truTV to Present Live Coverage, Friday & Saturday, May 5-6, at 3 p.m. ET;
TBS to Televise Championship Round on Sunday, May 7, at 2 p.m.
Turner Sports will present the 2017 NCAA National Collegiate Beach Volleyball Championship, held Friday-Sunday, May 5-7, from Gulf Shores, Ala., with live coverage airing across truTV, TBS and streaming on NCAA.com. truTV will televise live event coverage on Friday, May 5, and Saturday, May 6, beginning at 3 p.m. ET, with the championship round airing Sunday, May 7, at 2 p.m. on TBS.
In addition to televised coverage, NCAA.com will provide live streaming from every match beginning with the 2016 champions and No. 1 ranked USC vs. No. 8 South Carolina on Friday, May 5, at 10 a.m. ET.
Anne Marie Anderson will provide play-by-play commentary for all matches alongside analyst Holly McPeak and reporters Camryn Irwin and Yogi Roth.
All matches airing on truTV and TBS will also be available through Turner’s TV Everywhere platforms including the Watch TBS and Watch truTV apps. Additionally, fans can follow the conversation and action on social by using the hashtag #NCAABeachVB.
Beach volleyball is the fastest-growing NCAA sport with 60 sponsoring schools. The addition of the beach volleyball championship becomes the 45th NCAA championship administered for women. The championship will have an eight-team bracket that will be played in a double-elimination format with teams consisting of five pairs of female student-athletes. Competition will observe standard beach volleyball rules with up to five sets and the winning team needing to win three in order to advance to the next round.
About Turner Sports
Turner Sports, a division of Turner, is an industry leader in the delivery of premium sports content across all multimedia screens. Turner Sports’ television coverage includes the NBA, Major League Baseball, NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship, ELEAGUE and professional golf. The company also manages some of the most popular sports destinations across digital platforms including Bleacher Report and its top-rated app, NCAA.com and the critically acclaimed NCAA March Madness Live suite of products, PGA.com and the Sports Emmy Award-winning PGA Championship LIVE, as well as an accompanying collection of mobile sites and connected device apps. Turner Sports and the NBA also jointly manage NBA Digital, a robust collection of offerings including NBA TV, NBA.com, NBA LEAGUE PASS, NBA Mobile, the NBA App, NBADLEAGUE.com and WNBA.com.
About the NCAA
The NCAA is a diverse association of more than 1,100 member colleges and universities that prioritize academics, well-being and fairness to create greater opportunities for nearly half a million student-athletes each year. The NCAA provides a pathway to higher education and beyond for student-athletes pursuing academic goals and competing in NCAA sports. More than 54,000 student-athletes experience the pinnacle of intercollegiate athletics by competing in NCAA championships each year. Visit ncaa.org and ncaa.com for more details about the Association and the corporate partnerships that support the NCAA and its student-athletes. The NCAA is proud to have AT&T, Capital One and Coca-Cola as official corporate champions and the following elite companies as official corporate partners: Allstate, Amazon Echo, Buffalo Wild Wings, Buick, Enterprise, Infiniti, Intel, LG, Lowe’s, Marriott International, Nabisco, Northwestern Mutual, Pizza Hut, Reese’s, Unilever and Wendy’s.