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ACC Network Extra Promises Increased Exposure For Irish Soccer

Aug. 18, 2016

By Joanne Norell

NOTRE DAME, Ind. – The University of Notre Dame women’s soccer team will have a record 15 games broadcast over linear or digital networks, an effort made possible in part by the launch of ACC Network Extra, a dedicated digital channel for Atlantic Coast Conference sports that will debut Friday, August 19.

Eleven Irish games will be broadcast on the new ACC platform, the initial phase of the full ACC Network announced by ESPN and the ACC. Each Irish home match will be streamed on ACC Network Extra, which is available to users who have access to WatchESPN and the ESPN app.

In addition to coverage by ACC Network Extra, the Irish will appear on the Big Ten Network (August 25 at Michigan), the Pac-12 Network (September 11 at Stanford) and Regional Sports Network/ACC Network Extra (October 23 at Wake Forest).

The Irish open the season at 7 p.m. ET Friday against Wright State at Alumni Stadium. To purchase women’s soccer tickets, visit

2016 Women’s Soccer Broadcast Schedule
19 – Wright State, ACC Network Extra
21 – Wisconsin, ACC Network Extra
25 – at Michigan, Big Ten Network
28 – Western Michigan, ACC Network Extra
2 – Illinois State, ACC Network Extra
4 – Missouri, ACC Network Extra
9 – at Santa Clara, West Coast Conference Live Stream
11 – at Stanford, Pac-12 Network
18 – at Syracuse
22 – at NC State
25 – Pittsburgh, ACC Network Extra
1 – at Louisville, ACC Network Extra
6 – Clemson, ACC Netwrok Extra
9 – Virginia, ACC Network Extra
14 – North Carolina, ACC Network Extra
20 – at Virginia Tech
23 – at Wake Forest, RSN/ACC Network Extra
27 – Miami, ACC Network Extra

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Joanne Norell, athletics communications assistant director at the University of Notre Dame, has been part of the Fighting Irish athletics communications team since 2014 and coordinates communications efforts for the Notre Dame women’s soccer, men’s tennis, women’s tennis and fencing programs. Norell is a 2011 graduate of Purdue University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in mass communication, and earned her master’s degree in sports industry management from Georgetown University in 2013.