ESPN3 To Air Big South Fall Sports Championship Matches

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (www.BigSouthSports.com) - For the first time in Big South Conference history, the League will have live television coverage of its women's soccer, men's soccer and volleyball championship matches this season, as ESPN3 will carry the title matches for all three sports to a national audience.

The Big South women's soccer championship game will air on Sunday, Nov. 4 from Winthrop University's Eagle Field beginning at 2:00pm.  On Sunday, Nov. 11, ESPN3 will carry the Big South men's soccer championship live at 2:00pm from Bryan Park in Greensboro, N.C.  The final live telecast will be the Big South volleyball championship on Sunday, Nov. 18 at 2:00pm from Paul Porter Arena on the campus of Gardner-Webb University.  Matt Hogue (play-by-play) and Evan Lepler (analyst) will call the action of all three championship matches, with the respective winners receiving the Big South's automatic bids to the NCAA Championships.

ESPN3 is ESPN's live multi-screen sports network, a destination that delivers thousands of global sports events annually and accessible online via WatchESPN.com, on smartphones and tablets via the WatchESPN app and through ESPN on Xbox LIVE to Gold members.  It is currently available to 73 million homes at no additional cost to fans who receive their high-speed Internet connection or video subscription from an affiliated service provider.  The network is also available at no cost to approximately 21 million U.S. college students and U.S.-based military personnel via computers connected to on-campus educational networks and on-base military networks.