Jan. 6, 2014
BELLINGHAM, Wash. - Four Western Washington University regular-season home basketball games, three men's and one women's, will be televised live on ROOT SPORTS (Comcast Channel 30) over the next eight weeks.
The slate begins with the Viking men meeting Seattle Pacific on Wednesday, Jan. 15 (7 p.m.). The contest was originally scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 16. WWU and SPU have met in the NCAA Division II West Regional championship game in each of the last two years, the Vikings prevailing both times.
The two other WWU men's games being televised are against Alaska Anchorage on Saturday, Feb. 1, at 9 p.m. (originally 7:30 p.m.) and versus Central Washington on Saturday, Feb. 22, at 7 p.m.
It is the fifth straight year that the WWU-CWU contest, featuring one of most intense NCAA II rivalries in the country, will be carried on regional TV. The televised WWU women's basketball game will be against Simon Fraser on Saturday, March 1, at 3 p.m. (originally 7 p.m.). The Vikings defeated SFU in last year's regional title contest.
Both the WWU men's and women's basketball teams reached the national semifinals last season, the men winning a national title the previous year. The Viking men are working on a school-record 35-game winning streak at Sam Carver Gymnasium and the WWU women have won their last 22 home contests.
ROOT Sports is the home of the Seattle Mariners, Seattle Seahawks and Portland Timbers, among numerous other professional and collegiate sports teams in the Pacific Northwest. Its scope covers Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana and Alaska, and the ROOT SPORTS regional networks combine to reach nine million homes across 18 states.
ROOT SPORTS to Air 8-Game GNAC Basketball Game of the Week Series
PORTLAND, Ore. - A series of eight Great Northwest Athletic Conference basketball games will air live on ROOT SPORTS beginning in January, with all 10 GNAC member schools and both men's and women's teams being represented.
The series, running Jan. 11 through March 1, marks the fifth straight season that the GNAC has had a presence on ROOT SPORTS, which reaches 3.4 million homes across the northwestern United States.
"We are very pleased to continue and develop our relationship with ROOT SPORTS," GNAC Commissioner Dave Haglund commented on the partnership. "We are excited for all of our member institutions at the opportunity to receive exposure on one of the leading sports broadcasting companies in the Northwest."
Beginning on Jan. 11, ROOT SPORTS will air six men's games and two women's games throughout the GNAC regular-season schedule.
ROOT SPORTS is the home of the Seattle Mariners, Seattle Seahawks and the Portland Timbers, among numerous other professional and collegiate sports teams in the Pacific Northwest. Its scope covers Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana and Alaska, and the ROOT SPORTS regional networks combine to reach nine million homes across 18 states.
2014 GNAC Basketball on ROOT SPORTS
Saturday Jan. 11 Women MSU Billings at Seattle Pacific 3 p.m. Wednesday Jan. 15 Men Seattle Pacific at Western Washington 7 p.m. Thursday Jan. 23 Men Alaska Fairbanks at Saint Martin's 9 p.m. Saturday Feb. 1 Men Alaska Anchorage at Western Washington 9 p.m. Saturday Feb. 8 Men Northwest Nazarene at Western Oregon 5 p.m. Saturday Feb. 22 Men Central Washington at Western Washington 7 p.m. Wednesday Feb. 26 Men Simon Fraser at Western Oregon 7 p.m. Saturday March 1 Women Simon Fraser at Western Washington 3 p.m.all times Pacific
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