ESPNU, ESPN3 to Cover World University Games From South Korea

ESPNU, ESPN3 to Cover World University Games From South Korea

More than 100 Hours of Coverage across 15 Sports Including Extensive Coverage of Team USA Men’s and Women’s Basketball Kansas Represents Team USA Men’s Basketball

ESPNU and ESPN3 will cover the World University Games from July 3 through July 14 from Gwangju, South Korea, with an emphasis on USA Team Men’s and Women’s Basketball. USA Men’s Basketball is comprised of mostly the Kansas Men’s Basketball roster and is coached by Kansas’ Bill Self. Team USA Women’s Basketball team is comprised of top college players, including Maryland’s Brionna Jones and Tennessee’s Diamond DeShields.

ESPNU will televise the USA Men’s Basketball pool play games on July 3, 5, 7, and 8. Should USA advance out of the pool play, ESPNU will televise their quarterfinal game (July 11), semifinal game (July 12), and Gold Medal game (July 13).

ESPNU will also televise the USA Team Women’s Basketball pool play games on July 4 and 6. If they advance to the medal round, ESPNU will televise their semifinal game (July 11) and the Gold medal game (July 13). A potential Bronze Medal game will be carried on ESPN3 (July 12).

A full schedule for both USA Men’s and Women’s teams are below.

Additionally, ESPNU will televise the USA Team’s Men Volleyball (July 2) and a one-hour recap of Track and Field (July 15) and Swimming and Diving (July 16) competition. ESPN3 will cover more than 35 World University Games events spanning 11 sports, including Men and Women’s Gymnastics, Springboard, and Track and Field.

“The World University Games — the second largest international competition outside of the Olympics, and part of the Olympic development program for many countries around the world — is now in its 56th year and we are thrilled to be sending almost 600 NCAA athletes and participants to South Korea, our largest contingent ever,” said Craig Jonas, Head of Delegation for USA Team.  “Then, to have select events from the World University Games available on the ESPNU and ESPN3 for fans and family is just the icing on the cake for our continued growth in this world-class event.”

A complete schedule:

ESPNU Schedule

Date Time (ET) Event
Thur, Jul 2 12 a.m. Men’s Volleyball: USA vs. Czech Republic
Fri, Jul 3 11 p.m. Men’s Basketball: USA vs. Turkey
Sat, Jul 4 9 p.m. Women’s Basketball: USA vs. Italy
Sun, Jul 5 7:30 a.m. Men’s Basketball: Brazil vs. USA
Mon, Jul 6 4:30 a.m. Women’s Basketball: China vs. USA
Tue, Jul 7 11 p.m. Men’s Basketball: USA vs. Serbia
Wed, Jul 8 9 p.m. Men’s Basketball: USA vs. Switzerland
Thur, Jul 9 7:30 a.m. Women’s Basketball: USA vs. Hungary
Fri, Jul 10  11:00 p.m. Men’s Basketball: USA vs. Lithuania
   TBD Women’s Basketball: Semifinal*
Sun, Jul 12 2 a.m. Men’s Basketball: Semifinal (Option 1)*
  5 a.m. Men’s Basketball: Semifinal (Option 2)*
Mon, Jul 13 5 a.m. Women’s Basketball: Gold Medal Game*
  7:30 a.m. Men’s Basketball: Gold Medal Game*
Wed, Jul 15 7 p.m. Track and Field**
Thur, Jul 16 7 p.m. Swimming and Diving**

*Only if USA Team is participating
**One-hour special recapping the events
Please note: Team USA Women’s Basketball potential quarterfinal and USA Team Men’s Basketball potential Bronze medal games are unable to be carried as of this release

ESPN3 Schedule

Date Time (ET) Event
Thur, Jul 3 12:15 a.m. Women’s 1M Springboard
  1:45 a.m. Men’s 3M Springboard
  6:00 a.m. Swimming
  7:15 a.m. Gymnastics
Sat, Jul 4 1:45 a.m. Men’s Synchronized 3M Springboard
  3:15 a.m. Women’s Platform
  6:00 a.m. Swimming
  7:15 a.m. Gymnastics
Sun, Jul 5 1:30 a.m. Men’s Gymnastics
  2:00 a.m. Women’s Synchronized Platform
  3:30 a.m. Men’s 1M Springboard
  6:00 a.m. Swimming
  6:30 a.m. Women’s Gymnastics
  10:00 p.m. Gymnastics
Mon, Jul 6 2:30 a.m. Men’s Synchronized Platform
  3:00 a.m. Gymnastics
  6:00 a.m. Swimming
Tues, Jul 7 2:30 a.m. Women’s 3M Springboard
  3:00 a.m. Track and Field
  6:00 a.m. Swimming
Wed, Jul 8 12:00 a.m. Women’s 3M Synchronized Springboard
  1:45 a.m. Men’s Platform
  2:00 a.m. Track and Field
  6:00 a.m. Swimming
Thur, Jul 9 4:00 a.m. Track and Field
  6:00 a.m. Swimming
Fri, Jul 10  3:30 a.m.  Track and Field
Sat, Jul 11  4:00 a.m.  Track and Field
Sun, Jul 12  7:30 a.m. Women’s Basketball: Bronze Medal Game*

*Only if USA TEAM is participating

About World University Games (Universiade) and BTI Events

The World University Games or “Universiade” is an International multi-sport event, organized for university athletes by the International University Sports Federation (FISU).  The Universiade is staged every two years in a different city. It is second only to the Olympic Games in size. The Summer Universiade consists of 10 compulsory sports with 13 compulsory disciplines and up to 3 optional sports chosen by the host country. The record figures are 10,622 participants in Shenzhen, China, in 2011 and 174 countries in Daegu, Korea, in 2003.  The United States teams are organized and selected by BTI Events and the United States International Sports Federation (US-IUSF) in coordination with each respective sport’s National Governing Body (NGB).
Embracing FISU’s motto of ‘Excellence in Mind and Body’, the Summer Universiade incorporates educational and cultural aspects into 12 days of sports competitions, allowing university student-athletes from all over the world to celebrate with the host city in a true spirit of friendship and sportsmanship.