 3,000 Match-ups on ESPN Networks and ESPN+

As summer draws to a close and another school year begins, ESPN will continue its dedication to fall sports with exclusive national coverage of NCAA Division I women’s and men’s soccer and women’s volleyball. More than 150 games will be televised across ESPN2, ESPNU, SEC Network and Longhorn Network. Additionally, approximately 3,000 matches will be available via ESPN+, ESPN3, SEC Network + and ACC Network Extra, all accessible on the ESPN App. In total, 15 conferences will be represented this season.

More Games than Ever Available to Stream
With the launch of ESPN+, the premium direct-to-consumer video service from The Walt Disney Company’s Direct-to-Consumer and International (DTCI) segment and ESPN, more games and more conferences than ever are being showcased this season. Across ESPN+ and ESPN3 alone, more than 500 women’s soccer games, 400 men’s soccer games and 700 women’s volleyball matches will be available for fans to stream on the ESPN App. Through a schedule featuring more than 1500 games, 12 conferences will get un-matched, unprecedented national exposure, including—the America East, Atlantic 10, Atlantic Sun, Big South, Horizon, Ivy, Metro Atlantic, Mid-American, Missouri Valley, Ohio Valley, Southern and Sunbelt.

Conference Dedication
SEC Network and ESPNU continue to provide extensive coverage of Southeastern Conference soccer and volleyball programs with nearly 80 match-ups and an additional 350+ contests available via SEC Network +. Additional details and full schedule available here.

Longhorn Network will televise 10 Texas women’s volleyball games featuring four top-25 ranked programs including an early season match-up with No. 3 Texas facing No. 1 Stanford on Friday, Sept. 14 at 9 p.m. ET. The full Texas volleyball schedule is available here. In addition, LHN will televise 11 Texas women’s soccer games kicking off on Thursday, Aug. 30 at 8 p.m. for a meeting with Long Beach State. Full details available here.

ACC Network Extra will carry more than 450 soccer and volleyball match-ups this season with more 130 women’s soccer, 100 men’s soccer and 200 volleyball games available on the ESPN App.

NCAA Division I Soccer
The 2018 slate of women and men’s soccer boasts more than 50 televised games across ESPNU, SEC Network and LHN.

The women’s line-up kicks off on Thursday, Aug. 23, at 7 p.m. on SEC Network when No. 5 South Carolina hosts in-state rival Clemson. Highlights include:

  • Top-Ranked: 12 of the nation’s preseason top-25 set to appear—No. 2 UCLA, No. 3 Duke, No. 4 Penn State, No. 5 South Carolina, No. 7 Florida, No. 11 Texas A&M, No. 13 Princeton, No. 15 Baylor, No. 17 Texas, No. 18 Pepperdine, No. 23 Ohio State and No. 25 Tennessee
  • A top five matchup between 2017 National Championship runner-up No. 2 UCLA and No. 4 Penn State on Saturday, Aug. 25, at 4 p.m. on ESPNU
  • A top ten match-up and SEC showdown when the No. 7 Florida Gators travel to No. 5 South Carolina on Sunday, Oct. 7, at 3 p.m. on SEC Network.

The men’s schedule will feature four regular season games, kicking off with No. 3 UNC at No.10 Duke. Four other ranked teams will appear including No. 2 Indiana, No. 7 Michigan State, No. 21 Michigan, and No. 23 Dartmouth.

ESPN will continue its dedication to soccer in the post season, carrying the full SEC women’s tournament and the ACC men’s and women’s championships.

More details regarding post-season coverage will be released at a later date.

Full television schedule for NCAA Division I Women’s Soccer Available here.

Full television schedule for NCAA Division I Men’s Soccer Available here.

