FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, November 10th, 2016
CSN CHICAGO ANNOUNCES ITS 2016-17 COLLEGE BASKETBALL SCHEDULE
117 Men’s and Women’s Game Schedule includes MVC, Horizon League, Conference USA, Atlantic 10, MAC, WAC, Ivy League & Ohio Valley Conference action, plus area contests featuring Illinois State, UIC, Loyola, Bradley, SIU, NIU, EIU, Valparaiso, Northern Iowa, DePaul, and more!
Local coverage begins with the UIC Flames hosting Texas-San Antonio on Wednesday, November 16 at 7:00 PM CT featuring Jordan Bernfield & David Kaplan with the game call!
CSNChicago.com’s NCAA section to also provide the latest headlines for all area teams
Chicago, IL (November 10, 2016) – CSN Chicago (CSN), the television home for the most games and the most comprehensive coverage of the Chicago Blackhawks, Bulls, Cubs and White Sox, is ready to bring college hoops fans another exciting season of action-packed NCAA basketball featuring a total of 117 men’s & women’s contests.
CSN viewers can look forward to the very best in local/regional basketball action with three games featuring the Horizon League’s UIC Flames, along with Missouri Valley Conference action highlighted by Illinois State (six games), Loyola (seven games), Wichita State (four games), Bradley (four games), Southern Illinois (six games) and Northern Iowa (ten games) in action all season long, plus – live coverage of the always-competitive MVC Tournament starting March 2. From an online perspective, viewers are also urged to visit CSNChicago.com’s dedicated “NCAA Talk” page (CSNChicago.com/ncaa-talk) for the very latest NCAA basketball headlines, features, scores and player updates from all area teams throughout the season.
CSN’s early season men’s collegiate basketball schedule gets underway with the University of Illinois-Chicago home opener as the Flames host the University of Texas-San Antonio on Wednesday, November 16 at 7:00 PM CT, LIVE from the UIC Pavilion. The game announcing tandem for Flames games on CSN this season features WSCR AM 670 “The Score’s” Jordan Bernfield (play-by-play) and CSN’s David Kaplan (analyst). In addition, Bernfield will also handle play-by-play duties for every Loyola game on CSN’s schedule this season as well, which also features ESPN Radio 1000’s Jeff Dickerson handling color analysis.
Among the key regional match-ups on the schedule this season include UW-Milwaukee at Loyola (Dec. 10), N. Iowa vs. Loyola (Jan. 4 & Jan. 18), SIU at Loyola (Dec. 30 at 7:00 PM), UIC at Valparaiso (Jan. 2 at 1:00 PM), Bradley at Loyola (Jan. 13 at 6:00 PM), UIC at Valparaiso (Jan. 22), N. Iowa at Illinois St. (Feb. 1), SIU at Loyola (Feb. 4), and SIU at Illinois St. (Feb. 22) among many others. Note the attached schedule for a complete list of men’s games this season on CSN and on CSN+.
CSN’s women’s basketball schedule includes six games featuring the AP pre-season #21-ranked DePaul Blue Demons, which includes a huge match-up against the pre-season #1-ranked Notre Dame Fighting Irish on Saturday, December 10 at 7:00 PM CT on CSN+. Additional DePaul match-ups on CSN’s schedule include games against Butler (Jan. 13 on CSN+), Xavier (Jan. 15), Marquette (Jan. 21 on CSN+), St. Johns (Feb. 3 on CSN+), and Seton Hall (Feb. 5). In addition, the NIU Huskies will be in action on CSN for a home court match-up against Toledo on Mar. 1 (note the attached schedule for a complete listing of women’s games this season).
IMPORTANT NOTE: Numerous men’s and women’s games on CSN’s college basketball schedule this season will air exclusively on CSN+. CSN+ is available in high-definition on Comcast/Xfinity ch. 201 in the Chicago area/South Bend, IN & on Comcast/Xfinity ch. 285 in the Peoria, Springfield, Rockford and Champaign markets, along with being made available in DIRECTV, DISH Network, AT&T U-verse, RCN, and WOW! homes among others; viewers are urged to visit CSNChicago.com’s CHANNEL FINDER for complete channel location details.
In addition to game coverage, CSN will once again provide college basketball fans with a pair of team college coaches show this season (air dates may vary during the season) – Tuesdays (beginning in early December): Inside Notre Dame Basketball with Mike Brey (5:30 PM)…and Wednesdays (beginning in late December): The Foundation: Northwestern Basketball (5:30 PM).
FOR CSN’s COMPLETE 2016-17 MEN’S & WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL SCHEDULE, PLEASE VISIT: CSNChicago.com/ncaa-talk
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