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Mid-American Conference (MAC) Hoops in Midst of 59-Game Television Package

Monday, December 10, 2007 , Posted by Christopher Byrne at 10:51 PM, under , , , ,

Cleveland, OH (Dec 10, 2007) - The Mid-American Conference (MAC) is in the midst of a college basketball season that includes a 59-game men's and women's basketball league television package, with on FOX Sports Net Ohio, Comcast Local and the ESPN Family of Networks (ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPN360.com).

The men's basketball television schedule began on Thursday, November 22 as Miami took on South Alabama in the Anaheim Classic (ESPNU) and will culminate with quarterfinal (FSN Ohio), semifinal (FSN Ohio) and Championship game (ESPN2) coverage of the FirstEnergy MAC Men's Basketball Tournament on March 12-15.

Michael Reghi will be joined by MAC Hall of Famer and former Toledo and Philadelphia 76ers standout Steve Mix as talent for the MAC men’s basketball syndicated package, while Jeff Phelps and Robin Muller will make up the talent for the women’s package.

FSN Ohio will once again produce a “MAC Scoreboard Show” between games on the four (4) doubleheader weekends (Jan. 26, Feb. 2, Feb. 9 and Feb. 16). The show will be hosted by FOX 8’s Tony Rizzo and FSN Ohio’s Kendall Lewis.

Additionally, the field for the 2008 O’Reilly ESPNU BracketBusters event on Friday, February 22 and Saturday, February 23 will include all 12 Mid-American Conference schools. BracketBuster pairings will be made in early February and will be televised on the ESPN Family of Networks.

The women's basketball television schedule begins Wednesday, January 9 as Ball State travels to Western Michigan for a 7 p.m. tip (Comcast Local) and contains eight regular-season telecasts in addition to MAC Women's Basketball Tournament semifinal and championship games telecast on FSN Ohio and Comcast Local. The 10 MAC tournament games that will be televised will be the most that the conference has ever had aired.

Remaining 2007-08 MAC Men's & Women's Televised Basketball Games
(Women's games in italics)

Saturday, December 15

Ohio vs. Kansas (M) (ESPN2, 5 p.m).
Saturday, December 22

Miami at Kansas (M) (ESPN Full Court, 1 p.m.)

Wednesday, January 2

Kent State at North Carolina (M) (ESPN, 8 p.m).

Sunday, January 6

Eastern Michigan at Central Michigan (M) (Comcast Local, 2 p.m.)

Wednesday, January 9

Ball State at Western Michigan (W) (Comcast Local, 7 p.m.)

Sunday,
January 13

Central Michigan at Ball State (M) (Comcast Local, 2 p.m.)

Thurs
day, January 17

Ohio at Akron (M) (ESPNU, 9 p.m.)

Saturday, January 19

Eastern Michigan at Ball State (M) (Comcast Local, 2 p.m.)
Kent State at Ohio (M) (ESPN Classic, 6 p.m.)

Sunday,
January 20

Buffalo at Miami (M) (FSN Ohio, 2 p.m.)

Tues
day, January 22

Toledo at Eastern Michigan (M) (Comcast Local, 7 p.m.)
Central Michigan at Western Michigan (M) (ESPNU, 7 p.m.)

Wednesday, January 23

Central Michigan at Ball State (W) (Comcast Local, 7 p.m.)

Saturday, January 26

Ohio at Central Michigan (W) (FSN Ohio, 12 p.m.)
Ball State at Ohio (M) (ESPN Full Court, 2 p.m.)
Akron at Central Michigan (M) (FSN Ohio, 2:30 p.m.)

Tues
day, January 29

Central Michigan at Ohio (M) (ESPN Full Court, 7 p.m.)

Saturday, February 2

Kent State at Toledo (M) (FSN Ohio, 12 p.m.)
Bowling Green at Toledo (W) (FSN Ohio, 2:30 p.m.)

Wednesday, February 6

Akron at Western Michigan (M) (Comcast Local, 7 p.m.)
Saturday, February 9

Eastern Michigan at Ohio (W) (FSN Ohio, 12 p.m.)
Western Michigan at Ohio (M) (FSN Ohio, 2:30 p.m.)

Sun
day, February 10

Toledo at Bowling Green (M) (ESPNU, 4 p.m.)
Tues
day, February 12

Akron at Eastern Michigan (W) (Comcast Local, 7 p.m).
Northern Illinois at Akron (M) (FSN Ohio, 8 p.m.)

Wednesday, February 13

Bowling Green at Eastern Michigan (M) (Comcast Local, 7 p.m.)

Saturday, February 16

Ball State at Kent State (W) (FSN Ohio, 12 p.m.)
Ohio at Kent State (M) (FSN Ohio, 3 p.m.)

Tues
day, February 19

Bowling Green at Ohio (M) (ESPN Full Court, 7 p.m.)

Wednesday, February 20

Ball State at Central Michigan (M) (Comcast Local, 7 p.m.)
Eastern Michigan at Western Michigan (M) (ESPNU, 9 p.m.)

Friday
/Saturday, Feb. 22 & 23
O'Reilly ESPNU Bracketbusters (M) (ESPN Networks, TBA)

Saturday, March 1

Eastern Michigan at Northern Illinois (W) (FSN Ohio, 12 p.m.)
Ohio at Miami (M) (ESPN Full Court, 7:30 p.m.)

Tues
day, March 4

21-day advance (wildcard) (M) (ESPN2, 7 p.m.)
WMU at CMU or UT at EMU (M) (Comcast Local, 7 p.m.)
Akron at Ohio (M) (ESPN Full Court, 7 p.m).

Wednes
day, March 5

Central Michigan at Eastern Michigan (W) (Comcast Local, 7 p.m.)

Sun
day, March 9

Bowling Green at Miami (M) (FSN Ohio/Comcast Local, 12 p.m.)
Kent State at Akron (M) (FSN Ohio/Comcast Local, 6 p.m.)

Thursday, March 13

MAC Tournament Quarterfinals (M) (FSN Ohio/Comcast Local, 12 p.m.)
MAC Tournament Quarterfinals (M) (FSN Ohio/Comcast Local, 2:30 p.m.)
MAC Tournament Quarterfinals (M) (FSN Ohio/Comcast Local, 7 p.m.)
MAC Tournament Quarterfinals (M) (FSN Ohio/Comcast Local, 9:30 p.m.)

Friday, March 14

MAC Tournament Semifinals (W) (FSN Ohio/Comcast Local, 12 p.m.)
MAC Tournament Semifinals (W) (FSN Ohio/Comcast Local, 2:30 p.m.)

MAC Tournament Semifinals (M) (FSN Ohio/Comcast Local, 7 p.m.)
MAC Tournament Semifinals (M) (FSN Ohio/Comcast Local, 9:30 p.m.)

Saturday, March 15

MAC Tournament Final (W) (FSN Ohio/Comcast Local, 1 p.m.)
MAC Tournament Final (M) (ESPN2, 7 p.m.)



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