Women's Basketball: National TV Games Picked
- By Katie Kane
- September 30, 2010 05:11 PM
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – West Virginia University Director of Athletics Oliver Luck and the BIG EAST have announced the 2010-11 women’s basketball television schedule.
The Mountaineers will have seven games on national television, the second-most in the BIG EAST, including ESPN2 Big Monday and February Frenzy games. WVU will also have games on ESPNU, CBS College Sports Network and BIG EAST Network (BETV). Four of the seven nationally televised games will be played at the WVU Coliseum.
“The national television exposure for is outstanding for the women’s basketball program, for the University and for the entire state of West Virginia,” Luck says. “Over the past few years we have increased significantly the number of television appearances for Coach Mike Carey's squad. We are so proud that the Mountaineers will go into the season ranked ninth in the nation and we encourage all Mountaineer fans to support the team."
The BIG EAST’s 2010-11 women’s basketball television schedule features all 16 teams for the fifth consecutive year and continues to be one of the top television slates in the nation. The league’s overall exposure includes one game on CBS Sports, 14 appearances on ESPN/ESPN2, 27 on ESPNU and 25 on CBS College Sports Network.
ESPN’s Big Monday highlights West Virginia’s schedule as the Mountaineers will play host to St. John’s to wrap up the regular season on Feb. 28 at 7 p.m. on ESPN2. The conference showdown is one of only three BIG EAST games to appear on ESPN/ESPN2, which will also be simulcast on ESPN3.com.
ESPN’s annual February Frenzy will feature five BIG EAST teams on ESPN2. On Feb. 13, Louisville will host West Virginia as a part of ESPN’s February Frenzy to support cancer research.
The title game of the 2010 BIG EAST Women’s Championship presented by American Eagle Outfitters on March 8 will again be the only women’s basketball conference final in the nation aired on ESPN. The BIG EAST is one of two conferences to be featured on the channel this season.
West Virginia will appear on ESPNU at 4 p.m. on Jan. 30 as it faces conference foe DePaul in a Sunday matchup. ESPNU can now be seen in more than 73 million homes and will showcase 11 BIG EAST teams throughout the conference season.
CBS College Sports Network will also pick up three of the Mountaineers’ 2010-11 games with the first at Georgetown, Jan. 25, and the final two at the WVU Coliseum, Feb. 8 against Connecticut, and Feb. 22 against Notre Dame.
West Virginia’s final televised game of the season is a BIG EAST syndicated Game of the Week, Feb. 5, at home against Pitt.
The BIG EAST will continue to expand its women’s basketball website coverage in 2010-11. For the third straight year, fans can watch the first and second rounds of the conference championship live on BIGEAST.tv, the league’s online home for live and on-demand streaming audio and video. Both days of coverage, as well as the Saturday Game of the Week package, will be free to viewers. Users should visit www.bigeast.tv for more information.