Fox Sports Net to Telecast 17 Xavier Basketball Games

Musketeers tip-off their Fox Sports Net Schedule on November 24 vs.
Florida A&M

Providing fans the best in regional sports television and the most comprehensive coverage of Xavier basketball, Fox Sports Net Ohio today announced it will televise 17 games during the 2002-03 regular season. Steve Liverani, Senior Vice President and General Manager, made the announcement.

Highlights of this year's line-up on Fox Sports Net include the December 3rd match up against Purdue, as Xavier looks to avenge a four-point loss to the Boilermakers last year in West Lafayette.

On January 4th, Atlantic 10 Player of the Year, David West and the Musketeers travel to Alabama to take on the SEC's Player of the Year, Erwin Dudley and rest of the Crimson Tide in a marquee non-conference game.

"Both in the Cincinnati area and nationally, Xavier basketball is synonymous with excellence," said Liverani. "We're thrilled to have the opportunity to expand our coverage of this high-profile program, and excited about the start of the upcoming season."

Fox Sports Net will also televise coverage of the A-10 tournament with Quarterfinal action on March 13, and Semifinals on March 14.

"This is great news for our basketball program and the entire University," said Xavier Associate Vice President and Athletic Director Mike Bobinski. "It is great to be associated with a network who has sports programming as their sole focus."

Fox Sports Net Ohio reaches more than four million households in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, western Pennsylvania, western New York, and West Virginia. Fox Sports Net Ohio's programming includes the Cleveland Indians, Cincinnati Reds, Columbus Blue Jackets, and Cleveland Cavaliers, The Best Damn Sports Show Period, NASCAR and The NFL Show. Fox Sports Net Ohio is managed by Rainbow Sports Networks.

Rainbow Sports Networks is a division of Rainbow Media Holdings, Inc., a subsidiary of Cablevision Systems Corporation (NYSE:CVC). Fox Sports Net reaches more than 80 million households nationwide and is a service of National Sports Partners, equally owned by Rainbow Media Holdings, Inc. and Fox Entertainment Group. Rainbow Sports Networks incorporates Rainbow's 50% ownership of Fox Sports Net and Fox Sports National Advertising and the ownership and management of Fox Sports Net regional networks in five of the nation's largest markets: Chicago, Florida, Ohio, New England and San Francisco.

2002-03 Xavier Basketball Schedule on Fox Sports Net




November 24

Florida A&M

2:00 pm


December 3


7:30 pm

December 9

Miami, Ohio

7:00 pm

December 14

Mississippi State

12:00 pm

December 28

Eastern Kentucky

7:30 pm


January 4

@ Alabama

5:00 pm

January 7


7:00 pm

January 11

St. Bonaventure

6:00 pm

January 14

La Salle

8:30 pm

January 21


7:30 pm


February 4

@ George Washington

7:30 pm

February 8


2:00 pm

February 15

Rhode Island

12:00 pm

February 19

@ LaSalle

7:00 pm

February 26

@ Duquesne



March 1

George Washington

2:00 pm

March 5

@ St. Joseph's

8:00 pm


March 13

A-10 Tournament Quarterfinals


March 14

A-10 Tournament Semifinals


All games are Eastern Standard Time and are subject to change.

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  • Steve Pawlowski