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OVC announces ESPN broadcast schedule for Men’s Basketball

Posted By Clarksville Online News Staff On Friday, October 11, 2013 @ 3:00 am In Sports | No Comments

Ohio Valley Conference - OVCBrentwood, TN – The Ohio Valley Conference announced its slate of Conference games across ESPN platforms for the 2013-14 season on Wednesday.

The schedule includes seven total men’s basketball games (four regular season contests and three OVC Tournament games) that will appear on one of the networks during the season. Each of the regular season games and the OVC Tournament semifinals will air live on ESPNU.

The OVC Tournament championship game will air on ESPN2 at 6:00pm CT on Saturday, March 8th. The tournament will be held at Municipal Auditorium in Nashville, TennThe package is part of a five-year agreement with ESPN. The new deal runs through the completion of the 2017-18 season and also includes a minimum of eight football games to be carried on ESPN3 annually as well as the ability for the OVC to receive additional national exposure.

“We are delighted to maintain our relationship with ESPN, the proven worldwide leader in sports,” said Beth DeBauche, OVC Commissioner. “This new deal is the foundation of a more comprehensive media approach for men’s basketball that includes additional national and regional exposure.”

The first live game event telecast on ESPNU, launched on March 4th, 2005, was a Southeast Missouri State/Eastern Kentucky OVC Tournament semifinal which followed a live College GameDay telecast from Oklahoma State. The 24-hour college sports television network airs more than 650 live events annually.

ESPNU is available nationwide in approximately 75 million households and has long-term carriage agreements with all 10 of the top multichannel TV providers – Cablevision, Charter, Comcast, Cox, DirecTV (Channel 208), DISH Network (Channel 141), Mediacom, Time Warner Cable, Verizon FiOS TV and AT&T U-verse.

A complete television schedule with additional national and regional exposure will be released soon.

2013-14 OVC ESPN Television Schedule

Thursday, January 16th
Belmont at Eastern Kentucky 7:00pm ET (6:00pm CT) (ESPNU)

Thursday, February 6th
Murray State at Belmont, 8:00pm CT (ESPNU)

Saturday, February 8th
Morehead State at Eastern Kentucky, 11:00am ET (10:00am CT) (ESPNU)

Thursday, February 13th
Tennessee State at Belmont, 8:00pm CT (ESPNU)

Friday, March 7th
OVC Tournament Semifinal #1, 6:30pm CT (ESPNU)
OVC Tournament Semifinal #2, 9:00pm CT (ESPNU)

Saturday, March 8th
OVC Tournament Championship, 6:00pm CT (ESPN2)

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