updated NCAA semi & final TV times

updated NCAA semi & final TV times

Post by BigSyMar » Thu, 10 Dec 1998 04:00:00


The best way to get more volleyball on television is watch the existing
volleyball telecasts. That will insure a solid rating for the show, which will
in turn influence more sponsors to support future volleyball events.

The NCAA semi's and final will be shown:
semi # 1    Thursday   Dec.   17        live                 8:00PM EST
semi # 2     Friday       Dec.   18        taped            11:59PM  EST
final            Saturday   Dec.   19       taped              4:00PM EST

The coordinating producer of ESPN indoor volleyball is :
Tina Thornton
ESPN
ESPN Plaza
Bristol, Conn 06010

After the shows, write to her and let her know what you liked or disliked about
the NCAA telecasts. We need to show the networks that there are thousands and
thousands of volleball fans that are VERY interested in vollyball's future!
I've just gotten on to the internet and would like to hear what you think. So
please post or E-MAIL me.

Chris Marlowe

 
 
 

updated NCAA semi & final TV times

Post by BigSyMar » Thu, 10 Dec 1998 04:00:00

Thanks Joe-
Glad to be on the net. Maybe we can do some good things for the sport. Lets
keep in touch.

Chris

 
 
 

updated NCAA semi & final TV times

Post by Matt Leac » Thu, 10 Dec 1998 04:00:00

What will it take? My fear is that the male-dominated media (yes, I'm
generalizing) has already relegated the sport to oblivion. They chose to promote
basketball because they understood it. They still are insufferably condescending
in their coverage, but, in their eyes, it's a legitimate sport--and volleyball is
not.

How'd we end up being second banana to basketball?

What I don't understand is why girls/women aren't making their voices heard.
Women's volleyball has incredible numbers of participants, is ten times the game
of Women's Basketball, and is the perfect game to display the skills of a female
athlete. So why's the popularity of volleyball as a spectator sport on the
decline?

Fill the stands! The coverage will follow.

And, of course, Chris is right. We have to let 'em know we're watching--and that
we care about what we're watching. But I really believe it's the female half of
our community who will make or break this sport...

Quote:

> The best way to get more volleyball on television is watch the existing
> volleyball telecasts. That will insure a solid rating for the show, which will
> in turn influence more sponsors to support future volleyball events.

> The NCAA semi's and final will be shown:
> semi # 1    Thursday   Dec.   17        live                 8:00PM EST
> semi # 2     Friday       Dec.   18        taped            11:59PM  EST
> final            Saturday   Dec.   19       taped              4:00PM EST

> The coordinating producer of ESPN indoor volleyball is :
> Tina Thornton
> ESPN
> ESPN Plaza
> Bristol, Conn 06010

> After the shows, write to her and let her know what you liked or disliked about
> the NCAA telecasts. We need to show the networks that there are thousands and
> thousands of volleball fans that are VERY interested in vollyball's future!
> I've just gotten on to the internet and would like to hear what you think. So
> please post or E-MAIL me.

> Chris Marlowe


 
 
 

updated NCAA semi & final TV times

Post by Mark Easto » Thu, 10 Dec 1998 04:00:00

Chris,

Thanks for the information.

Perhaps sending letters to Tina will be more useful than sending requests /
feedback to the various ESPN venues on the internet.

I've send email and filled out their feedback forms online several times in
the past and have had no response of any kind and if anything the coverage
has gotten worse over the past few years.

It is, however, still worth trying to get more and better coverage!

 
 
 

updated NCAA semi & final TV times

Post by JRFish » Sat, 12 Dec 1998 04:00:00

<< watch the existing volleyball telecasts. That will insure a solid rating >>

Only for Nielson households. The rest of us are disenfranchised unless we
"squeek".

Jeff Fisher, Vancouver WA

 
 
 

updated NCAA semi & final TV times

Post by Jim Armstro » Sat, 12 Dec 1998 04:00:00



Quote:
>How'd we end up being second banana to basketball?

>What I don't understand is why girls/women aren't making their voices heard.
>Women's volleyball has incredible numbers of participants, is ten times the game
>of Women's Basketball, and is the perfect game to display the skills of a female
>athlete. So why's the popularity of volleyball as a spectator sport on the
>decline?

Bev Oden wrote an interesting editorial in last week's Sports Illustrated.
She expressed disappointment that women's volleyball has been unable to
take advantage of the recent boon in women's sports they way women's
soccer, basketball, and hockey have.  She cited the poor showings of
the USA women's volleyball team in recent international events as a
missed opportunity.  She was also critical of head coach Mick Haley,
and particularly of his failure to recruit the best players.

Jim