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Basketball Colonels to have three games televised on ESPN

Posted on 24 September 2014 by admin


BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – The Ohio Valley Conference announced its slate of Conference games across ESPN platforms for the 2014-15 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 6:00 p.m. CT on Saturday, March 7. The tournament will be held at Municipal Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee.

The package is part of a five-year agreement with ESPN that 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.

The first live game event telecast on ESPNU, launched on March 4, 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.
2014-15 OVC ESPN Television Schedule

Thursday, January 15
Belmont at Murray State, 8:00 p.m. CT (ESPNU)

Thursday, January 29
Eastern Kentucky at Murray State, 8:00 p.m. CT (ESPNU)

Thursday, February 5
Belmont at Eastern Kentucky, 9:00 p.m. ET/8:00 p.m. CT (ESPNU)

Wednesday, February 11
Morehead State at Eastern Kentucky, 9:00 p.m. ET/8:00 p.m. CT (ESPNU)

Friday, March 6
OVC Tournament Semifinal #1, 6:30 p.m. CT (ESPNU)
OVC Tournament Semifinal #2, 8:30 p.m. CT (ESPNU)

Saturday, March 7
OVC Tournament Championship, 6:00 p.m. CT (ESPN2)

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Colonel Basketball to appear on ESPNU twice this season

Posted on 09 October 2013 by admin


The Colonel Men’s Basketball team will appear twice on ESPNU the Ohio Valley Conference announced today. Both games will be home contest against Belmont, scheduled for Thursday January 16,  and Morehead which is scheduled for Thursday February 6. Eastern along with Belmont are the only teams currently scheduled to appear more than once. The conference did on twitter indicate that more national exposure for the conference is expected to be announced shortly.

2013-14 OVC ESPN Television Schedule

Thursday, January 16
Belmont at Eastern Kentucky 7:00 p.m. ET (6:00 p.m. CT) (ESPNU)

Thursday, February 6
Murray State at Belmont, 8:00 p.m. CT (ESPNU)

Saturday, February 8
Morehead State at Eastern Kentucky, 11:00 a.m. ET (10:00 a.m. CT) (ESPNU)

Thursday, February 13
Tennessee State at Belmont, 8:00 p.m. CT (ESPNU)

Friday, March 7
OVC Tournament Semifinal #1, 6:30 p.m. CT (ESPNU)
OVC Tournament Semifinal #2, 9:00 p.m. CT (ESPNU)

Saturday, March 8
OVC Tournament Championship, 6:00 p.m. CT (ESPN2)

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Colonels to appear on National tv four times

Posted on 20 August 2013 by admin

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – The Ohio Valley Conference today announced a nine game football “Game of the Week” package that will be carried exclusively on ESPN3 this fall. Eastern Kentucky University will be featured in three of those games including a home contest against Tennessee State on Nov. 2.

EKU’s other two appearances against OVC teams on ESPN3 will take place at Eastern Illinois on Sept. 28 and Southeast Missouri on Oct. 26.

The nine-game OVC schedule will feature each of the nine league football-playing institutions at least once during the season and includes eight conference matchups and one non-conference game. The schedule begins with Bethune-Cookman visiting Tennessee State for the John Merritt Classic on Sunday, Sept. 1.

The games will be produced by WebStream Sports, an Indianapolis-based company which is a proven leader in video production, streaming video and content creation. The company, founded in 2006, produces more than 1,000 events annually and has also served as a web streaming consultant for the OVC for the past year. The OVC and WebStream have agreed to a three-year production agreement that will feature at least eight football games over each of the next three years.

Kevin Ingram, host of “The Wake Up Zone” on 104.5 The Zone in Nashville, will handle play-by-play duties while and Bob Belvin, Sports Director for 100.7 FM/AM 540 (ESPN Clarksville), will provide analysis. The duo worked together last year in the league’s TV package.

Earlier this summer, Louisville announced that its Sept. 7 home game against the Colonels will also be shown on ESPN3.

ESPN3 is ESPN’s live multi-screen sports network, a destination that delivers thousands of global sports events annually and accessible online via WatchESPN.com, on smart phones and tablets via the WatchESPN app, through ESPN on Xbox LIVE to Gold members and on Apple TV. It is currently available in more than 85 million homes at no additional cost to fans who receive their high-speed Internet connection or video subscription from an affiliated service provider. It is also available at no cost to approximately 21 million U.S. college students and U.S.-based military personnel via computers connected to on-campus educational networks and on-base military networks.

EKU kicks off the 2013 schedule with a Thursday night home opener against Robert Morris on Aug. 29. This will mark the first season opener at home and on a Thursday night since 1993.

Fans can reserve 2013 season tickets by contacting the EKU athletics ticket office at 859-622-2122 or clicking here.

EKU Football on ESPN3 in 2013
Sept. 7 – Eastern Kentucky at Louisville, 12 p.m.
Sept. 28 – Eastern Kentucky at Eastern Illinois, 2:30 p.m.
Oct. 26 – Eastern Kentucky at Southeast Missouri, 2 p.m.
Nov. 2 – Tennessee State at Eastern Kentucky, 1 p.m.

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