Big Ten Network to Broadcast Michigan-UCLA Game on January 23
BRIDGEPORT, Pa. -- Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) fans around the globe will once again be able to see the sport of water polo on cable as the Big Ten Network has announced plans to broadcast the Sunday, January 23 women's varsity game between the University of Michigan and the University of California-Los Angeles.
A rematch of last year's National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Championship fifth place game, the contest is part of the Michigan Kick-Off Tournament set for January 22-23 at Canham Natatorium which will also feature games against Stanford University, San Jose State University and California State University-Northridge.
Michigan will seek to avenge a 9-6 loss to the Bruins in the final game of the 2010 season as the Wolverines concluded the year with a 33-8 mark after claiming the program's ninth consecutive CWPA Western Division title, fifth CWPA Eastern Championship crown and third straight appearance at the NCAA Championship.
Game time is set for 11:00 a.m. EST (8:00 a.m. PST). Fans are advised to check the Big Ten Network website to see if the network is available in their area.
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Cable subscribers inside the eight Big Ten states receive the network on either an expanded basic or digital basic level of service. Outside the eight states, excluding St. Louis, Omaha and Louisville, cable operators who carry the network make it available on a variety of packages.