#TheSummitLeague Announces ’14-15 Basketball Television Schedule

#TheSummitLeague Announces ’14-15 Basketball Television Schedule

ELMHURST, Ill. – The Summit League announced a 2014-15 basketball television schedule that includes over 100 regional or national broadcasts. Included in that total are at least 70 games that will be available across the ESPN Family of Networks with nearly all of those available across multiple platforms via WatchESPN.

Highlighting the schedule is a package of games on Midco Sports Network and ESPN3 that includes the first two rounds of The Summit League Basketball Championships and an additional 21 regular season men's and women's basketball broadcasts. All 14 Summit League Tournament games, including ESPNU's telecast of The Summit League Women's Basketball Championship game and ESPN/ESPN2's broadcast of the men's title game, will also be available on WatchESPN.

Midco Sports Network, based in Sioux Falls, S.D., began its partnership with The Summit League in 2009 and has since produced and aired quarterfinal and semifinal games at The Summit League Basketball Championships. In 2012, MidcoSN added an annual schedule of Summit League regular season basketball games that included national distribution.

The 2014-15 season will mark the first year of the new national distribution for the MidcoSN telecasts that allows fans everywhere to watch online at WatchESPN.com, on smartphones and tablets via the WatchESPN app and streamed on television through Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.

ESPN3 is available in 95 million homes and to an additional 21 million U.S.-based college students and military personnel. Those numbers provide The Summit League its largest national reach, nearly doubling its previous availability, while tripling its total number of nationally-available events.

In addition to MidcoSN, HomeTown Sports & News, Oral Roberts University and NBC North Dakota will produce and supply broadcasts to ESPN3 during the season.

Summit League teams will also make appearances during the season on Fox Sports 1, the Big Ten and Pac-12 Networks, Fox Sports regional networks and ROOT Sports.

The full schedule is listed below and broadcasts are subject to change. Additional games may be added to the schedule throughout the season.

2014-15 SUMMIT LEAGUE BASKETBALL TELEVISION SCHEDULE

MEN

Date

Day

Eastern

Local

Game

National

Regional

Nov. 14

Fri

8:00 p.m.

7:00 p.m.

North Dakota State at Texas

Longhorn Network*

 

Nov. 15

Sat

8:00 p.m.

7:00 p.m.

Tulsa at Oral Roberts

ESPN3*

 

Nov. 16

Sun

3:00 p.m.

3:00 p.m.

IUPUI at Purdue

Big Ten Network

 

Nov. 17

Mon

8:00 p.m.

7:00 p.m.

North Dakota State at Iowa

ESPN3*

 

Nov. 19

Wed

8:00 p.m.

7:00 p.m.

Oral Roberts at Missouri

SEC Network+*

 

Nov. 21

Fri

7:00 p.m.

7:00 p.m.

Fort Wayne at Georgia Tech

ESPN3*

 
 
 

8:00 p.m.

7:00 p.m.

North Dakota at South Dakota State

 

MidcoSN

 
 

9:00 p.m.

6:00 p.m.

Oral Roberts at Oregon State

Pac-12 Network

 

Nov. 22

Sat

1:00 p.m.

1:00 p.m.

Ball State at IUPUI

ESPN3*

HTSN

 
 

2:30 p.m.

1:30 p.m.

Omaha at Marquette

Fox Sports 2

 

Nov. 25

Tue

8:00 p.m.

7:00 p.m.

Omaha at Nebraska

ESPN3*

 

Nov. 29

Sat

1:00 p.m.

1:00 p.m.

Georgia State at IUPUI

ESPN3*

HTSN

Nov. 30

Sun

5:00 p.m.

4:00 p.m.

Florida Gulf Coast vs. South Dakota State

 

FS North

Dec. 2

Tue

8:00 p.m.

7:00 p.m.

Omaha at Kansas State

 

FS Kansas City

Dec. 2

Tue

9:00 p.m.

7:00 p.m.

Denver at Wyoming

 

ROOT Sports

Dec. 7

Sun

4:00 p.m.

3:00 p.m.

Missouri State at Oral Roberts

ESPN3*

 

Dec. 8

Mon

7:00 p.m.

7:00 p.m.

Fort Wayne at Purdue

ESPNU*

 
 
 

9:00 p.m.

7:00 p.m.

Omaha at Air Force

 

MWN

Dec. 9

Tue

7:00 p.m.

