A-Sun, Cox TV partner up

Macon TelegraphNovember 30, 2012 

Good news for A-Sun hoops fans looking for more viewing options, from the conference office:

The Atlantic Sun Conference has an additional distribution partner for basketball, as Cox Sports Television will distribute a total of 13 A-Sun games in 2013, the conference office announced Thursday.

The agreement means the A-Sun continues to expand its basketball coverage, as a total of 10 A-Sun men’s basketball and three women’s games will be distributed via Cox Sports Television (CST) beginning January 11. CST will provide additional coverage of A-Sun men’s basketball that is highlighted by the A-Sun/CSS Friday Night Game of the Week, while the women’s action features the A-Sun Championship Semifinals and Final. Pairing the potential distribution of two million homes that Cox provides along with the more than five million of CSS provides a significant increase that will help continue to grow the A-Sun brand.

“This partnership brings another two million homes in distribution for the A-Sun Friday Game of the Week,” stated A-Sun Commissioner Ted Gumbart. “As we spotlight the outstanding student-athletes and institutions that compete in the A-Sun, we are extremely proud to announce this agreement with Cox Sports Television. The A-Sun continues to distinguish itself as a strong and growing conference and this additional TV coverage is another step in promoting ourselves to the broadest audience possible.”

“We are extremely excited about the 2012-13 season of college basketball on Cox Sports Television,” said CST Head Rod Mickler. “The level of talent we will see from all the great conferences across the country is phenomenal. We are particularly proud of our relationship with the Atlantic Sun because we get the opportunity to show their great product all throughout the Gulf South.”

The schedule of distribution on CST is as follows:


A-Sun/Cox Sports Television Broadcast Schedule



Time (EST)

Jan 11

Lipscomb at Northern Kentucky (M)

7:00 p.m.

Jan. 18

Jacksonville at North Florida (M)

7:00 p.m.

Jan. 25

Stetson at FGCU (M)

7:00 p.m.

Feb. 1

Kennesaw State at Mercer (M)

7:00 p.m.

Feb. 8

Northern Kentucky at Lipscomb (M)

7:00 pm.

Feb. 15

North Florida at Jacksonville (M)

7:00 p.m.

Feb. 22

FGCU at Stetson (M)

7:00 p.m.

Mar. 1

USC Upstate at ETSU

7:00 p.m.

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