DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University men’s basketball team will have 10 additional games televised this season with two of them being broadcast as part of the Missouri Valley Conference TV Network and eight others televised locally by Mediacom.
The added dates put the Bulldogs on television at least 16 times this season with six games carried by the ESPN family of networks.
The recently added games include a pair of MVC games aired on Fox Sports Midwest as part of the MVC Network. The first of those two games will come on Jan. 23 when the Bulldogs host Creighton in the Knapp Center at 7 :05 p.m. Ten days later Drake will appear again on Fox Sports Midwest at home against Indiana State on Feb. 2.
Mediacom begins its local broadcast schedule of home games on Saturday, Dec. 8 against IPFW. The Dec. 19 contest against North Carolina Central will also be carried by the cable outlet. Mediacom’s first MVC telecast comes on Jan. 5 against Missouri State followed by the Jan. 16 game versus Evansville. February dates are highlighted by Illinois State (Feb. 6), Northern Iowa (Feb. 16) and Bradley (Feb. 20). The regular-season finale against Southern Illinois on March 2 will also be broadcast by Mediacom.
Drake opens the 2012-13 season on Nov. 10 against William Jewell at 11 a.m. The Bulldogs also face Southwest Baptist on Nov. 3 in an exhibition game at the Knapp Center at 7:05 p.m.
Season tickets for the upcoming season are on sale via the Drake athletic ticket office by calling 515-271-DOGS or online at www.GoDrakeBulldogs.com. Mini-packs go on sale Oct. 15 and single-game tickets will be available starting Oct. 19.