July 30, 2003
NEW YORK - College Sports Television, the first 24-hour college sports network, and the American Volleyball Coaches Association will present a national volleyball match of the week package -- Sunday Night Spike 2003 -- this fall that will boast 15 teams who competed in the 2002 NCAA Championships, including national semi-finalists Florida, Stanford and Hawai'i. The schedule commences Sunday, September 7 with Florida at Stanford and will include an October 26 doubleheader featuring Santa Clara-Pepperdine and Utah-Colorado State.
Five teams featured within the Sunday Night Spike 2003 schedule have won volleyball national championships (Hawai'i in 1982, 1983, 1987; Nebraska in 1995, 2000; Pacific in 1985, 1986; Stanford in 1992, 1994, 1996, 1997, 2001; Texas in 1988) and seven won conference titles in 2002 (Florida, Hawai'i, Northern Iowa, Notre Dame, Pepperdine, Sacramento St., Utah). In addition, Colorado State and Eastern Washington won regular season conference titles.
Sunday Night Spike 2003 (all times ET)
Sunday, Sept. 7, 6 p.m., Florida at Stanford
Sunday, Sept. 14, 6 p.m., Pepperdine at Pacific
Sunday, Sept. 21, 7 p.m., Illinois State at Northern Iowa
Sunday, Sept. 28, 4 p.m., Hawai'i at Santa Clara
Sunday, Oct. 5, 6 p.m., Nevada at Hawai'i
Sunday, Oct. 12, 6 p.m., Sacramento State at Eastern Washington
Sunday, Oct. 19, 6 p.m., Texas at Kansas State
Sunday, Oct. 26, 4 p.m., Santa Clara at Pepperdine
Sunday, Oct. 26, 6 p.m., Utah at Colorado State
Sunday, Nov. 2, 6 p.m., Northern Iowa at Nebraska
Sunday, Nov. 9, 6 p.m., Miami (Fla.) at Notre Dame
Sunday, Nov. 16, 6 p.m., Best of Sunday Night Spike
Sunday, Nov. 23, 6 p.m., Western Athletic Conference Tournament Championship
All telecasts are subject to change. CSTV is available on DirecTV on channel 610. For information on how to receive CSTV and for the latest CSTV news, log on to www.cstv.com.
CSTV, the new home of college sports, boasts the most in-depth sports coverage of 1,200 universities and colleges encompassing 360,000 student-athletes at every level of college sports. With a potential audience of 110 million college sports fans and alumni, the network televises live regular season and championship events across a broad spectrum of men's and women's college sports, including football, basketball, baseball, soccer, ice hockey, volleyball and lacrosse. The network has long-term programming and marketing agreements with more than 30 athletic conferences, including the Atlantic 10, Big East, Big Sky, Big Ten, Big 12, Big West, Conference USA, Ivy League, Mountain West, Sun Belt, WAC and West Coast. For more information on CSTV, log on to www.cstv.com.