5 WCC soccer matches to air on national tv


SAN BRUNO, Calif. – With the 2011 soccer season set to kick-off later this month, the West Coast Conference has announced that at least five WCC soccer matches will be televised live nationwide this season.

West Coast Conference television partner ESPN will broadcast two critical WCC late-season match-ups on ESPNU.  In addition, a pair of WCC conference matches – one men’s and one women’s – along with a non-conference women’s match will be showcased as part of the NSCAA College Game of the Week on FOX Soccer in 2011.

The seventh season of the NSCAA College Game of the Week on FOX Soccer will feature outstanding matches between some of the top NCAA Division I men’s and women’s teams, making Thursday and Friday nights the premier viewing destination for intercollegiate soccer fans.

In early October, FOX Soccer will feature a WCC weekend.  On Oct. 6, Portland visits BYU in a much-anticipated women’s showdown.  The Pilots have won four straight West Coast Conference crowns, and BYU was picked to finish second in the WCC preseason head coaches poll.  The following night, all eyes will be on Portland as the Pilot men host San Diego.  The Toreros boast the returning conference player of the year.

Two weeks after the WCC showcase on the NSCAA College Game of the Week, the Portland women’s team will host Santa Clara on Oct. 21 in a national telecast on ESPNU and ESPN3.com.  Both the Pilots and Broncos were NCAA Tournament participants a season ago.

Santa Clara will close its 2011 regular season at San Diego – another 2010 NCAA Tournament team – on Nov. 4.  That critical match will also be televised live on ESPNU and ESPN3.com.

Earlier in the season, the Portland women’s team will take on last year’s runner-up Stanford on the NSCAA College Game of the Week package on FOX Soccer.  Each of the FOX Soccer telecasts can be viewed on-demand at FOXSoccer.tv.

Institutional television arrangements for the upcoming season are still being finalized.  Fans can visit the interactive schedules on WCCsports.com for the latest television and on-line streaming information.

— Courtesy West Coast Conference

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