Kansas prominently featured on Big 12 volleyball TV schedule

Schedule 2016 Schedule

IRVING, Texas – The University of Kansas will be featured on three of the 10 Big 12 Conference volleyball telecasts on ESPNU and FOX Sports Regional Networks (FSN) during the 2016 season. In addition, the reigning NCAA Championship semifinalists will be available to watch during 10 home matches on Time Warner Cable SportsChannel or ESPN3.

For the fourth-straight year Time Warner Cable SportsChannel (TWC) will televise more than 300 hours of original Kansas Athletics programming, including nine volleyball home matches during nonconference and conference play.

KU’s Rock Chalk Video will exclusively produce the Jayhawks’ tilt with Arkansas on Saturday, Sept. 3, which will be available worldwide on ESPN3 through WatchESPN.com or the WatchESPN app.

The first nationally-televised match will be on ESPNU as Kansas opens Big 12 regular season play against Oklahoma in Lawrence on Wednesday, Sept. 21. The match between the Jayhawks and Sooners will mark the start of seven-straight Wednesday appearances for the league on ESPNU, lasting through Nov. 2.

One of the two Big 12 telecasts on FSN will be KU’s trip to Iowa State on Wednesday, Oct. 5, at Hilton Coliseum. ESPNU will televise the Dillons Sunflower Showdown between Kansas and Kansas State on Wednesday, Oct. 12 in Lawrence.  

The 2016 campaign begins on Friday, August 26 at Mississippi State, which will be available to cable subscribers of ESPN’s SEC Network on SEC Network+ (online digital streaming).

Remaining away match television appearances will be made through institutional contracts with several school networks and third-tier platforms. Details of those potential telecasts will be on KUAthletics.com when they become available.

Kansas features five returning starters, including Big 12 Preseason Player of the Year Kelsie Payne, from a 2015 squad that finished the season ranked No. 4 in the nation and advanced to the program’s first-ever NCAA Championship semifinal. 

Big 12 Volleyball Telecast Schedule
Date // Match // Time // Network
Wed., Sept. 21 // Oklahoma at Kansas // 6 p.m. CDT // ESPNU
Sun., Sept. 25 // TCU at Iowa State // 4 p.m. CDT // ESPNU
Wed., Sept. 28 // Texas at Oklahoma // 6 p.m. CDT // ESPNU
Wed., Oct. 5 // TCU at Baylor // 6:00 p.m. CDT // ESPNU
Wed., Oct. 5 // Kansas at Iowa State // 6:30 p.m. CDT // FSN
Wed., Oct. 12 // Kansas State at Kansas // 6 p.m. CDT // ESPNU
Wed., Oct. 19 // Baylor at Iowa State // 6 p.m. CDT // ESPNU
Wed., Oct. 19 // TCU at Texas // 7 p.m. CDT // FSN
Wed., Oct. 26 // Kansas State at Iowa State // 6 p.m. CDT // ESPNU
Wed., Nov. 2 // Texas at TCU // 6:00 p.m. CDT // ESPNU

Kansas Volleyball Telecast Schedule (as of Aug. 5, 2016)
Date // Opponent // Time // Network
Fri., Aug. 26 // at Mississippi State // 7 p.m. // SEC Network+ (digital streaming)
Fri., Sept. 2 // Chicago State // Noon // TWC/ESPN3
Fri., Sept. 2 // Maryland // 7 p.m. // TWC/ESPN3
Sat., Sept. 3 // Arkansas // 1:30 p.m. // ESPN3 (digital streaming)
Thurs., Sept. 8 // at Creighton // 7 p.m. // Jays Video (digital streaming)
Sat., Sept. 10 // Northern Iowa // 6 p.m. // TWC/ESPN3
Wed., Sept. 21 // Oklahoma // 6 p.m. CDT // ESPNU
Sat., Oct. 1 // Baylor // 1 p.m. // TWC/ESPN3
Wed., Oct. 5 // at Iowa State // 6:30 p.m. CDT // FSN
Sat., Oct. 8 /// Texas Tech // TBA // TWC/ESPN3
Wed., Oct. 12 // Kansas State // 6 p.m. CDT // ESPNU
Thurs., Oct. 20 // West Virginia // TWC/ESPN3
Sat., Oct. 29 // Texas // 6:30 p.m. // TWC/ESPN3
Sat., Nov. 12 // TCU // TBA // TWC/ESPN3
Sat., Nov. 19 // Iowa State // TBA // TWC/ESPN3

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