Notre Dame, Stanford face tough match-ups as college soccer season kicks off

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College soccer kicks off this weekend in its usual frenetic fashion with 152 Division 1 games over three days. Fourth-ranked Notre Dame and eighth-ranked Stanford will have the biggest test of all the top programs. The defending ACC champs travel to Bloomington to take on No. 13 Maryland Friday and No. 14 Indiana two days later as part of the adidas/IU Credit Union Classic. Jordan Morris and the Cardinal will visit one of the toughest road venues in the nation in UC Santa Barbara on Friday before traveling halfway across the country to play No. 18 Louisville Monday night.

Other games I’ve circled on the calendar for week 1 include No. 1 UCLA taking on New Mexico Saturday, defending national champs and preseason No. 2 Virginia hosting No. 17 Charlotte on Saturday and the high-powered offense of the Fabian Herbers-led Creighton (preseason No. 6) hosting Michigan Friday.

While the top-ranked teams get most of the national attention, on the local level there’s nothing better than cross-town derbies, which are happening in Philadelphia, Boston and Milwaukee in week 1. Boston College will play Boston University Monday, Villanova will host Drexel Tuesday and Marquette will visit Milwaukee Thursday.

Below is a listing of games available to watch on TV/Online this week.

Friday, August 28
IUPUI vs Detroit, Noon, ESPN3
No. 13 Maryland vs No. 4 Notre Dame, 5 p.m., BTN Plus
San Francisco vs No. 23 Penn State, 5:30 p.m., Free on College Sports Live
Northern Kentucky vs Cincinnati, 6:50 p.m., Premium on College Sports Live
St. Francis Brooklyn vs UConn, 7 p.m., Premium on College Sports Live
Florida Atlantic vs UCF, 7 p.m., Premium on College Sports Live
Valparaiso vs Kentucky, 7 p.m., ESPN3
Western Illinois vs Oakland, 7 p.m. ESPN3
Mercer vs South Carolina, 7 p.m., ESPN3
William & Mary vs No. 18 Louisville, 7:30 p.m, Premium on College Sports Live
Evansville vs Milwaukee, 8 p.m., ESPN3
Green Bay vs NIU, 8 p.m., Premium on College Sports Live
Butler vs Wisconsin, 8:30 p.m., BTN Plus
Sacramento State vs SMU, 8:30 p.m., Premium on College Sports Live
San Jose State vs Loyola Marymount, 10 p.m., Premium on College Sports Live

Saturday, August 29
New Mexico vs No. 1 UCLA, 7 p.m., Pac-12 Network
CSU Bakersfield vs Denver, 9 p.m., Premium on College Sports Live

Sunday, August 30
No. 4 Notre Dame vs No. 14 Indiana, 2 p.m., BTN
No. 9 Michigan State at Oregon State, 3 p.m.,Pac-12 Network
Navy vs No. 23 Penn State, 3 p.m., Free on College Sports Live
Southern Illinois Edwardsville vs Oakland, 3 p.m., ESPN3
Appalachian State vs Jacksonville, 3:30 p.m., ESPN3
Monmouth vs No. 7 Providence, 4 p.m., Premium on College Sports Live
UNLV vs Loyola Marymount, 4 p.m., Free on College Sports Live
UIC vs SMU, 6 p.m., Premium on College Sports Live
Stetson vs UAB, 6 p.m., Premium on College Sports Live
Robert Morris vs Cleveland State, 7 p.m., ESPN3
Santa Clara vs No. 5 North Carolina, 7 p.m., ESPN3
Houston Baptist vs Bradley, 8 p.m., ESPN3
No. 19 Xavier vs Wisconsin, 8 p.m., BTN Plus

Monday, August 31
Valparaiso vs Cincinnati, 6:50 p.m., Premium on College Sports Live
No. 8 Stanford vs No. 18 Louisville, 7:30 p.m., Premium on College Sports Live
Georgia Southern vs South Carolina, 7 p.m., ESPN3
Quinnipiac vs UConn, 7 p.m., Premium on College Sports Live

Tuesday, September 1
Drexel vs Villanova, 4 p.m., Premium on College Sports Live
Oral Roberts vs Missouri State, 8 p.m., Premium on College Sports Live

Wednesday, September 2
Detroit vs Kentucky, 7 p.m., ESPN3

Thursday, September 3
Marquette vs Milwaukee, 8 p.m., ESPN3
Virginia Tech vs Cincinnati, 6:50 p.m., Premium on College Sports Live

 

 

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