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ESPN Networks is gearing up for an unprecedented weekend of premier women’s sporting events – college basketball, softball, gymnastics and international soccer, February 17-20

By February 16, 2022March 20th, 2022Sports events
  • College GameDayfirst visit of South Carolina’s No. 1 women’s basketball team
  • Matchups of ranked teams in college basketball, gymnastics and softball
  • The United States Women’s National Soccer Team on ABC for the first time since 2003
  • Plus, the top 10 matchups in women’s lacrosse and ice hockey

ESPN Networks will feature an unprecedented lineup of top women’s sporting events this weekend, February 17-20, including a women’s college basketball-themed edition of College GameDay covered by State Farm pre-match traveling show. In total, ESPN and ABC will highlight matchups of ranked teams in three college sports – basketball, softball and gymnastics, while the top 10 teams will face off in women’s lacrosse and ice hockey, respectively, on ACC. Network and ESPN+. Additionally, the United States Women’s National Soccer Team will take center stage in the SheBelieves Cup with its first game on ABC television in 18 years. The main events of this weekend:

South Carolina’s #1 Hosts College GameDay before the game against No. 12 Tennessee on ABC:

ESPN College GameDay travels to Columbia, South Carolinathis Sunday, Feb. 20, for an exclusive college basketball pregame show ahead of South Carolina’s game against No. 13 Tennessee. GameDay will feature the host Elle Duncan with Rebecca Lobo, Caroline Peck, Holly Rowe and Andraya Carter providing pre-match analysis, interviews and reporting.

The live pregame show will kick off at 12:00 p.m. ET on ESPN inside Colonial Life Arena before head coach Dawn Staley leads the No. SEC Lady Flights at 1 p.m. on ABC.

A total of 16 women’s college basketball games featuring 11 ranked teams will air Saturday and Sunday on ESPN networks.

Primetime College Softball on ESPN — No. 3 UCLA vs. No. 4 Florida State:

ESPN and ESPN+ networks will show all 40 women’s college softball games Thursday-Sunday, Feb. 17-20, over this weekend 2022 St. Pete Clearwater Elite Invitational presented by Wilson. In its third year, the ESPN Events tournament features a field of 16 teams, including 12 top-25 ranked programs.

The most anticipated game in Clearwater is No. 3 UCLA against No. 4 Florida State, a clash of teams that qualified for the Women’s College World Series last season. Beth Mowin, Michele Smith and Amanda Scarborough will call the Bruins against the Seminoles in the final game of the tournament, Sunday night at 7 p.m. on ESPN (previously scheduled for ESPN2). Program.

Friday Night Heights returns to ESPN: No. 8 Alabama takes on No. 5 LSU in college gymnastics:

The biggest popular meeting of this weekend Friday Night Heights the collegiate gymnastics series moves from ESPNU to ESPN as the No. 8 Alabama takes on the No. 5 LSU in a double encounter with eternal powers of the SEC.

SEC Network will also feature a trio of ranked teams in a Friday night doubleheader – No. 2 Florida at No. 10 Kentucky (6 p.m.) and No. 7 Auburn at Georgia (7:30 p.m.)

Top 10 matchups in women’s lacrosse and ice hockey too:

ACC Network’s season-long women’s lacrosse schedule continues with No. 8 Maryland at No. 10 Virginia (Sunday, 5 p.m.), while the ESPN+ women’s ice hockey slate claims the rivalry Nutmeg State between No. 6 Yale and No. 9 Quinnipiac (Friday, 6 p.m.) — one of 10 games to be broadcast live this weekend.

First U.S. Women’s National Team game on ABC since 2003 – Sunday, 3 p.m. vs. New Zealand

ESPN will present the seventh annual SheBelieves Cup hosted by US Soccer, February 17-23. The four-team international women’s soccer tournament includes the United States, the Czech Republic, Iceland and New Zealand.

All three games for the US Women’s National Team will be shown on an ESPN network, highlighted by Sunday’s match against New Zealand when the four-time World Cup winners USWNT make their first appearance on ABC since September 2003. Sebastien Salazar and former world champion and Olympic champion Julie Foudy will call the 3 p.m. game from Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, Calif.

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