LUBBOCK, Texas – The Texas Tech volleyball program will face Iowa State in front of a national television audience on Oct. 30 as the Red Raiders and Cyclones were picked Monday to appear on ESPNU as part of the Big 12 Conference’s television schedule for the 2013 season.
The match is part of a Big 12 double-header on the network as Baylor and Kansas will face off at 6 p.m. CT in Lawrence before the Red Raiders and Cyclones open with an 8 p.m. first serve later in the evening at Hilton Coliseum in Ames.
“Any time you can showcase your program in front of a national audience is exciting,” Tech head coach Don Flora said. “It is encouraging to see this program recognized for its progress the past two years, and we are looking forward to heading to Ames to face a talented Iowa State team.”
This will be Tech’s first ever appearance on an ESPN network (ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU). The Red Raiders are 20-17 all-time against the Cyclones and 10-8 when playing in Ames.
The Big 12 television schedule includes five conference matches that will air on either ESPN or FOX Sports. Additional television appearances are still possible through other Big 12 broadcast partners and institutional third-tier rights.