NCAA Division I Women’s Volleyball
ESPN’s women’s volleyball schedule boasts more than 120 regular season games across ESPN2, ESPNU, SEC Network and LHN. The action begins Friday, Aug. 24, at 8 p.m. on SEC Network when No. 22 Michigan State travels to Tennessee. Highlights include:

  • More than half of the nation’s top-25 teams will make appearances—No. 1 Stanford, reigning National Champion No. 2 Nebraska, No. 3 Texas, No. 5 Kentucky, No. 6 Penn State, No. 7 Florida, No. 8 BYU, No. 10 USC, No. 11 UCLA, No. 14 San Diego, No. 16 Baylor, No. 18 Oregon, No. 21 Iowa State, No. 22 Michigan State.
  • Two Top-5 Matchups: No. 3 Texas hosts No. 5 Kentucky on Friday, Sept. 7 at 8 p.m. on LHN. The Longhorns play host to a top-five opponent again when the No. 1 Stanford Cardinal come to town on Friday, Sept. 14 at 9 p.m. on LHN.
  • It’s a Golden State showdown when two top-ten teams in No. 1 Stanford and No. 10 USC meet on Friday, Sept. 28, at 11 p.m. on ESPNU.

More details regarding post season coverage will be released at a later date.

Full television schedule for NCAA Division I Women’s Volleyball Available here.

2018 Division I Women’s Soccer Schedule

Date Time (ET) Game Network
Thu, Aug 23 7 p.m. Clemson at No. 5 South Carolina SEC Network
Fri, Aug 24 6 p.m. Indiana at Georgia SEC Network
Sat, Aug 25 4 p.m. No. 2 UCLA at No. 4 Penn State ESPNU
Sun, Aug 26 1 p.m. Wisconsin at Kentucky SEC Network
Thu, Aug 30 8 p.m. Long Beach State at No. 17 Texas LHN
Fri, Aug 31 9 p.m. Oklahoma at No. 11 Texas A&M SEC Network
Sun, Sept 2 6 p.m. Stephen F. Austin at No. 17 Texas LHN
Fri, Sept 7 7 p.m. Texas State at No. 17 Texas LHN
Sun, Sept 9 5 p.m. Samford at LSU ESPNU
  6 p.m. Houston Baptist at No. 17 Texas LHN
Thu, Sept 13 7 p.m. Kentucky at Missouri SEC Network
Fri, Sept 14 7 p.m. UT Rio Grande Valley at No. 17 Texas LHN
Sun, Sept 16 3 p.m. Vanderbilt at No. 7 Florida SEC Network
  Northern Colorado at No. 17 Texas LHN
  5 p.m. No. 5 South Carolina at No. 25 Tennessee ESPNU
Thu, Sept 20 7 p.m. No. 11 Texas A&M at Arkansas SEC Network
Fri, Sept 21 8 p.m. No. 15 Baylor at No. 17 Texas LHN
Sun, Sept 23 1 p.m. No. 23 Ohio State at Northwestern ESPNU
  3 p.m. Mississippi State at No. 25 Tennessee SEC Network
  5 p.m. Kentucky at No. 5 South Carolina ESPNU
Thu, Sep 27 7 p.m. Missouri at Arkansas SEC Network
Sun, Sept 30 3 p.m. Oklahoma State and Oklahoma ESPNU
  5 p.m. Georgia at Vanderbilt ESPNU
Thu, Oct 4 7 p.m. Auburn at No. 11 Texas A&M SEC Network
Sun, Oct 7 3 p.m. No. 7 Florida at No. 5 South Carolina SEC Network
  5 p.m. Vanderbilt at No. 25 Tennessee ESPNU
Thu, Oct 11 7 p.m. Ole Miss at LSU SEC Network
Fri, Oct 12 8 p.m. Oklahoma at No. 17 Texas LHN
Sun, Oct 14 3 p.m. Auburn at Missouri SEC Network
  3 p.m. No. 13 Princeton at Columbia ESPNU
  5 p.m. No. 7 Florida at Alabama ESPNU
Thu, Oct 18 7 p.m. No. 11 Texas A&M at Alabama SEC Network
Fri, Oct 19 8 p.m. Kansas at No. 17 Texas LHN
Sun, Oct 21 1 p.m. Boston College at No. 3 Duke ESPNU
  2 p.m. Kansas State at No. 17 Texas LHN
  3 p.m. Kansas at No. 15 Baylor ESPNU
  5 p.m. No. 25 Tennessee at No. 11 Texas A&M SEC Network
  Mississippi State at Ole Miss ESPNU
Thu, Oct 25 7 p.m. No. 11 Texas A&M at No. 5 South Carolina SEC Network
  9 p.m. Alabama at Auburn SEC Netowrk
Fri, Oct 26 10 p.m. No. 18 Pepperdine at Gonzaga ESPNU
Sun, Oct 28 2 p.m. 2018 SEC Soccer Tournament SEC Network
  4:30 p.m. 2018 SEC Soccer Tournament SEC Network
Tue, Oct 30 1 p.m. 2018 SEC Soccer Tournament SEC Network
  3:30 p.m. 2018 SEC Soccer Tournament SEC Network
  6 p.m. 2018 SEC Soccer Tournament SEC Network
  8:30 p.m. 2018 SEC Soccer Tournament SEC Network
Thu, Nov 1 4:30 p.m. 2018 SEC Soccer Tournament SEC Network
  7 p.m. 2018 SEC Soccer Tournament SEC Network
Sun, Nov 4 2 p.m. 2018 SEC Soccer Championship SEC Network

