UMES BOWLING ON ESPNU TONIGHT
March 31, 2014
PRINCESS ANNE, Md. - Perhaps the most televised collegiate bowling team of all time, the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES), will have their women's bowling team on the "small screen" again tonight as ESPNU will air the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Women's Bowling Championships beginning at 10:30 p.m. The broadcast will air for 90 minutes and will ring in April, another month UMES hopes to be on TV again, bowling for the NCAA Championships in a couple of weeks.
The event was recorded on March 23rd in Chesapeake, Va. and was held at AMF Lanes. It was a long day for both UMES and the Rattlers of Florida A&M as the two teams battled for 14 games. FAMU won the first match 4-3 but it was a double elimination format and UMES held on in the second match to win 4-3 and capture their second straight and 7th overall conference title.
Many joked on the day that while the teams, fans, crew and staff were exhausted at the end of the long day, the toughest job will come from the editing department of ESPNU who will have to condense the six-hour plus match down to less than an hour and a half.
UMES won on television last season twice, once winning the MEAC Championship on ESPNU in March and the other winning the United States Bowling Congress (USBC) Intercollegiate Team Championships on CBS in May.