Mens Basketball Feb. 5 Game Against Central Michigan Picked Up By ESPNU
Golden Flashes' could have as many as six ESPN appearances this season
KENT, Ohio – The Kent State men's basketball program has been a regular on the ESPN family on networks the past few seasons and this year will be no different. The Golden Flashes' Feb. 5 game against Central Michigan has been selected to air on ESPNU at 5:00 p.m. as part of the Mid-American Conference television package.
Along with the nationally televised broadcast, the KSU Athletic Department is also hosting its 31st annual Varsity "K" Athletics Hall of Fame Celebration. The 2010 HOF class will be reveled on Oct. 30.
The game marks Kent State's third guaranteed appearance in 2010-11 on one of ESPN's networks. The Golden Flashes are also scheduled to appear on ESPN when they host Robert Morris on Nov. 16 at 8:00 a.m as part of Network's third annual College Hoops Tip-Off Marathon. On Dec. 9, Kent State travels to perennial Southeastern Conference power Florida for an ESPN2 telecast.
On top of the three scheduled games, Kent State has the opportunity for three additional ESPN appearances this season. KSU is participating in the ESPNU BracketBusters event for the ninth consecutive season the weekend of Feb. 19. Having hosted BracketBuster games the past two years, the Golden Flashes are slated for a road game this season. Game match-ups and the television schedule will be released the first week of February.
Feb. 26 is a 21-Day Wildcard Card Selection for the MAC. One of the five league match-ups that include Ohio at Kent State; Bowling Green at Miami; Buffalo at Akron; Ball State at Central Michigan and Northern Illinois at Toledo will be selected for an 11:00 a.m. ESPNU broadcast.
The regular season finale is also a 21-Day Wildcard Selection scheduled for a Friday, March 4 broadcast at 7:00 p.m. on ESPN2. Possible games include Akron at Kent State; Buffalo at Bowling Green; Ohio at Miami; Northern Illinois at Ball State; Western Michigan at Central Michigan; Toledo at Eastern Michigan.
Kent State has appeared on the ESPN family of networks six times last year alone and has made 16 appearances in the past five seasons.
If you can not catch the Golden Flashes on television be sure listen to all the games on the radio at WNIR 100.1 FM, your home for Kent State men's basketball.
For ticket information contact the KSU ticket office at 330-672-2244.