ST. LOUIS – The Saint Louis University department of athletics and FOX Sports Midwest announced today that 10 Billiken men’s basketball games will be televised on FOX Sports Midwest. This addition gives the Billikens 23 televised games this season.
“We are thrilled to continue our partnership with FOX Sports Midwest and to expose Saint Louis University and Billiken Basketball to the Midwest region,” SLU director of athletics Chris May said. “With 23 regular season games televised, we have a greater reach regionally and nationally than ever before. The Atlantic 10 Conference television rights agreement has allowed us to continue to generate national and regional exposures at unprecedented levels.”
“Expectations are high for Billiken Basketball, and we’re excited partner with Saint Louis University to significantly expand our television package and bring more games to fans in St. Louis and throughout the Midwest,” said FOX Sports Midwest Senior Vice President and General Manager Jack Donovan.
FOX Sports Midwest begins its Billiken broadcast schedule Wednesday, Nov. 14, as the Billikens take on Santa Clara. FOX Sports Midwest then televises home December matchups against Valparaiso, North Texas, Eastern Illinois, Loyola Marymount and SIUE. FOX Sports Midwest will have road Atlantic 10 Conference tilts at St. Bonaventure, George Washington and Xavier, and will also televise the home game against Charlotte. The complete schedule, with television notations, is available here. The road contests at St. Bonaventure and George Washington will air on FOX Sports Midwest Plus, the network’s alternate channel. Specific channel information will be released closer to the date of the game.
It was also announced recently that two Billiken games – vs. Dayton (Feb. 2) and vs. La Salle (March 9) – will be televised on NBC Sports Network as part of the new media rights deal announced by the A-10. NBC Sports Network (formerly called Versus) is available in more than 75 million homes.
2012-13 Billiken Men’s Basketball Television Breakdown:
• 23 games televised in total • 12 games on national television • Six games televised on CBS Sports Network • Four games televised on the ESPN family of networks • Two games televised on NBC Sports Network • 10 games televised on FOX Sports Midwest • One game televised by Pac-12 Network