Monday, March 12th, 2018


NBC Sports Chicago to carry 17 Knights home game telecasts this season featuring an early look at future White Sox stars including pitching sensation Michael Kopech & Wilmette native Charlie Tilson!

First game to air Monday, March 26 at 5:00 PM CT on NBC Sports Chicago+ as the Knights battle the WHITE SOX!

PLUS — Live streaming coverage of EVERY Knights telecast to be made available to authenticated subscribers on and via the NBC Sports app!

Chicago, IL (March 12, 2018) – In celebration of the Charlotte Knights’ 20th season as the AAA affiliate of the Chicago White Sox, NBC Sports Chicago has announced it will be carrying 17 Knights games this season, showcasing a number of rising stars in the White Sox organization which includes pitching sensation Michael Kopech (ranked #10 overall in’s 2018 “Top 100 Prospects”), New Trier H.S. graduate/Wilmette native Charlie Tilson, along with likely 2018 future Charlotte call-ups Eloy Jimenez (ranked #4) and Luis Robert (ranked #28).  NBC Sports Chicago will carry the first of its 17 Knights home game telecasts on Monday, March 26 – LIVE at 5:00 PM CT on NBC Sports Chicago+ as the White Sox will travel to face the Knights in the southsiders final spring training game of the year.

In addition — EVERY Charlotte Knights telecast on NBC Sports Chicago will be streamed on and will be made available via the NBC Sports app on tablets and smart phones.  The live streaming service is currently available to customers of Comcast/Xfinity, DIRECTV, DISH Network, AT&T U-verse, Mediacom, RCN, WOW!, Time Warner Cable and Charter among numerous other carriers.  In addition, NBC Sports Chicago is also available on a variety streaming services including DIRECTV NOW, Hulu, fuboTV, Sling TV, CenturyLink Stream, PlayStation Vue, and YouTube TV.  For a full list of carriers and more information about NBC Sports Chicago’s live streaming service, viewers are urged to visit

NBC Sports Chicago’s airing of Knights AAA baseball features “The Voice of the Charlotte Knights,” veteran play-by-play announcer Matt Swierad and legendary UNC-Charlotte baseball head coach Loren Hibbs as game analyst.  In addition, Mike Pacheco (play-by-play) and Jeff McCarragher (analyst) will also be featured in select games this season.  Produced by the Knights in-stadium production team, every Knights telecast on NBC Sports Chicago will also be delivered in a high-definition format.

Fans are also urged to visit’s “WhiteSoxTalk” section ( for the latest progress reports on all the White Sox prospects at AAA Charlotte throughout the season, along with 24/7 coverage on Twitter @NBCSWhiteSox.  In addition, the popular “White Sox Talk PODCAST” (presented by Wintrust), hosted NBC Sports Chicago White Sox expert Chuck Garfien and an array of special guests, features in-depth White Sox minor league reports, including the latest news on all the key prospects at AAA Charlotte each and every week throughout the season.  Fans can download all of NBC Sports Chicago’s podcasts at and simply subscribe to them via Apple Podcasts, Google Play or Stitcher.  The podcasts can be played on any mobile device, laptop, or desktop computer.

2018 Charlotte Knights (White Sox AAA) schedule

  1. Mon, March 26                  5:00 pm             vs. CHICAGO WHITE SOX                            LIVE *(on NBC Sports Chicago+)
  2. Sat, April 14                      6:00 pm               vs. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (Yankees)            LIVE
  3. Sun, April 15                     1:00 pm                vs. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (Yankees)          SDD at 7:00 pm CT
  4. Sun, April 29                     1:00 pm                vs. Norfolk (Orioles)                                          SDD at 7:00 pm CT
  5. Sun, May 13                      1:00 pm                 vs. Durham (Rays)                                             SDD at 7:00 pm CT
  6. Sat, May 26                       6:00 pm                vs. Indianapolis (Pirates)                                  SDD at 7:00 pm CT
  7. Sun, May 27                      6:00 pm                vs. Indianapolis (Pirates)                                  LIVE
  8. Sat, June 9                        6:00 pm                 vs. Lehigh Valley (Phillies)                               SDD at 7:00 pm CT
  9. Sun, June 10                     1:00 pm                  vs. Lehigh Valley (Phillies)                             SDD at 7:00 pm CT
  10. Sat, June 23                      6:00 pm                 vs. Toledo (Tigers)                                              LIVE
  11. Sun, June 24                     1:00 pm                 vs. Toledo (Tigers)                                              SDD at 7:00 pm CT
  12. Sun, July 1                        4:00 pm                  vs. Gwinnett (Braves)                                       SDD at 7:00 pm CT
  13. Thu, July 19                      6:00 pm                  vs. Pawtucket (Red Sox)                                    LIVE
  14. Sun, July 22                      4:00 pm                  vs. Indianapolis (Pirates)                                SDD at 7:00 pm CT
  15. Sun, August 5                   4:00 pm                   vs. Durham (Rays)                                             LIVE
  16. Sun, August 19                 4:00 pm                   vs. Louisville (Reds)                                         SDD at 7:00 pm CT
  17. Sun, August 26                 4:00 pm                   vs. Gwinnett (Braves)                                        LIVE

NBC Sports Chicago+ is located on Comcast/Xfinity ch. 201 in the Chicago area and in South Bend, IN, and on ch. 285 in Comcast/Xfinity’s Peoria, Springfield, Rockford and Champaign markets…for channel location info, viewers are urged to visit’s special “Channel Finder” section (

 All Times Central Time (CT)
All Game Produced in High-Definition (HD)
SDD – Same Day Delay
Schedule Subject to Change
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