Feb. 1, 2017

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia Athletics released the broadcast schedule for the 2017 softball season on Wednesday (Feb. 1) and the Cavaliers will have a total of 16 games broadcast online via the ACC Network Extra.

The ACC Network Extra is a dedicated digital channel for ACC sports which is available to authenticated subscribers of ESPN3 through WatchESPN and the ESPN app at no additional charge.

The ACC Network Extra coverage marks the initial phase of the full ACC Network announced July 21 by ESPN and the Atlantic Coast Conference.

All Virginia games broadcast will be ACC matchups, featuring seven home contests and nine road contests. Home broadcasts include the entire home series against Boston College, two games against in-state rival Virginia Tech, and single games against Georgia Tech and defending ACC Champion Florida State.

The nine road games slated for broadcast include the entire weekend series at North Carolina, Notre Dame and Louisville.

The 2017 ACC Softball Championships will be held at North Carolina from May 11-13 with the first two days broadcast on the ACC’s Regional Sports Network or ACC Network Extra, while the ACC Championship game will be broadcast on ESPN.

Virginia opens the season on Thursday, Feb 9, at the Kajikawa Classic hosted by Arizona State. The first home game of the season is against Virginia Tech on Friday, March 3. Virginia home softball games are played at The Park and admission to all home softball games is free.

Virginia Softball ACC Network Extra Broadcast Schedule
March 3 vs. Virginia Tech, 3 p.m.
March 5 vs. Virginia Tech, 12 p.m.
March 10 vs. Boston College, 5 p.m.
March 11 vs. Boston College, 1 p.m.
March 12 vs. Boston College, 12 p.m.
March 26 vs. Florida State, 12 p.m.
March 31 at North Carolina, 7 p.m.
April 1 at North Carolina, 1 p.m.
April 2 at North Carolina, 1 p.m.
April 14 vs. Georgia Tech, 6 p.m.
April 22 at Notre Dame, 1 p.m./3 p.m. (DH)
April 23 at Notre Dame, 12 p.m.
April 28 at Louisville, 6 p.m.
April 29 at Louisville, 1 p.m.
April 30 at Louisville, 12 p.m.