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MVC commissioner Doug Elgin
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MVC Announces Nine Creighton Basketball Games To Air on ESPN Networks

ST. LOUIS, Mo. -- Creighton men's basketball will make at least nine appearances on the ESPN family of networks in 2012-13, part of the league's record 48-game telecast package during the 2012-13 academic year, Commissioner Doug Elgin announced today.

Creighton's games that will be shown by ESPN and its networks include Nov. 23 (Wisconsin), Nov. 24 (Arkansas/Arizona State), Dec. 1 (Saint Joseph's), Nebraska (Dec. 6), Northern Iowa (Jan. 15), Wichita State (Jan. 19), Southern Illinois (Jan. 27), Illinois State (Feb. 9) and Evansville (Feb. 16).

Four of the games will air on ESPN2, three on ESPN3 and one on ESPNU. The Jan. 27 contest at Southern Illinois will air on either ESPNU or ESPN3, with a decision made in early January.

The Valley, which is in the second year of a five-year agreement with ESPN, will clear a record-number 30 men’s basketball telecasts on ESPN networks. ESPN will carry the events on ESPN2, ESPNU and ESPN3. An additional 18 other MVC contests (volleyball in addition to women’s basketball and baseball) are featured on the package this year.

“ESPN’s commitment to The Valley is evident by the quantity and diversity of this package of telecasts,” Elgin said. “ESPN provides a national stage for our sports. And the creation and continued
expansion of ESPNU as a national platform and the emergence of ESPN3 only heightens the amount of national exposure for our league.”

For the eighth consecutive season, CBS Sports will air the title game of the MVC Men’s Basketball Championship. CBS, which purchased the rights from ESPN, will televise the contest on Sunday, March 10, at 1 p.m. Central.

“Having the title game of Arch Madness shown on CBS Sports speaks for itself,” said Elgin. “And, we look forward to our championship contest being televised on CBS Sports through the 2016 event.”

Fans can expect additional announcements in the coming days with broadcast schedules from some of the league's other television partners.
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