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Summit League Finalizes Fox College Sports Schedule

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ELMHURST, Ill. – The Summit League announced that 26 of its men's and women's basketball games will air on Fox College Sports this season, marking the largest schedule of nationally-televised games in league history. Included are 14 Summit League regular season matchups and all 12 men's and women's quarterfinal and semifinal games from the 2013 Summit League Basketball Championships.

Four Saturday men's basketball doubleheaders highlight the schedule. The quartet of "Summit Saturdays" begins with each of the top four teams in The Summit League's preseason poll matching up on January 26. The North Dakota State at South Dakota State game opens the day's schedule and is followed by Western Illinois at Oakland. The following Saturday features Western Illinois at IUPUI and Kansas City at South Dakota State. On Feb. 16, the doubleheader begins with a rematch of the 2012 Summit League Championship game with Western Illinois at South Dakota State ahead of the Oakland at Kansas City matchup. The slate of doubleheaders culminates March 9 in primetime with Summit League Tournament quarterfinal games featuring the top two seeds.

"We are delighted to showcase our league with a consistent schedule of nationally-televised games featuring a number of compelling matchups," said Summit League Commissioner Tom Douple. "Partnering with Fox College Sports provides the opportunity to showcase our brand and increase the amount of exposure for our teams and student-athletes. Our 'Summit Saturdays' will give college basketball fans the opportunity to view our brand when the league race heats up and tournament play begins. In addition, we will have seven women's games, including all quarterfinals and semifinals, as part of our schedule."

Fox College Sports will showcase the regular season women's game between North Dakota State and South Dakota State on Dec. 30. Doubleheaders of The Summit League's women's quarterfinal games will air on March 9 and 10 along with both semifinals on March 11.

The FCS schedule begins on the opening night of Summit League play when Western Illinois plays at South Dakota on Thursday, Nov. 29. The full list of Summit League games on FCS is below.

2012-13 SUMMIT LEAGUE BASKETBALL ON FOX COLLEGE SPORTS

DATE

GAME

TIME (ET)

NETWORK

Thursday, Nov. 29

Western Illinois at South Dakota

8:05 p.m.

FCS Atlantic

Sunday, Dec. 30

North Dakota State at South Dakota State (WOMEN'S)

3:05 p.m.

FCS Pacific

Thursday, Jan. 10

Fort Wayne at North Dakota State

8:05 p.m.

FCS Pacific

Saturday, Jan. 12

Oakland at North Dakota State

5:05 p.m.

FCS Pacific

Saturday, Jan. 26

North Dakota State at South Dakota State

3:05 p.m.

FCS Pacific

 

Western Illinois at Oakland

5:05 p.m.

FCS Atlantic

Thursday, Jan. 31

South Dakota at South Dakota State

8:05 p.m.

FCS Central

Saturday, Feb. 2

Western Illinois at IUPUI

3:05 p.m.

FCS Atlantic

 

Kansas City at South Dakota State

5:05 p.m.

FCS Atlantic

Saturday, Feb. 9

South Dakota State at Oakland

5:05 p.m.

FCS Pacific

Thursday, Feb. 14

IUPUI at South Dakota State

8:05 p.m.

FCS Atlantic

Saturday, Feb. 16

Western Illinois at South Dakota State

5:05 p.m.

FCS Pacific

 

Oakland at Kansas City

7:15 p.m.

FCS Atlantic

Saturday, March 2

North Dakota State at Omaha

5:05 p.m.

FCS Central

Saturday, March 9

Summit League Women's Quarterfinal #1 (1 vs. 8)

1:05 p.m.

FCS Atlantic

Summit League Women's Quarterfinal #2 (2 vs. 7)

3:35 p.m.

FCS Atlantic

Summit League Men's Quarterfinal #1 (1 vs. 8)

7:05 p.m.

FCS Atlantic

Summit League Men's Quarterfinal #2 (2 vs. 7)

9:35 p.m.

FCS Atlantic

Sunday, March 10

Summit League Women's Quarterfinal #3 (4 vs.5)

1:05 p.m.

FCS Atlantic

Summit League Women's Quarterfinal #4 (3 vs. 6)

3:35 p.m.

FCS Atlantic

Summit League Men's Quarterfinal #3 (4 vs. 5)

7:05 p.m.

FCS Atlantic

Summit League Men's Quarterfinal #4 (3 vs. 6)

9:35 p.m.

FCS Atlantic

Monday, March 11

Summit League Women's Semifinal #1 (1/8 vs. 4/5)

1:05 p.m.

FCS Atlantic

Summit League Women's Semifinal #2 (2/7 vs. 3/6)

3:35 p.m.

FCS Atlantic

Summit League Men's Semifinal #3 (1/8 vs. 4/5)

7:05 p.m.

FCS Atlantic

Summit League Men's Semifinal #4 (2/7 vs. 3/6)

9:35 p.m.

FCS Atlantic

NOTE: Fox College Sports is available as a three-channel set (FCS Atlantic, FCS Central and FCS Pacific) rather than individual geography-based channels.

ABOUT THE SUMMIT LEAGUE

Entering its fourth decade of Division I athletics, The Summit League offers 19 championship sports and has a combined enrollment of over 144,000 at nine universities, four of which are located in top 58 U.S. metro populations (Detroit, Indianapolis, Kansas City and Omaha). Member institutions include: Fort Wayne (Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne), IUPUI (Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis), Kansas City (University of Missouri-Kansas City), North Dakota State University, Oakland University, Omaha (University of Nebraska Omaha), the University of South Dakota, South Dakota State University and Western Illinois University. Previously known as the Mid-Continent Conference, The Summit League rebranded in 2007 and has since produced 54 All-Americans, 37 Academic All-America selections and seven NCAA Championships. For more information about the league and its history, visit www.thesummitleague.org or follow on Twitter @thesummitleague.

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