Friday, July 21, 2017

First WVU baseball game from Monongalia County Ballpark to be televised nationally

Morgantown, W.Va. — For the first time in Monongalia County Ballpark history, four West Virginia University baseball home games will be broadcast on local and national television this season.

Two home games will air nationally on FOX College Sports, while two home contests will be broadcast locally on the Nexstar Media Group’s network of statewide affiliates.
The first-ever nationally-televised game from Monongalia County Ballpark will take place when WVU hosts No. 3 TCU at 6:30 p.m. Friday, April 14, on FCS Atlantic. The series finale against the Horned Frogs at noon on Sunday, April 16, will be broadcast throughout the state of West Virginia on Nexstar Media affiliates, WVNS in Beckley, WBOY in Clarksburg, WOWK in Huntington and WTRF in Wheeling.
A rainbow appears over Monongalia County Ballpark against Marshall on April 21, 2015. (Photo credit: Kelsie LeRose, BGS).

A rainbow appears over Monongalia County Ballpark against Marshall on April 21, 2015. (Photo credit: Kelsie LeRose, BGS).

Nexstar Media Group will also televise the Mountaineers’ matchup against Oklahoma on Sunday, April 30. With the television broadcast, the game will now begin at noon ET. The Clarksburg, Beckley and Huntington affiliates will be the same as the April 16 TCU game, with MY Ohio Valley (ETRF) carrying the game in the Wheeling market.
West Virginia’s second nationally-televised home game will be at 4 p.m. ET Saturday, May 6, against Texas Tech, on FCS Central.
In addition to the four home games, several of WVU’s road games will be on national TV, beginning with this Friday’s contest at No. 10 Baylor, set for a 9 p.m. ET first pitch on FS1. Saturday’s game at Baylor is set for FOX Sports Southwest Plus/FCS Central, while Sunday’s game will be on FCS Central.
West Virginia’s series opener at Oklahoma State on Friday, March 31, will air on FOX Sports Southwest Plus/FCS Atlantic, and all three games at Texas, from May 19-21, to close out the regular season can be seen on the Longhorn Network.
FOX College Sports (FCS) offers three nationally distributed college sports networks – FCS Pacific, FCS Central, and FCS Atlantic – stocked with premium collegiate programming from across the country. Find FCS in your area at http://fcs.channelfinder.net/v2/framework.aspx.
Using their Comcast ID and password, all Comcast video customers can access FOX College Sports streaming content, but only online through xfinity.com/tv or on the XFINITY TV mobile app. While they can access some content on the Fox Sports GO app, FCS programming is not available.
Along with games on television, the Mountaineer Sports Network from IMG will broadcast WVU baseball on the radio throughout the state, and fans across the country can listen to the broadcast on the WVU Gameday App and the TuneInRadio App on their mobile device and online at WVUsports.com.
(Photo credit: Jeff Ruff, BGS.)

(Photo credit: Jeff Ruff, BGS.)

Additionally, all home games that are not on television will feature a live video stream on WVUsports.com. For fans unable to cheer on the Mountaineers in person at Monongalia County Ballpark, a link to each game’s live video stream can be found on the baseball schedule page on WVUsports.com.
Season tickets, single game tickets, flex plan tickets and mini packs for the 2017 WVU baseball season are on sale now. Fans can purchase tickets by calling 1-800-WVU GAME, going to WVUGAME.com or visiting the Mountaineer Ticket Office in the WVU Coliseum.
For more information on the Mountaineers, follow WVU Baseball on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Press Release courtesy of Charlie Healy Assistant Director of Athletic Communications .

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