July 22, 2014
San Jose, Calif – It will be a momentous game when the San José State men’s soccer team plays at CSU Bakersfield on October 4. New Spartans head coach Simon Tobin will return for the first time to the field on which he guided the Roadrunners for 27 years.
In addition, the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA), in continuing its role of promoting and broadcasting college soccer through the creation of NSCAATV.com, will broadcast the game as part of its current 15-game package.
“This game represents a fantastic opportunity to showcase our program nationwide,” Spartans head coach Simon Tobin said. “The NSCAA do a great job of promoting the college game, and we hope to demonstrate that the WAC (Western Athletic Conference) produces excellent talent and an entertaining brand of soccer.”
In early August, NSCAA, NSCAATV, and Continental Tire will broadcast six different NSCAA College Soccer Preview Shows with preseason rankings (Division I men, Division I women, Division II men and women, Division III men and women, NJCAA men and women and NAIA men and women) from the Continental Tire studios located in Chapel Hill, N.C. During the season, NSCAATV will do a weekly NSCAA/Continental Tire College Soccer Review Show from the road.
The National Soccer Coaches Association of America debuted NSCAATV.com in July 2013. The online channel started with original programming, live streams, and other content promoting the beautiful game.
“We created NSCAATV a year ago with a focus on being an attractive and entertaining outlet for college soccer fans and coaches to watch live games from all over the country,” NSCAA CEO Joe Cummings said. “Last year, we broadcast more than 40 college soccer games, as well as 20 College Soccer Specials. This fall, we will do more than 80 broadcasts covering all levels of soccer, from the college, high school and youth game. Additionally, we continue to provide coverage of the professional game, by hosting live stream broadcasts of NWSL and USL Pro games.
Dean Linke will return for his seventh season as the play-by-play voice of the NSCAA College Soccer Special presented by Continental Tire. He will again be joined in the booth for the majority of the men’s Division I games by former Georgetown head coach Keith Tabatznik.
In addition to the Spartans and Roadrunners match-up on October 4, other programs featured on NSCAATV.com in 2014 will be powers UCLA, UC Santa Barbara, Akron, North Carolina, Connecticut, Tulsa, West Virginia, and Penn State. In addition Utah Valley, Massachusetts, as well as William & Mary, High Point, UNC Asheville, Bucknell and George Mason also appear on the schedule.