June 19, 2012
Los Angeles, Calif. - A total of 12 UCLA men's soccer games will be televised by the Pac-12 Networks in 2012, as announced by the conference today. The Bruins open up the 2012 season at home against the New Mexico Lobos on Fri., Aug. 24 at 7 pm.
"We are thrilled about the way our Fall schedule is coming together and men's soccer is a big part of that," said Pac-12 Enterprises President Gary Stevenson. "Traditionally, the Pac-12 is highly competitive from top to bottom in men's soccer and produces contenders for the College Cup every year. The fact that the race for the Pac-12 title is up for grabs and will play out on the Pac-12 Networks is very exciting."
UCLA will face a tough non-conference slate that includes five teams that made the NCAA Tournament a year ago - New Mexico, Maryland, Virginia, UC Irvine and UC Santa Barbara. Home highlights include the opener against New Mexico, Sept. 9 against UC Irvine, Washington on Oct. 8 and the regular season finale against San Diego State on Nov. 9. In addition, every UCLA men's soccer home game will be broadcast on the Pac-12 Networks. Below is a complete listing of UCLA matches that will be broadcast by the Pac-12 Networks. Home matches are in bold.
Aug. 24 - New Mexico (7 pm)
Sept. 7 - Tulsa (4 pm)
Sept. 9 - UC Irvine (2 pm)
Sept. 28 - at Stanford (4 pm)
Sept. 30 - at California (4 pm)
Oct. 5 - Oregon State (3 pm)
Oct. 8 - Washington (7 pm)
Oct. 26 - at Oregon State (1 pm)
Oct. 29 - at Washington (7 pm)
Nov. 1 - Stanford (7 pm)
Nov. 4 - California (5 pm)
Nov. 9 - San Diego State (2 pm)
All times Pacific Standard Time
The Bruins return five starters from last year's squad that reached the College Cup for the 13th time in school history. Returning are seniors Matt Wiet and Ryan Hollingshead, who each earned second-team All-Pac-12 honors in 2011. Hollingshead was also named to the NCAA All-Tournament Team a year ago while Wiet was named to the NSCAA All-Far West Region team for the second consecutive year. Also returning is senior Fernando Monge (starter in 22 of 24 matches in 2011) and junior defenders Joe Sofia (started all 24 matches in 2011) and Patrick Matchett (0 g, 7 a). Juniors Victor Munoz (1 g, 8 a) and Victor Chavez (two-time All-Pac-12 team honoree) will also look to play key roles in 2012 while sophomore Earl Edwards will look to take over in goal.
To view the complete 2012 schedule, click here.
In its inaugural season, the Pac-12 Networks brings an unprecedented level of exposure to its acclaimed member institutions that have combined to collect a record 450 NCAA titles. The 28 televised Pac-12 men's soccer matchups are just a portion of 217 exciting events including football, volleyball, men's and women's soccer, men's water polo, field hockey and cross country telecast over 100 days this fall, putting the Conference of Champions on a national stage.
The Pac-12 Networks launch August 15 and will consist of one national and six regional networks devoted solely to the Pac-12. In addition to the hundreds of live televised Pac-12 sporting events, Pac-12 Networks subscribers will have access to their carrier's TV Everywhere platform, providing access to all Pac-12 Networks programming on any device through their broadband service. Fans can find out if they can get Pac-12 Networks by visiting www.Pac-12.org or by contacting their television provider.
To see if your television provider is currently signed up as a partner who carries the Pac-12 Networks, please click here to be directed to the channel locator. For additional questions regarding the Pac-12 Networks, visit Pac-12.org.