Adding to the Network’s 25 Straight Days of Live Golf, Golf Channel Will Air More than 10 Hours of Live Tournament Action Monday-Wednesday, June 1-3
Golf Central to Provide Wraparound News Programming on Location, Including Live Announcements of Year-End Collegiate Golf Awards
Individual Stroke Play Final Round on Monday, June 1, Followed by Three Rounds of Team Match Play Tuesday-Wednesday, June 2-3
Golf Channel to Announce Haskins Award Presented by Stifel Winner on Monday, June 1
BRADENTON, Fla., May 28, 2015 – Coming off of a dramatic and intense NCAA Division I Women’s Golf Championships – where Stanford claimed their first women’s national championship title and Alabama’s Emma Talley claimed individual honors – Golf Channel will shift its attention to the men for the NCAA Division I Men’s Golf Championships, featuring comprehensive news and tournament coverage Monday, June 1-Wednesday, June 3, as part of the network’s 25 straight days of live golf.
The NCAA Men’s Golf Championships will be contested on the same venue – The Concession Golf Club in Bradenton, Fla. – as the Women’s Golf Championships. Golf Channel’s live tournament coverage of the men’s championships begins on Monday, June 1 with the final round of the individual stroke play competition, as well as tracking the teams attempting to qualify for the eight-team match play tournament. Coverage will continue on Tuesday, June 2 and Wednesday, June 3, including all three rounds of the team match-play tournament. In addition, Golf Central will surround live tournament coverage with pre- and post-event news coverage produced on location, as well as daily news updates on Morning Drive and online at GolfChannel.com. News and tournament coverage also will be streamed live on Golf Live Extra.
Golf Channel NCAA Men’s Division I Golf Championships Tournament Coverage
Monday, June 1 Final Round, Individual Stroke Play 4-7 p.m. ET (Live)
Tuesday, June 2 Quarterfinals, Match Play 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. ET (Live)
Tuesday, June 2 Semifinals, Match Play 3:30-7 p.m. ET (Live)
Wednesday, June 3 Finals, Match Play 3-7 p.m. ET (Live)
Golf Central Announcing Haskins Award presented by Stifel Winner on Monday, June 1
For the first time, the Haskins Award winner will accept his award live on Golf Channel on Monday, June 1, on Golf Central. Since 1971, the Haskins Award presented by Stifel has honored the nation’s outstanding male collegiate golfer as selected by his peers, coaches and the media. The 2015 Haskins Award winner also will receive an exemption to play in The Greenbrier Classic on the PGA TOUR (June 29-July 5).
Golf Channel’s NCAA Men’s Golf Championships Tournament Broadcast Team:
- Notah Begay, On-Course Reporter (Member of the 1994 NCAA Team National Champions, Stanford University)
- Billy Ray Brown, On-Course Reporter (1982 NCAA Individual Champion, member of 3-time NCAA Team National Champions, University of Houston)
- Steve Burkowski, Analyst, Golf Channel College Insider
- Curt Byrum, Tower Announcer (Participant in 1979 NCAA Men’s Golf Championships, University of New Mexico)
- Lanny Wadkins, Lead Analyst (3-time NCAA Division I Men’s Golf Championships participant – 1969 (10th), 1970 (2nd) and 1971 (6th), Wake Forest University.
- Bob Papa, Play-by-Play Commentator
- Phil Parkin, On-Course Reporter (All-American at Texas A&M, participant in 1984 NCAA Men’s Golf Championships)
Golf Central News Team – Men’s Championship:
- Buddy Alexander, Analyst (Former University of Florida men’s golf coach, two-time NCAA National Champions – 1993 and 2001. Member of the GCAA Coaches Hall of Fame)
- Steve Burkowski, Golf Channel College Insider
- Ryan Burr, Host
- Angela Hamann, Reporter (University of Texas)
- Gary Koch, Analyst (University of Florida, 1973 NCAA Golf Championships Runner-up and member of the 1973 National Championship team).
- Charlie Rymer, Analyst (Georgia Tech, 4-time NCAA Men’s Golf Championships participant)
GolfChannel.com Digital Coverage
GolfChannel.com is providing comprehensive coverage during the NCAA Men’s Golf Championships as part of College Central (GolfChannel.com/college). College Central, led by Jay Coffin and Ryan Lavner, will be the source for all things NCAA golf, including tournament results, features and columns, video highlights and breaking news.
#Watch25 Sweepstakes Gives Viewers Chance to Win Daily Prizes via Social Media
Viewers have an opportunity to win prizes via social media during Golf Channel’s 25 Days of Live Golf through the #Watch25 sweepstakes. Golf Channel’s tournament on-air teams pose a daily trivia question asking viewers to tweet their answer using the hashtag #Watch25Sweeps. One winner is selected each day, and will receive prizes, including free rounds of golf courtesy of GolfNow. Viewers can follow @GolfChannel on Twitter, which will feature the daily opportunities to win the #Watch25 Sweepstakes.
Semifinal Teams in Match Play to Receive Invitations to Compete in Inaugural East Lake Cup
The new East Lake Cup collegiate match-play championship will feature top-performing teams from the NCAA Men’s and Women’s Golf Championships, taking place at historic East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta, Ga., airing live on Golf Channel later this year on Monday, Nov. 2 and Tuesday, Nov. 3. Invitations will be extended to the semi-finalists of the team match-play tournaments at both the NCAA Men’s and Women’s Golf Championships.
2015 NCAA Division I Men’s Golf Championship
Hosted by the University of South Florida, the 2015 NCAA Men’s Golf Championships will feature 30 teams and six student-athletes – who advanced from NCAA Regional Qualifying – competing in an individual stroke-play format over 72 holes Friday-Monday, with the top eight teams qualifying at the conclusion of play for the team match-play tournament Tuesday and Wednesday. All rounds on Golf Channel will include primetime replays.
ABOUT THE NCAA
The NCAA is a membership-led nonprofit association of colleges and universities committed to supporting academic and athletic opportunities for more than 450,000 student-athletes at more than 1,000 member colleges and universities. Each year, more than 54,000 student-athletes compete in NCAA championships in Divisions I, II and III sports. Visit www.NCAA.org and www.NCAA.com for more details about the Association, its goals and members and corporate partnerships that help support programs for student-athletes.
ABOUT GOLF CHANNEL
Golf Channel is a multimedia, golf entertainment and services company based in Orlando, Fla. Golf Channel, co-founded by Arnold Palmer in 1995 and now part of the NBC Sports Group, is available in more than 120 million homes in 83 countries and 12 languages around the world. Exclusive partnerships with the world’s top tours allow Golf Channel to feature more live golf coverage than all other networks combined, as well as a programming schedule distinguished by golf’s highest-quality news, instruction and original programming. Golf Channel’s digital platforms, headed by GolfChannel.com, are the leading golf destinations on the Internet, delivering unmatched coverage of the world of golf. Fans are able to enjoy 24/7 live streaming of Golf Channel content through Golf Live Extra and select programming is simulcast via SiriusXM’s PGA TOUR Radio. In addition, Golf Channel connects the world to golf through a wide array of digital services including Golf Channel Mobile; GolfNow, the world’s largest online booking platform; GolfAdvisor.com, a golf course ratings and review portal; the interactive Golf Channel Academy instructional app; and the Golf Channel Am Tour, the world’s largest amateur golf tour.
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