CSTV to Nationally Televise Penn State Men's Volleyball Match and EIVA Championship Match
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa., Feb. 3, 2004 - CSTV (College Sports Television) has announced that it will televise at least one Penn State men's volleyball match as part of its CSTV Spikes men's college volleyball schedule. The Nittany Lions' match at Ohio State on Wednesday, March 3 will air to a national television audience of more than 15 million homes on cable and satellite on Saturday, March 6 at 9:30 p.m. ET.
"This is a great opportunity to showcase men's volleyball in the East and between two Big Ten programs," said head coach Mark Pavlik. "We appreciate the efforts of CSTV and the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) in extending the television coverage of men's volleyball to our fanbase across the country."
In addition to the Penn State-Ohio State match, CSTV will again be airing live the championship match of the Eastern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association (EIVA), of which Penn State is a member, on Saturday, May 1 at 5:00 p.m. The winner of the conference championship match receives an automatic berth in the NCAA National Semifinal on May 6 in Honolulu, Hawaii.
The first match of CSTV Spikes will feature seventh-ranked Stanford at No. 4 BYU on Saturday, Feb. 21. A complete listing of televised matches is below.
"Since launching in April 2003, College Sports TV has televised more college volleyball than any other network," said Tim Pernetti, vice president, programming, College Sports TV. "Similar to our women's college volleyball coverage last fall, our goal this spring is to provide unparalleled national television exposure for the best of the best of men's college volleyball, and this schedule is indicative of that commitment."
CSTV is available on Adelphia and Insight cable systems, among others, and is also available on DirecTV (channel 610). On the Penn State University Park campus, CSTV is channel 54. For more information on CSTV availability in particular markets, consumers can log onto www.cstv.com or call their cable or satellite operator.
For more information on the Penn State men's volleyball team, please visit www.GoPSUsports.com.
The 2004 CSTV Spikes Schedule (all times ET):
Sat., February 21 Stanford at Brigham Young 9 p.m. Wed., March 3 UCLA at Hawaii 10 p.m. Sat., March 6 Penn State at Ohio State 9:30 p.m. Thurs., March 25 BYU at Hawaii 8:30 p.m. Fri., March 26 Lewis at BYU 11 p.m. Thurs., April 1 UC Irvine at Pepperdine 10 p.m. Thurs., April 15 UC Irvine at Hawaii 9 p.m. Sat., May 1 EIVA Championship 5 p.m. Sat., May 1 MIVA Championship 7:15 p.m. Sat., May 1 MPSF Championship 9:30 p.m.