SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Evangel University and Mediacom have extended its partnership for Crusader basketball for the 2019-20 season broadcasting five games this season.
For the first time, five Evangel home basketball games will be available live on TV in Missouri, Iowa, Kansas, Illinois, and Minnesota. The games will also air tape-delayed the following day and then once again as dictated by the schedule. The regional cable network can be seen in Springfield and Columbia as well as northern Missouri, in addition to Des Moines, Cedar Rapids, Dubuque, Iowa, and areas in Kansas and Illinois.
The broadcast schedule begins Wednesday, November 20, when the Crusaders host Graceland in the Heart Conference opener for a men's and women's doubleheader. The women's game will tip at 5:30 p.m. followed by the men's game.
The remaining schedule will pick up in December when the Crusaders host College of the Ozarks in the Rib Crib Highway 65 Showdown on December 12. Evangel and the TV schedule will return to Heart Conference play Saturday, Jan. 4, against Grand View, and Saturday, Jan. 25 against Mount Mercy. The final game of the schedule will also be the final game of the regular season on Feb. 29 against Clarke.
"This is a great partnership with Mediacom that will continue to help Evangel basketball and Evangel University extend its reach throughout the Midwest," added assistant director of athletics Phillip Dowden. "We are blessed to work with a great team here in the Springfield Mediacom office. Helping add our games to their network, while also serving communities around the Heart of America Conference footprint really is a win-win."
The package joins Evangel games that can already be seen on OTT Apps such as Apple TV, Roku, and Amazon Fire by downloading The Heart Network App or the Team1Sports App. Online coverage of all Evangel home games can also be seen online at www.EvangelAthletics.com/Watch.
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