 

2018 Division I Men’s Soccer Schedule

Date Time (ET) Game Network
Fri, Sept 14 5 p.m. No. 3 UNC at No. 10 Duke ESPNU
Tue, Sept 25 7 p.m. Ohio State at No. 21 Michigan ESPNU
Fri, Oct 19 5 p.m. No. 23 Dartmouth at Columbia ESPNU
Sun, Oct 28 4 p.m. No. 7 Michigan State at No. 2 Indiana ESPNU

 

2018 Division I Volleyball Schedule

Date Time (ET) Game Network
Fri, Aug 24 8 p.m. No. 22 Michigan State at Tennessee SEC Network
Fri, Aug 31 7 p.m. No. 10 USC at Florida SEC Network
Sun, Sept 2 2 p.m. Notre Dame at Purdue ESPNU
Thu, Sept 6 8 p.m. Texas State at No. 3 Texas LHN
Fri, Sept 7 9 p.m. No. 5 Kentucky at No. 3 Texas LHN
Sun, Sept 9 2 p.m. No. 21 Iowa State at No. 2 Nebraska ESPNU
Fri, Sept 14 9 p.m. No. 1 Stanford at No. 3 Texas LHN
Sun, Sept 16 1 p.m. Florida State at Auburn SEC Network
  Syracuse at No. 21 Iowa State ESPNU
Wed, Sept 19 7 p.m. No. 3 Texas at Kansas State ESPNU
  8 p.m. Arkansas at Texas A&M SEC Network
  9 p.m. Alabama at Missouri ESPNU
  11 p.m. No. 11 UCLA at No. 10 USC ESPNU
Fri, Sept 21 7 p.m. Mississippi State at South Carolina SEC Network
Sun, Sept 23 1 p.m. No. 5 Kentucky at Tennessee SEC Network
  3 p.m. No. 22 Michigan State at No. 2 Nebraska ESPNU
Tue, Sept 25 9 p.m. No. 8 BYU at Pepperdine ESPNU
Wed, Sep 26 7 p.m. Auburn at Mississippi State ESPNU
  8 p.m. No. 7 Florida at LSU SEC Network
  8 p.m. No. 16 Baylor at No. 3 Texas LHN
  9 p.m. Kansas at Oklahoma ESPNU
Fri, Sept 28 7 p.m. Georgia at Ole Miss SEC Network
  9 p.m. Oklahoma at No. 16 Baylor ESPNU
  11 p.m. No. 10 USC at No. 1 Stanford ESPN2
Sun, Sept 30 1 p.m. No. 6 Penn State at Michigan ESPNU
  Missouri at No. 5 Kentucky SEC Network
  3 p.m. Auburn at Ole Miss SEC Network
Wed, Oct 3 7 p.m. Georgia at Auburn ESPNU
  8 p.m. Alabama at Tennessee SEC Network
  9 p.m. No. 3 Texas at TCU ESPNU
Fri, Oct 5 7 p.m. Texas A&M at Florida SEC Network
Sat, Oct 6 8 p.m. No. 21 Iowa State at No. 3 Texas* LHN
Sun, Oct 7 1 p.m. North Carolina at Florida State   ESPN2
  Georgia at Florida SEC Network
