Lion basketball doubleheader at West Texas A&M picked up by ESPN as part of Division II Basketball Showcase – LINK
INDIANAPOLIS — The Lone Star Conference basketball doubleheader featuring Texas A&M University-Commerce at West Texas A&M University on January 20, 2018, will be streamed live on ESPN3 and the ESPN app as part of the NCAA Division II Basketball Showcase, as announced Thursday.
The A&M-Commerce at West Texas A&M women's and men's basketball games in Canyon, Texas, are two of 28 men's and women's basketball games that will be streamed live during the 2017-18 season on ESPN3. The women's contest that day is set for a 2 p.m. tipoff, with the men's game to follow.
"This is an exciting opportunity for our team to get exposure on a national level," said A&M-Commerce head women's basketball coach Jason Burton. "We are honored NCAA Division II chose two Lone Star Conference schools to be featured, and that A&M-Commerce is one of them. This matchup will show the work our teams have done over the years and the strong level of competition in our league."
The currently scheduled games will feature 14 of the 24 basketball-sponsoring conferences in Division II and are selected from a pool of conference nominations. One conference has signed a separate broadcast agreement and will not be included this season.
"Every team hopes to have the chance to play on the national stage, and we are honored Division II selected A&M-Commerce to play in the Basketball Showcase," A&M-Commerce head men's basketball coach Jaret von Rosenberg said. "Our players and staff were already excited for the season to begin, and having a national showcase game adds to our enthusiasm. This is a fantastic opportunity and we look to make the most of it."
ESPN3 is ESPN's live multiscreen sports network, a destination that delivers thousands of exclusive sports events annually. It is accessible on computers, smartphones, tablets and streaming devices through the ESPN App. The network currently is available nationwide at no additional cost to fans who receive their high-speed internet connection or video subscription from an affiliated service provider. It is also available at no cost to U.S. college students and U.S.-based military personnel via computers, smartphones and tablets connected to on-campus educational and on-base military broadband and Wi-Fi networks.
"Division II's continued collaboration with ESPN provides an exciting opportunity to share the accomplishments of our student-athletes with a broad national audience," said Terri Steeb Gronau, vice president of Division II. "We are thrilled to continue to promote the efforts of men's and women's basketball student-athletes on the court, in the classroom, and in their communities."
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