NORTHRIDGE, Calif. -
The Cal State Northridge baseball program will compete in four games that will be broadcast worldwide on ESPN3, the Big West Conference announced Wednesday. The Matadors will take on both the UC Irvine Anteaters and Cal State Fullerton Titans in road games during the conference season.
"This is a great opportunity for our University and great for Cal State Northridge baseball," said CSUN head coach Greg Moore.
Through the Big West's new mobile production facility, each game will be produced by the Conference utilizing full ESPN production standards, including graphics, repaly and on-air crew. Cal State Northridge will make its ESPN3 debut on Friday, April 11, against the Anteaters at 6:30 p.m. PT. It will be the first of three games that CSUN and UCI will play at Anteater Ballpark this season.
"The Big West's baseball and softball presence on ESPN3 expands upon what is already offered through ESPNU, giving fans opportunities all season long to watch their favorite team in action," said Big West Commissioner Dennis Farrell in a release posted on BigWest.org. "We anticipate our institutions will be able to use this endeavor as an additional avenue to promote and publicize their programs."
The Matadors will also make television appearances in all three games at Cal State Fullerton from Thursday, May 22, to Saturday, May 24. The three-game series at Goodwin Field will be the final three games of the regular season for Cal State Northridge.
Every game on ESPN's platforms will also be available through WatchESPN, accessible online at WatchESPN.com, on smartphones and tablets via the WatchESPN app, through ESPN on Xbox LIVE to Gold members, on Apple TV and Roku to fans who receive their video subscription from an affiliated provider.