Kentucky Volleyball Television Schedule Revealed

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The Southeastern Conference revealed its television broadcast schedule Tuesday morning, featuring more than 80 SEC volleyball matches on the SEC Network and ESPNU, with Kentucky playing in at least seven of these matches. 

Among the highlights of Kentucky’s televised matches are marquee dates against SEC powers Florida and Missouri, who along with Kentucky both qualified for the NCAA tournament with at-large bids last season. Additionally, both of UK’s matchups with rival Tennessee will be aired to a national audience. Six of Kentucky’s matches will be broadcast on the SEC Network before the regular season finale airs on ESPNU. Additional matches may be added over the course of the season. The full list of Kentucky’s nationally televised broadcasts is below:

Date

Time (ET)

Matchup

Network

Wed, Sept. 21

8 p.m.

Georgia at Kentucky

SEC Network

Wed, Sept. 28

8 p.m.

Kentucky at Florida

SEC Network

Sun, Oct. 9

2 p.m.

Tennessee at Kentucky

SEC Network

Sun, Oct. 23

2 p.m.

Kentucky at Missouri

SEC Network

Sun, Nov. 6

noon

Missouri at Kentucky

SEC Network

Wed, Nov. 9

8 p.m.

Kentucky at Arkansas

SEC Network

Wed, Nov. 23

9 p.m.

Kentucky at Tennessee

ESPNU


In addition to the televised events, all of UK’s home matches and select conference matches will be available for live streaming through the WatchESPN app on tablets and mobile devices. Fans can also watch the action online at espn.go.com/watchespn. 

The Wildcats return a spectacular core led by Ashley Dusek and Kaz Brown who are coming off historic seasons for the Cats. Dusek was named SEC Libero of the Year. The Wildcats have now won the award in five of the last six seasons. Brown became one of the most prolific middle blockers not only in program history, but nationally. In only her second season, Brown ranked in the top five among all players with a 1.61 blocks per set average. 

Kentucky will also see the return of outside hitter Darian Mack who led UK with 3.24 kills per set in 2015. Anni Thomasson will anchor the outside and will begin her final season with a chance to set numerous records in the 25-point rally scoring era including being just 194 kills shy of 1,000. Emily Franklin returns to the middle having started 27 matches a season ago and totaling 1.78 kills per set while also contributing 1.01 blocks per frame. Sophomore Olivia Dailey will shift from a defensive and serving specialist to run the offense at setter.
 
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