SKYHAWK WOMEN'S HOOPS SET TO PLAY ON ESPNU AS OVC ANNOUNCES 2017-18 ESPN TELEVISION PACKAGE
September 20, 2017
BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – For the third consecutive year, the University of Tennessee at Martin women’s basketball team will have an Ohio Valley Conference matchup broadcast to a national audience as the league announced its slate of Conference games across ESPN networks for the 2017-18 season on Wednesday.
The Skyhawks contest against league rival SIUE on Thursday, February 15 will be played on ESPNU. This marks the third straight year – and second home game - in which the Skyhawks have been selected to play in the league’s lone national women’s basketball contest.
The full conference slate includes seven total men's basketball games (four regular season contests and three OVC Tournament games) that will appear on one of the networks during the season. Each of the regular season games and the OVC Tournament semifinals will air live on ESPNU.
The OVC Tournament championship game will air on ESPN2 at 7:00 p.m. CT on Saturday, March 3. The tournament will be held at The Ford Center in Evansville, Indiana. In addition, all seven games of the OVC Women’s Basketball Tournament will once again air on ESPN3 this year.
The package is part of a multi-year agreement with ESPN that was announced in October 2013.
The first live game event telecast on ESPNU, launched on March 4, 2005, was a Southeast Missouri State/Eastern Kentucky OVC Tournament semifinal which followed a live College GameDay telecast from Oklahoma State. The 24-hour college sports television network televises more than 650 live events annually. Action includes a variety of top football and men’s and women’s basketball games, as well as Olympic sports from 26 Division I conferences. ESPNU is the destination for premier collegiate and high school programming, including elite football, basketball, baseball, softball and lacrosse events.
A complete television schedule with additional national exposure will be released soon.
2017-18 OVC ESPN Television Schedule
Thursday, January 18
Murray State at Belmont, 6:00 p.m. CT (ESPNU)
Thursday, January 25
Morehead State at Murray State, 6:00 p.m. CT (ESPNU)
Thursday, February 8
Tennessee Tech at Jacksonville State, 8:00 p.m. CT (ESPNU)
Thursday, February 15 - WOMEN’S BASKETBALL
SIUE at UT Martin, 4:00 p.m. CT (ESPNU)
Thursday, February 22
Belmont at Jacksonville State, 8:00 p.m. CT (ESPNU)
Friday, March 2
OVC Men’s Tournament Semifinal #1, 7:00 p.m. CT (ESPNU)
OVC Men’s Tournament Semifinal #2, 9:00 p.m. CT (ESPNU)
Saturday, March 3
OVC Men’s Tournament Championship, 7:00 p.m. CT (ESPN2)