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Mar 08 TeamUSA.org to broadcast match from 2009 Men's Collegiate Nationals

April 09, 2009, 2:53 p.m. (ET)
USATH's Championship Season continues this weekend in Colorado Springs, CO, where teams will contend for the 2009 Men's National Collegiate Championship. Thanks to the USOC's site, teamusa.org, people across the country will be able to watch a match between Army and Air Force.

The 2009 Men’s Collegiate Nationals takes place April 10-12 at the Air Force Academy. Last year’s champion Army Black will defend its title against University of North Carolina, Air Force Blue, Air Force White, Army Gold, and USA College Select. Competition begins at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, April 10. Updates will be posted throughout the weekend on twitter.com/usath and usateamhandball.org.

One of the weekend’s highlights will be the inter-academy clash between Air Force and Army, two of the oldest collegiate handball clubs in the United States. The game will be streamed live on the official U.S. Olympic website at http://handball.teamusa.org/multimedia/live_video. Air Force will look to avenge its October loss against Army during Army vs. Air Force Week at West Point. The broadcast, 3:30 p.m. MST on April 11, will feature play-by-play commentary from veteran broadcaster Kenn Tomasch and color commentary from Laura Ryan, three-time USA Team Handball Olympian. The video will stream through Windows Media Player, which is optimally viewed in Internet Explorer.

Men’s College National Championships Format
All games at USAFA Cadet Gym Center Court
 
The six teams have been seeded based upon performance at the 2009 West Point Invitational and/or historical performance.
 
1.    Army Black
2.    Air Force White
3.    University of North Carolina
4.    Army Gold
5.    Air Force Blue
6.    USA College Select
 
First Round
Friday, April 10 - Each half is 25 minutes
 
5:30 p.m.        Army Black vs. USA College Select (Game 1)
6:40 p.m.        Air Force White vs. Air Force Blue (G2)
7:50 p.m.        UNC vs. Army Gold (G3)
 
Winners advance to “A Pool”
Losers go to “B Pool”
 
Second Round Round-robin play within each pool
Saturday, April 11 - Each half is 25 minutes
 
9:15 a.m.        Winner G3 vs. Winner G3
10:25 a.m.      USA College Select vs. Loser Game 3
12:30 p.m.      Army Black vs. Winner G3
2:20 p.m.        Loser G2 vs. Loser G3
3:30 p.m.       Army Black vs. Air Force White (USOC TV)
5:00 p.m.       USA College Select vs. Loser G2
 
Placement Round
Sunday, April 12 - Each half is 30 minutes
 
7:50 a.m.             Fifth Place Game                   B3 vs. B2
9:10 a.m.             Bronze Medal Game             B1 vs. A3
10:30 a.m.           Gold Medal Game                A2 vs. A1
11:45 a.m.           Medal Ceremony      
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