Aug. 25, 2014
The Golden Gopher volleyball program will be featured on national television five times over the course of the 2014 regular season. Minnesota will be televised once on ESPN 2/ESPN 3 and four times on the Big Ten Network. The Gophers will announce the broadcast streaming schedule later this week.
Minnesota is showcased on ESPN 3/ESPN 2, Sept. 27 against Penn State. The Gophers face the Nittany Lions at 7 p.m., at the Sports Pavilion. ESPN 3 will feature the match live with a tape delay on ESPN 2 the next day, Sept. 28 at 12 p.m.
The Gophers will be televised on the Big Ten Network four times this season, the first coming this weekend against Louisville, Aug. 30, at 7 p.m. Minnesota will also be on BTN the Oct. 1 match at Illinois (6:30 p.m.), and home Oct. 15 vs. Wisconsin (6 p.m.) and Oct. 22 vs. Nebraska (6:30 p.m.).
Along with television coverage, fans can access streamed coverage via the network’s recently launched subscription-based platform, BTN Plus. On Tuesdays throughout the season, BTN Volleyball Analyst Mike Wolf will post weekly reports at BTN.com. Also, @BTNvolleyball will provide continual updates.
About BTN: A joint venture between the Big Ten Conference and Fox Networks, BTN is the first internationally distributed network dedicated to covering one of the premier collegiate conferences in the country. With more than 1,000 events across all platforms, the 24/7 network is the ultimate destination for Big Ten fans and alumni across the country, allowing them to see their favorite teams, regardless of where they live. BTN2Go is the 24/7 simulcast of BTN that delivers live and on-demand programming via the internet, smartphones and tablets to customers of participating video providers. Events include football, men’s and women’s basketball games; dozens of Big Ten Olympic sports and championship events; studio shows; and classic games. Original programming highlights activities and accomplishments of some of the nation’s finest universities. The groundbreaking Student U initiative provides real-world experience for students interested in careers in sports television. The network is in more than 60 million homes across the United States and Canada, including carriage by all the major video distributors, such as DIRECTV, DISH, Verizon FiOS, AT&T U-Verse, Charter Communications, Comcast Xfinity, Time Warner Cable, Cablevision, Cox Communications, Mediacom, RCN, WOW!, and approximately 300 additional video providers across North America. For additional information, go to www.BTN.com.
Gopher Volleyball Television Schedule
ESPN3 (ESPN 2 tape delay on Sept, 28, 12 p.m.)
Sept. 27 Penn State at Minnesota, 7 p.m.
Big Ten Network Televised Matches
Aug. 30 Louisville at Minnesota, 7 p.m.
Oct. 1 Minnesota at Illinois, 6:30 p.m.
Oct. 15 Wisconsin at Minnesota, 6 p.m.
Oct. 22 Nebraska at Minnesota, 6:30 p.m.
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