SPARTANBURG, S.C. – The Southern Conference and SportSouth announced their 2010-11 basketball television schedule on Tuesday and UNCG picked up one more regular season televised contest to raise the number to a school-record seven this season.
UNCG's game at Elon on February 19 will be televised as part of the Southern Conference's SportSouth package. Game time will be shifted to 8 p.m.
UNCG will have six non-conference games televised, as well. UNCG will appear on ESPNU twice, FSN-South twice and Comcast SportsNet regional affiliates twice. With one of the two Comcast SportsNet games also being picked up by New England Sports Network (NESN), five of the seven games will be available on Direct TV, while all six non-conference will be available through Dish Network. Further clearances of the seven games may come later after ESPN announces its Full Court lineup.
The other six TV games for UNCG are Nov. 14 against Florida State (3:30 p.m.), Nov. 21 against Virginia Tech (1 p.m.), Dec. 8 at Maryland (7:30 p.m.), Dec. 15 at Wake Forest (7 p.m.), Dec. 19 at Clemson (2 p.m.) and Dec. 29 vs. Duke (7 p.m.).
The SoCon Saturdays brand, utilized to promote Southern
Conference broadcasts on SportSouth, returns for the 2010-11
campaign as 10 of the 11 regular-season games will be televised on
SportSouth's coverage of SoCon basketball begins December 4 with a men's and women's doubleheader. The first game of the afternoon features a men's contest between North Division opponents Western Carolina and Chattanooga. Later that day the Chattanooga women's team will play host to Georgia Southern. The final regular season men's telecast features 2010 conference champion Wofford taking on rival Furman.
All 12 of the league's men's basketball programs will make at least one appearance on SportSouth this season.
SportSouth will televise the semifinals of the 2011 Southern Conference Men's Basketball Tournament in Chattanooga. In addition, SporSouth will televise a pair of semifinal matchups as well as the championship game of the SoCon Women's Basketball Tournament also in Chattanooga.
The Southern Conference, in its 90th season of intercollegiate competition, is a national leader in emphasizing the development of the student-athlete and helping build lifelong leaders and role models. The conference has been on the forefront of innovation and originality in developing creative solutions to address issues facing intercollegiate athletics. From establishing the first conference basketball tournament (1921), tackling the issues of freshman eligibility (1922), developing women's championships (1984) to becoming the first conference to install the three-point goal in basketball (1980), the Southern Conference has been a pioneer. The Southern Conference is the nation's fifth-oldest NCAA Division I collegiate athletic association.
The conference currently consists of 12 members in five states throughout the southeast and sponsors 19 varsity sports and championships that produce participants for NCAA Division I Championships.
The FOX Sports regional networks serving the Southeast – FOX Sports South, FOX Sports Carolinas, FOX Sports Tennessee and SportSouth – collectively reach more than 12.9 million cable and satellite households in seven states across the Southeast. They are the television home of the Atlanta Braves, Atlanta Hawks, Atlanta Thrashers, Carolina Hurricanes, Charlotte Bobcats, Memphis Grizzlies and Nashville Predators, as well as the Atlantic Coast Conference, Southeastern Conference and Southern Conference, and offer expanded coverage of the University of Kentucky, University of South Carolina and University of Tennessee. Combined, the four networks producer more than 800 live local events each year. For more information, please visit FOXSportsSouth.com, FOXSportsCarolinas.com and FOXSportsTennessee.com.
2010-11 SoCon Men's Basketball Telecast Schedule - SportSouth
Dec. 4 Western Carolina at Chattanooga 1:00 p.m.
Jan. 8 Davidson at Western Carolina 12:00 p.m.
Jan. 15 The Citadel at College of Charleston 2:00 p.m.
Jan. 22 Appalachian State at College of Charleston 4:00 p.m.
Jan. 27 Wofford at Appalachian State 7:00 p.m.
Jan. 29 College of Charleston at Davidson 2:00 p.m.
Feb. 5 Samford at Georgia Southern 1:00 p.m.
Feb. 19 UNCG at Elon 8:00 p.m.
Feb. 26 Wofford at Furman 2:00 p.m.
March 6 SoCon Tournament Semifinal 6:00 p.m.
March 6 SoCon Tournament Semifinal 8:30 p.m.
2010-11 SoCon Women's Basketball Telecast Schedule – SportSouth
Dec. 4 Georgia Southern at Chattanooga 3:30 p.m.
Feb. 19 Samford at Elon 2:00 p.m.
March 6 SoCon Tournament Semifinal 12:00 p.m.
March 6 SoCon Tournament Semifinal 2:30 p.m.
March 7 SoCon Tournament Championship 5:00 p.m.
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