Jacksonville Athletics Eyes Continued ESPN3 Coverage

Jacksonville Athletics Eyes Continued ESPN3 Coverage

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — It has been less than a full calendar year since the Jacksonville University athletic department launched its ESPN3 broadcasting enterprise in January of 2015. The enterprise, which was completed in partnership with the Atlantic Sun Conference’s ESPN3 on-campus initiative, has allowed delivery of several Jacksonville athletics broadcasts to a nationwide audience.

The first Atlantic Sun institution to feature its very own ESPN3 mobile platform broadcast unit, Jacksonville quickly became the conference leader in broadcast quantity and will continue to do so this coming academic year. Dolphin fans will be able to watch two-thirds of the 30 home athletic events on campus this fall.

The fall broadcasting schedule features as many as 20 broadcasts between football, volleyball, women’s soccer, and mens soccer.

“ESPN3 is an excellent way for friends, families, fans, and recruits to watch us play,” said women’s soccer Head Coach Brian Copham, whose geographically diverse 21 person roster features 16 student-athletes from outside the state of Florida, including five from Canada and four from California.

“With having players from all over the country and world on our roster it is an outstanding opportunity for everyone to support and keep up with our team,” Copham added. “The connection people feel by being able to experience our games only heightens the support for our team.”

The fall slate comes on the heels of a highly successful spring season in which Jacksonville produced more regular season ESPN3 broadcasts than the rest of the entire A-Sun membership combined. By taking full advantage of the state-of-the-art JU Coggin Nissan Mobile Production Unit, Jacksonville produced 31 total broadcasts including all five games of the women’s lacrosse A-Sun Championship.

The spring viewership included nearly 13,000 unique viewers for the 5th Annual Moe’s Southwest Grill Lacrosse Classic. The Classic was played for the first time on campus at the newly constructed D.B. Milne Field Stadium on Feb. 15 between the Dolphins and Army West Point. Jacksonville also drew another 7,500 unique viewers for the Dolphins annual baseball showdown with Florida State at John Sessions Stadium on Feb. 18. The two events were the second and third highest viewed ESPN3 broadcasts over all sports by the A-Sun on-campus initiative in the 2014-15 academic year.

Along with the 20 broadcasts scheduled for the fall, Jacksonville will once again broadcast the entire home schedule for men’s and women’s basketball starting in late November. In all, an estimated 75 on-campus ESPN3 broadcasts of Jacksonville home athletic events will take place during the 2015-16 season.

The JU Coggin Nissan Mobile Production Unit has been custom fitted with the latest in broadcasting technology. The technology, purchased from Mobile Studios Video Production Systems in Deerfield Beach, Fla., includes a Ross E-3 core Carbonite/X-Pression Combo Control Panel, a Newtek 425 Replay System and a 32 input Behringer Digital Mixing Board.

The state of the art equipment gives the University the capability to broadcast intercollegiate athletic competitions from any location.

About ESPN3
ESPN3 is ESPN’s live multi-screen sports network, a destination that delivers thousands of exclusive sports events annually.  It is accessible online at WatchESPN.com, on smartphones and tablets via the WatchESPN app and streamed on televisions through Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast (via the WatchESPN app), Roku, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. The network is available to more than 92 million homes at no additional cost to fans who receive their high-speed Internet connection or video subscription from an affiliated service provider. The network is also available at no cost to approximately 21 million U.S. college students and U.S.-based military personnel via computers, smartphones and tablets connected to on-campus educational and on-base military broadband and Wi-Fi networks

 

Fall 2015 Broadcasting Schedule:

 

~ September 2015 ~

 

Sun

Mon

Tue

Wed

Thu

Fri

Sat

30

ESPN3

Men’s Soccer vs App State

5:00 pm

31

1

 

2

 

3

 

4

ESPN3

Women’s Soccer vs Charleston Southern

7:00 pm

 

5

 

6

ESPN3

Women’s Soccer vs Miami

1:00 pm

 

ESPN3

Men’s Soccer vs Detroit

5:00 pm

 

7

 

8

 

9

ESPN3

Women’s Soccer vs FAU

7:00 pm

 

10

 

11

 

12

 

13

ESPN3

Women’s Soccervs Florida

2:00 pm

 

14

 

15

 

16

 

17

 

18

 

19

 

20

ESPN3

Women’s Soccer vs Furman

2:00 pm

 

21

 

22

 

23

ESPN3

Men’s Soccer vs UCF

5:00 pm

 

24

 

25

 

26

 

27

 

28

 

29

 

30

 

Notes:

 

 

~ October 2015 ~

 

Sun

Mon

Tue

Wed

Thu

Fri

Sat

 
 
 
 

1

 

2

ESPN3

Women’s Soccer vs FGCU

7:00 pm

 

3

ESPN3

Football vs Morehead State

1:00 pm

4

 

5

 

6

 

7

 

8

 

9

ESPN3

Volleyball vs NJIT

7:00 pm

 

10

ESPN3

Football vs Stetson

6:00 pm

11

 

12

 

13

 

14

 

15

 

16

ESPN3

Volleyball vs Stetson

7:00 pm

 

17

ESPN3

Football vs Edward Waters

1:00 pm

18

 

19

 

20

 

21

 

22

 

23

ESPN3

Volleyball vs UNF

7:00 pm

 

24

ESPN3

Men’s Soccer vs UNF

7:00 pm

 

25

 

26

 

27

 

28

 

29

 

30

 

31

 



 

~ November 2015 ~

 

Sun

Mon

Tue

Wed

Thu

Fri

Sat

1

 

2

 

3

 

4

 

5

 

6

 

7

ESPN3

Football vs Davidson

1:00 pm

8

 

9

 

10

 

11

 

12

 

13

ESPN3

Volleyball vs USC Upstate

7:00 pm

 

14

ESPN3

Volleyball vs Kennesaw State

3:00 pm

 

15

 

16

 

17

 

18

 

19

 

20

 

21

ESPN3

Football vs Valparaiso

1:00 pm

22

 

23

 

24

 

25

 

26

 

27

 

28

 

29

 

30

 

Notes: