USC Water Polo Lined Up For TV Games
June 21, 2012
Following a record-setting four straight national championships, the USC men's water polo team's quest for a fifth consecutive title has two games scheduled to be televised in 2012. Thanks to the development of the Pac-12 Networks, water polo fans around the nation will now be able to see one of USC's most decorated programs in action.
"I think it's long overdue," USC head coach Jovan Vavic said of the opportunity to have water polo on TV. "It's really great for our sport and our university, and our players are really excited about it. Sports Illustrated just recently listed water polo as the hardest sport in the world, and now viewers will be able to see the power of our sport on TV."
Vavic and his Trojans have won five national championships in the past seven seasons, with the opportunity to add to its historic streak this season. The two games slated to be televised by Pac-12 Networks in 2012 are both strong matchups. First, USC visits a conference rival in a televised trip to Stanford on Oct. 6, and the regular-season will wrap up on Nov. 17 with a 2011 national championship rematch when UCLA comes to USC for another TV matchup. Air times will be determined 6-12 days prior to each match.
Oct. 6 USC at Stanford TBDThe 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.