The Iowa State volleyball team is going to have three home games broadcast on ESPNU.
Here are all the changes in the schedule to accommodate ESPNU broadcasting, per the Cyclones.com press release.
ISU’s match against Oklahoma originally scheduled for Oct. 11 is being moved to Oct. 12 and will start at 1 p.m. The Cyclones’ match-up against Kansas on Oct. 22, originally scheduled for 6:30 p.m., will be moved up to 6 p.m. to accommodate the ESPNU timeslot. The Big 12’s premier volleyball rivalry, Iowa State vs. Texas, which was originally scheduled for Nov. 1, has been moved to Nov. 2 and will start at 1 p.m. All times are Central Time.
All the other 11 home matches will be televised on Cyclones.tv and Mediacom. A number of road games, especially in Big 12 play, will be available on various FOX Sports regional networks and announced at a later date when broadcast schedule are finalized.
Along with the traditional Big 12 slate, the Cyclones have home games against Stanford, Forida State, Omaha, Tennessee, and Northern Illinois. The rest of the non-conference road slate includes Milwaukee, Tulsa, Minnesota (all at Minneapolis in the Diet Coke Classic), Northern Iowa, and South Dakota.
Cyclones.com notes that this is the fifth consecutive season that Iowa State has been on ESPNU and the third time in the previous four years that a home game is nationally televised. Again, all three games being televised on ESPNU.
The games against Oklahoma, Texas, and Kansas are some of the highly anticipated matchups on the schedule. The Longhorns were tested by the Cyclones after jaunting through the Big 12 schedule and finishing with a 27-3 record. Their last loss in Big 12 action came at Hilton Coliseum in 2012.