FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, September 7th, 2021
NBC SPORTS PRESENTS EXTENSIVE LIVE COVERAGE OF 2021 FALL COLLEGE GOLF TOURNAMENTS THIS SEPTEMBER AND OCTOBER ON GOLF CHANNEL
Maridoe Collegiate Invitational, Blessings Collegiate Invitational, Jackson T. Stephens Cup and East Lake Cup Comprise College Golf Slate This Fall on GOLF Channel
Comprehensive College Golf Coverage to Total 90+ Hours Across GOLF Channel in September and October
College Central Fall Golf Preview Presented This Afternoon at 4:30 p.m. ET on GOLF Channel
STAMFORD, Conn. – Sept. 7, 2021 – NBC Sports presents extensive coverage of top college golf tournaments this fall, totaling more than 90 hours, on GOLF Channel. Coverage will include the Maridoe Collegiate Invitational, the Blessings Collegiate Invitational, the debut of the Jackson T. Stephens Cup, and the seventh annual East Lake Cup.
This fall’s coverage begins with the Maridoe Collegiate Invitational from Maridoe Golf Club in Carrollton, Texas, next week on Sept. 13-15. Below is GOLF Channel’s full 2021 college golf tournament slate in September and October:
|Maridoe Collegiate Invitational
|Maridoe Golf Club
|Blessings Collegiate Invitational
|Blessings Golf Club
|Jackson T. Stephens Cup
|The Alotian Club
|East Lake Cup
|East Lake Golf Club
A special 30-minute edition of College Central previewing the slate of college golf tournament this fall will air this afternoon at 4:30 p.m. ET. Steve Burkowski will anchor coverage with Paige Mackenzie, Ryan Lavner and Brentley Romine.
College Central will provide pre-round coverage leading into all 2021 fall college events on GOLF Channel. All GOLF Channel coverage also streams on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app via “TV Everywhere,” giving consumers additional value for their subscription service, and making high quality content available to MVPD customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms.
MARIDOE COLLEGIATE INVITATIONAL
The Maridoe Collegiate Invitational presented by EasyPost is a 54-hole team and individual stroke play championship that features top Division I men’s golf programs across the country taking place at Maridoe Golf Club in Carrollton, Texas. The 2021 15-team tournament field features:
- Arizona State
- Florida Gulf Coast
- North Texas
- Ohio State
- Texas A&M
- Texas Tech
- Wake Forest
Live comprehensive tournament coverage will be presented on GOLF Channel all three days from 4-7 p.m. ET.
|Monday, Sept. 13
|8-11 p.m.; Midnight-3 a.m.
|Tuesday, Sept. 14
|8-11 p.m.; Midnight-3 a.m.
|Wednesday, Sept. 15
|8-11 p.m.; Midnight-3 a.m.
BLESSINGS COLLEGIATE INVITATIONAL
The second annual Blessings Collegiate Invitational presented by Tyson Foods from Blessings Golf Club in Fayetteville, Ark., will be contested the first week of October. The tournament is a 54-hole stroke play competition for individual and team honors.
The 10-team tournament field, comprising women’s and men’s teams from each school, features Arkansas, Arizona, Houston, Illinois, Louisville, North Carolina, Ole Miss, Tennessee, Texas Tech, and UCLA. GOLF Channel will present live tournament coverage Monday-Wednesday from 4:30-7:30 p.m. ET.
|Monday, Oct. 4
|Tuesday, Oct. 5
|Wednesday, Oct. 6
|8:30-11:30 p.m.; 1-4 a.m.
JACKSON T. STEPHENS CUP
The first-ever playing of the Jackson T. Stephens Cup, named in memory of the late Augusta National Chairman, Jackson T. Stephens, will take place at The Alotian Golf Club in Roland, Ark., this October. The event is a 54-hole stroke play and team match play competition. The first 54 holes of stroke play will seed the men’s and women’s fields for a final 18 holes of match play.
The women’s field will include Arkansas, South Carolina, Ole Miss, Baylor, LSU and Virginia, and the men’s side will feature Notre Dame, Alabama, Florida State, Arizona, Arkansas, and San Diego State.
In addition to the 12 schools competing for team titles, 12 individual men and women collegiate players representing PGA Works, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and the U.S. Service Academies will also compete in the stroke play portion of the tournament.
