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tkoziol 05-02-2013 07:52 AM

Noob College Tennis Question
 
I'm new to the college tennis world. I'm more of a college basketball/football fan. I've been slowly educating myself on the history of college tennis so that I can better understand the rivalry matches, traditions, and pageantry (what make college sports so great).

As you have probably guessed, I've used the search function heavily as well as searching on other sites for information. I have hit a roadblock, and need some expert help.

I need to know how to watch these matches. My searches have confirmed my fears with watching college tennis: its an art form that changes every year. I know what thats like. I've watched Oregon Duck games in Spanish on my big screen (muted), then live streaming (synchronized with the TV) on my computer in English. Called sports bars asking if we could have a tv on: big 10 network, espn, espn 2, espn 3/ watch espn, espnU, network, NETtv, etc. I've been working on this art form for the past 10 years and I still don't have it down yet. I have no chance getting it right for college tennis within a few days.

I'm hoping that there are several options given that this is the tournament? It seems to remind me a lot of March Madness, which I've never had trouble watching. Anyone have tips?

goran_ace 05-02-2013 08:14 AM

College tennis is best enjoyed live in-person. The team format is not very TV-friendly and doesn't get televised very often (when it does it's usually on channels like Big Ten network or Longhorn network, very rarely on the main channels like ESPN2) so if you can't attend a match your next best alternative is to go online: ncaa.com, ESPN3, individual schools' websites.

tkoziol 05-02-2013 09:36 AM

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Originally Posted by goran_ace (Post 7382527)
College tennis is best enjoyed live in-person. The team format is not very TV-friendly and doesn't get televised very often (when it does it's usually on channels like Big Ten network or Longhorn network, very rarely on the main channels like ESPN2) so if you can't attend a match your next best alternative is to go online: ncaa.com, ESPN3, individual schools' websites.

I had high hopes for ESPN 3/watch espn, but checking it out it looks like they don't have the coverage. I wish I could see it live! That would be amazing. I only found live scoring on NCAA, not any stream options (same for individual schools websites).

It looks like my best option is conference specific networks. Anyone have Longhorn network? Does it have first round coverage (I believe its Corpus vs. Longhorn...)?

goran_ace 05-02-2013 01:45 PM

Probably because the regular season and conference tournaments are over. NCAAs are all that's left to play. Here's the schedule for viewing on ncaa.com

http://web1.ncaa.org/NCAATV/exec/query


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