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Six men’s basketball games to be broadcast on Time Warner, ESPN3
Bearcats will show off Events Center, league's top fan base in half-dozen home games
September 18, 2012Tweet
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VESTAL, N.Y.—Binghamton men’s basketball will receive added exposure throughout the 2012-13 season with six games that will be broadcast on either Time Warner Cable Sports or ESPN3. The half-dozen games – all at home – will give out-of-town fans an opportunity to watch first-year BU coach Tommy Dempsey and his upstart team and will also showcase the Events Center and a Bearcats’ fan base that has led the America East in attendance nine consecutive years.
The America East released its expansive broadcast package with ESPN and its platforms, including games on ESPN3 and ESPNU and culminating with the men’s conference championship game, which will be shown live on ESPN2 on March 16. The America East is entering its second year of a five-year contract with ESPN and in addition to the regular season games, every men’s and women’s game during the first two rounds of the America East Championship tournament, hosted by Albany on March 8-10, will also be shown on ESPN3.
Continuing the athletic department’s stable of games on regional cable carrier Time Warner, BU will televise four games beginning with the home opener on November 11 against Brown. In addition, TWCS will broadcast the Dec. 30 game against Cornell, Jan. 7 vs. Albany and Jan. 26 vs. New Hampshire. The New Hampshire date will be televised TWCS doubleheader with the BU women opening against the Wildcats at 4 p.m. and the two men’s teams tipping off at 7 p.m. at the Events Center.
It will mark the sixth year of partnership between the Bearcats and TWCS.
As part of the league’s package with ESPN, Binghamton will also have two games shown on ESPN3, which is available to approximately 73 million homes at no cost. The first game is a January 30 home game against UMBC – a rematch of the 2009 America East championship game. One week later, BU will host Hartford on February 6 on ESPN3.
Games on ESPN2, ESPN3 and ESPNU are also accessible through WatchESPN, ESPN’s authenticated networks service.
The Binghamton women also have three home games slated for TWCS and one more on ESPN3.
Binghamton hosts Susquehanna in an exhibition game on November 3 before opening its regular season at Loyola on November 9.