Xavier Announces That All 30 Regular Season Men's Basketball Games Will Be Televised
Oct. 11, 2011
Cincinnati --- FOX Sports Ohio, the television home of Xavier Musketeers men's basketball, and Xavier University today announced its complete Xavier men's basketball package for the 2011-2012 season and it includes 14 regular season games. With the completion of the FS Ohio portion of the television schedule, Xavier is also proud to announce that all 30 of its regular season men's basketball games will be televised this season, including 14 on FS Ohio, 12 games on the ESPN family of networks and four on CBS Sports Network.
Xavier's 2011-12 regular season schedule on FOX Sports Ohio includes eight games locally-produced by FOX Sports Ohio, one national FSN broadcast (Memphis on Feb. 4) and five games produced by CBS Sports Network. There is the possibility of a 15th game on FS Ohio in the Atlantic 10 Championship Quarterfinals.
Fox Sports Ohio will also produce Musketeers Live, a 30-minute pre-game show before each of the locally-produced games.
"Our relationship with Fox Sports Ohio provides Xavier University and our men's basketball program with a regional television distribution package that is amongst the very best in the country," said Xavier University Associate Vice President and Athletic Director Mike Bobinski. FOX Sports Ohio will be a great television home of Xavier basketball again this season."
Play-by-play announcer Brad Johansen and color analyst Steve Wolf will return to the broadcast booth to call all the action for the FOX Sports Ohio-produced games. Jim Day will host the pre-game show as well as serve as sideline reporter. Brian Hunterman will produce the games while Roy Alfers returns as director. Kent Weaver will be the producer of Musketeers Live pregame show.
"FOX Sports Ohio is proud to be the television home of Xavier basketball. Both regionally and nationally, Xavier basketball has become synonymous with excellence," said Henry Ford, Senior Vice President and General Manager, FOX Sports Ohio. "As Xavier continues to build its program into one of college basketball's powerhouses, we're delighted to continue our comprehensive coverage of this high-profile program and deliver the best television experience to Musketeer viewers, fans, and alumni."