Pac-12 Networks to air 96 women's volleyball games in 2014

Washington Athletics

Stanford to host defending national champion Penn State in Networks opener
Friday, Sept. 5 at 6 p.m. PT

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF. (June 16, 2014) – Pac-12 Networks will televise 96 women’s volleyball matchups – the most in Networks’ history – that features a total of 16 NCAA tournament qualifiers from 2013, including both defending champion Penn State and runner-up Wisconsin.

Pac-12 women’s volleyball will reap the benefits of Pac-12 Networks’ increase to 850 event productions this fall with a record 96 live telecasts. This year’s slate is also chocked full of Pac-12/Big Ten battles with ten games pitting programs from both powerhouse conferences against each other.

The action begins Friday, September 5 with a doubleheader from Stanford as the Cardinal hosts NCAA defending champion Penn State at 6:00 p.m. PT, followed by UCLA facing off against Illinois (at Stanford) at 8:30 p.m. PT.

The Penn State-Stanford game will also be a rematch of last year’s five-game NCAA Quarterfinal in which Penn State outlasted the Cardinal to advance to the NCAA Semifinals. Additionally, the reigning Pac-12 Champion Washington Huskies, who advanced to the NCAA Semifinals in 2013, have an exciting matchup at American Airlines Arena against NCAA runner-up Wisconsin Friday, September 19 at 8:00 p.m. PT.

Each Pac-12 team will appear on the Networks at least 12 times (home or away) in 2014 with USC leading the way with 20 appearances. The schedule also includes Pac-12 rivalry week kicking off Conference play September 23-25, with Stanford, UCLA, Arizona, Oregon, Washington and Colorado hosting their regional rival.

The 2013 season was an exciting one for Pac-12 volleyball as a record nine programs earned NCAA Tournament bids. With Washington, USC and Stanford advancing to the regional final, the Pac-12 extended its streak of at least one team advancing every year. In addition, the Huskies led all Pac-12 team postseason performances, making their first tournament semifinal appearance since 2006.

The Conference returns the AVCA Player of Year in Washington’s Krista Vansant, one of eight 2013 AVCA All-Americans returning to Pac-12 programs that includes first-team honorees Inky Ajanaku (Stanford) and Ebony Nwanebu (USC).

Throughout the fall, Pac-12 volleyball will headline the Networks’ primetime lineup on Wednesday and Friday, as well as Sunday’s afternoon schedule.   

2014 Pac-12 Networks Volleyball Telecast Schedule

Date             Matchup                                                                 Time (PT)

9/5               Penn State            at       Stanford                             6:00 PM

9/5               Illinois                   at       UCLA (at Stanford)              8:30 PM

9/7               Illinois                   at       Stanford                           11:00 AM

9/7               Iowa                      at       Arizona State                    1:00 PM

9/11             Texas A&M/Florida    at       USC                               8:00 PM

9/12             Michigan                at       Oregon State                     5:30 PM

9/12             Michigan State       at       Oregon                              7:30 PM

9/12             Texas A&M/Florida    at       USC                               7:30 PM

9/18             Wisconsin              at       USC (at Washington)          5:30 PM

9/18             Maryland               at       Washington                        8:00 PM

9/19             Maryland               at       USC (at Washington)          5:30 PM

9/19             Wisconsin             at       Washington                       8:00 PM

9/23             California               at       Stanford                            6:00 PM

9/23             USC                      at       UCLA                               8:00 PM

9/24             Arizona State         at       Arizona                             7:30 PM

9/24             Oregon State          at       Oregon                             7:30 PM

9/24             Washington State    at       Washington                      7:30 PM

9/25             Utah                       at       Colorado                           6:00 PM

9/26             Arizona                   at       UCLA                               6:00 PM

9/26             Washington             at       California                          8:00 PM

9/26             Arizona State          at       USC                                8:00 PM

10/1             USC                       at       Washington                      7:30 PM

10/3             Arizona State          at       Colorado                           5:00 PM

10/3             USC                       at       Washington State              6:00 PM

10/3             Arizona                   at       Utah                                7:00 PM

