ESPN announced its broadcast schedule for the upcoming 2014 – 2015 Women’s College Basketball season over the weekend.
ESPN and its family of networks will cover a total of 131 games in the upcoming 2014 – 2015 Women’s College Basketball season. Coverage on the women’s side includes coverage on ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, the SEC Network and Longhorn Network. Audiences will also be able to catch a number of those games online via ESPN3 and via Satellite on ESPN Full Court. Fans can also catch games online via WatchESPN and WatchESPN.com via the WatchESPN app. The breakdown of the upcoming season’s coverage is as follows:
ESPN will carry coverage of the annual Jimmy V. Women’s Classic presented by Corona on Saturday, December 6th. The lady Huskies will take on Number 5 Notre Dame in that game in a rematch of last season’s Division I Women’s Basketball Championship.
ESPN2 will carry thirty-six of those 131 games. ESPN will carry every Big Monday matchup as well as most Sunday games throughout the season. It all starts with an opening day doubleheader November 17th featuring four ranked teams. Those teams are: two-time defending champion Connecticut, Number 20 Stanford, Number 13 Baylor, and Number 6 Kentucky.
ESPNU will carry nineteen of the season’s games, most of which will be Sunday double headers during the conference season. It will also carry the annual Play 4 Kay tournament alongside ESPN2. The tournament brings attention to the Kay Yow Cancer Fund. It is held in partnership with The V Foundation and the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA). That tournament is scheduled to begin February 22nd, 2015.
The SEC Network will dedicate its time to carrying more than sixty games. That schedule includes a double head every Thursday and a game of the week every Monday.
The Longhorn Network will have thirteen games. Of those thirteen games, seven will feature the Longhorns taking on a Big 12 opponent.
The information noted above is just part of the ESPN networks’ coverage of the 2014 – 2015 Women’s College Basketball season. The current full schedule of games and networks is included below.
2014-15 ESPN Network’s Women’s Basketball Schedule (subject to change)
|Sat, Nov 15||TBD||UT San Antonio at Texas||Longhorn Network|
|Sun, Nov 16||8 p.m.||Duke at Alabama||SEC Network|
|Mon, Nov 17||7 p.m.||Tip-Off Marathon Presented by Dish: Baylor at Kentucky||ESPN2|
|9 p.m.||Tip-Off Marathon Presented by Dish: Connecticut at Stanford||ESPN2|
|Thu, Nov 20||7 p.m.||Clemson at South Carolina||SEC Network|
|Wed, Nov 26||8 p.m.||Texas Pan American at Texas||Longhorn Network|
|Sun, Nov 30||1 p.m.||Duke at Texas A&M||SEC Network|
|Mon, Dec 1||9 p.m.||Virginia Tech at Florida||SEC Network|
|Wed, Dec 3||7 p.m.||Louisiana Tech at LSU||SEC Network|
|8 p.m.||New Mexico at Texas||Longhorn Network|
|Thu, Dec 4||8 p.m.||Charlotte at South Carolina||SEC Network|
|Sat, Dec 6||3:15 p.m.||Jimmy V Women’s Classic Presented by Corona: Connecticut at Notre Dame||ESPN|
|Sun, Dec 7||1 p.m.||South Carolina at Duke||ESPN2|
|4 p.m.||Michigan State at Georgia||SEC Network|
|Mon, Dec 8||Noon||Southern at Texas||Longhorn Network|
|Wed, Dec 10||7 p.m.||Wisconsin at Florida||SEC Network|
|Fri, Dec 12||9 p.m.||Middle Tennessee State at Kentucky||SEC Network|
|Sun, Dec 14||1 p.m.||Mercer at Alabama||SEC Network|
|3 p.m.||Holiday Hoops presented by Kay Jewelers: Tennessee at Rutgers||ESPN2|
|Northwestern State at Texas||Longhorn Network|
|6 p.m.||Belmont at Kentucky||SEC Network|
|Tue, Dec 16||7 p.m.||Wichita State at Tennessee||SEC Network|
|Wed, Dec 17||8 p.m.||McNeese State at Texas||Longhorn Network|
|Sat, Dec 20||1 p.m.||Stanford at Tennessee||SEC Network|
|Sun, Dec 21||1:30 p.m.||SEC/Big 12 Challenge: Texas vs. Texas A&M (Little Rock, Ark.)||SEC Network|
|3 p.m.||Holiday Hoops presented by Kay Jewelers: Kentucky at Duke||ESPN2|
|3:30 p.m.||SEC/Big 12 Challenge: Oklahoma vs. Arkansas (Little Rock, Ark.)||SEC Network|
|5 p.m.||Basketball Hall of Fame Women’s Holiday Showcase as part of Holiday Hoops presented by Kay Jewelers: UCLA vs. Connecticut (Uncasville, Conn.)||ESPN2|
|Sun, Dec 28||Noon||East Carolina at USF||ESPNU|
|1 p.m.||Oregon State at Tennessee||SEC Network|
|8:30 p.m.||Temple at Memphis||ESPNU|
|Mon, Dec 29||9 p.m.||Duke at Connecticut||ESPN2|
|Tue, Dec 30||8 p.m.||Rice at Texas||Longhorn Network|
|Fri, Jan 2||7 p.m.||Auburn at South Carolina||SEC Network|
|9 p.m.||Missouri at Tennessee||SEC Network|
|Sat, Jan 3||8 p.m.||Kansas at Texas||Longhorn Network|
|Sun, Jan 4||1 p.m.||Maggie Dixon Classic: Connecticut vs. St. John’s (New York, N.Y.)||ESPN2|
|1:30 p.m.||Texas A&M at Arkansas||ESPNU|
|2 p.m.||Ole Miss at Kentucky||SEC Network|
|3 p.m.||South Carolina at LSU||ESPN2|
|3:30 p.m.||George Washington at Dayton||ESPNU|
|4 p.m.||Florida at Auburn|
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