Wed, Oct 10 7 p.m. No. 6 Penn State at Purdue ESPNU
  8 p.m. Tennessee at No. 5 Kentucky SEC Network
  9 p.m. Georgia at LSU ESPNU
Fri, Oct 12 6 p.m. Virginia at NC State ESPNU
Sun, Oct 14 1 p.m. No. 22 Michigan State at Ohio State ESPN2
  Ole Miss at No. 5 Kentucky SEC Network
Wed, Oct 17 7 p.m. Mississippi State at Alabama ESPNU
  8 p.m. South Carolina at Arkansas SEC Network
  9 p.m. Kansas at Kansas State ESPNU
Thu, Oct 18 11 p.m. Pepperdine at No. 14 San Diego ESPNU
Fri, Oct 19 7 p.m. No. 5 Kentucky at LSU SEC Network
Sat, Oct 20 8 p.m. Texas Tech at No. 3 Texas* LHN
Sun, Oct 21 1 p.m. Missouri at Florida SEC Network
  2 p.m. No. 1 Stanford at No. 18 Oregon ESPN2
  3 p.m. Georgia at South Carolina SEC Network
Wed, Oct 24 7 p.m. South Carolina at Tennessee ESPNU
  8 p.m. Arkansas at Mississippi State SEC Network
  9 p.m. No. 3 Texas at No. 21 Iowa State ESPNU
Fri, Oct 26 6 p.m. Princeton at Yale ESPNU
  8 p.m. Kansas State at No. 21 Iowa State ESPNU
  9 p.m. LSU at Missouri SEC Network
Fri, Oct 27 8 p.m. Oklahoma at No. 3 Texas* LHN
Sun, Oct 28 6 p.m. Ole Miss at Alabama ESPNU
Wed, Oct 31 7 p.m. No. 7 Florida at No. 5 Kentucky ESPNU
  8 p.m. Texas A&M at Auburn SEC Network
  TCU at No. 3 Texas LHN
Sun, Nov 4 4 p.m. Arkansas at Florida SEC Network
  5 p.m. Texas A&M at Tennessee ESPNU
Wed, Nov 7 7 p.m. Ole Miss at LSU SEC Network
  8 p.m. Kansas State at No. 3 Texas LHN
  9 p.m. Missouri at Auburn SEC Network
Sat, Nov 10 8 p.m. Kansas at No. 3 Texas* LHN
Sun, Nov 11 1 p.m. No. 7 Florida at Auburn SEC Network
  3 p.m. Ole Miss at Texas A&M SEC Network
Wed, Nov 14 6 p.m. No.5 Kentucky at Arkansas ESPNU
  8 p.m. Tennessee at Missouri SEC Network
Sun, Nov 18 2 p.m. Wildcard SEC Network
  4 p.m. Wildcard SEC Network
Wed, Nov 21 6 p.m. Arkansas at Georgia SEC Network
  7 p.m. Missouri at LSU ESPNU
Sat, Nov 24 2 p.m. West Virginia at No. 3 Texas LHN

*Times subject to change depending on selection times for home football games.

-30-

Contact: Kimberly Elchlepp at [email protected] or 860-424-2923; @kimelchlepp