Exciting Husker Television Package Announced

By NU Athletic Communications
The Huskers will appear on television at least 18 times in 2006-07, including 10 telecasts as part of an FSN Midwest package.
The Huskers will appear on television at least 18 times in 2006-07, including 10 telecasts as part of an FSN Midwest package.
Photo by Scott Bruhn/Nebraska Communications

Lincoln --- The Nebraska men’s basketball team will play at least 18 games on television this season, including 10 telecasts on FSN Midwest throughout the state of Nebraska. All games on FSN Midwest will be regional telecasts available on cable and satellite only in the state of Nebraska, per Big 12 Conference rules.

Among the 10 Husker contests slated for FSN Midwest are six road games, including five during Big 12 Conference play. For the first time in school history, all eight Big 12 Conference road games will be televised. Overall, 15 of the Huskers’ 16 league games will be televised either nationally, regionally or locally.

"We are glad to be able to provide Husker fans the opportunity to see more road games, which has been our concentration this year," said Executive Associate A.D. Marc Boehm. "There is a lot of excitement around Coach Sadler and the basketball program. We hope to have the Devaney Center full every night and there are still great season tickets available, but this television package gives even more Husker fans an opportunity to see what’s going on with their team."

The FSN Midwest telecast schedule opens early in the non-conference slate on Nov. 29 when the Huskers take on North Texas. The game will be the first of four home contests on the network, including matchups with Texas (Jan. 24), Texas A&M (Feb. 10) and Kansas State (Feb. 13).

Nebraska will also have an extensive television presence when on the road as games against Miami (Dec. 30), Iowa State (Jan. 10), Oklahoma (Jan. 17), Kansas State (Jan. 27), Texas Tech (Feb. 6) and Baylor (Feb. 21) will be seen in the state of Nebraska. Another road game against Oregon in Portland, Ore., on Dec. 9 will be televised nationally on FSN.

Greg Sharpe returns for his third season calling the action for Husker/FSN telecasts in 2006-07. Sharpe, who will also handle play-by-play duties for a pair of women’s games, is a two-time Kansas Sportscaster of the Year and has previously served as the voice of the Kansas State Wildcats from 1996 to 2002 and called the 2001 and 2002 NCAA Tournament for Westwood One Radio. He is currently the host of a sports talk show in Topeka, Kan., on WIBW radio.

Joining Sharpe again on men’s basketball telecasts as color analyst will be Matt Davison, who returns for his fourth year handling color commentary for men’s basketball games on the Husker Sports Network.

Nebraska and FSN Midwest are in the second year of a two-year contract that put the Huskers on television a record number of times last year. FSN Midwest has telecast Husker games each of the past two years and this season will air the Doc Sadler Coaches Show at 1 p.m. on Tuesdays. A 30-minute season preview show about the Cornhusker basketball team will also air on FSN Midwest on Monday, Nov. 6 at 1 p.m. and Wednesday, Nov. 15 at 7 p.m.

"We are proud to continue our partnership with the University of Nebraska to televise Husker basketball throughout the state," said FSN Midwest General Manager and Vice President Jack Donovan. "We have a great Nebraska telecast schedule this season that features eight Big 12 matchups and two quality non-conference contests."

FSN Midwest, a regional sports television network, reaches more than 4.3 million cable and satellite television homes in six states. It carries more than 2,000 hours of local programming each year, including professional basketball (Indiana Pacers), baseball (St. Louis Cardinals, Kansas City Royals) and hockey (St. Louis Blues), along with Big 12 football, Big 12 women’s basketball and several other collegiate athletic contests. Nationally, FSN’s 20 regional sports channels reach more than 82 million homes in the United States.

Nebraska will also be seen at least eight times as part of the Big 12 Conference package, including four games each at home and on the road. Highlighting the schedule will be an ESPN Big Monday national telecast of the game between Nebraska and Kansas on Jan. 29 at 8 p.m. Other Husker home games set to air on ESPN Regional are: Oklahoma State (Jan. 13, 12:30 p.m.), Colorado (Jan. 20, 5 p.m.) and Missouri (Feb. 24, 12:30 p.m.). Nebraska road games that will be seen on ESPN Regional this season are: at Missouri (Feb. 3, 12:30 p.m.), at Kansas (Feb. 17, 3 p.m.), at Colorado (March 3, 12:30 p.m.) and at the Big 12 Championship in Oklahoma City, Okla., between March 8-11, 2007.

In addition to the Husker/FSN Midwest telecasts and the Big 12 Conference television package, the Nebraska-Creighton game on Nov. 18 will also be seen within the state. Final details regarding the telecast are still being finalized.

2006-07 Husker Television Network Schedule (FSN Midwest)

  • Wednesday, Nov. 29 North Texas 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, Dec. 30 at Miami 3 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Jan. 10 at Iowa State 7 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Jan. 17 at Oklahoma 7 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Jan. 24 Texas 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, Jan. 27 at Kansas State 5 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Feb. 7 at Texas Tech 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, Feb. 10 Texas A&M 7 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Feb. 13 Kansas State 7 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Feb. 21 at Baylor 6:30 p.m.

Nebraska’s 2006-07 Big 12 Television Package

  • Saturday, Jan. 13 Oklahoma State (ESPN Regional) 12:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, Jan. 20 Colorado (ESPN Regional) 5 p.m.
  • Monday, Jan. 29 Kansas (ESPN) 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, Feb. 3 at Missouri (ESPN Regional) 12:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, Feb. 17 at Kansas (ESPN Regional) 3 p.m.
  • Saturday, Feb. 24 Missouri (ESPN Regional) 12:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 3 at Colorado (ESPN Regional) 12:30 p.m.
  • Games at the Big 12 Championship (March 8-11) will be carried either on ESPN Regional or ESPN2.

All times are Central and subject to change.

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