TOURNAMENT GAMES TO BE BROADCAST
PRINCETON, W. Va. – For the 10th consecutive season, the WVIAC Tournament Network will provide broadcast coverage of the West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference men's and women's basketball tournaments. Games are available across West Virginia and beyond through its network of radio affiliates and the Internet.
Coverage will begin with the first quarterfinal game on Feb. 29 and will continue through the men's championship game on March 3rd.
ESPN Radio 104.5 FM and 1490 AM in Charleston will once again serve as the flagship stations for the radio network, carrying all 14 games. In all, the network anticipates eight radio affiliates in addition to the games being available on the internet at www.wviac.org.
The WVIAC is adding live regional television coverage for the first time. The men's championship game on March 3 will air live at 6 p.m. on ROOT SPORTS Pittsburgh with the women's game airing on tape delay on Sunday, March 4 at 8 a.m. ROOT SPORTS Pittsburgh is available in more than 2.4 million cable homes through nearly all of West Virginia, the majority of Pennsylvania and portions of Ohio and Maryland.
Reid Amos, who founded the network in 2003, will once again serve as executive producer and lead play-by-play announcer for the WVIAC's tournament coverage.
"The addition of regional television on ROOT SPORTS Pittsburgh is an exciting way to mark 75 years of the WVIAC Tournament and 10 years of the WVIAC Tournament Network, said Amos, Vice President of Broadcasting at WLU. "A unique partnership between the WVIAC and West Liberty University Television is making the TV broadcasts on ROOT a reality. We're confident that the WVIAC Tournament will yet again be a pleasure to cover in 2012 and pleased that an unprecedented number of fans will be able to follow the tourney."