Tourbeau Sports announces Game of the Week Series on NSCAA-TV with initial 18-Game Broadcast Schedule
20 "Small College" Programs featured rank in respective Top 25 final season polls in 2013
5 August 2014-
For the second straight season, Tourbeau Sports Group will broadcast a group of Top 25 and national powerhouse matchups at the NAIA and NCAA Division II/III level in college soccer on NSCAA-TV.com.
Alongside the NSCAA, Tourbeau Sports announces its initial 18-game package that features 20 programs who currently rank in the Top 25 polls in their respective divisions. All but three teams (34) in the series of productions was at one time nationally-ranked during the 2013 regular season.
Eighteen matches have been chosen including several programs who were featured in 2013, including Charleston, Wheaton, Georgia Gwinnett, Ohio Northern, Ohio Wesleyan, Rockhurst, Quincy, Lander and others.
“As a leader in soccer-specific video streaming productions and soccer development at every level of soccer, this is one of the most important series of broadcasts we do each year”, said Chase Neidig, president of Tourbeau Sports.
The Tourbeau Sports Game of the Week on NSCAA-TV.com will provide ‘smaller instuitions’ with a professional-level, HD production for the first-time ever. In 2013, the TSG Game of the Week was in Standard-Definition, but now all games will boost into full HD quality with multi-camera angles, instant replay, audio commentary and much more.
In all, six Division II matches were selected, as well as three Division III and five NAIA selections in the initial release.Several intriguing matchups are included on this year’s schedule including the “Battle of the Ohio’s” with Ohio Northern traveling to play #9 Ohio Wesleyan in a Division III game.
Just four days later, in the series’ first doubleheader special, will be four-Top 25 programs squaring off in Lawrenceville, Georgia. Georgia Gwinnett’s men’s and women’s programs will host William Carey on the men’s side, as the Grizzlies will also welcome a tough women’s opponent in #4 Northwood on Sept 21.
To close out the month of September, #20 Fort Hays State will host the number one team in the nation at the Division II level, Lindenwood on September 25 in Kansas City. In early October, the TSG productions will continue its Midwest trip when they feature a huge Top 15 NAIA Men’s Soccer game when #14 Benedicitine hosts #9 Baker University on October 4.
Two more double headers will occupy the middle portion of October, both at the NCAA Division II level. First, Lander will host Flagler for two matches on October 18 in Greenwood, South Carolina. A week later, Tourbeau Sports will head to South Florida, where Barry will host a double-header matchup versus Florida Southern.
The Game of the Week series will finish up in Montgomery, Alabama when last season’s NAIA National Runner-Up will host fellow SSAC foe, University of Mobile, on October 30.
A select few of games will be added in the coming weeks to the Game of the Week schedule, as final arrangements are being made with several Top 10 programs to close out the series.
“We launched NSCAATV in 2013 with the intent to showcase some of the best soccer this country has to offer,” Joe Cummings, NSCAA CEO, said. “We are now broadcasting even more games this year at every level of the college game, fulfilling our goal to become the ‘go-to’ website for soccer fans. Thank you to Tourbeau and these programs in helping us make this possible.”
With the partnership between the NSCAA and Tourbeau Sports, all games will be LIVE, FREE and in HD on NSCAA-TV.com for the second straight season. To tune into matches throughout the season, head to www.nscaatv.com
If you are interested in having an event, match or tournament produced and streamed, contact TSG today. For more information on Tourbeau Sports Group, visit www.tourbeausportsgroup.com
To see the full Game of the Week Schedule for the 2014 Fall Season, please see below:
Sept 4 - Gannon at Charleston (NCAA Div II)
Sept 5- (RV) Calvin at #17 Wheaton (NCAA Div III)
Sept 7- # 8 Ohio Dominican at Bellarmine (NCAA Div II)
Sept 17- (RV) Ohio Northern at #9 Ohio Wesleyan (NCCA Div III)
Sept 19 - #21 University of Indianapolis at Drury (NCAA Div II)
Sept 21- #18 Georgia Gwinnett v (RV) William Carey (Men); (RV) Georgia Gwinnett v #4 Northwood FL (Women) - (DH, NAIA)
Sept 24- (RV) KS Wesleyan at #6 Hastings (NAIA)
Sept 25- #1 Lindenwood at #20 Fort Hays St (NCAA Div II)
Oct 3 - Quincy at #14 Rockhurst (NCAA Div II)
Oct 4- #9 Baker at #14 Benedictine (NAIA)
Oct 8- Taylor at #15 Indiana Wesleyan (NAIA)
Oct 18- Flagler at Lander (Doubleheader, NCAA Div II)
Oct 21- #16 Stevens at Rutgers-Newark (NCAA Div III)
Oct 25- Florida Southern at Barry (Doubleheader, NCAA Div II)
Oct 30- Mobile at #2 AUM (NAIA)
About the NSCAA
Founded in 1941 and based in Kansas City, Kan., the National Soccer Coaches Association of America(NSCAA) is a non-profit organization with a mission to educate coaches, encourage excellence and serve the soccer community. The NSCAA is the world’s largest soccer coaches’ organization with members at every level of the game.
The membership is primarily made up of coaches, but also includes administrators, referees and others in the soccer industry. The NSCAA provides its members ways to enhance the game of soccer by providing a national education program, interaction and networking opportunities, and membership benefits.
For more information about the National Soccer Coaches Association of America, visit NSCAA.com.
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