Nov. 6, 2003
NEW YORK - CSTV: College Sports Television, the fastest-growing independent cable network, will televise live nationally the 2003 Big Ten Women's Soccer Tournament championship game Sunday, November 9, at 2 p.m. ET/11 a.m. PT. Chris Doran will call the action from University of Wisconsin's McClimon Soccer Complex, while Richard Broad will handle color commentary.
The 2003 Big Ten Women's Soccer Tournament commences today with four games. The semifinals will take place Friday, November 7, followed by the Championship game Sunday afternoon. Number one-seed Penn State is the Big Ten regular season champion for the sixth straight year, and ranked #7 in the country. Illinois, which finished second in the conference, is ranked 11 nationally, while Ohio State is ranked 20th.
CSTV's telecast of Sunday's championship game is part of CSTV Soccer Night, the first nationally televised college soccer package. CSTV (www.cstv.com), the first 24-hour college sports network, is available to approximately 15 million homes nationally on cable and satellite. The network is available on Adelphia and Insight systems and on DirecTV. For information on CSTV availability in particular markets, consumers can log on to www.cstv.com or call their cable or satellite operator.
CSTV: College Sports Television televises regular season and championship event coverage in football, basketball, baseball, hockey, soccer and other sports from the ACC, Atlantic 10, Big East, Big Sky, Big Ten, Big 12, Big West and Conference USA, as well as the Ivy League, Mountain West, Sun Belt, WAC and West Coast Conferences. CSTV also presents NCAA postseason action in baseball, lacrosse, women's ice hockey, field hockey, men's and women's lacrosse, men's and women's water polo, gymnastics and track & field. For more information on CSTV, log on to www.cstv.com.
College Sports Television was co-founded by President/CEO Brian Bedol, Chairman Stephen Greenberg and Executive Vice President Chris Bevilacqua. Bedol and Greenberg co-founded Classic Sports Network, which they sold to ESPN and which is now ESPN Classic. Bevilacqua is a former senior executive with Nike Inc., where he headed the company's successful foray into the college market.