ESPN networks to air college shotgun competition

NEWTOWN, Conn. — ESPNU and ESPN2 will televise the 39th Annual ACUI Intercollegiate Clay Target Championships, exposing the networks' millions of viewers to the action and excitement of the shooting sports.

ESPNU, with major sponsorship from the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), will televise the competition throughout June and July. ESPN2 will air the finals of the international skeet competition on July 12.

The event, which is the culmination of the college shotgun season, was taped in April at the National Shooting Complex in San Antonio and includes shooters from more than 30 colleges and universities competing in international trap, international skeet, American trap, American skeet and five-stand.

The competition will be aired on ESPNU June 8, June 15, June 22, June 29 and July 6 and on ESPN2 July 12 (check local listings for air times).

The airings are sponsored by NSSF and Creek Side Entertainment, the producer of the show. This is the second year the event has been televised.

NSSF, formed in 1961, is the trade association for the firearms industry. It directs a variety of outreach programs to promote greater participation and better understanding of shooting sports, emphasizing safe and responsible ownership of firearms.

For further information, visit www.nssf.org.