EDWARDSVILLE — Eleven Southern Illinois University Edwardsville men's basketball games will be televised on Fox Sports Midwest and KPLR-Channel 11, it was announced Wednesday.
Fox Sports Midwest will produce and televise five SIUE home games, starting Tuesday when the Cougars play Southern Illinois University Carbondale. SIUE's Dec. 28 game at St. Louis University also will be televised as part of the Billikens' package.
KPLR and KPLR-TV.2 Digital will televised SIUE basketball for the second consecutive year.
"We continue to move forward building new relationships that will establish our Division I foundation and opportunity for success," SIUE Athletic Director Brad Hewitt said. "Media partners are part of the Division I brand, and we cannot thank FOX Sports Midwest and KPLR enough for the partnership, support, and opportunity."
Fox Sports Midwest Senior Vice President and General Manager Jack Donovan said: "SIUE is an up-and-coming Division I program, and this new package enables region-wide exposure for the Cougars. We're pleased to add SIUE to our lineup alongside the Cardinals, Blues, Rams, Mizzou, SLU, the Missouri Valley (Conference) and high school sports."
Eight SIUE games will be televised live, not counting the game against St. Louis U., while three others will air on a tape-delayed basis.
Five Ohio Valley Conference games in January and four more in February also will be televised.
KPLR-Channel 11 and KPLR-TV.2 will broadcast four home games. All of those games will be produced by SIUE's video production staff including current SIUE students.
KPLR also will carry the Jan. 19 SIUE game at Murray State. That game will be produced locally in Murray, Ky.
"We're pleased to be able to partner with SIUE for the second consecutive year," KPLR General Manager Spencer Koch said. "We are excited to provide viewers with good college basketball and hope to be able to continue to for years to come."
The Voice of the Cougars, Joe Pott will be part of the broadcasts on both Fox Sports Midwest and KPLR.
The complete schedule of games to be televised is:
Nov. 20, vs. SIU Carbondale, 7 p.m., Fox Sports Midwest.
Dec. 28, at St. Louis U., 7 p.m., Fox Sports Midwest.
Jan. 10, vs. Jacksonville State, 9 p.m. (delayed), Fox Sports Midwest.
Jan. 12, vs. Tennessee Tech, 7 p.m., KPLR.
Jan. 19, at Murray State, 7 p.m., KPLR.
Jan. 24, vs. Southeast Missouri, 9 p.m. (delayed), Fox Sports Midwest.
Jan. 26, vs. Tennessee-Martin, 7 p.m., KPLR.
Feb. 2, vs. Eastern Illinois, 9 p.m. (delayed), Fox Sports Midwest.
Feb. 14, vs. Murray State, 7:30 p.m., KPLR-TV.2 Digital.
Feb. 16, vs. Austin Peay, 7 p.m., KPLR.
Feb. 20, vs. Tennessee State, 7 p.m., Fox Sports Midwest.