Sept. 30, 2009
BOISE, Idaho - The Western Athletic Conference announced today that ESPNU will televise three WAC women's volleyball regular-season matches this season, two of those being Fresno State matches and one to be hosted at the Save Mart Center.
Fresno State's match at New Mexico State on Oct. 22 will be aired at 8 p.m. PST. (Note that the match times were adjusted for the ESPNU).
The `Dogs will then welcome ESPNU to the Save Mart Center on Oct. 29 for an 8:30 p.m. match vs. No. 4 Hawai'i.
"This is a wonderful opportunity for Fresno State volleyball to be seen on a larger scale by a national audience," said Paul Ladwig, the Associate Athletic Director for Broadcasting and External Relations. "To have this platform to promote and enhance this team and the entire athletics department is immense. To have the October 29 be at the Save Mart Center will give us the ability to show off our new volleyball configuration in that building and it will be a special event."
In all, the network will televise four WAC volleyball matches in 2009, as it will also air the championship match of the WAC Tournament.
The complete schedule of 2009 WAC volleyball matches that will air on ESPNU is listed below.
Complete 2009 WAC Volleyball ESPNU Schedule
Monday, Oct. 19 - Idaho at Utah State - 9 p.m. (MT)
Thursday, Oct. 22 - Fresno State at New Mexico State - 9 p.m. (MT)
Thursday, Oct. 29 - Hawai'i at Fresno State - 8:30 p.m. (PT)
Wednesday, Nov. 25 - WAC Tournament Championship Match - 6:30 p.m. (PT)
ESPNU is a multimedia college sports brand, highlighted by a 24-hour television network and Web site - ESPNU.com. The ESPNU schedule features more than 550 live events (regular-season and championships) annually. Action includes a variety of top football and men's and women's basketball mixed with baseball, softball, volleyball, lacrosse, ice hockey, wrestling and more.
The network also has a wide-ranging, long-term agreement with the NCAA calling for extensive coverage of 22 NCAA Championships, including sports from each of the three collegiate seasons.
ESPNU is available nationwide in more than 47 million households and has long-term carriage agreements with nine of the top 10 providers - Charter, Comcast, Cox, DirecTV (Channel 614), DISH Network (Channel 148), Mediacom, Time Warner Cable, Verizon FiOS TV and AT&T U-verse.
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