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Liberty Basketball to be Aired on ESPN Family of Networks

October 30, 2018  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Liberty Basketball to be Aired on ESPN Family of Networks

The Liberty men's and women's basketball teams will receive a significant amount of air time on the ESPN family of networks during the 2018-19 season, beginning with tonight's ASUN Conference preseason shows on ESPN3.

The ASUN men's basketball season preview show will begin at 7 p.m. this evening on ESPN3, followed by the women's basketball preview show at 8 p.m.

Click here to watch ASUN men's basketball season preview show

Click here to watch ASUN women's basketball season preview show

Liberty basketball will appear on the ESPN family of networks 10 times during non-conference play, including nine appearances on the new ESPN+.

The complete ASUN Conference men's and women's basketball television schedule, which will also include a significant number of ESPN+ broadcasts, will be announced at a later date.

2018-19 Liberty Men's Basketball Non-Conference TV Schedule
Nov. 8 – Maine Fort Kent – Home – 7 p.m. – ESPN+
Nov. 13 – Trevecca Nazarene – Home – 8:30 p.m. – ESPN+ 
Nov. 16 – Kent State – Away – 7 p.m. Eastern – ESPN3
Nov. 19 – Vanderbilt – Away – 8 p.m. Eastern – ESPN SEC Network
Nov. 23 – Alcorn State – Home – 2 p.m. – ESPN+
Nov. 25 – Savannah State – Home – 2 p.m. – ESPN+
Nov. 28 – Navy – Away – 7 p.m. – Patriot League Network
Dec. 1 – Georgia State – Home – 6 p.m. – ESPN+
Dec. 3 – Georgetown – Away – 6:30 p.m. – Fox Sports 2
Dec. 11 – South Carolina State – Home – 7 p.m. – ESPN+
Dec. 29 – UCLA – Away – 6 p.m. Eastern – Pac-12 Network

2018-19 Liberty Women's Basketball Non-Conference TV Schedule
Nov. 13 – Virginia Tech – Home – 6 p.m. – ESPN+
Nov. 17 – Saint Francis (Pa.) – Home – 2 p.m. – ESPN+
Nov. 29 – James Madison – Home – 7 p.m. – ESPN+

What is ESPN+?
A direct-to-consumer (no cable or satellite subscription needed) streaming service that will cost $4.99 per month.  As part of the launch ESPN+ was integrated as part of a completely redesigned ESPN App (and also via Subscribers will receive thousands of additional live events, and original shows and films, and an on-demand library, which is not available on ESPN's linear TV or digital networks. ESPN+ will not include access to stream ESPN's existing, linear networks (which will continue to be available via "TV Everywhere" authenticated streaming).

How much does ESPN+ cost?
ESPN+ costs $4.99 a month ($49.99, if you pay annually). A 7-day free trial is available, too.

Does each event on ESPN+ cost $4.99?
No. The $4.99 a month covers events from other college and pro sports.

Will fans have the option for a "ASUN only" subscription?"
No. For the $4.99 subscription price, they will get access to the ASUN content, and thousands of other events, plus original shows, series and an unmatched library of on-demand sports content.

Do I have to pay for the ESPN App?
The ESPN App is still free, and you get all the same news, info, highlights and audio as always – with a new, enhanced design. Users can still stream ESPN networks with a pay TV subscription, for no additional cost. Users also have a new option to subscribe directly to ESPN+ ­— which contains 1000's of additional live events, on-demand content and shows — not available on ESPN's traditional TV networks.

How do I subscribe to ESPN+ and where can I watch it?
A subscription to ESPN+ is available for purchase via the ESPN App and, and fans can only access ESPN+ content after they have subscribed.

What are the ESPN+ supported devices?
A subscriber can watch ESPN+ in the Watch tab of the latest version of the ESPN App, available on the web, iPhone, iPad, tvOS, Android Handset, Roku, Chromecast, and FireTV.

How do I log in?
Log in using your current ESPN account, or, on desktop, create a new account via the user icon, or, on mobile, upon arrival to the ESPN App. You will be prompted to log in or create a new account when purchasing a subscription.

How do I change my credentials (username/password)?
Change credentials on by accessing the user avatar in the upper right corner of the website after signing in.

How do I allow another one of my devices to access ESPN+?
To allow another of your devices to access ESPN+, sign in on that device with your account username and password.  If you have purchased ESPN+ via in-app purchasing on Apple, Google or Amazon devices, you will need to first link your ESPN+ purchase to your account in the ESPN App before you can access ESPN+ on other devices platforms. You can create an account for free by clicking on the login link on

What quality are ESPN+ streams?
ESPN+ video streams in high definition at 60 frames per second.

Can I watch multiple ESPN+ streams?
Yes, you can access five streams from ESPN+ at any one time. Plus, as a subscriber, you can pause, rewind, or restart anything you're watching live through ESPN+.

Can I cast ESPN+ content?
Yes, you can cast ESPN+ content from your mobile device to your TV set (note: not all set-top TV devices have the ability to cast). However, ESPN+ content is intended only for personal non-commercial use.  Please see the restrictions in the ESPN+ Subscriber Agreement for more information.

Where is ESPN+ available?
ESPN+ is currently only available in the U.S.

Are ESPN+ and ESPN3 the same thing?
No, ESPN+ is a subscription based package that you can cancel at any time, while ESPN3 comes with most cable or TV packages. YOU DO NOT RECEIVE ESPN3 with an ESPN+ subscription.

What additional content will be available via ESPN+?
Thousands of additional live events, on-demand content and original programming not available on ESPN's linear TV or digital networks.  This includes hundreds of MLB, NHL and MLS games, college sports, boxing, golf, tennis, international rugby, cricket, the entire library of award-winning 30 for 30 documentaries and much more.

Will all games now be on ESPN+?
No, our television partners decide where the games will be streamed.