7:00 p.m.

IUPUI at Xavier

Fox Sports 1

 
 
 

9:00 p.m.

8:00 p.m.

South Dakota at Creighton

Fox Sports 1

 

Dec. 13

Sat

1:00 p.m.

1:00 p.m.

Eastern Kentucky at IUPUI

ESPN3*

HTSN

 
 

6:00 p.m.

3:00 p.m.

Denver at Stanford

Pac-12 Network

 
 
 

8:00 p.m.

7:00 p.m.

New Mexico State at Oral Roberts

ESPN3*

 
 
 

8:00 p.m.

7:00 p.m.

North Dakota at North Dakota State

ESPN3*

NBC ND

 
 

8:00 p.m.

7:00 p.m.

UNLV vs. South Dakota

ESPN3*

MidcoSN

Dec. 16

Tue

8:00 p.m.

7:00 p.m.

Oral Roberts at Oklahoma

ESPNU*

 
 
 

8:00 p.m.

7:00 p.m.

Akron at North Dakota State

 

MeTV ND

Dec. 17

Wed

8:00 p.m.

6:00 p.m.

Texas A&M Corpus-Christi at Denver

 

ROOT Sports

Dec. 18

Thu

8:30 p.m.

7:30 p.m.

Montana State at South Dakota

 

MidcoSN

Dec. 19

Fri

9:00 p.m.

7:00 p.m.

Colorado State at Denver

 

ROOT Sports

Dec. 20

Sat

1:00 p.m.

1:00 p.m.

South Alabama at IUPUI

ESPN3*

HTSN

 
 

3:00 p.m.

2:00 p.m.

Oral Roberts at Memphis

CBS Sports Network

 
 
 

7:00 p.m.

7:00 p.m.

Valparaiso at Fort Wayne

 

PBS39

Dec. 23

Tue

8:00 p.m.

7:00 p.m.

Western Illinois at Memphis

ESPN3*

 
 
 

9:00 p.m.

7:00 p.m.

South Dakota State at Utah

Pac-12 Network

 

Dec. 29

Mon

9:00 p.m.

7:00 p.m.

St. Joseph's at Denver

 

ROOT Sports

Jan. 2

Fri

8:00 p.m.

7:00 p.m.

Oral Roberts at North Dakota State

ESPN3*

MidcoSN

 
 

9:00 p.m.

7:00 p.m.

South Dakota State at Denver

 

ROOT Sports

Jan. 4

Sun

5:00 p.m.

4:00 p.m.

South Dakota State at North Dakota State

ESPN3*

MidcoSN

Jan. 7

Wed

8:00 p.m.

7:00 p.m.

IUPUI at Oral Roberts

ESPN3*

 

Jan. 8

Thu

8:00 p.m.

7:00 p.m.

North Dakota State at Omaha

ESPN3*

MidcoSN

Jan. 10

Sat

1:00 p.m.

1:00 p.m.

Denver at IUPUI

ESPN3*

HTSN

 
 

5:30 p.m.

4:30 p.m.

South Dakota State at Omaha

ESPN3*

MidcoSN

 
 

7:00 p.m.

7:00 p.m.

South Dakota at Fort Wayne

 

PBS39

Jan. 14

Wed

8:00 p.m.

7:00 p.m.

Omaha at Oral Roberts

ESPN3*

 
 
 

8:00 p.m.

7:00 p.m.

North Dakota State at South Dakota

ESPN3*

MidcoSN

Jan. 16

Fri

8:00 p.m.

7:00 p.m.

Western Illinois at North Dakota State

 

MeTV ND

Jan. 17

Sat

5:30 p.m.

4:30 p.m.

South Dakota at South Dakota State

ESPN3*

MidcoSN

 
 

8:00 p.m.

7:00 p.m.

Fort Wayne at Oral Roberts

ESPN3*

 

Jan. 21

Wed

8:00 p.m.

7:00 p.m.

Fort Wayne at South Dakota State

ESPN3*

MidcoSN

 
 

9:00 p.m.

7:00 p.m.

Oral Roberts at Denver

 

ROOT Sports

Jan. 22

Thu

7:00 p.m.

7:00 p.m.

North Dakota State at IUPUI

ESPN3*

HTSN

Jan. 24

Sat

1:00 p.m.

1:00 p.m.

