Soccer Matches Selected for Television
BATON ROUGE – Fans of the LSU Soccer program will be able to watch their Tigers in action on the SEC Network during the 2015 season as the league office announced Thursday that regular-season matches against the Georgia Bulldogs on Sept. 17 and Arkansas Razorbacks on Oct. 15 will feature on the network with both kickoffs set for 6 p.m. CT.
The Tigers will play host to Georgia at the LSU Soccer Stadium in Baton Rouge on Sept. 17 before going on the road to face Arkansas at Razorback Field in Fayetteville on Oct. 15 late in the regular season.
The Tigers feature as part of eight-straight weeks of SEC Soccer on the SEC Network that will run through the end of the regular season on Oct. 29. The SEC Network will then broadcast each match during the 2015 SEC Women’s Soccer Tournament through the semifinal round from Nov. 2-6, while ESPNU will carry the SEC Tournament Championship Match on Sunday, Nov. 8.
This marks the second-straight season in which SEC soccer and volleyball will receive extensive coverage on both the SEC Network and ESPNU with 80 games from around the league shown to a nationwide audience in the 2015 season. That includes 30 women’s soccer matches during the regular season and SEC Tournament.
Thursday’s announcement of the full schedules for ESPNU and the SEC Network comes just one day after the Pac-12 Conference announced that LSU’s season-opening match against the Oregon Ducks will open up its season-long coverage on the Pac-12 Network with kickoff set for 9 p.m. CT at Pape Field in Eugene.
LSU and Oregon will renew their series for the first time since the 2011 regular season when the Tigers picked up a 1-0 victory over the Ducks in the grand opening of their new LSU Soccer Stadium when they set a then program attendance record with 2,542 fans on hand for the match held on Sept. 9, 2011. LSU and Oregon have split each of their two matches with the Ducks winning their inaugural meeting on Aug. 28, 2005.
2015 SEC Network Highlights
- Thursday Night Soccer on SEC Network: SEC Network will air eight consecutive weeks of SEC soccer at 7 p.m. ET, capping the regular season off with a doubleheader Thursday, Oct. 2;
- SEC Network will air a doubleheader of volleyball and/or soccer every Sunday afternoon beginning Sept. 13;
- For the second year SEC Network will carry the First, Quarterfinal and Semifinal Rounds of the SEC Soccer Tournament. The Championship game will air on ESPNU.
About The SEC Network
The Southeastern Conference and ESPN have a 20-year agreement through 2034 to create and operate a multiplatform network which launched August 14, 2014. The new network and its accompanying digital platform carry SEC content 24/7 and featured more than 1,000 live events the first year. The network televises over 45 SEC football games, more than 100 men’s basketball games, 60 women’s basketball games, 75 baseball games, and events from across the SEC’s 21 sports annually. Programming includes in-depth commentary and analysis in studio shows, daily news and information, original content such as SEC Storied, spring football games, and more. AT&T U-verse® TV, Bright House Networks, Charter, Comcast Xfinity TV, Cox Communications, DIRECTV, DISH, Google Fiber, LUS Fiber, Mediacom, PTC Communications, Suddenlink, Time Warner Cable, Verizon FiOS, Wilkes Telephone, and members of the NCTC, NRTC and NTTC carried the television network nationwide at launch. Hundreds of additional live events from various sports are offered exclusively as SEC Network+ events on WatchESPN and SECNetwork.com through authenticated access from AT&T U-verse, Charter, Comcast, Cox, DIRECTV, DISH, Google Fiber, Suddenlink, Verizon FiOS and members of the NCTC, NRTC and NTTC.
2015 SEC Soccer – Television Schedule
|Sun., Aug. 30||12 p.m.||Florida State at Florida||SEC Network|
|Thurs., Sept. 10||6 p.m.||Texas A&M at Florida||SEC Network|
|Fri., Sept. 11||6 p.m.||Kentucky at Ole Miss||SEC Network|
|Sun., Sept. 13||2 p.m.||Wisconsin at Kentucky||SEC Network|
|Thurs., Sept. 17||6 p.m.||Georgia at LSU||SEC Network|
|Fri., Sept. 18||6 p.m.||Vanderbilt at Texas A&M||SEC Network|
|Sun., Sept. 20||12 p.m.||Mississippi State at Arkansas||SEC Network|
|2 p.m.||Auburn at Tennessee||SEC Network|
|2 p.m.||South Carolina at Missouri||ESPNU|
|Thurs., Sept. 24||6 p.m.||Texas A&M at South Carolina||SEC Network|
|Sun., Sept. 27||12 p.m.||Texas A&M at Georgia||ESPNU|
|4 p.m.||Tennessee at Vanderbilt||SEC Network|
|Thurs., Oct. 1||6 p.m.||Auburn at Alabama||SEC Network|
|Thurs., Oct. 8||6 p.m.||Auburn at South Carolina||SEC Network|
|Thurs., Oct. 15||6 p.m.||LSU at Arkansas||SEC Network|
|Sun., Oct. 18||1 p.m.||Tennessee at Missouri||ESPNU|
|Thurs., Oct. 22||6 p.m.||South Carolina at Florida||SEC Network|
|Sun., Oct. 25||2 p.m.||Mississippi State at Alabama||ESPNU|
|4 p.m.||Kentucky at Tennessee||SEC Network|
|Thurs., Oct. 29||6 p.m.||Florida at Georgia||SEC Network|
|8 p.m.||Texas A&M at Missouri||SEC Network|
|Mon., Nov. 2||3:30 p.m.||SEC Soccer Tournament First Round||SEC Network|
|6 p.m.||SEC Soccer Tournament First Round||SEC Network|
|Wed., Nov. 4||12 p.m.||SEC Soccer Tournament Quarterfinal||SEC Network|
|2:30 p.m.||SEC Soccer Tournament Quarterfinal||SEC Network|
|5 p.m.||SEC Soccer Tournament Quarterfinal||SEC Network|
|7:30 p.m.||SEC Soccer Tournament Quarterfinal||SEC Network|
|Fri., Nov. 6||3:30 p.m.||SEC Soccer Tournament Semifinal||SEC Network|
|6 p.m.||SEC Soccer Tournament Semifinal||SEC Network|
|Sun., Nov. 8||1 p.m.||SEC Soccer Championship||ESPNU|