Men’s basketball adds two televised games

Anthony Catezone, Managing Editor

The Ohio Valley Conference has announced that five conference basketball games will be broadcasted on the American Sports Network by Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc.

Eastern will make two of the five appearances on American Sports Network. Eastern’s home game with Tennessee-Martin on February 19 is part of the package as well as the its game with Southeast Missouri.

The game against Southeast Missouri has bee changed to Sunday, Feb. 22 at 5:30 p.m. (it had previously been a doubleheader with the Eastern women on Saturday afternoon).

The Panthers now have five televised games for the season. Eastern will play on Fox Sports Ohio when they open the Emerald Coast Classic at Cincinnati on Nov. 23.

The second round game at Creighton in Omaha, Neb., on Nov. 25 will be aired on Fox Sports 1. Eastern will also host Murray State on Thursday, Jan. 22 on CBS Sports Network.

The American Sports Network is an initiative of the Sinclair Networks Group, LLC, owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc., which owns and operates programs and provides sales serves to 162 television stations in 79 markets, reaching approximately 37.5 percent of U.S. television households. It includes FOX, ABC, CBS, MyTV, CW, NBC, Univision and Azteca affiliates.

The exact stations each of the games will air will be announced at a later date.

The announcement of five Conference games on American Sports Networks follows previous announcements of seven Conference contests on the ESPN Family of Networks and seven games on CBS Sports Network.

The other 80 Conference men’s basketball games will air live on the OVC Digital Network, the league’s web streaming initiative that streams events free of charge in HD format on any computer, tablet or smart phone.


Anthony Catezone can be reached at 581-2812 or [email protected]