New York, N.Y. -
The BIG EAST announced its fall lineup for the BIG EAST Digital Network (BEDN) on Thursday featuring 86 regular-season contests and five championships across five sports: men’s soccer, women’s soccer, volleyball, field hockey and cross country.
Programming for the 2017-18 season once again includes 73 women’s basketball games, 70 men’s and women’s soccer matches, plus 15 volleyball, 10 baseball, 10 softball and six lacrosse games and one field hockey contest. BEDN will also cover all 36 BIG EAST Championships, which are presented by Jeep.
BEDN, the BIG EAST’s branded channel on FOX Sports Go, will showcase conference soccer matches in the fall, streaming 35 men’s game and 35 women’s games, which includes full coverage of the opening weekend for both men’s and women’s soccer and all games in the final four match dates as the teams jockey for the six spots in the BIG EAST Championship.
BEDN men’s soccer coverage kicks off Sept. 16 and concludes Nov. 4 and Nov. 8 with the BIG EAST Championship First Round and Semifinals. The championship final will air on FS2 on Sunday, Nov. 12 at noon Eastern. Women’s soccer starts the weekend of Sept. 23 with two games on Saturday and three on Sunday and will finish with the BIG EAST Championship First Round and Semifinals on Oct. 29 and Nov. 2. The women’s soccer championship final will air on FS1 on Sunday, Nov. 5 at 1:30 p.m. ET.
BIG EAST Volleyball coverage will start Friday, Sept. 22 with 15 regular-season games and the BIG EAST Championship semifinals on Friday, Nov. 24. BEDN will have full coverage of the final weekend of regular-season action featuring four games on Friday, Nov. 17 and the final match on Saturday, Nov. 18. The volleyball championship final will air on FS2 on Saturday, Nov. 25 at 2:30 p.m. ET.
Field hockey coverage will feature Old Dominion at Providence on Friday, Oct. 27 a league matchup at the site of the 2017 BIG EAST Field Hockey Championship, Providence’s Chapey Field at Anderson Stadium in Providence, R.I. BEDN will cover both the semifinals and finals of the field hockey championship, Nov. 3 and Nov. 5.
Championship coverage begins for BEDN on Saturday, Oct. 28 with coverage of the BIG EAST Cross Country Championships hosted by the conference alongside Marquette at the Wayne E. Dannehl National Cross Country Course in Kenosha, Wis.
When the BIG EAST launched the Digital Network in 2014-15, the league became the first collegiate conference to be hosted on FOX Sports Go, the app that provides live streaming video of FOX Sports content at home or on-the-go. In 2015-16, the league expanded BEDN to include 225 live events, doubling the number from the first year.
FOX Sports GO is currently available for iOS, Android, Kindle Fire tablets and Fire phones, select Windows devices, and on desktops through FOXSportsGO.com. Fans can download the mobile app for free from the iTunes App Store, Google Play, Amazon App Store and Windows Store. FOX Sports Go’s authenticated distribution is more than 90 million homes averaging more than three million streams per month. In 2015, FOX Sports Go became available internationally.
VILLANOVA FALL SCHEDULE ON BIG EAST DIGITAL NETWORK
|September 16||Men's Soccer||Marquette at Villanova||1 p.m.|
|September 23||Women's Soccer||Villanova at Providence||4 p.m.|
|September 23||Men's Soccer||Villanova at Creighton||8 p.m.|
|September 28||Women's Soccer||Villanova at Marquette||8 p.m.|
|September 30||Men's Soccer||Villanova at DePaul||2 p.m.|
|October 4||Volleyball||Villanova at St. John's||7 p.m.|
|October 5||Women's Soccer||Villanova at Seton Hall||7 p.m.|
|October 7||Men's Soccer||Xavier at Villanova||4 p.m.|
|October 15||Women's Soccer||Villanova at Creighton||2 p.m.|
|October 19||Women's Soccer||St. John's at Villanova||4 p.m.|
|October 21||Men's Soccer||Villanova at Butler||7 p.m.|
|October 22||Women's Soccer||DePaul at Villanova||1 p.m.|
|October 25||Men's Soccer||Villanova at St. John's||7 p.m.|
|October 26||Women's Soccer||Villanova at Butler||7 p.m.|
|October 28||Men's Soccer||Providence at Villanova||1 p.m.|
|November 1||Men's Soccer||Villanova at Seton Hall||7p.m.|
|November 10||Volleyball||Villanova at DePaul||1 p.m.|
|November 17||Volleyball||Creighton at Villanova||7 p.m.|
FALL BIG EAST CHAMPIONSHIPS ON BIG EAST DIGITAL NETWORK
|October 28||Cross Country||Kenosha, Wis.||TBA|
|October 29||Women's Soccer||Campus Sites||TBA|
|November 2||Women's Soccer||Campus Sites||TBA|
|November 3||Field Hockey||Providence, R.I.||TBA|
|November 4||Men's Soccer||Campus Site||TBA|
|November 5||Field Hockey||Providence, R.I.||TBA|
|November 8||Men's Soccer||Campus Site||TBA|
|November 24||Volleyball||Milwaukee, Wis.||TBA|