South Dakota at IUPUI

ESPN3*

HTSN

 
 

7:00 p.m.

7:00 p.m.

North Dakota State at Fort Wayne

 

PBS39

 
 

8:00 p.m.

7:00 p.m.

South Dakota State at Oral Roberts

ESPN3*

 

Jan. 29

Thu

8:00 p.m.

7:00 p.m.

Fort Wayne at South Dakota

ESPN3*

MidcoSN

 
 

8:00 p.m.

7:00 p.m.

Denver at North Dakota State

 

MeTV ND

Jan. 31

Sat

5:30 p.m.

4:30 p.m.

Denver at South Dakota State

ESPN3*

MidcoSN

Feb. 5

Thu

7:00 p.m.

7:00 p.m.

Oral Roberts at IUPUI

ESPN3*

HTSN

 
 

8:00 p.m.

7:00 p.m.

Western Illinois at South Dakota

ESPN3*

MidcoSN

 
 

8:00 p.m.

7:00 p.m.

Omaha at North Dakota State

 

MeTV ND

Feb. 7

Sat

1:00 p.m.

1:00 p.m.

South Dakota State at IUPUI

ESPN3*

HTSN

 
 

3:00 p.m.

2:00 p.m.

South Dakota at North Dakota State

 

MeTV ND

 
 

7:00 p.m.

7:00 p.m.

Oral Roberts at Fort Wayne

 

PBS39

Feb. 11

Wed

7:00 p.m.

7:00 p.m.

Fort Wayne at IUPUI

ESPN3*

HTSN

Feb. 12

Thu

8:00 p.m.

7:00 p.m.

Western Illinois at Oral Roberts

ESPN3*

 
 
 

9:00 p.m.

7:00 p.m.

North Dakota State at Denver

 

ROOT Sports

Feb. 14

Sat

5:00 p.m.

4:00 p.m.

North Dakota State at South Dakota State

ESPN3*

MidcoSN

 
 

8:00 p.m.

7:00 p.m.

South Dakota at Oral Roberts

ESPN3*

 

Feb. 19

Thu

8:00 p.m.

7:00 p.m.

IUPUI at North Dakota State

 

MeTV ND

Feb. 21

Sat

3:00 p.m.

2:00 p.m.

Fort Wayne at North Dakota State

 

MeTV ND

 
 

8:00 p.m.

7:00 p.m.

Oral Roberts at South Dakota State

ESPN3*

MidcoSN

Feb. 25

Wed

8:00 p.m.

7:00 p.m.

Denver at South Dakota

ESPN3*

MidcoSN

Feb. 26

Thu

7:00 p.m.

7:00 p.m.

Western Illinois at IUPUI

ESPN3*

HTSN

 
 

8:00 p.m.

7:00 p.m.

North Dakota State at Oral Roberts

ESPN3*

 

Feb. 28

Sat

1:00 p.m.

1:00 p.m.

Omaha at IUPUI

ESPN3*

HTSN

 
 

5:00 p.m.

4:00 p.m.

South Dakota State at South Dakota

ESPN3*

MidcoSN

 
 

7:00 p.m.

7:00 p.m.

Western Illinois at Fort Wayne

 

PBS39

 
 

8:00 p.m.

7:00 p.m.

Denver at Oral Roberts

ESPN3*

 

Mar. 7

Sat

7:00 p.m.

6:00 p.m.

Summit League Quarterfinal (1 vs. 8)

ESPN3*

MidcoSN

 
 

9:30 p.m.

8:30 p.m.

Summit League Quarterfinal (2 vs. 7)

ESPN3*

MidcoSN

Mar. 8

Sun

7:00 p.m.

6:00 p.m.

Summit League Quarterfinal (4 vs. 5)

ESPN3*

MidcoSN

 
 

9:30 p.m.

8:30 p.m.

Summit League Quarterfinal (3 vs. 6)

ESPN3*

MidcoSN

Mar. 9

Mon

7:00 p.m.

6:00 p.m.

Summit League Quarterfinal (1/8 vs. 4/5)

ESPN3*

MidcoSN

 
 

9:30 p.m.

8:30 p.m.

Summit League Quarterfinal (2/7 vs. 3/6)

ESPN3*

MidcoSN

Mar. 10

Tue

9:00 p.m.

8:00 p.m.

