Pac-12 Networks to televise 88 women's volleyball matches in 2018

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Coverage to include early non-conference matchups in Pac-12/Big Ten Challenge

Pac-12 Networks today announced its 2018 women’s volleyball schedule as it is set to air 88 matches this coming season, the Networks’ seventh season of coverage.  The action begins with doubleheaders on Friday, Aug. 31 and Saturday, Sept. 1 with the Pac-12/Big Ten Challenge between Illinois and Colorado as well as Iowa and Washington. 
2017 Pac-12 Champion Stanford makes its first appearance on the Networks on Friday, Sept. 7 against Penn State, following a matchup between Oregon and Minnesota taking place at Stanford.  The Cardinal, led by 2017 Pac-12 Player of the Year sophomore Kathryn Plummer, will appear on Pac-12 Networks 18 times during the regular season.  Ranked No. 4 in the final AVCA poll last season, Stanford will look to add an eighth national championship this year and break a tie with Penn State as both currently hold seven national championships, the most by a single program.
Also rounding out last season in the top 25, No. 7 USC will make 11 regular season appearances on Pac-12 Networks, No. 11 Utah 15 appearances, No. 14 UCLA 14 appearances, No. 15 Washington 19 appearances and No. 19 Colorado 16 appearances.  Each Pac-12 university will appear on Pac-12 Networks at least 11 times in 2018. 
With six teams ranked in the top 25 in the nation at the end of last season, Pac-12 squads are gearing up for another exciting and competitive year. Last season marked the 12th-consecutive year the Pac-12 had at least six teams earn tournament berths. League teams went 8-1 in the first round, eventually advancing five teams to the round of 16, the 18th time at least three Pac-12 teams reached the regional semifinal round. To date, Pac-12 women’s volleyball teams have notched a record 15 NCAA titles, including 12 of the last 25. Six Pac-12 teams appeared in the final AVCA poll, with the Cardinal spending the entire season in the top five and finishing at No. 4. USC ended up in the top 10 at No. 7 after starting the season unranked, while Utah received its highest final rating at No. 11.
The complete 2018 television schedule for women’s volleyball is available here at
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Pac-12 Networks is the innovative TV and multimedia company of the Pac-12 Conference and is the first such company to be wholly owned by 12 universities. Pac-12 Networks incorporates one national and six regional television networks, plus extensive digital content accessible through social media, university websites and the Pac-12 Now app. Each year, Pac-12 Networks offers live coverage of 850 sporting events, making it one of the top live sports producers in the country. In addition, Pac-12 Networks creates extensive original programming, provides visibility for marquee football and basketball events as well as traditionally under-served women’s and Olympic sports. Pac-12 Networks also provides training and paid internships for thousands of students of the Pac-12’s member universities, preparing them for careers in media. With headquarters in San Francisco’s SOMA District, Pac-12 Networks draws on the creative, entrepreneurial and technological culture of the Bay Area and nearby Silicon Valley. For more information, go to