Aug. 10, 2005
New York, N.Y. - NCAA Volleyball on CSTV: AVCA Match of the Week debuts this August on CSTV with one of the best tournament events of the season -- the AVCA/NACWAA College Volleyball Showcase and continues with key matches, concluding with five conference championships. The series includes 32 matches, including a number of rivalry matches including Santa Clara at Pepperdine.
For the third straight year, College Sports Television (www.cstv.com) in association with the American Volleyball Coaches Association (www.avca.org) delivers the best volleyball schedule in the country featuring the top teams and players from around the country in the pursuit of a national title. Seven teams in this fall's lineup have combined to win 18 national championships since 1981. A total of 15 of the 25 schools in this years pre-season poll will be part of the package, in addition to four other schools that earned a berth in the 2004 NCAA Tournament.
Women's collegiate volleyball will also be featured within CSTV's The #1 College Sports Show, and other studio and original programs including Training Camp, Coach and Dog Days. CSTV.com, the number-one online source for college sports news, information, analysis and highlights, will also cover the sport from every angle on a regular basis. CSTV.com will cover more than 400 volleyball matches this fall through its exclusive GameTracker live scores and statistics feature and will also broadcast video or audio of more than 300 matches.
"For the third year in a row, women's college volleyball owns Sunday nights for the National match of the week on CSTV and all season long on CSTV.com," said Tim Pernetti, CSTV's senior vice president for programming and talent, CSTV. "Thanks to a great effort with our partners at the AVCA, the conferences, and the institutions, the match of the week will deliver more events than ever featuring the top teams, players, coaches and stories in women's college volleyball from the great atmospheres on campuses all over the country. Every match on the schedule will have an impact on the conference championships and the NCAA Championship in December."
"We are delighted to enhance and strengthen our partnership with CSTV," said Katherine McConnell, AVCA executive director. "The entire AVCA membership and the volleyball community completely appreciate the support, enthusiasm and visibility that CSTV provides, by showcasing the best of NCAA women's volleyball."
The programming schedule for NCAA Volleyball on CSTV: AVCA Match of the Week appears below, and is also available online at www.CSTV.com.
Date Match Time (ET)
8/26-27 AVCA/NACWAA College Volleyball Showcase
8/27-27 AVCA/NACWAA College Volleyball Showcase
9/4 Texas at Notre Dame 6 p.m.
9/18 UCLA at Wisconsin 6 p.m.
9/21 Texas A&M at Nebraska 8 p.m.
9/25 UCLA at Stanford 6 p.m.
10/2 Baylor at Nebraska 4 p.m.
Santa Clara at Pepperdine 6 p.m.
10/9 Utah at Colorado St. 6 p.m.
10/16 Texas at Nebraska 3 p.m.
Georgia Tech at North Carolina 6 p.m.
10/23 UNLV at BYU 6 p.m.
10/26 Texas A&M at Texas 9 p.m.
10/27 Kansas at Nebraska 10 p.m.
10/30 Florida at Tennessee 6 p.m.
11/2 Ohio St. at Penn St. 8 p.m.
11/3 Oklahoma at Nebraska 8 p.m.
11/6 Cal St. Fullerton at UC Santa Barbara 6 p.m.
11/13 Missouri at Nebraska 6 p.m.
11/20 Big East Women's Volleyball Championship 3 p.m.
Conference USA Championship 5 p.m.
Patriot League Championship 8 p.m.
11/24-26 Mountain West Conference Tournament
11/26 WAC Championship 1 a.m.
All telecasts are subject to change
About the AVCA
The AVCA, with its national office based in Colorado Springs, provides a professional network for those individuals and companies dedicated to enhancing the world's fastest growing sport - volleyball. The AVCA has more than 3,100 members and is growing steadily. Members are comprised of national and international coaches, men's and women's coaches for NCAA Divisions I, II, III, NAIA, two-year colleges, high school, club, youth and Olympic coaches. Other members include former players, officials, media members and other friends of volleyball. As a group, the AVCA is committed to the development, growth, advancement and publicity of volleyball throughout the world.
The AVCA services its members through many varied functions and only involves itself with activities that best exemplify the image of amateur athletics. Its ultimate mission is to enhance the image and increase the awareness for the sport of volleyball, while at the same time providing educational opportunities for member coaches. The board of directors is instrumental in maintaining the AVCA's sense of mission.
CSTV Networks is the multimedia home of college sports. CSTV Networks connects alumni, students, parents and fans to the most comprehensive coverage of college sports anywhere. Through its numerous platforms, CSTV provides more live college sports games, events, news, information, analysis and broadband content than any other company. CSTV Networks consist of: College Sports TV, televising regular-season and championship events for 35 men's and women's college sports, from every major collegiate athletic conference; CSTV Online, the number-one online destination for college sports, capturing the fans' passion in a personalized broadband experience, while serving as the backbone for more than 250 official university athletic sites; GameTracker Live, which provides live coverage and statistics of more than 13,000 online events per year; and CSTV All-Access, a unique broadband subscription service that brings college sports fans even more comprehensive coverage of their favorite schools.