Oct. 11, 2011
- The Ohio University Men's Basketball team will have three of its games televised this season on SportsTime Ohio and has a chance to have a possible nine games this year on STO, ESPNU and ESPN2 as the Mid-American Conference announced its TV schedule on Tuesday.
Ohio will play 18 home dates in the Convocation Center during the 2011-12 campaign. All 10 midweek games are set to start at 7 p.m. and of the eight home games that fall on a Saturday or Sunday, five will start at 2 p.m.
Ohio appeared on television five times last year during the Mid-American Conference portion of the schedule. The Bobcats have three scheduled games set to appear on SportsTime Ohio during the month of January and there is a possibility that six other games could be picked up by STO or ESPNU/ESPN2.
Ohio's first televised contest will come on the road at Bowling Green on Jan. 7. It will be the first MAC game played inside the brand new Stroh Center and the Bobcats will try a reverse their current string of four-consecutive losses at BG.
The Bobcats' first televised home game arrives on Jan. 18 when Kent State comes to Athens. Last season, Ohio and the Golden Flashes played to a 69-66 final with the visiting side coming out with win. Ohio's second televised home game will be one week later when the team hosts Western Michigan. The Bobcats dropped an 85-83 affair in Kalamazoo last season.
The games that could be picked up by STO include; Feb. 25 vs. Akron, Feb. 29 at Kent State and March 3 at Miami. The games that could be picked up by ESPNU include; Jan. 14 at Akron, Jan. 28 vs. Ball State and Feb. 11 at Eastern Michigan. The basketball game at Miami is slotted for two dates in case it is picked up by ESPN 2. If that occurs, the contest will be held March 2.
The Bobcats have a bunch of special events planned for this season in conjunction with home basketball contests. The fun gets underway December 14 when the team hosts Marietta College. Ohio will hold a Holiday Bobcat Bash with the men's team playing the Pioneers at 7 p.m.
Dads Weekend will be Jan. 21 when the team hosts Miami and Sibs Weekend will be on February 18 when the Bobcats take part in the annual ESPNU BracketBuster game. Last season, the Bobcats and RedHawks played a triple-overtime thriller at The Convo and the Green & White will be looking for payback against their rivals. Matchups for the BracketBuster event will be announced in early February and it will be the only Ohio Basketball doubleheader this season with the women playing Kent State that same day.
Ohio Men's Basketball will sponsor its "Be Blue" Prostate Cancer Awareness night when the Bobcats host Ball State on Jan. 28 and the Green Fever contest will be held on Feb. 25. On that evening, defending MAC Champions Akron come to town for the final regular season home game of the season.