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TV Broadcast Schedule Confirmed For Drake Men's Basketball

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Release: October 27, 2011
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Junior Jordan Clarke and his teammates will make 14 television appearances in 2011-12.
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Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011

DES MOINES, Iowa--The Drake Bulldogs will appear twice on ESPNU and three times on FOX Sports Midwest, in addition to eight games on Mediacom Connections Channel 22 during the 2011-12 men's basketball season.

The Missouri Valley Conference released its broadcast schedule this week and announced new contract agreements with both ESPN and Fox Sports that will distribute its games to regional and national audiences.

Drake will first appear on ESPNU Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012, for its game at Northern Iowa, and again on Sunday, Feb. 12, at home vs. Evansville. Both games tip off at 7 p.m.

The Bulldogs' three games to be broadcast on FOX Sports Midwest are Saturday, Jan. 28 vs. Wichita State (8 p.m.), Wednesday, Feb. 1 at Indiana State (7 p.m.) and Wednesday, Feb. 15 at Bradley (7 p.m.).

The eight-game slate produced and broadcast by Mediacom tips off Tuesday, Nov. 15 vs. Iowa State (8 p.m.), followed by Cal State Northridge on Saturday, Nov. 26 (7:05 p.m.); Air Force on Saturday, Dec. 3 (7:05 p.m.) and Eastern Michigan on Thursday, Dec. 8 (8:05 p.m.).

The remaining four games to be broadcast by Mediacom are Missouri Valley Conference matchups on Saturday, Jan. 7 vs. Northern Iowa (7:05); Wednesday, January 25 vs. Creighton (7:05 p.m.); Saturday, Feb. 4 vs. Missouri State (7:05 p.m.) and Wednesday, Feb. 22 vs. Southern Illinois (7:05 p.m.).

Drake will also appear once on the Big 10 Network, at Iowa on Saturday, Dec. 17 at 8 p.m.

Season tickets for Drake basketball are on sale now, as well as a number of other ticket packages that make it even more attractive than ever to watch the Bulldogs compete at the Knapp Center.

Back this year is the popular Hyvee Hot Zone season ticket, which can be purchased at all metro area Hy-Vee locations. The general admission ticket price of $99 includes a $25 gift card to Hy-Vee per each ticket purchased (a $124 value). All seats are located in the upper baseline section on the east side of the Knapp Center.

Additional ticket package options are available on www.godrakebulldogs.com.

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