Aug. 5, 2011
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Two Georgia Tech Volleyball matches will be televised this season as part of a nine-match Atlantic Coast Conference television package Commissioner John Swofford announced today.
The Duke at Georgia Tech match on Oct. 30 will be available on ESPN3.com while the Jackets’ Nov. 13 match at NC State will be televised on the league’s regional sports networks (RSN).
Once again WREK, 91.1 FM in Atlanta, will broadcast all of Georgia Tech’s home matches. Veteran Kurt Hoyt will handle the play-by-play duties and will be joined by former Yellow Jacket Brittany Roderick for the second straight season. All matches on the radio will also be streamed live online for free.
The Yellow Jackets, coming off an 18-14 season and a fifth place finish in the ACC, open up practice on Tuesday, Aug. 9. The 2011 season gets underway with the annual Courtyard Marriott Classic, Aug. 26-27. Tech will host Kansas State on Friday, Aug. 26 at 7 p.m. and then face Tennessee Tech (12:30 p.m.) and Louisville (7 p.m.) the next day.
Below is information from the ACC on the volleyball television package.
ESPNU has announced that all of their Wednesday Night Women’s Volleyball broadcasts, now in its second year, will be broadcast in high definition. Two of the ACC’s matches will be featured on the program, including the Miami at Florida State match on September 14th and the North Carolina at Duke match in October.
Two matches, Duke at Georgia Tech in October and Florida State at Clemson in November can be seen worldwide online at ESPN3.com.
The remaining five matches on the schedule will be broadcast by the ACC’s Regional Sports Network partners. Through an agreement with Raycom Sports and several sublicense agreements, the ACC’s regional syndication distribution (referred to as RSN), will include Fox Sport South, Fox Sports Florida and other regional cable partners throughout the ACC footprint to be announced later.
The conference as a whole will be looking to improve on one of its best years after finishing the 2010 season with a 108-39 (.739) out-of-conference record, the best in ACC history. The conference has sent a league-record five teams to the NCAA Volleyball Championship for two straight years and has had a representative reach the regional final in both years as well, with Florida State advancing to the Round of 8 in 2009 and Duke repeating the feat in 2010.
The television schedule will feature volleyball matches on eight different campuses and include 10 of the conference’s 12 teams.
Wednesday, September 14 at 8pm: Miami at Florida State, ESPNU
Friday, September 16 at 7pm: Duke at Wake Forest, RSN
Friday, September 23 at 7pm: North Carolina at Maryland, RSN
Sunday, October 9 at 1pm: Florida State at NC State, RSN
Wednesday, October 19 at 6pm: North Carolina at Duke, ESPNU
Sunday, October 30 at 1pm: Duke at Georgia Tech, ESPN3.com
Sunday, October 30 at 1pm: Virginia Tech at Miami, RSN
Sunday, November 13 at 1pm: Georgia Tech at NC State, RSN
Friday, November 18 at 7pm: Florida State at Clemson, ESPN3.com