Tiger Athletics to Have 13 Televised Events This Fall
Aug. 5, 2009
The University of Memphis athletic department will have 13 different events carried on television during the fall semester. In addition to the seven football games that will be televised, men's soccer will have three televised contests, women's soccer will have two and volleyball will have one televised match.
Football has already announced six games will be televised, and the department is awaiting word on a television carrier for the non-conference game at Tennessee.
The two-time defending conference champion women's soccer program will have two televised matches during the regular season. The Lady Tigers' match at UCF, another NCAA Tournament team last season, will air on Sept. 29th at 6 p.m. That game will be part of the Conference USA/CBS College Sports TV package, as will the Lady Tigers' second televised match, at Rice, Oct. 13th. Both matches will be airing on a tape-delayed basis.
The men's soccer program will have two matches televised as part of the C-USA/CBS College Sports T V package, and will have a non-conference match at Bradley also televised. The first men's match that is part of the C-USA package will be a rematch of a televised contest last season when the Tigers take on perennial power SMU in Dallas. Memphis won in overtime last season in a match with then No. 15 SMU, and will square off against the Mustangs again on Oct. 4th. The second match that will be televised will be the match at two-time defending Tulsa. That match will air on a tape-delay basis on Nov. 3rd.
Men's soccer will have one match air outside of the C-USA package. The team's Sept. 4th match at Bradley will air on the Fox Soccer Channel on a live basis at 10 p.m. (CT).
Tiger volleyball will also make an appearance on TV during the regular season, as the Tigers' match at East Carolina will air on a tape-delay basis on Nov. 10th. The Tigers had one televised home match last year in the Elma Roane Fieldhouse.
In addition to the regular season broadcasts, CBS College Sports will also carry live broadcasts of the league championships in men's (Nov. 15) and women's soccer (Nov. 8) and volleyball (Nov. 22).
Fans who cannot attend home games at Mike Rose Soccer Complex can follow along with the game online through a membership at www.gotigersgo.com in the All-Access package. Jeff Brightwell will have the call for select home matches for all three fall sports (both soccers and volleyball). That audio will be carried over the streaming video for All-Access subscribers. Subscriptions are available on a monthly or yearly basis through www.gotigersgo.com.