ESPN and BTI Events announced the broadcast schedule for the 2013 World University Games on Friday, as the K-State volleyball team gets set to compete as Team USA in Russia.
Last week, ESPN announced it will provide more than 40 hours of live coverage on ESPNU with even more coverage online at ESPN3 and via the WatchESPN app for smartphones.
The network debuted its coverage of the first World University Games to be broadcast in the United States with Saturday evening’s opening ceremonies on ESPN3.com.
Keep in mind, there is a a nine-hour time difference between Russia and the central time zone, as coverage moves forward this week.
The first event to be covered by the ESPN family was set to be the men’s volleyball match between Team USA and Estonia at early this morning on ESPN3. Men’s waterpolo was set be the first sport to receive coverage on ESPNU with the USA men’s match against Montenegro at 6:30 this morning.
At this time, there are no women’s indoor volleyball matches slated for broadcast by ESPN. The broadcast schedule is subject to change, however.
Fans wanting to watch the K-State volleyball team play as Team USA at the Games can register and watch for free at livefisu.tv. The team’s match against Czech Republic on Tuesday is scheduled to air on this outlet at 11 a.m CT.
Fans can also keep up with the team’s trip to Russia for the World University Games online with a homepage dedicated to the team at http://www.kstatesports.com.