Three Big West Showdowns To Be Televised On FOX Sports
FOX Sports Prime Ticket Fall Release
FOX Sports Prime Ticket, the official regional telecast home of the Big West Conference, will feature three conference events this fall, including the renewal of the nation’s top men’s soccer rivalry.
For the fifth consecutive year, Prime Ticket will carry the Central Coast clash between rivals Cal Poly and UC Santa Barbara at the venue known as “Soccer Heaven” – Harder Stadium. The first of 20 televised events on the network, kickoff is scheduled for 7:00PM (PT) on Saturday, October 14. Each of the last 12 meetings between these two programs have drawn crowds in excess of 11,000. The 2016 Harder Stadium battle drew an NCAA single-game season-best 11,424 fans. UCSB has led the nation in average home attendance nine times in the last 10 seasons.
The finals of the Big West Women’s Soccer Tournament will be available to viewers on FOX Sports West. With an automatic berth to the NCAA Tournament as the reward, the championship game kicks off on Sunday, Nov. 5 at 1:00 PM (PT). CSUN was last year’s regular season champion and earned the right to host the 2017 tournament at Matador Soccer Field.
Prime Ticket will televise a women’s volleyball showdown between Hawai‘i and UC Irvine from the Bren Events Center. First serve is slated for 8:00 PM (PT) on Saturday, Nov. 18. The two-time defending Big West champion Rainbow Wahine will seek to win another championship under first-year head coach Robyn Ah Mow-Santos. She replaced Big West legend Dave Shoji, who guided the program to four national championships and finished a 42-year run with 1,202 wins, second-most in NCAA Division I history. The third head coach in program history, Ah Mow-Santos was a two-time AVCA first team All-American setter and appeared in three Olympic Games for the United States. UC Irvine head coach Ashlie Hain captained the 2003 and 2004 Anteater squads to the NCAA Tournament as their starting setter.
“The Big West Conference looks forward to having these matchups play out in front of a FOX audience,” said Big West Commissioner Dennis Farrell. “The men’s soccer rivalry between Cal Poly and UC Santa Barbara, and the women’s soccer tournament championship game have become staples of our fall FOX programming.”
In addition to telecast coverage on Prime Ticket and FOX Sports West, all games on the regional sports network will also be available on FOX Sports GO. The FOX Sports GO app is currently available for iOS, Apple TV, Android, Android TV, Fire tablets and Fire phones, Roku players and Roku TV, select Windows devices, and online at FOXSportsGO.com. Fans can download the mobile app for free from the iTunes App Store, Google Play, Amazon App Store and Windows Store.