GOLF Channel will present live tournament coverage all three days.
|Monday, Oct. 18
|Tuesday, Oct. 19
|Wednesday, Oct. 20
|7-10 p.m.; 3-6 a.m.
EAST LAKE CUP
The East Lake Cup presented by ZipRecruiter and Uber Eats, taking place in late October at historic East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta, will feature the top-performing teams from the 2021 NCAA Women’s and Men’s Golf Championships. Modeled after the NCAA Golf Championships, the format for the East Lake Cup consists of an opening round of stroke play to crown an individual male and female champion and to determine seeding for the following two days of match play competition.
The women’s field for the seventh annual East Lake Cup will include Duke, Ole Miss, Oklahoma State, and Arizona, while the men’s side will feature Oklahoma, Pepperdine, Oklahoma State, and Arizona State. GOLF Channel will present live tournament coverage Monday-Wednesday from 3-6 p.m. ET.
|Monday, Oct. 25
|Tuesday, Oct. 26
|Wednesday, Oct. 27
PGA TOUR UNIVERSITY PRESENTED BY VELOCITY GLOBAL
PGA TOUR University presented by Velocity Global rewards elite college players with access to Tours operated under the PGA TOUR umbrella, while upholding the principles and virtues of collegiate athletics. Introduced in 2020, the program strengthens and elevates the path to the PGA TOUR through the Korn Ferry Tour and PGA TOUR international tours.
It was announced earlier today that Velocity Global, the leading provider of global employment solutions, has partnered with the PGA TOUR and GOLF Channel to become the presenting sponsor of PGA TOUR University.
The Velocity Global Ranking will be featured on GOLF Channel each Wednesday on Golf Today and within weekly live tournament coverage, as well as across GOLF Channel and PGA TOUR digital platforms throughout the season. For more information, please visit www.PGATOUR.com/university and follow PGA TOUR University on Twitter and Instagram (@PGATOURU).
ANNIKA AND HASKINS AWARD PRESENTED BY STIFEL
GOLF Channel annually presents live coverage of the announcements of the ANNIKA Award presented by Stifel and Haskins Award presented by Stifel winners, which honor the nation’s most outstanding female and male Division I collegiate golfer. The recently-announced preseason watch list for the ANNIKA award is headlined by reigning award winner Rachel Heck and No.1-ranked amateur Rose Zhang, while the Haskins Award preseason watch list includes seven players who attend a Texas school, including 2021 USA Walker Cup member Cole Hammer of the University of Texas.
COLLEGE GOLF TALK
Throughout the fall, Steve Burkowski and Brentley Romine host GOLF Channel’s College Golf Talk Podcast. From in-depth interviews with current players and coaches to expert analysis from the top college golf gurus, the College Golf Talk Podcast will keep you informed all season long. The College Golf Talk Podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher or wherever you listen to your podcasts.
ABOUT GOLF CHANNEL’S COLLEGE GOLF PLATFORM
GOLF Channel is the television home for college golf, currently providing live coverage of eight college golf championships. GOLF Channel deploys its comprehensive portfolio of news, digital and social media coverage year-round in covering collegiate golf, including specials for regional and national qualifying, on-site and wraparound news from golf’s biggest college events, serving as the exclusive media partner of PGA TOUR University presented by Velocity Global and the Velocity Global Ranking, and year-end shows for the Haskins and ANNIKA Awards presented by Stifel.
Following its announcement in 2013 as the exclusive television provider of the NCAA Golf Championships, GOLF Channel has provided live coverage of the men’s NCAA Championships since 2014 and the women’s NCAA Championships since 2015, which now are hosted at the same venue in consecutive weeks at Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale, Arizona. GOLF Channel also annually televises the three-day East Lake Cup at historic East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta, Ga.; the Western Intercollegiate presented by Topgolf, one of the longest-running college tournaments in the U.S. taking place at Pasatiempo Golf Club in Santa Cruz, Calif.; the Maridoe Collegiate Invitational at Maridoe Golf Club in Texas; the Blessings Collegiate Invitational in Fayetteville, Ark; the Jackson T. Stephens Cup; and the Southwestern Invitational at North Ranch Country Club in Westlake Village, Calif.
Bryson DeChambeau, Collin Morikawa, Jon Rahm, Viktor Hovland, Matthew Wolff, Jennifer Kupcho, Bronte Law and Maria Fassi are just a few of the professional golfers who appeared on GOLF Channel while competing in college.