Penn Athletics Returns to ESPN3 This Fall

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PHILADELPHIA – The University of Pennsylvania returns to ESPN3 this fall, bringing Ivy League competition across the country and around the world.

Penn’s broadcasts on ESPN3 will be simulcasts of its live streams on the Ivy League Digital Network, allowing viewers to get a taste of what Penn Athletics produces on a weekly basis for more than 100 scheduled home broadcasts during the 2015-16 school year.

Penn Athletics has already completed its first ESPN3 broadcast of the 2015-16 school year, a 7-3 win for field hockey over Saint Joseph’s on Sept. 11. The Quakers will return to ESPN3 for the following contests:

Friday, Sept. 18 – Volleyball vs. Villanova, 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 13 – Men’s Soccer vs. Rutgers, 5 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 13 – Women’s Soccer vs. American, 7:30 p.m.

Last year, Penn aired 10 events on ESPN3 among its 100-plus broadcasts as part of its digital streaming platform. The four home productions on ESPN3 this fall are part of a scheduled 63 live broadcasts of home and away contests on the Ivy League Digital Network during the fall season.

What They Are Saying About Appearing on ESPN3…

“The Penn Volleyball program is really excited about broadcasting on ESPN3 this week for a couple of reasons. One, it’s national exposure for our program, and since we recruit the best athletes nationwide, we now have an avenue to show them a big reason why they should come play for Penn, perhaps a team they haven’t had a chance to see play live. Second, we have one of the best productions I have ever seen on the Penn Sports Network, part of the Ivy League Digital Network. This is a way for our fans, alumni, recruits, and friends of the program to experience what they would get if they are part of that network. Once people see our team play, even if they can’t be there in person, they will faithfully watch via their computer screens every week. “ – Kerry Carr, volleyball head coach

“We are proud to bring our product to ESPN3 this fall. It is always exciting to perform in front of a large audience, and attaching the ESPN brand to the quality product that Penn Athletics and the Ivy League Digital Network puts out is a great opportunity. We look forward to putting on a show for our fans, parents, and alumni."– Nicole Van Dyke, women’s soccer head coach

“As a program, we have high expectations and aspirations, and bringing our action live to the ESPN family of networks falls in line with those goals. I know that our broadcast crew takes great pride in the broadcasts they put out, and are excited to showcase Penn Soccer on ESPN – a network which has been putting on quality soccer broadcasts for many years. Week in and week out, the Penn Sports Network and Ivy League Digital Network are setting a standard for live streaming, and I am excited for the casual fan to have a chance to experience what we are all about.” – Rudy Fuller, men’s soccer head coach.