Comcast SportsNet Chicago and the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) announced on November 11 that CSN Chicago will air the 2013 IHSA Girls Volleyball State Championship matches on a tape delay.
The rebroadcasts will air on Saturday, November 23, one week after the state finals are played. The state final matches will take place at Illinois State University in Normal on Saturday, November 16 and be
broadcast live on the internet via the NFHS Network (www.IHSA.tv
"We're pleased our partnership with the IHSA has enabled us to expand our preps coverage to showcase even more of the very best amateur athletes in our state and the airing of the state volleyball championships is another prime example of just that," said Phil Bedella, VP/GM of Comcast SportsNet Chicago.
The Class 1A championship rebroadcast will begin at 3:30 p.m. on November 23, with the Class 2A match to follow at 4:45 p.m. The Class 3A match will air that evening at 7:00 p.m., while the Class 4A state championship will be replayed at 8:15 p.m.
“CSN is the preeminent home for sports in Illinois,” said IHSA Executive Director Marty Hickman. “We are grateful to be able to expand our broadcasting partnership with CSN with the addition of the Girls Volleyball State Finals. There is no bigger or better stage to showcase high school girls’ volleyball in Illinois.”