WCTE TV to air 10 Golden Eagle basketball games starting Thursday

Telecasts begin Thursday with men's game vs. Tennessee State

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. -- Continuing its long-standing support of Tennessee Tech athletics, Cookeville television station WCTE TV has announced plans to air 10 Golden Eagle basketball games from Eblen Center during the 2011-12 season. The station's program lineup includes five women's games and five men's games.

Program director Rick Wells announced the program schedule, which begins this week and runs through mid-February.

The first game to be televised will be this Thursday night with the men's contest against Tennessee State, with tipoff slated for 7 p.m. The cameras will be aimed at the action for both games Saturday during a doubleheader against Morehead State, and also on Monday night for the women's game against Tennessee State.

"Our entire staff is excited about the opportunity to continue to televise Tennessee Tech basketball this season, and we hope to provide the best coverage possible," Wells said. "This season promises to be extremely exciting with both teams right in the thick of the hunt for OVC championships, and being able to provide television coverage should add to the excitement."

The schedules will bring WCTE's cameras to Eblen Center for live home game telecasts with five Ohio Valley Conference rivals --  Tennessee State, Morehead State, Jacksonviile State, Southeast Missouri and Eastern Kentucky. Because of the new OVC schedule, four of those games are featured in a pair of doubleheaders (Jan. 7 vs. Morehead State and Jan. 21 vs. Southeast Missouri) with the women's game at 5:30 p.m. and the men's game following. The other six games are single games, all scheduled to start at 7 p.m.

The complete WCTE TV schedule for 2011-12 Golden Eagle basketball:

Jan. 5 Men vs. Tennessee State, 7 p.m.
Jan. 7 Women vs. Morehead State, 5:30 p.m.
  Men vs. Morehead State, 7:30 p.m.
Jan. 9 Women vs. Tennessee State, 7 p.m.
Jan. 19       Men vs. Jancksonville State, 7 p.m.
Jan. 21 Women vs. Southeast Missouri, 5:30 p.m.      
  Men vs. Southeast Missouri, 7:30 p.m.
Jan. 23 Women vs. Jacksonville State, 7 p.m.
Feb. 15 Men vs. Eastern Kentucky, 7 p.m.
Feb. 18 Women vs. Eastern Kentucky, 7 p.m.

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