Marshall to Host ECU in Nationally-Televised Women's Basketball Game on Jan. 28|
Oct. 10, 2006
IRVING, Texas - Conference USA has announced that a total of 10 women's basketball games will be televised nationally and regionally during the 2006-07 season, including Marshall University's home tilt versus East Carolina on Jan. 28. The league's television package with ESPN and CSTV: College Sports Television includes four contests on ESPN2 and six games on CSTV.
Marshall will play host to a nationally televised game for the second consecutive year when the Pirates of East Carolina visit the Cam Henderson Center. Game time for the Jan. 28 affair has been moved to 3 p.m. to accommodate the television audience.
Last season the Thundering Herd and Pirates split their regular-season series with each game coming down to the wire. MU pulled out a three-point win at home in its first ever C-USA contest, while ECU evened the series with a one-point win later in the year in Greenville, N.C.
Tulsa, Rice, SMU, Tulane and East Carolina will each have at least two games televised, while UAB, Marshall, Houston and Southern Miss have one apiece in regular season play.
CSTV will carry the two semifinal games of the 2007 C-USA Women's Basketball Championship, while ESPN2 will pick up the championship game live on March 4.
C-USA is entering its second season in partnership with CSTV. The network and conference signed a six-year initial term that includes significant national and regional exposure for football, men's and women's basketball and other C-USA sports last year. CSTV, the fastest growing independent cable network, has agreements with distributors that serve more than 65 million households nationwide. It deals with the top six distributors - Comcast, DirecTV, Time Warner, Charter, Cox and Adelphia, among others - and is expected to be available on cable in all C-USA markets soon.
MEDIA DAY INFORMATION: Conference USA Women's Basketball Media Day, set for Thursday, Oct. 12 in Tulsa, will be video streamed live on the C-USA website (www.conferenceusa.com) and on Tulsa's website (www.tulsahurricane.com). The Conference USA Women's Basketball Media Slam Coaches Show will air Thursday night at 6 p.m. ET on CSTV and will re-air at 9 p.m. ET that same day. The program will also be available on Marshall's official athletics site (www.HerdZone.com) beginning on Friday.
Click on the link at the top of this page for more information on C-USA Media Day.