Northern Illinois at Bowling Green
Saturday, September 28th – 7 PM ET
CLEVELAND, Ohio – For the first time in history the MAC will air regular season volleyball courtesy of the Mid-American Conference regional television package on Time Warner Cable SportsChannel.
The 2013 slate will open with a rematch of the five-set championship thriller from a year ago, as Northern Illinois travels to Bowling Green on Saturday, September 28th at 7 PM EST. Both teams have been picked to finish among the top in their respective divisions, with Bowling Green as a preseason tournament favorite.
Both teams will come into Saturday’s match with one MAC contest under their belt’s as NIU will visit divisional rival Western Michigan and Bowling Green will travel to Miami. Both opening MAC matches are scheduled for Thursday at 7 PM ET.
The Northern Illinois at Bowling Green match will be able to be seen live throughout Ohio courtesy of the Time Warner Cable Sports and BCSN, as well as western and central New York. ESPN3 will also stream the match live (Blackout restrictions may apply). Additionally, the match will be picked up by CSN Chicago and aired on tape delay, Sunday, September 29 at 7 PM CT, 8 PM ET. Bob McElligott and Lyndsay Rowley will be on the call. See channel information below and check your local listings for complete details.
Time Warner Cable SportsChannel: 311 and 1311 (HD).
BCSN: Check your local listings
Illinois (CSN Chicago):
AT&T Uverse 1740
Comcast 37 and 200 (HD)
DISH Network 429
MEDIACOM 29 and 729 (HD)
RCN 370 and 685 (HD)
WOW 65/38 and 220 (HD)
Buffalo, Time Warner Cable SportsChannel: 713
Central New York, Time Warner Cable SportsChannel: 324
Rochester, Time Warner Cable SportsChannel: 1026
In August of 2013, the MAC and Time Warner Cable Sports announced a new regional television agreement which makes Time Warner Cable SportsChannel the exclusive home of MAC sports in Ohio and western and central New York.
Live games and extensive non-game programming will air on Time Warner Cable SportsChannel and selected programming will be available nationally on Time Warner Cable Video On Demand, additional cable outlets, as well as ESPN3 – ESPN’s live multi-screen sports network available to more than 85 million households on computers, smartphones, tablets, Xbox and Apple TV via WatchESPN through an affiliated Internet or video provider – and the official Mid-American Conference website www.mac-sports.com.
As part of the three-year partnership, Time Warner Cable SportsChannel will televise an expanded number of live conference football games, men’s and women’s basketball games, including both conference basketball tournaments, ancillary programming opportunities and additional neutral site conference championship programming in the sports of volleyball, baseball, softball and men’s and women’s soccer.
MAC programming on Time Warner Cable SportsChannel this academic year will include live regular season football and men’s and women’s basketball games, live men’s and women’s basketball, volleyball, baseball and softball tournament and championship games, preview shows, a signing day special, coaches shows, and other special event programming. Starting next season, Time Warner Cable SportsChannel will produce weekly magazine, studio and long-form shows around MAC athletics.
Time Warner Cable SportsChannel is a 24/7 sports network that carries distinct regional programming on different channel locations across the nation. Time Warner Cable Sports also partners with the Los Angeles Lakers, LA Galaxy, Los Angeles Sparks, FC Dallas (MLS), University of Kansas Athletics, Syracuse University Sports and others to televise live games and non-game programming.