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Toreros to be Featured on a Nationally Televised Soccer Match

Aug. 15, 2007

Los Angeles , Calif. - Soccer fans will soon have plenty of top-notch NCAA Division I intercollegiate men and women's action to watch on Fox Soccer Channel.  Under an on-going agreement with the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA), Fox Soccer Channel's live and exclusive NSCAA College Match of the Week coverage will include eight women's matches played on Thursdays and nine men's matches on Fridays and the University of San Diego women's team will be featured in an October 25th match against the University of Portland in Portland, Ore.  There will also be bonus coverage of three men's matches played on Wednesday evenings throughout the season.

 

The 20-game telecast schedule announced today features 13 men's and eight women's teams ranked in the NSCAA/adidas® pre-season Top-25 poll.  Women's action kicks off on America's soccer network Thursday, September 6 with a showdown between 16th-ranked Connecticut and No. 7 Penn State at 8:00 p.m. ET.  Men's action gets underway Friday, September 14 with Tulsa hosting Virginia Tech at 8:00 p.m. ET.  Later in the season, top-ranked and defending NCAA men's champion UC Santa Barbara faces UC Irvine on Wednesday, October 3 at 11:00 p.m. ET, while preseason No. 3 Wake Forest battles fifth-ranked Virginia in Fox Soccer Channel's final NSCAA College Match of the Week telecast on Friday, Nov. 9 at 8:00 p.m. ET.

 

"We're delighted to once again be the exclusive carrier of the best in live men's and women's college soccer," said David Sternberg, executive vice president and general manager of Fox Soccer Channel. "Our NSCAA College Match of the Week is the perfect complement to Fox Soccer Channel's year-round coverage of top international and domestic soccer competitions." 

 

The brightest stars in the collegiate game will have a chance to shine this season on Fox Soccer Channel.  A total of 27 players - 14 women and 13 men - scheduled to appear on NSCAA College Match of the Week telecasts were recently named to the 2007 Missouri Athletic Club Hermann Trophy Watch List.  Presented annually to the top NCAA Division I male and female players in the country, the two MAC Hermann Trophy winners are selected by a vote of current Division I NSCAA member coaches.

 

Play-by-play responsibilities will be shared throughout the season by a quintet of accomplished broadcasters:

  • Steve Bell - Voice of United Soccer Leagues telecasts on Fox Soccer Channel
  • Brad Feldman - Television and radio voice of the New England Revolution
  • Dave Johnson - Television voice of D.C. United, the Washington Wizards and regular Fox Soccer Channel match commentator
  • Dean Linke - Radio voice of the United Soccer Leagues' Carolina RailHawks
  • Mark Rogondino - Fox Soccer Channel match commentator and sideline reporter

 

 

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" The NSCAA is proud to work with Fox Soccer Channel to showcase some of the nation's best college teams for the third consecutive season," said NSCAA President Steve Malone. "This schedule will highlight some of the outstanding regional rivalries that make intercollegiate soccer so exciting."

 

Santa Barbara, California-based Cultural Videos and Sports Communications is returning for a third season to coordinate the production of all men's and women's NSCAA matches on Fox Soccer Channel. Cultural Videos Founder David Bolton, who also produces USL and MLS coverage on Fox Soccer Channel, will again serve as director/producer of the FSC college package. 

 

Following is the complete schedule for Fox Soccer Channel's 2007 NSCAA College Match of the Week telecasts:

 

Schedule of NCAA Division I Women's Soccer Coverage on Fox Soccer Channel*

DATE

TEAMS

TIME

Thursday, September 6

Connecticut (16) vs. Penn State (7)

8:00 p.m. ET

Thursday, September 13

Colgate vs. Iona

8:00 p.m. ET

Thursday, September 20

Georgia vs. Georgia State

8:00 p.m. ET

Thursday, September 27

Tennessee (24) vs. South Carolina

8:00 p.m. ET

Thursday, October 4

Oklahoma State (23) vs. Texas A&M (5)

8:00 p.m. ET

Thursday, October 11

Louisville vs. Rutgers (12)

8:00 p.m. ET

Thursday, October 18

Virginia (17) vs. Virginia Tech

8:00 p.m. ET

Thursday, October 25

Portland (4) vs. San Diego

11:00 p.m. ET

*      Schedule subject to change; home teams are listed first; numbers in parentheses denote NSCAA/adidas® pre-season Division I top 25 ranking.   

 

Schedule of NCAA Division I Men's Soccer Coverage on Fox Soccer Channel*

Date

Teams

Time

Friday, September 14

Tulsa vs. Virginia Tech

8:00 p.m. ET

Friday, September 21

Rutgers vs. Notre Dame (10)

8:00 p.m. ET

Friday, September 28

Clemson (12) vs. Duke (4)

8:00 p.m. ET

Wednesday, October 3

UC Santa Barbara (1) vs. UC Irvine

11:00 p.m. ET

Friday, October 5

Maryland (9) vs. Clemson (12)

8:00 p.m. ET

Wednesday, October  10

Creighton vs. Bradley

8:00 p.m. ET

Friday, October 12

Santa Clara (6) vs. San Francisco

8:00 p.m. ET

Friday, October 19

West Virginia (13) vs. Connecticut (25)

8:00 p.m. ET

Wednesday, October 24

South Carolina vs. Southern Methodist (8)

8:00 p.m. ET

Friday, October 26

UNC-Greensboro (23) vs. Georgia Southern

8:00 p.m. ET

Friday, November 2

Bucknell vs. Lehigh (19)

8:00 p.m. ET

Friday, November 9

Wake Forest (3) vs. Virginia (5)

8:00 p.m. ET

*      Schedule subject to change; home teams are listed first; numbers in parentheses denote NSCAA/adidas® pre-season Division I top 25 ranking.

 

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About Fox Soccer Channel

Fox Soccer Channel offers the most comprehensive coverage of world-class soccer available in the United States, including Major League Soccer, England's Barclays Premier League, Argentine First Division and Italian Serie A; as well as global tournaments such as the UEFA Cup, UEFA Women's Championship, English FA Cup, FIFA Club World Cup, CONCACAF Champions' Cup, and FA Community Shield.  The Official Broadcast Partner of the United States Youth Soccer Association, Fox Soccer Channel also televises United Soccer Leagues and NCAA Division I college soccer matches.  The channel reaches more than 30 million cable and satellite households in the U.S. and Caribbean. 

 

Fox Soccer Channel is one of 28 national and regional programming networks within Fox Networks Group, an operating unit of the News Corporation (NYSE:NWS). These broadcast, cable, satellite and telephony delivered networks reach more than half a billion  U.S. television homes, and represent one of the media industry's most diverse collections of programming operations. Fox Networks Group consists of FOX Sports, Fox Broadcasting Company, Fox Cable Networks and Fox Networks Engineering & Operations.  For more information, visit America 's most visited online soccer destination at foxsoccer.com. 

 

About NSCAA

Based in Mission, Kansas, the NSCAA is the largest coaches' organization in the United States . Since its founding in 1941, it has grown to include more than 23,000 members who coach both genders at all levels of the sport. In addition to a national rankings program for colleges and high schools, NSCAA offers an extensive recognition program that presents nearly 10,000 individual awards every year. It fulfills its mission of coaching education through a nationwide program of clinics and week-long courses, teaching more than 4,000 soccer coaches each year.

 

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