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SoCon, Nexstar partner for regional broadcast package
Courtesy: Southern Conference
Release: 12/02/2019
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Courtesy: Southern Conference

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc., Ingles Markets and the Southern Conference announced Monday that they will partner to broadcast 17 SoCon basketball games this season throughout the league’s six-state footprint across a network of Nexstar stations, beginning this Saturday.

The “Ingles SoCon Game of the Week” broadcast package will include 10 regular-season men’s games, beginning Saturday, Dec. 7, when Western Carolina hosts UNC Asheville. The broadcast schedule resumes Jan. 4 with UNC Greensboro at Wofford and will feature one game each Saturday for the remainder of league play.

The package also includes all four quarterfinal games and both semifinals of the men’s portion of the Ingles Southern Conference Basketball Championships presented by General Shale, as well as the women’s title game. All of the games in the package will also air concurrently on either ESPN3 or ESPN+, and all 10 league schools will be featured at some point during the season.

Nexstar affiliates airing games: WCBD (Charleston), WGHP (Greensboro/High Point), WJHL (Johnson City), WYCW (Greenville/Spartanburg/Asheville) and WWCW (Lynchburg/Roanoke). Although not a Nexstar station, WMUB (Macon), Mercer University Broadcasting, will also air select contests.

WSPA Sports Director Pete Yanity will provide play-by-play and Dean Keener will serve as analyst for the regular-season broadcasts.

Nexstar broadcast schedule (all times Eastern)
Dec. 7 – UNC Asheville at Western Carolina, 4 p.m.
Jan. 4 – UNCG at Wofford, 7 p.m.
Jan. 11 – VMI at ETSU, 4 p.m.
Jan. 18 – ETSU at Western Carolina, 7 p.m.
Jan. 25 – Mercer at VMI, 1 p.m.
Feb. 1 – The Citadel at Mercer, 4:30 p.m.
Feb. 8 – Chattanooga at Wofford, 7 p.m.
Feb. 15 – Samford at The Citadel, 1 p.m.
Feb. 22 – Wofford at Furman (at Bon Secours Wellness Arena), 12 p.m.
Feb. 29 – The Citadel at Furman, 4 p.m.
March 7 – Men’s tournament quarterfinals, 12 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 6 p.m., 8:30 p.m.
March 8 – Women’s tournament final, 12 p.m.
March 9 – Men’s tournament semifinals, 4 p.m., 6:30 p.m.

WSPA “7 News” is owned and operated by Nexstar Media Group, Inc.

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