Summit League Championship

ESPN/ESPN2*

 

*Also available on WatchESPN app

WOMEN                                                                                                                                            

Date

Day

Eastern

Local

Game

National

Regional

Nov. 14

Fri

7:00 p.m.

6:00 p.m.

Oral Roberts at Baylor

 

FS Southwest+

Nov. 17

Mon

8:00 p.m.

8:00 p.m.

Oral Roberts at Tennessee

SEC Network+*

 

Nov. 25

Tue

9:00 p.m.

7:00 p.m.

Colorado at Denver

 

ROOT Sports

Dec. 4

Thu

7:00 p.m.

7:00 p.m.

Indiana State at IUPUI

ESPN3*

HTSN

Dec. 6

Sat

8:00 p.m.

7:00 p.m.

North Dakota at North Dakota State

 

MeTV

Dec. 10

Wed

8:00 p.m.

7:00 p.m.

Green Bay at South Dakota State

 

MidcoSN

Dec. 21

Sun

3:00 p.m.

2:00 p.m.

North Dakota at South Dakota

 

MidcoSN

Jan. 4

Sun

2:00 p.m.

1:00 p.m.

South Dakota State at North Dakota State

ESPN3*

MidcoSN

Jan. 15

Thu

8:00 p.m.

7:00 p.m.

North Dakota State at South Dakota

ESPN3*

MidcoSN

Feb. 6

Fri

8:00 p.m.

7:00 p.m.

Fort Wayne at South Dakota

ESPN3*

MidcoSN

Feb. 8

Sun

5:00 p.m.

4:00 p.m.

Fort Wayne at South Dakota State

ESPN3*

MidcoSN

Feb. 21

Sat

2:00 p.m.

2:00 p.m.

Oral Roberts at IUPUI

ESPN3*

HTSN

 
 

2:00 p.m.

2:00 p.m.

North Dakota State at Fort Wayne

 

PBS39

 
 

5:30 p.m.

4:30 p.m.

South Dakota at South Dakota State

ESPN3*

MidcoSN

Feb. 28

Sat

2:30 p.m.

1:30 p.m.

Western Illinois at South Dakota

ESPN3*

MidcoSN

Mar. 7

Sat

1:00 p.m.

12:00 p.m.

Summit League Quarterfinal (1 vs. 8)

ESPN3*

MidcoSN

 
 

3:30 p.m.

2:30 p.m.

Summit League Quarterfinal (2 vs. 7)

ESPN3*

MidcoSN

Mar. 8

Sun

1:00 p.m.

12:00 p.m.

Summit League Quarterfinal (4 vs. 5)

ESPN3*

MidcoSN

 
 

3:30 p.m.

2:30 p.m.

Summit League Quarterfinal (3 vs. 6)

ESPN3*

MidcoSN

Mar. 9

Mon

1:00 p.m.

12:00 p.m.

Summit League Quarterfinal (1/8 vs. 4/5)

ESPN3*

MidcoSN

 
 

3:30 p.m.

2:30 p.m.

Summit League Quarterfinal (2/7 vs. 3/6)

ESPN3*

MidcoSN

Mar. 10

Tue

2:00 p.m.

1:00 p.m.

Summit League Championship

ESPNU*

 

*Also available on WatchESPN app

ABOUT SUMMIT LEAGUE MEN'S BASKETBALL
In its fourth decade of Division I athletics, The Summit League features men's basketball teams from nine member institutions: Denver, Fort Wayne, IUPUI, North Dakota State, Omaha, Oral Roberts, South Dakota, South Dakota State and Western Illinois. Over the past five seasons (2010-14), The Summit League is tied for the nation's highest RPI gain (+8) during that span. In 2013-14, The Summit League had three teams advance in national postseason tournaments, highlighted by an NCAA Tournament Round of 64 victory, recorded its third consecutive top-20 RPI finish, achieved an all-time high USA Today Sagarin rating, and saw a record 10 former players on NBA and D-League rosters. The Summit League Basketball Championships, called "March's Best-Kept Secret" by USA Today and among the most attended tournaments in the nation, move into the brand-new Denny Sanford PREMIER Center in Sioux Falls, S.D., March 7-10, 2015.  For more information about the league and to "See The Summit", visit www.thesummitleague.org, follow Summit League Basketball on Twitter @summithoops, download The Summit League's Front Row app and watch the weekly "Inside The Summit League" show at www.thesummitleague.org/itsl.

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