ODU Announces Most Extensive Television Coverage In History
Nov. 6, 2007
NORFOLK, Va. - The audience for Old Dominion University Monarch and Lady Monarch basketball games will stretch from coast to coast, with a record 24 games televised this season.
The package is highlighted by five national broadcasts of Monarch games on the ESPN network, an 11-game schedule on Comcast sportsnet and CN8 regional cable of conference and non-conference games, and the announcement of a local package with WSKY TV 4, which will produce seven men's and women's games.
"This television package provides tremendous exposure for our basketball programs, the University and our league," says athletic director Jim Jarrett. "We are grateful for our partnership with Comcast and the local support from WSKY TV 4 this season, which is important in promoting our programs in Hampton Roads."
In addition to the above schedule, the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network (MASN) will televise the Monarchs home game with Georgetown on Nov. 28.
Seven Lady Monarch games will be aired, beginning on Nov.23 with a Comcast sportsnet broadcast with nationally ranked Connecticut from the Virgin Islands.
The ESPN network games include the Monarchs contests from the Las Vegas tournament against North Carolina and either BYU or Louisville, home games with Drexel on Feb. 14 and the Bracketbuster contest on Feb. 23 and at VCU on Feb. 16.
The first WSKY broadcast will be Nov. 16 when the Monarchs entertain Toledo. The Channel 4 Hampton Roads package includes men's games at Richmond on Dec. 19, at Delaware on Jan. 12 and at JMU on Feb. 20, and Lady Monarch games with Penn State on Nov. 29, James Madison on Jan. 13 and William and Mary on Feb. 10. John Castleberry will provide the play by play on all the WSKY games.
"WSKY-TV is excited about the opportunity to produce and broadcast the upcoming series of ODU basketball games, and we look forward to building this relationship in the future. These games are a perfect fit for our plans to grow the station's local programming presence in Hampton Roads," says general manager Glenn Holterhaus.
All Old Dominion University home basketball games are video-streamed on the web at www.odusports.com, and available at a monthly subscription fee.
Friday, Nov. 16 - Monarchs vs. Toledo - 7 p.m. - WSKY 4
Friday, Nov. 23 - Monarchs vs. UNC - 11:55 p.m. - ESPNU
Friday, Nov. 23 - Lady Monarchs vs. Conn - 11 p.m. (tape delay) - Comcast
Saturday, Nov. 24 - Monarchs vs. BYU or Louisville - TBA - ESPNU
Wedneday, Nov. 28 - Monarchs vs. Georgetown - 7 p.m. - MASN
Thursday, Nov. 29 - Lady Monarchs vs. Penn St. - 7 p.m. - WSKY 4
Sunday, Dec. 16 - Monarchs vs. Va. Tech - 4 p.m. - Comcast
Wednesday, Dec. 19 - Monarchs at Richmond - 7 p.m. - WSKY 4
Saturday, Jan. 5 - Monarchs vs. William & Mary - 8 p.m. - CSN-MA
Sunday, Jan. 6 - Lady Monarchs at Georgia State - 3:30 p.m. - Comcast, CSS
Saturday, Jan. 12 - Monarchs at Delaware - 7 p.m. - WSKY 4
Sunday, Jan. 13 - Lady Monarchs vs. JMU - 2 p.m. - WSKY 4
Wedneday, Jan. 16 - Monarchs vs. James Madison - 7 p.m. - Comcast
Saturday, Jan. 19 - Monarchs vs. Va. Commonwealth - 4 p.m. - Comcast
Wedneday, Jan. 23 - Monarchs at George Mason - 8 p.m. - CN8, WSKY TV 4
Sun, Jan. 27 - Lady Monarchs at Delaware - 2:30 p.m. - Comcast
Sat, Feb. 9 - Monarchs vs. George Mason - 4 p.m. - Comcast
Sun, Feb. 10 - Lady Monarchs vs. William & Mary - 2 p.m. - WSKY 4
Thu, Feb. 14 - Monarchs vs. Drexel - 7 p.m. - ESPNU
Sat, Feb. 16 - Monarchs at Va. Commonwealth - 6 or 8 p.m. - ESPNU or ESPN2
Wed, Feb. 20 - Monarchs at James Madison - 7 p.m. - WSKY 4
Sat. Feb. 23 - Monarchs Bracketbuster - TBA - ESPNU or ESPN2
Sat, Mar. 1 - Monarchs at UNC-Wilmington - 4 p.m. - Comcast
Sun, Mar 2 - Lady Monarchs at James Madison - 3 p.m. - Comcast