FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, March 5th, 2018
NBC SPORTS CHICAGO TO CARRY LIVE COVERAGE OF THE 2018 IOWA HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION (IHSAA) BOYS BASKETBALL STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS THIS WEEK (MARCH 7-9)
Class 1A/2A Semifinals (Wednesday, Mar. 7), Class 3A/4A Semifinals (Thursday, Mar. 8) and 1A/2A/3A/4A Finals (Friday, Mar. 9)
Iowa High School Sports Network (IHSSN.com) to produce the Boys Basketball State Championships
NBC Sports Chicago available throughout the entire state of Iowa on numerous cable, telco, satellite, and streaming services;
Viewers urged to contact their local provider if they do not receive NBC Sports Chicago as part of their viewing package; Full details at NBCSportsChicago.com/Iowa
Chicago, IL (March 5, 2018) — NBC Sports Chicago, the multi-platform home for the most in-depth coverage of the local and regional preps sports scene, along with the Iowa High School Sports Network (IHSSN), will deliver LIVE high-definition coverage of the 2018 Iowa High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) Boys Basketball State Championships this week (March 7-9) from the Wells Fargo Arena in downtown Des Moines, IA.
Iowa basketball fans can look forward to OVER TWENTY HOURS of live, action-packed coverage throughout the week beginning with the Class 1A/2A Semifinals on Wednesday starting at 2:00 PM CT on NBC Sports Chicago+, followed by the Class 3A/4A Semifinals on Thursday starting at 2:00 PM CT on NBC Sports Chicago+, all of which leads up to the highly-anticipated “Championship Friday” featuring the Class 1A/2A/3A/4A Finals on Friday beginning at 2:00 PM CT on NBC Sports Chicago+. NOTE: The Class 1A & 3A semifinals will also air simultaneously on the main NBC Sports Chicago channel location; please visit NBCSportsChicago.com’s CHANNEL FINDER for the exact channel NBC Sports Chicago+ channel location in your area.
In addition — EVERY IHSAA Boys Basketball State Championship telecast on NBC Sports Chicago will be accessible LIVE via NBCSportsChicago.com and the NBC Sports app. Authenticated NBC Sports subscribers can watch live IHSAA Boys Basketball State Championships action from anywhere in the United States. Fans can also visit IHSNN.com to access the NBCSportsChicago.com live stream. For a full list of carriers and more information about NBC Sports Chicago’s live streaming service, viewers are urged to visit the following link: nbcsportschicago.com/live-faq.
IMPORTANT: In addition to multiple cable and telco providers throughout the state of Iowa, which includes Skitter TV, NBC Sports Chicago is also available throughout the entire state on satellite via DIRECTV (ch. 665-1 for NBC Sports Chicago+) and DISH (varied DISH channel locations for NBC Sports Chicago+ programming, visit NBCSportsChicago.com/Iowa for channel location info). In addition, NBC Sports Chicago is also available on numerous streaming services including DIRECTV NOW, Hulu, fuboTV, Sling TV, CenturyLink Stream, PlayStation Vue, and YouTube TV. Viewers who currently do not receive NBC Sports Chicago as part of their channel offerings are urged to contact their provider and ask that NBC Sports Chicago be added to their service. As noted earlier, authenticated NBC Sports Chicago subscribers can also view the IHSAA Boys Basketball State Championships on NBCSportsChicago.com, IHSSN.com, and the NBC Sports app. For a complete schedule, cable/satellite channel locations, live streaming information, and additional details about NBC Sports Chicago’s coverage of the IHSAA Boys Basketball State Championships, fans are urged to visit NBCSportsChicago.com/IOWA.
The following schedule details NBC Sports Chicago’s multi-platform coverage of the 2018 IHSAA Boys Basketball State Championships (all times Central Time…ALL games to air on NBC Sports Chicago+ and will also be streamed live on NBCSportsChicago.com, IHSSN.com, along with the NBC Sports app):
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7
2:00 PM – Class 1A Semifinal #1: (Teams TBD; also airing on the main NBC Sports Chicago channel location)
3:45 PM – Class 1A Semifinal #2: (Teams TBD; also airing on the main NBC Sports Chicago channel location)
6:30 PM – Class 2A Semifinal #1: (Teams TBD)
8:15 PM – Class 2A Semifinal #2: (Teams TBD)
THURSDAY, MARCH 8
2:00 PM – Class 3A Semifinal #1: (Teams TBD; also airing on the main NBC Sports Chicago channel location)
3:45 PM – Class 3A Semifinal #2: (Teams TBD; also airing on the main NBC Sports Chicago channel location)
6:30 PM – Class 4A Semifinal #1: (Teams TBD)
8:15 PM – Class 4A Semifinal #2: (Teams TBD)
FRIDAY, MARCH 9
2:00 PM – Class 1A: CHAMPIONSHIP GAME (Teams TBD)
3:45 PM – Class 2A: CHAMPIONSHIP GAME (Teams TBD)
6:30 PM – Class 3A: CHAMPIONSHIP GAME (Teams TBD)
8:15 PM – Class 4A: CHAMPIONSHIP GAME (Teams TBD)
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