Friday, April 25, 2014

NCAA Division I Women's & Men's Golf Championships Selection Announcements to Air Live on Golf Channel


INDIANAPOLIS - For the first time in NCAA Division I Women’s and Men’s Golf Championships history, the teams and individuals that will participate in the 2014 Men’s and Women’s Golf Championships will be announced live on national television via Golf Channel.

The 2014 NCAA Division I Women’s Golf Championships selections will be announced live on Monday, April 28, during Golf Central, Golf Channel’s daily signature news show, with dedicated segments airing that evening from 6 to 7 p.m., Eastern time. Additionally, Golf Central will be streamed live on Golf Channel’s website via Golf Live Extra at http://www.golfchannel.com/ and posted afterward on the NCAA website at www.ncaa.com. The selections news release will be available on www.ncaa.com immediately following Golf
Central.

The 2014 NCAA Division I Men’s Golf Championships selections will be announced live on Monday, May 5 from 10 to 11 a.m., Eastern time during Morning Drive, Golf Channel’s daily morning news and lifestyle show. Additionally, Morning Drive will be streamed live on Golf Channel’s website via Golf Live Extra at http://www.golfchannel.com/ and posted afterward on the NCAA website at www.ncaa.com. The selections news release will be available on www.ncaa.com immediately following completion of Morning Drive.

Selection coverage will be just the start of coverage of the 2014 Division I Men’s Golf Championship by Golf Channel. The network will provide highlights from regional play (May 15-17) leading up to coverage of the 2014 championship to be held May 23-28 at Prairie Dunes Country Club in Hutchinson, Kan., hosted by Wichita State University. Golf Channel will provide live coverage of the final day of individual championship play on May 26 as well as the team match play on May 27-28.

Through a multi-year partnership with the NCAA, Golf Channel is scheduled to air tournament action from both the NCAA Division I Women’s and Men’s Golf Championships beginning in May 2015. Both the women’s (May 22-27) and men’s championships (May 29 - June 3) will be played at The Concession Golf Club in Bradenton, Fla. next year, with the University of South Florida serving as host. The 2015 championships will mark the first time since 2005 that the NCAA Division I Women’s Golf Championships will air live on television.

About the NCAA
The NCAA is a membership-led nonprofit association of colleges and universities committed to supporting academic and athletic opportunities for more than 450,000 student-athletes at more than 1,000 member colleges and universities. Each year, more than 54,000 student-athletes compete in NCAA championships in Divisions I, II and III sports. Visit www.NCAA.org and www.NCAA.com for more details about the Association, its goals and members and corporate partnerships that help support programs for student-athletes.


About Golf Channel
Golf Channel is a multimedia, golf entertainment and services company based in Orlando, Fla. Golf Channel, co-founded by Arnold Palmer in 1995 and now part of the NBC Sports Group, is available in more than 120 million homes and 83 countries worldwide.  Exclusive partnerships with the world’s top tours allow Golf Channel to feature more live golf coverage than all other networks combined, as well as a programming schedule distinguished by golf’s highest-quality news, instruction and original programming. Golf Channel’s digital platforms, led by GolfChannel.com, are the leading golf destinations on the Internet, delivering unmatched coverage of the world of golf, as well as services that connect the world to golf. Fans
are able to enjoy 24/7 live streaming of Golf Channel content through GolfChannel.com and Golf Channel’s mobile application, Golf Live Extra. Golf Channel programming also is available via SiriusXM’s PGA TOUR Radio.