Atlantic 10 National TV Schedule

    
October 6th, 2008

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – Following a year in which eight men’s and five women’s basketball teams advanced to postseason play, the Atlantic 10 will again have a major presence on television as the league’s national television schedules were announced today.     

We are definitely energized and excited about our national TV schedule,” says Atlantic 10 Commissioner Bernadette V. McGlade.  “The non-conference match-ups are sure to be great games and the increase in nationally televised Conference games is a credit to our teams. Fans will have plenty of opportunities to see great A-10 men’s and women’s basketball this season.”

This year's men's national television package includes 11 games that will be carried on CBS College Sports Network, eight of which are league match-ups, while the Xavier-Duke contest on Dec. 20 will be aired on CBS. In addition, 11 women's contests will be aired on CBS College Sports Network, including six regular season Conference games and the semifinals of the 2009 Atlantic 10 Championship at Charlotte’s Halton Arena.

CBS College Sports Network (formerly CSTV) entered into a long-term, comprehensive agreement with the Atlantic 10 Conference in January, 2006. The agreement consists of all Conference-related media and marketing rights including television, national over-the-air and satellite radio, video-on-demand, Internet, broadband, wireless, and exclusive corporate sponsorship and licensing rights to all Atlantic 10 sports during the regular season and postseason championships, including the men's and women's basketball championships.

This year's national television coverage is also highlighted by the Atlantic 10's continued association with ESPN, which will televise 34 men's games and three women's games involving A-10 teams on its three networks as part of its college basketball package. Included is the title game of the 2009 Atlantic 10 Women’s Basketball Championship on Mar. 9 at Charlotte and the men's title game on Mar. 14 at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, N.J., both to be aired on ESPN2.  In addition, the Massachusetts-Memphis game at midnight on Nov. 18 tips-off ESPN’s season-long coverage of college basketball, while league games will be shown weekly over the final five weeks of the season on either ESPN or ESPN2.

 

2008-09 ATLANTIC 10 MEN’S BASKETBALL NATIONAL TELEVISION SCHEDULE

CBS College Sports Network

Wed.             Dec. 3              Auburn at Xavier                                                                 8:00

Sat.               Dec. 6              Boston College at Massachusetts                                8:30

Sat.               Jan. 3               Vanderbilt at Massachusetts                                          5:00

Thu.              Jan. 8               Saint Louis at Xavier                                                        8:00

Thu.              Jan. 15             Xavier at Rhode Island                                                     8:00

Sun.              Jan. 18             Charlotte at Saint Joseph’s                                             4:00

Thu.              Jan. 22             Saint Louis at Temple                                                      8:00

Thu.              Jan. 29             Saint Louis at Dayton                                                       8:00

Sun.              Feb. 8               Saint Joseph’s at Massachusetts                                 3:00

Wed.             Feb. 18            Saint Joseph’s at Saint Louis                                      10:00

Thu.              Mar. 5              Saint Joseph’s at Temple                                               7:00

 

ESPN

Tue.              Nov. 18            Massachusetts at Memphis                                         12:00

Tue.              Nov. 18            Richmond at Syracuse                                                     6:00

Tue.              Nov. 25            Saint Joseph’s vs. Indiana/Notre Dame*                      TBA

Wed.             Nov. 26            Saint Joseph’s at Maui Invitational#                               TBA

Fri.                Nov. 28            Duquesne at Duke                                                            3:00

Sat.               Dec. 13            Tennessee at Temple                                                   12:00

Sat.               Dec. 13            Massachusetts at Kansas                                              2:00

*May be aired on ESPNU depending on outcome of previous game

#May be aired on ESPN2 or ESPNU depending on outcome of previous game

 

ESPN/ESPN2

Thu.              Feb. 5               Temple at Xavier                                                                7:00

Thu.              Feb. 12            Temple at Saint Joseph’s                                               7:00

Thu.              Feb. 19            Xavier at Charlotte                                                             7:00

Thu.              Feb. 26            Xavier at Saint Joseph’s                                                  7:00

Thu.              Mar. 5               Dayton at Xavier                                                                 9:00

Network designation to be determined at a later date

 

ESPN2

Fri.                Nov. 21            Xavier vs. Fairfield/Virginia Tech*                                    TBA

Sun.              Nov. 23            Xavier at Puerto Rico Tip-Off Classic*                           TBA

Mon.             Nov. 24            Saint Joseph’s vs. Texas                                                 3:00

Fri.                Nov. 28            Charlotte vs. Baylor/ Providence*                                    TBA

Sun.              Nov. 30            Charlotte at Anaheim Classic*                                        TBA

Thu.              Dec. 11            Saint Joseph’s at Villanova                                             8:00

Sat.               Dec. 13            Xavier at Cincinnati                                                           8:00

Sat.               Dec. 20            Temple at Kansas                                                            2:30

Sat.               Jan. 17             Temple at Massachusetts                                               7:00

Sat.               Jan. 24             Xavier at Louisiana State                                                 8:00

Wed. Feb. 11            Xavier at Dayton                                                                 7:00

Sat.               Mar. 14             Atlantic 10 Championship Final                                     6:00

*May be aired on ESPNU depending on outcome of previous game

 

ESPNU

Sun.              Nov. 16            Rhode Island at Duke                                                      4:30

Thu.              Nov. 20            Xavier vs. Missouri                                                            1:00

Fri.                Nov. 21            Xavier vs. Fairfield/Virginia Tech*                                    TBA

Thu.              Nov. 27            Charlotte vs. Arizona State                                               9:00

Sat.               Dec. 13            Virginia Commonwealth at Richmond                          2:00

Sun.              Dec. 14            Villanova at La Salle                                                         7:00

Fri.                Dec. 19            Wake Forest at Richmond                                               7:00

Tue.              Dec. 23            Butler at Xavier                                                                   7:00

Sat.               Jan. 24             Charlotte at Temple                                                          6:00

Mon.             Dec. 29            Temple at Villanova                                                          7:00

Sat.               Jan. 31             Massachusetts at Xavier                                               12:00

*May be aired on espn360.com depending on outcome of previous game

 

CBS

Sat.               Dec. 20            Xavier vs. Duke                                                                  2:00