FOX Sports Nets to Televise 2000-2001 Mid-American Conference Basketball

Men’s and Women’s Hardwood Action Returns to the Regional Sports Network

CLEVELAND – The FOX Sports Net regional network in Ohio today announced its men’s and women’s basketball schedule from the Mid-American Conference. Steve Liverani, senior vice president and general manager, FOX Sports Net Ohio, made the announcement

FOX Sports Net will offer an 11 game men’s basketball schedule including three tournament games, and a seven game women’s basketball telecast package also including three tournament games. Both feature local teams and top rivalries from the sixth oldest conference in the nation.

FOX Sports Net tips-off the 2000-2001 men’s basketball schedule on Thursday, November 30 (8:00 PM) with Temple visiting Miami (Ohio). On Saturday, January 13 (6:00 PM) catch Miami as they host Ohio University. Viewers can tune in and follow the rest of the season on FOX Sports Net featuring six additional match-ups from around the MAC. Also on the schedule is MAC tournament action with games beginning on Monday, March 5 at 7:30 PM (followed by a tournament special looking at all the games being played in the tournament) and Thursday, March 8 at 12 PM and 9 PM.

Women’s hoop action on FOX Sports Net begins on Saturday, February 3 (12:00 PM) with Kent State taking on Bowling Green.

“FOX Sports Net’s coverage of men’s and women’s MAC basketball will offer sports fans some of the area’s most exciting regional match-ups,” said Liverani. “We are excited to be able to bring these games home to the fans.”

FOX Sports Net Ohio is available to four million households in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, western Pennsylvania, western New York, and West Virginia.

FOX Sports Net Ohio is owned and managed by Rainbow Sports, a division of Cablevision’s Rainbow Media Holdings, Inc. Rainbow Sports has dedicated itself to “Home Team” fans for more than 20 years. Rainbow Sports incorporates all of Rainbow Media’s sports assets, including the Madison Square Garden Properties, its 50 percent 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, New England, New York, Ohio, and San Francisco. Rainbow also owns a minority stake in SportsChannel Florida.

FOX Sports Net reaches more than 68 million home nationwide and serves as the first truly national, regional, and local supplier of sports programming.

2000-2001 FOX SPORTS NET

Thurs. Nov. 30 Temple @ Miami 8:00 PM
Sat. January 13 Miami @ Ohio 6:00 PM
Sat. January 20 Akron @ Ohio 4:00 PM
Mon. January 29 Toledo @ Marshall 8:00 PM
Mon. February 5 Akron @ Northern Ill 9:00 PM
Sun. February 11 Kent State @ Marshall 6:00 PM
Tues. February 20 Kent State @ Bowling Green 8:00 PM
Mon. February 26 Toledo @ Bowling Green 8:00 PM
Mon. March 5 Championships – 1st Round
*followed by a tournament special at
7:30 PM
9:30 PM
Thurs. March 8 Championships – Qfinal #1 12:00 PM
Thurs. March 8 Championships – Qfinal #4 9:00 PM

2000-2001 FOX SPORTS NET

Sat. February 3 Kent St. @ Bowling Green 12:00 PM
Sat. February 10 Toledo @ Western Michigan 12:00 PM
Sat. February 17 Ohio University @ Kent State 12:00 PM
Sat. February 24 Akron @ Miami 12:00 PM
Fri. March 9 Semifinal Game #1 12:00 PM
Fri. March 9 Semifinal Game #2 2:30 PM
Sat. March 10 Championship Final 1:00 PM


Steve Pawlowksi