NCAA Winter Championships on ESPN3 and ESPNU

Coverage of Indoor Track & Field, Swimming & Diving, Gymnastics and Fencing will feature select Summer Olympic hopefuls from around the world

Beginning Friday, March 9, ESPN3 and ESPNU will kick off a combined 34 hours of coverage for four NCAA Winter Championships featuring several Summer Olympic hopefuls from around the world.  It all starts with the NCAA Division I Indoor Track & Field Championships live exclusively on ESPN3 beginning at 7:30 p.m. ET.  Other championships that will be featured on both networks include Swimming & Diving, Gymnastics and Fencing.

Coverage for the championships on ESPN3 and ESPNU will also be accessible online at WatchESPN.com and on smartphones and tablets via the WatchESPN app to fans of an affiliated provider.

Other NCAA Winter Championships on ESPN platforms include the NCAA Women’s Basketball Championship and the NCAA Division I Wrestling Championship.  Additional details on ESPN’s coverage of the NCAA Hockey Championshipwill be released at a later date.  Collectively, they contribute to 174 additional hours of winter championship coverage across ESPN platforms.

Indoor Track & Field

ESPN3 will have Day One and Two coverage of the NCAA Division I Indoor Track & Field Championships exclusively on the live multi-screen sports network, with ESPNU televising a taped recap of the two days of finals coverage.  National team Olympic hopefuls for Indoor Track & Field include:

·         Arizona – Brigetta Barrett (USA), Lawi Lalang (Kenya) and Edgar Rivera-Morales (Mexico)

·         BYU – Miles Batty (USA)

·         Florida – Jeff Demps, Tony McQuay and Gray Horn (USA); Kemal Mesic (Bosnia); and Genevieve LaCaze (Australia)

·         Indiana – Andy Bayer and Kind Butler (USA)

·         Kansas State – Erik Kynard and Ryann Krais (USA); Jeffrey Julmis (Haiti); and Mantas Silkauskas (Lithuania)

·         LSU – Kimberlyn Dunca (USA), Damar Forbes and Riker Hylton (Jamaica)

·         Oklahoma – Tia Brooks (USA)

·         Oregon – Jordan Hasay (USA), Brianne Theisen (Canada) and Ane Kesselring (Germany)

·         South Carolina – Kierre Beckles (Barbados) and Marvin Reitze (Germany)

The schedule:

Date Time (ET) Event Network(s)
Fri, Mar 9 7:30 p.m. Day One: NCAA Division I Indoor Track & Field Championships ESPN3
Sat, Mar 10 8:00 p.m. Day Two: NCAA Division I Indoor Track & Field Championships ESPN3
Sun, Mar 18 7:30 p.m. NCAA Division I Indoor Track & Field Championships (on delay) ESPNU

Swimming & Diving

ESPN3 will carry Day Two and Three coverage in both the men’s and women’s NCAA Swimming & Diving Championship exclusively, with ESPNU broadcasting the finals for both on delay.  U.S. National Team Olympic hopefuls in the women’s Swimming & Diving event include Haley Anderson (USC), Elizabeth Beisel and Teresa Crippen (Florida), Jennifer Connolly (Tennessee), Caitlin Leverenz (Cal), Amber McDermott and Megan Romano (Georgia).  On the men’s side, those in contending for a spot on the Olympic team include Jimmy Feigen (Texas), Ryan Feeley (Michigan), Cory Chitwood (Arizona), Kyle Owens (Auburn) and Chad La Tourette (Stanford).  The schedule:

Date Time (ET) Event Network(s)
Fri, Mar 16 8:00 p.m. Day Two: NCAA Women’s Swimming & Diving Championships ESPN3
Sat, Mar 17 8:00 p.m. Day Three: NCAA Women’s Swimming & Diving Championships ESPN3
Wed, Mar 21 7:00 p.m. Finals: NCAA Women’s Swimming & Diving Championships (on delay) ESPNU
Fri, Mar 23 10:00 p.m. Day Two: NCAA Men’s Swimming & Diving Championships ESPN3
Sat, Mar 24 10:00 p.m. Day Three: NCAA Men’s Swimming & Diving Championships ESPN3
Sun, Apr 1 12:30 p.m. Finals: NCAA Men’s Swimming & Diving Championships (on delay) ESPNU

Gymnastics

Women’s Gymnastics take the floor beginning Saturday, April 21, and ESPN3 will have exclusive live coverage of both the Super Six team finals and Individual Event finals, with ESPNU broadcasting both on delay.  Competing in the NCAA Championship include Olympic hopefuls Jessie Deziel (Nebraska), Mackenzie Caquatto and Marissa King (Florida).  The schedule:

Date Time (ET) Event Network(s)
Sat, Apr 21 4:00 p.m. Super Six Team Finals: NCAA Women’s Gymnastics Championships ESPN3
Sun, Apr 22 1:00 p.m. Individual Event Finals: NCAA Women’s Gymnastics Championships ESPN3
Wed, May 2 8:30 p.m. Finals: NCAA Women’s Gymnastics Championships (on delay) ESPNU

Fencing

Beginning on March 23 will be the men’s and women’s NCAA Fencing Championships.  Both the semifinals and finals will be carried live exclusively on ESPN3, with the finals on delay on ESPNU.  The schedule:

Date Time (ET) Event Network(s)
Fri, Mar 23 1:45 p.m. Women’s Semifinals & Finals: NCAA Fencing Championships ESPN3
Sun, Mar 25 1:45 p.m. Men’s Semifinals & Finals: NCAA Fencing Championships ESPN3
Sat, Mar 31 11:00 a.m. Men’s and Women’s Finals: NCAA Fencing Championships (on delay) ESPNU

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