June 19, 2003
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - CSTV: College Sports Television (www.cstv.com), the first 24-hour college sports television network, will televise all four games of the 2003 Santa Clara adidas Classic women's soccer tournament as part of its Soccer Game of the Week package, the network announced jointly with the Santa Clara University Department of Athletics.
The adidas Classic, scheduled for Sept. 19 and 21 at Buck Shaw Stadium, features host Santa Clara, the 2001 NCAA national champion and last year's runner-up, Georgia, Notre Dame and Stanford. Stanford plays Notre Dame in the event's opener at 5 p.m. (Pacific) on Friday, while Santa Clara hosts Georgia in the nightcap. On Sunday, Georgia plays the Cardinal in the first game at 11 a.m., while Santa Clara hosts Notre Dame at 1:30 p.m.
Season and individual match tickets for Bronco men's and women's soccer go on sale July 1. Information is available by clicking here or by calling the athletic ticket office at 408/554-4660.
CSTV recently announced plans broadcast between 10-15 matches during the season each Monday as part of it's Soccer Game of the Week. The package will feature many of the top men's and women's teams. In addition to Games of the Week for soccer, volleyball, football and hockey, College Sports Television this fall will air additional games throughout the week, as well as selected special presentations of field hockey, men's water polo and cross-country.
College Sports Television has long-term programming and marketing agreements with 27 Division I athletic conferences, including the Atlantic 10, Big East, Big Sky, Big Ten, Big 12, Big West, Conference USA, Ivy League, Mountain West, Sun Belt, WAC and West Coast. The network will televise live regular season and championship events across a broad spectrum of men's and women's college sports, including football, basketball, baseball, soccer, ice hockey and lacrosse. Dedicated to offering the widest variety of college athletics, College Sports Television will provide the most in-depth sports coverage of 1,200 universities and colleges involving 360,000 student-athletes across all of the major conferences at every level of college sports.
College Sports Television was co-founded by President/CEO Brian Bedol, Chairman Stephen Greenberg and Executive Vice President Chris Bevilacqua. Bedol and Greenberg co-founded Classic Sports Network, which they sold to ESPN and which is now ESPN Classic. Bevilacqua is a former senior executive with Nike Inc., where he headed the company's successful foray into the college market. For more information on College Sports Television, log on to www.cstv.com.