ESPN to air World University Games

By The Mercury

With the 2013 Kazan World University Games set to begin Friday, ESPN announced last week it will be providing more than 40 hours of coverage on ESPNU.

Kansas State fans to watch the volleyball team play as the Team USA contingent at the Games in Russia.

With the announcement by ESPN, this year’s World University Games become the first Universiade to be broadcast live in the United States.

An additional 250 hours will be shown live online on ESPN3 and the WatchESPN app for smartphones and tablets. The Games will also be available through Xbox Live and AppleTV, giving the World University Games the potential to reach more than 85 million households.

ESPN’s coverage will focus mainly on basketball, water polo, swimming, track and field, beach volleyball and volleyball.

The K-State volleyball team leaves for Russia on Thursday morning with the opening ceremonies set for Friday. The team’s first competition will be Monday.

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