The Utah Valley University men's soccer program's inaugural match against Massachusetts leads off the broadcast schedule of the NSCAA College Soccer Special presented by Continental Tire, as announced Tuesday by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.
The Wolverines and Minutemen take to Clyde Field in Orem at 7:30 p.m. MT on Aug. 30, with the match being showcased on the NSCAATV website. The online broadcast will be the first to air on the online channel during the 2014 season and will stream the first-ever men's soccer match at Utah Valley around the globe.
"The NSCAA is the world's largest coaching organization and it's a tremendous honor for our inaugural match to be broadcast nationally through NSCAATV," UVU head coach Greg Maas said. "It's a historic moment for UVU athletics, and soccer here in Utah, and I know our match vs. UMass will be very exciting and entertaining."
Following the creation of NSCAATV in July of 2013, the NSCAA College Soccer Special is in its second year of broadcasts — a package that is expected to include up to 20 NCAA Division I soccer games as well as matches from the DII, DIII and NAIA ranks. This year's preliminary schedule features 15 games — 10 men's matches and five women's — including a handful of appearances from programs that finished inside the final NCSAA/Continental Tire Top 25 rankings from a year ago.
Following UVU's NSCAATV debut on Aug. 30, the Western Athletic Conference will again be thrust into the NSCAA spotlight when Bakersfield and San Jose State square off in a WAC match on Oct. 4.
The NSCAATV online channel features original programming, live streams and broadcasts of games at every level, as well as other content highlighting soccer throughout the country.
Kellen Hiser is an assistant sports information director at Utah Valley University. For more information on Wolverine athletics, visit WolverineGreen.com.