Turner Sports' NCAA.com will stream live 17 NCAA Fall Championships, as part of an agreement between Turner and the NCAA announced Monday.
Over the next two months the site will feature live video streaming of finals coverage for Division I, II and III Women's Field Hockey; Division I, II and III Men's and Women's Cross Country; Division II and III Men's and Women's Soccer; and National Collegiate Men's Water Polo and Division II and III Women's Volleyball, said Turner officials.
The live video streaming coverage will also include Division II Football quarterfinal games on December 3.
Along with live on the field coverage, Turner will also provide fans with real-time information on their favorite sports athletic programs and student-athletes during its eight weeks championship coverage, including selection shows, interactive championship brackets; live scores and stats and editorial and social content including in-depth analysis including previews; on-site student-athlete and team features; recaps from all the championship action and social media coverage via the NCAA's official Facebook (facebook.com/ncaa ) and Twitter (twitter.com/ncaa ) pages.
"NCAA.com is the home for the most comprehensive coverage for all the NCAA Championships across all divisions," said Mark Johnson, vice-president, NCAA Digital in a statement. "Through our live video coverage, in-depth reporting and interactive features, we are able to tell the stories of the student-athletes and teams as they embark on their quest for an NCAA national championship."
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