NSCAA and Tourbeau Partnering to Showcase NAIA Men's Soccer
Story courtesy of NSCAA and Tourbeau Sports Group
In its continued effort to grow the visibility and popularity of college soccer, the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) is pleased to announce its partnership with the Tourbeau Sports Group for the promotion and presentation of the national live stream broadcast of the “Tourbeau's National Men's Soccer Game of the Week, presented by NSCAA and Admiral Soccer.”
The national weekly broadcast will be a professional production with multiple camera angles, play-by-play and color commentary, and will provide full game footage to local and national TV stations, as well as archived replay opportunities.
The Tourbeau Sports Group is dedicated to the promotion of NAIA soccer and has been the official video production company for the NAIA Men's Soccer National Championship Tournament since 2008. Additionally, the Tourbeau Sports group has become the "go to" resource for identifying and showcasing NAIA player talent through the Tourbeau Pro Soccer Combine from which 33 players have signed professional and professional development contracts in the two years of the event.
The 14-game package, beginning on August 22, will feature nationally-ranked teams from different NAIA conferences, including each of the 2012 semifinal teams, and opens with nine-time NAIA champion Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) hosting Spring Arbor (Mich.) at 7 p.m. EST.
The final match of the schedule will end on the outskirts of the Upstate of South Carolina when No. 22 Southern Wesleyan (S.C.) hosts No. 8 Southern Poly (Ga.) in an I-85 battle on November 2.
The following is the 2013 NAIA Game of the Week schedule (all times are EST):
No. 3 Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) vs. (RV) Spring Arbor (Mich.) - 7 p.m.
Match highlights Crossroads League Champion versus national semifinalist from Mid-South Conference in 2012.
No. 13 Hastings (Neb.) vs. No. 11 Concordia (Ore.) - 6 p.m.
Match highlights Cascade Collegiate Conference Champion versus 2010 NAIA National Champions from Great Plains Athletic Conference.
Northwestern Ohio vs. Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) - 6 p.m.
Up-and-coming UNOH Racers will travel to take on Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference powerhouse, Olivet Nazarene, on home soil who is expected to host a rowdy student fan-base section on Labor Day
No. 9 Rio Grande (Ohio) vs. No. 1 Belhaven (Miss.) (at Indiana Wesleyan) - 4:30 p.m.
Match highlights 4-time semifinalist and 03’ National Champions from Mid-South versus defending National Champion from the Southern States Athletic Conference (SSAC).
No. 10 Science & Arts (Okla.) vs. (RV) Bethel (Tenn.) - 3 p.m.
Match highlights 2008 national champions from Bethel against Sooner Athletic Conference contender and national tournament mainstay USAO.
No. 21 Embry-Riddle (Ariz.) vs. No. 6 Concordia (Calif.) - 4 p.m.
Golden State Athletic Champions and 2012 National quarterfinalists travel to face up-and-coming Cal Pac Champions from 2012 in a West Coast battle.
Grace (Ind.) vs. Indiana Wesleyan - 4 p.m.
In one of the most storied rivarlies in the NAIA, and furthermore, the Crossroads League, the Lancers will host Indiana Wesleyan at Miller Field in front of a high capacity mid-week crowd.
Graceland (Iowa) vs. No. 4 MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.) - 8 p.m.
National Fab Four finalist in 2012 will take on a perennial powerhouse program in a Heart of America Athletic Conference showdown.
No. 15 Ashford (Iowa) vs. Great Falls (Mont.) - Sat., 4 p.m.
No. 15 Ashford (Iowa) vs. No. 16 Jamestown (N.D.) - Sun., 2 p.m.
In a neutral site doubleheader weekend, three national tournament programs mix it up in the Upper Midwest.
No. 24 St. Thomas (Fla.) vs. (RV) SCAD Savannah (Ga.) - 4 p.m.
Two Sun Conference teams battle for bragging rights as Coach Melville’s side travels to take on three-straight regular season The Sun Conference Champs in St. Thomas.
No. 5 Auburn Montgomery (Ala.) vs. No. 2 Mobile (Ala.) - 3 p.m.
National runner-up in 2012, the Rams will travel up state for a in-state derby match with fellow SSAC Top 5 contender AUM.
No. 7 Hannibal-LaGrange (Mo.) vs. No. 12 Columbia (Mo.) - 3 p.m.
A rematch of the American Midwest Conference championship final, Columbia travels to HLU looking to up-end a national quarterfinalist from a year ago.
No. 22 Southern Wesleyan (S.C.) vs. No. 8 Southern Poly (Ga.) - 7 p.m.
In an I-85 battle, two top SSAC programs will face one another in a Top 25 match as the Warriors look to defend their home turf in SC.