Turner Sports to Provide Live Coverage of NCAA National Collegiate Beach Volleyball Championship Beginning Friday, May 6, at 3 p.m. ET on truTV
Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Turner Sports will present live coverage of the inaugural NCAA National Collegiate Beach Volleyball Championship, Friday-Sunday, May 6-8, from Gulf Shores, Ala. truTV will televise live event coverage on Friday, May 6, and Saturday, May 7, from 3-6 p.m. ET, with the championship round airing Sunday, May 8, at 2 p.m. on TBS.
Anne Marie Anderson will provide play-by-play commentary for all televised matches alongside analyst Holly McPeak and reporters Kelli Tennant, Michelle McMahon and Nicole Branagh.
All matches airing on truTV and TBS will also be available through Turner’s TV Everywhere platforms including the Watch TBS and Watch truTV apps.
In addition to the televised coverage, NCAA.com will provide fans with live streaming from every match from every court throughout the tournament beginning with No. 1 Florida State vs. No. 8 Stetson on Friday, May 6, at 10 a.m. (ET).
For an interactive printable bracket, click here: NCAA Beach Volleyball Championship Bracket
Beach volleyball is the fastest-growing NCAA sport with 60 sponsoring schools. The addition of the beach volleyball championship becomes the 45th NCAA championship administered for women. The championship will have an eight-team bracket that will be played in a double-elimination format with teams consisting of five pairs of female student-athletes. Competition will observe standard beach volleyball rules with up to five sets and the winning team needing to win three in order to advance to the next round.
About Turner Sports
Turner Sports, a division of Turner, is an industry leader in the delivery of premium sports content across all multimedia screens. Turner Sports’ television coverage includes the NBA, Major League Baseball, NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship, ELEAGUE, boxing and professional golf. The company also manages some of the most popular sports destinations across broadband and mobile platforms including Bleacher Report and its top-rated Team Stream app, NCAA.com and the critically acclaimed NCAA March Madness Live suite of products, PGA.com and the Sports Emmy Award-winning PGA Championship LIVE, as well as an accompanying collection of mobile sites and connected device apps. Turner Sports and the NBA also jointly manage NBA Digital, a robust collection of offerings including NBA TV, NBA.com, NBA LEAGUE PASS, NBA Mobile, the NBA App, NBADLEAGUE.com and WNBA.com.
About the NCAA
The NCAA is a diverse association of more than 1,100 member colleges and universities that prioritize academics, well-being and fairness to create greater opportunities for nearly a half a million student-athletes each year. The NCAA provides a pathway to higher education and beyond for student-athletes pursuing academic goals and competing in NCAA sports. More than 54,000 student-athletes experience the pinnacle of intercollegiate athletics by competing in NCAA championships each year. Visit www.ncaa.org and www.ncaa.com for more details about the Association and the corporate partnerships that support the NCAA and its student-athletes. The NCAA is proud to have the elite companies AT&T, Capital One and Coca-Cola as official Corporate Champions, and the following elite companies as official Corporate Partners: Allstate, Amazon Echo, Bing (Microsoft), Buffalo Wild Wings, Buick, Enterprise, Infiniti, LG, Lowe’s, Nabisco, Northwestern Mutual, Reese’s, Unilever and UPS.