10/5             Arizona State          at       Utah                               11:00 AM

10/5             Oregon                   at       California                         11:00 AM

10/5             UCLA                     at       Washington State             11:00 AM

10/5             Arizona                  at       Colorado                           1:00 PM

10/8             California               at       Arizona                              7:30 PM

10/10            Colorado               at       USC                                  6:00 PM

10/10            Washington           at       Oregon State                     6:00 PM

10/10            Stanford                at       Arizona                             8:00 PM

10/11            Utah                      at       USC                                7:00 PM

10/11            Washington State    at       Oregon State                  7:00 PM

10/12            Colorado                at       UCLA                             11:00 AM

10/12            Stanford                 at       Arizona State                 11:00 AM

10/12            Washington            at       Oregon                          11:00 AM

10/15            Oregon                  at       UCLA                               7:30 PM

10/17            California               at       Utah                                4:00 PM

10/17            Stanford                at       Colorado                           6:00 PM

10/17            Washington           at       Arizona State                     6:00 PM

10/17            Oregon State         at       UCLA                               6:00 PM

10/17            Oregon                 at       USC                                  8:00 PM

10/19            California              at       Colorado                           11:00 AM

10/19            Oregon State        at       USC                                 11:00 AM

10/19            Washington State    at       Arizona State                 11:00 AM

10/19            Stanford               at       Utah                                1:00 PM

10/19            Washington          at       Arizona                            3:00 PM

10/22            Arizona                at       Oregon                            7:30 PM

10/22            USC                    at       California                          7:30 PM

10/24            Arizona State       at       Oregon                             4:00 PM

10/24            UCLA                  at       Stanford                            6:00 PM

10/24            Utah                    at       Washington                       8:00 PM

10/24            Arizona                at       Oregon State                     8:00 PM

10/26            Utah                    at       Washington State             11:00 AM

10/26            Colorado              at       Washington                       1:00 PM

10/26            UCLA                  at       California                          3:00 PM

10/26            USC                    at       Stanford                           5:00 PM

10/29            Washington          at       USC                                7:30 PM

10/31           Washington State    at       USC                              6:00 PM

10/31            Stanford               at       Oregon State                   6:00 PM

10/31            Colorado               at       Arizona                           6:00 PM

10/31            California              at       Oregon                            8:00 PM

11/2             Colorado                at       Arizona State                11:00 AM

11/2             Stanford                 at       Oregon                         11:00 AM

11/2             Washington State    at       UCLA                          11:00 AM

11/5             Arizona State          at       Stanford                         TBD

11/6             UCLA                     at       Colorado                         TBD

11/6             Oregon State          at       Washington State            TBD

11/7             USC                       at       Utah                            5:00 PM

11/7             Arizona                   at       Stanford                      7:30 PM

11/9             USC                       at       Colorado                     11:00 AM

11/9             Arizona                   at       California                    11:00 AM

11/9             Oregon                    at       Washington State        11:00 AM

11/9             UCLA                      at       Utah                           1:00 PM

11/9             Oregon State           at       Washington                 5:00 PM

11/12            Stanford                 at       USC                          7:30 PM

11/13            Washington            at       Colorado                     5:00 PM

11/13            Oregon                  at       Arizona                       5:00 PM

11/13            Stanford                 at       UCLA                         7:00 PM

11/13            Washington State      at       Utah                        7:00 PM

11/16            Washington State      at       Colorado                 11:00 AM

11/16            Oregon State          at       Arizona                     11:00 AM

11/16            California               at       UCLA                        11:00 AM

11/21            Arizona                 at       Washington                    TBD

11/21            Utah                      at       Stanford                        TBD

11/23            Utah                      at       California                    11:00 AM

11/23            Arizona State         at       Washington                 11:00 AM

11/23            USC                      at       Oregon                        11:00 AM

11/26            Stanford                 at       Washington                    TBD

11/28            Arizona                   at       Arizona State                 TBD

11/28            Stanford                  at       California                       TBD

11/28            Colorado                  at       Utah                              TBD

11/28            Washington              at       Washington State           TBD

11/28            Oregon                    at       Oregon State                  TBD

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