July 19, 2010

Golden Eagles featured twice on new OVC TV Game of the Week

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. -- The Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles will be featured twice in the 2010 season on the Ohio Valley Conference TV Game of the Week, a new partnership between the conference and the Wazoo Sports Network.

The Wazoo Sports Network will begin airing the “Game of the Week” starting in September and running through November.

Tech will be on the teleast once on the road and once at home. The first will be Saturday, Oct. 23, when the Golden Eagles play at Tennessee State in LP Field in Nashville. The second, and the final game of the series, comes on the final week of the regular season when the Golden Eagles host Jacksonville State in Tucker Stadium. Kickoff for all of the OVC Game of the Week telecasts will be at 6 p.m. CT.

“Wazoo Sports is excited once again to partner with the OVC to bring college football fans the best OVC Conference matchups,” said Jeff Sheppard, Wazoo Sports Vice President of Business Development and former University of Kentucky Wildcat MVP.

"Television is important for the visibility of the Ohio Valley Conference," said OVC Commissioner Beth DeBauche. "The OVC has many good stories to tell and we hope through this football TV package and partnership with Wazoo we are able to share our stories throughout the Conference footprint."

A complete list of the stations and affiliates outside the Wazoo Sports Network coverage area that will broadcast the games will be released in August.

The 10-game schedule will feature every OVC school at least twice during the season.

The OVC “Game of the Week” Schedule is as follows:
9/18            Austin Peay at Tennessee State                            7:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. CT
9/25            UT Martin at Murray State                                    7:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. CT
10/2            Southeast Missouri at Eastern Illinois                    2:30 p.m. ET/1:30 p.m. CT
10/9            Eastern Illinois at Eastern Kentucky                      7:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. CT
10/16          Southeast Missouri at Austin Peay                         7:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. CT
10/23         Tennessee Tech at Tennessee State                 7:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. CT
10/30          Murray State at Eastern Kentucky                         3:00 p.m. ET/2:00 p.m. CT
11/6             Jacksonville State at Eastern Kentucky                 7:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. CT
11/13           Tennessee State at UT Martin                              7:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. CT
11/20          Jacksonville State at Tennessee Tech             7:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. CT

The Ohio Valley Conference is currently in its 63rd year and continues to build on the success that has made it the nation’s eighth-oldest NCAA Division I Conference. Now in its seventh decade of competition, the Ohio Valley Conference has grown significantly from its humble beginnings. The OVC is comprised of 11 schools that represent five states. Member institutions include Austin Peay State University, Eastern Illinois University, Eastern Kentucky University, Jacksonville State University, Morehead State University, Murray State University, Southeast Missouri State University, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Tennessee State University, Tennessee Technological University and the University of Tennessee at Martin.

Wazoo Sports, Inc. is a Regional Sports Network that delivers broadcasts of high school, NCAA, NAIA and youth sports LIVE & ON DEMAND via television and the Internet. Wazoo Sports launched online in December of 2007 and expanded to a 24/7 sports television network on September 25, 2009.  Wazoo Sports has produced over 430 LIVE games and currently serves over 600,000 households in Kentucky.

Wazoo Sports is headquartered in London, Kentucky.  For more information about Wazoo Sports, please visit the official web site at www.wazoosports.com or contact Gregg M. Harper, Executive Vice President of Operations at gharper@wazoosports.com.