BEDN to broadcast 20 MU Fall Events

Aug. 11, 2016

Full 2016 BEDN Fall Schedule (PDF)

NEW YORK – The BIG EAST announced its fall lineup for the BIG EAST Digital Network (BEDN) on Thursday featuring 86 regular-season contests and five championships across five sports: men’s soccer, women’s soccer, volleyball, field hockey and cross country.

At least 20 broadcasts featuring Marquette teams are scheduled, including eight women's soccer matches, seven men's soccer matches, four volleyball matches and the cross country conference meet. League tournament action prior to the title contests for both soccer teams and volleyball will also be shown.

With the launch of the 2016 Fall BEDN schedule, the league released a new Twitter handle, @BIGEASTdigital, dedicated to the Digital Network. The social media platform will carry highlights, teasers, original programming and news from BIG EAST Digital Network correspondents, complimenting content on BIGEAST.com.

Programming for the 2016-17 season includes 73 women’s basketball games, 70 men’s and women’s soccer matches, plus 15 volleyball, 10 baseball, 10 softball and six lacrosse games and one field hockey contest. BEDN will also cover all 36 BIG EAST Championships, which are presented by Jeep.

BEDN, the BIG EAST’s branded channel on FOX Sports Go, will showcase conference soccer matches in the fall, streaming 35 men’s game and 35 women’s games, which includes full coverage of the opening weekend for both men’s and women’s soccer and all games during the final two weekends of the regular season. BEDN men’s soccer coverage kicks off Saturday, Sept. 17 and concludes Nov. 6 and No. 10 with the BIG EAST Championship First Round and Semifinals. Women’s soccer starts the weekend of Sept. 24 with two games on Saturday and three on Sunday and will finish Nov. 1, with the BIG EAST Championship First Round and Semifinals on Nov. 4.

BIG EAST Volleyball coverage will start Friday, Sept. 23 with the first of 15 regular-season games. The BEDN volleyball schedule features both 2015 BIG EAST Championship semifinal matchups and home-and-home coverage of the 2015 BIG EAST Championship rematch between Creighton and Villanova. BEDN will have full coverage of the final weekend of regular-season action featuring five games from Friday through Sunday. BIG EAST volleyball championship action gets underway with the semifinals on Friday, Nov. 25.

The fall slate opens with Providence at Temple field hockey on Friday, Sept. 16 a league matchup at the site of the 2016 BIG EAST Field Hockey Championships, Temple’s soon-to-be opened Howarth Field in Philadelphia. BEDN will cover both the semifinals and finals of the field hockey championship, Nov. 4-6.

Championship coverage begins for the digital network on Friday, Oct. 28 with coverage of the BIG EAST Cross Country Championships presented by Jeep at Van Cortland Park, in New York City.

When the BIG EAST launched the Digital Network in 2014-15, the league became the first collegiate conference to be hosted on FOX Sports Go, the app that provides live streaming video of FOX Sports content at home or on-the-go. In 2015-16, the league expanded BEDN to include 225 live events, doubling the number from the first year.

FOX Sports GO is currently available for iOS, Android, Kindle Fire tablets and Fire phones, select Windows devices, and on desktops through FOXSportsGO.com. Fans can download the mobile app for free from the iTunes App Store, Google Play, Amazon App Store and Windows Store. FOX Sports Go’s authenticated distribution is more than 90 million homes averaging more than three million streams per month. In 2015, FOX Sports Go became available internationally.

Click here for the full 2016 fall BID EAST Digital Network schedule (PDF).

Follow BEDN on social here.

For detailed coverage on BEDN each week, the conference will release “This Week on BEDN” every Monday during the season on BIGEAST.com. The winter and spring BEDN schedules will be released at a later date.

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