Live game coverage returns to Pac-12 Networks this Thursday, with women’s soccer leading the way
Pac-12 men’s soccer and women’s volleyball set for season debuts in September
SAN FRANCISCO – On the heels of a thrilling Women’s World Cup featuring 18 former and current Pac-12 student-athletes, including USWNT co-captain and former Cal student-athlete Alex Morgan, Pac-12 Networks’ live sport coverage returns this Thursday, Aug. 22, with the regular-season debut of women’s soccer. Action kicks off with Long Beach State visiting Arizona at 6:30 p.m. PT / 7:30 p.m. MT. Two more matches air the following day, when Iowa State travels to UCLA and Washington hosts Portland, both at 7 p.m. PT / 8 p.m. MT. In total, Pac-12 Networks will televise 70 women’s soccer games during the 2019 season.
Ranked third in the United Soccer Coaches preseason poll, Stanford was voted to win the 2019 Pac-12 women’s soccer title by the league’s coaches for the fourth year in a row. Fellow preseason national top five programs UCLA and USC were picked second and third, respectively, in the league’s preseason ranking. Both LA teams will play in a doubleheader at Banc of California Stadium on Aug. 29, with UCLA vs. Florida State at 5:30 p.m. PT / 6:30 p.m. PT and USC vs. Florida at 8 p.m. PT / 9 p.m. MT.
In men’s soccer, Pac-12 Networks is set to televise 34 games for the Conference of Champions. The 2019 schedule kicks off on Pac-12 Networks on Sunday, Sept. 1, with Colgate visiting Oregon State. Conference play will begin on Thursday, Sept. 19, with UCLA traveling to Oregon State.
2018 Pac-12 Men’s Soccer Champion Stanford is set to appear on Pac-12 Networks 12 times, including eight home games. The Cardinal claimed its Conference-record, fifth-straight Pac-12 title (2014-18) with a 7-2-1 league mark and tied its program best with a sixth-consecutive NCAA Tournament berth, finishing 12-4-5 overall following its 17th all-time appearance.
Women’s volleyball ramps up on Pac-12 Networks with defending NCAA and Pac-12 Champion Stanford hosting Texas on Sept. 8. The Cardinal was voted the No. 1 team in the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Preseason Coaches Poll. An overwhelming favorite to win the 2019 national championship, Stanford received 62 out of a possible 64 first-place votes to lead six top-25 ranked Pac-12 teams. Pac-12 Networks will air 88 women’s volleyball games this season.
New this season, Pac-12 Networks subscribers can access the Pac-12 Now app on Apple TV, featuring all seven Pac-12 Networks channels in HD. The Pac-12 Now app will also continue to be available to subscribers via iOS and Android so fans can watch their favorite teams on the go.
HOW TO WATCH
- All Pac-12 Networks coverage can be seen on either Pac-12 Network, the Pac-12 Now app (for iOS and Android) and, new this season, Apple TV. Pac-12 Networks subscribers have access to all seven HD channels via the Pac-12 Now app.
- More information on the multiple ways to access Pac-12 Networks anywhere in the United States is available at GetPac12Networks.com.
- Coverage of the 2019-20 season for all Pac-12 sports can also be followed all year long across the Pac-12 and Pac-12 Networks’ digital and social media channels on Pac-12.com, Twitter (@Pac12Network and @Pac12), Facebook (facebook.com/Pac12Conference), Instagram (@Pac12Conference), Snapchat (@pac12conference) and Pac-12 Networks’ YouTube channel.
About Pac-12 Networks
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 Pac-12.com.