Football Season Opener Kicks Off Mediacom Fall Coverage of MSU Athletics
Aug 28, 2013
SPRINGFIELD -- Thursday night's season opener for the Missouri State football Bears will kick off a full slate of MSU fall events that will air live on Mediacom in the Springfield market.
Mediacom Connections, channel 22, will produce and air three home football games, three volleyball games and one game apiece for men's soccer and women's soccer.
"We know our customers tune-in to MC22 because they love the great competition of the MSU Bears, especially the fall sports for men's and women's teams, said Phyllis Peters, communications director for Mediacom. "Mediacom supports our hometown university, and we're proud to provide this TV coverage that fans won't find anywhere else."
In addition to the Aug. 29 football game against Northwestern State (6 p.m.), Mediacom will televise football games from Plaster Sports Complex on Sept. 28 against Illinois State (1 p.m.) and the Oct. 19 homecoming matchup against South Dakota State (1 p.m.). As part of the Missouri Valley Football Conference television network, Mediacom will also carry the Bears' season finale against Northern Iowa on Nov. 16 (1 p.m.).
Volleyball games on this year's package are the Sept. 22 match against Kansas State (1 p.m.) from Hammons Student Center, as well as home matches on Oct. 5 against Southern Illinois (7 p.m.) and Oct. 29 against Southeast Missouri State (6 p.m.).
The women's match against UMKC on Sept. 17 (7 p.m.) kicks off a two-game soccer slate that also includes a men's game against Oral Roberts on Oct. 15 (7 p.m.).
Mediacom is also scheduled to televise the annual "Dual in the Pool" swimming meet between MSU and Drury on Jan. 23, in addition to a number of baseball and softball games in the spring.
Founded in 1995, Mediacom has nearly 1.5 million subscribers in 22 states, including numerous communities throughout Missouri. For more than 30 years, Mediacom and its predecessor Telecable have televised hundreds of Missouri State University athletics events in the Springfield market.