Sept. 24, 2004
Tuesday’s women’s volleyball match between Notre Dame and Michigan, slated for 7 p.m. (EDT) – 6 p.m. in South Bend – in Cliff Keen Arena in Ann Arbor, Mich. will feature live internet audio available to subscribers of College Sports Pass via www.und.com. Second-year broadcaster Stephen Hinkel will have the call as the schools meet for the eighth time in the last 13 seasons. The addition means that at least five remaining Notre Dame matches will have live internet audio this season.
The live audio broadcasts are available to subscribers of College Sports Pass. Subscriptions are $6.95 per month or $49.95 for a year, and details are available on www.und.com under “Audio/Video.” College Sports Pass subscribers gain access to all Notre Dame live audio broadcasts (for football, basketball, hockey, baseball, softball, volleyball, and soccer), as well as other audio and video features, like the football press conferences and coaches shows for various sports. Additionally, College Sports Pass subscribers have access to all audio and video features provided by every other College Sports Online school, an impressive group of nearly 200 colleges and universities. For a full list, see http://www.collegesports.com/online/partners/collegesports-partners.html.
The four broadcasts following Tuesday’s will feature Hinkel and former Bethel College volleyball coach Dr. Lorne Oke calling the action. The schedule resumes with the Oct. 13 match against Illinois State (7 p.m.) and then concludes with three November contests: Nov. 5 vs. Connecticut (7 p.m.), Nov. 12 vs. Pittsburgh (4 p.m.), and Nov. 16 vs. Northern Iowa (7 p.m.). Additional broadcasts during the NCAA tournament may be added at a later date.
Notre Dame leads the all-time series with Michigan 7-3, including a 3-2 mark in Ann Arbor. The Irish won the most recent meeting, a 3-1 affair in 2002 in the Joyce Center. This year’s Wolverines squad holds a 9-1 record heading into matches this weekend at Iowa and #1 Minnesota. The Irish are 5-4.
Tuesday’s contest also will be televised by Comcast Sports Local in Detroit on a tape-delayed basis. The official website of Michigan athletics, www.mgoblue.com, will feature live scoring, as well as its own internet audio broadcast of the match, as well.