Feb. 14, 2013
This weekend in Cary, N.C. the Villanova baseball team begins the 148th season in its varsity history. Fans of the Wildcats can follow the team online all season long here at Villanova.com through a number of different platforms.
More than 20 home games at the Villanova Ballpark at Plymouth will be broadcast live by Nova Nation All-Access. Live streaming audio of these games can be heard exclusively online with veteran play-by-play man Nick Mantegna returning for his 10th season calling the action. Following victories by the Wildcats stay tuned to the Nova Nation All-Access postgame show featuring an interview with one of the Villanova student-athletes.
Live game audio for the selected home games can also be accessed via smart phones or other mobile devices, including iPhones. All archived broadcasts and some live broadcast are also available on the Villanova mobile app. The complete schedule of home game broadcasts for the 2013 season will be announced later this month.
In addition to live streaming audio fans can also get live updates from all home games and selected road games by following the team on Twitter (@VUBaseball). Go beyond the updates and become a part of the action by mentioning @VUBaseball and using the hashtag #vubb13 in your own tweets.
For pitch-by-pitch updates of most games pull up live stats via Gametracker from the baseball schedule page. This state-of-the-art interface updates after each pitch with graphics that make you feel like you are watching the game live.
Villanova will play 26 home games this season, beginning with the home opener against Iona on Friday, March 8 at 2:15 p.m. That contest will be the first game of the Villanova Baseball Classic (March 8-10), while the Wildcats will also host the Big Five Baseball Bash the following weekend (March 15-17).
Later in the month Villanova opens BIG EAST play at home against longtime rival Rutgers (March. 28-30) and the Wildcats will also host Connecticut, Seton Hall and Louisville in home conference games during April and May.
Villanova plays its season opener against Monmouth on Friday at 1 p.m.
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