MAC Tips off League TV Package Saturday

Updated 1/18/2000
ESPN+ Game, Fox Sports Net Games Compliment Extensive Local TV Programming

The Mid-American Conference basketball season gets into high gear this weekend, as the league's television packages with ESPN Plus and Fox Sports Net get underway Saturday and Monday as Eastern Michigan faces Toledo, Akron faces Buffalo and Ball State visits Marshall.

The week's television games begin Tuesday night, January 18, as Marshall faces West Virginia in a men-women doubleheader at the Charleston Civic Center airing on stations across the state of West Virginia. Wednesday, January 19, Ball State faces Kent and Miami faces Bowling Green on local telecasts across Indiana and in Cincinnati. Thursday is a local game on the CMU Television Network, a network of PBS stations in Michigan, featuring Ohio at Central Michigan.

Saturday games include a 2:00 p.m. men's game featuring Western Michigan at Ohio on the Ohio Sports Network. Also at 2:00 p.m., Buffalo faces Akron in women's action followed by the Kent-Akron men's game--both on WVPX in Akron.

The MAC television package begins in earnest as Toledo plays host to Eastern Michigan Saturday at 3:00 p.m. on ESPN+. Affiliates include WADL in Detroit, WUPW in Toledo, WRGT in Dayton and WGKI in central Michigan. Monday nights at 8:00 p.m. is the place to be for MAC basketball action on Fox Sports Net, as MAC Monday Madness returns with two games: Akron at Buffalo in Ohio and New York, and Ball State at Marshall in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Indiana. Check local listings for distribution in your area.

All satellite information for this week's televised MAC basketball games is listed below:

Date 	Game 				Time 		Courtesy Satellite Coordinates 
Jan. 18 Marshall vs. West Virginia (W) 	5:30 p.m. 	WPBY, WSWP, WNPB Telstar 5, K25 
Jan. 18 Marshall vs. West Virginia (M) 	8:00 p.m. 	WOWK, WVSX, WDTV Telstar 5, K25 
Jan. 19 Ball State at Kent      	7:00 p.m. 	Ball State Sports Network Galaxy K7, 14 U 
Jan. 19 Miami at Bowling Green  	7:00 p.m.  	Miami Univ./WKRC GE-5, 14 
Jan. 20 Ohio at Central Michigan 	7:00 p.m. 	CMU TV Network N/A 
Jan. 22 Western Michigan at Ohio 	2:00 p.m. 	Ohio Sports Network SBS 6 Transponder 2
Jan. 22 Buffalo at Akron (W)  		2:00 p.m. 	Univ. Akron/WVPX SBS 6, 6 
Jan. 22 Eastern Michigan @ Toledo 	3:00 p.m. 	MAC/ESPN+ GStar 4, 5 
Jan. 22 Kent at Akron 			4:00 p.m. 	Univ. Akron/WVPX SBS 6, 6 
Jan. 24 Akron @ Buffalo 		8:00 p.m. 	MAC/Fox Sports Net Telstar 6, K9 
Jan. 24 Ball State at Marshall 		8:00 p.m. 	MAC/Fox Sports Net Telstar 6, K13 

All Times Eastern/Subject to change