ST. LOUIS Starting on Friday, the ESPN family of networks will broadcast live coverage of the 2008 NCAA Wrestling Championships from the Scottrade Center in St. Louis. On Friday, ESPNU will feature more than five hours of live coverage starting with the quarterfinals at 11 a.m and concluding with the semifinals starting at 7 p.m.
On Saturday, ESPUN will continue its coverage with the Championship Medal Round at 11 a.m. The Championship Finals will air live on ESPN starting at 8:30 p.m.
ESPN360.COM, ESPN’s sports broadband service, will complement the live television coverage with broadcasts of all four mats during the quarterfinals and both mats during the semifinals. This will allow viewers to select which match they wish to view.
ESPN has recently announced that ESPN360.com is available at no cost to users with on-campus educational networks (any user with an email address that ends in .edu) and any U.S.-based military personell (any user with an email address that ends in .mil).
In addition to the live television and internet coverage, Penn wrestling fans can follow the action as Penn Athletic Communications provides live updates throughout the tournament at www.pennathletics.com. Comprehensive coverage of the 2008 NCAA Wrestling Championships can be found at www.ncaasports.com or at www.intermatwrestle.com.