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Women’s hoops on TV this year

Women’s hoops on TV this year

FAYETTEVILLE – The University of Arkansas women’s basketball team makes 10 regular-season television appearances in the 2010-11 season.

The Razorbacks’ 10 appearances is the most in recent years with Arkansas playing no more than six in the entire season over the last six years.

"We love being on TV," Arkansas head coach Tom Collen said. "It’s great exposure for our program and we believe it’s our time to shine. So why not show your improvement to everyone around the country and all your fans.

"Television is also the best marketing tool you have," Collen continued. "When you are on TV on a regular basis, you are always on the mind of your fans and you have the potential to spark new interest in your program."

The Razorbacks have a pair of games scheduled for the ESPN family of networks beginning with South Carolina at home Feb. 6. The Razorbacks rallied from a school-record 18-point deficit at South Carolina last year for a thrilling win. The face Dawn Staley’s team at 3 p.m. in Bud Walton Arena.

The Razorbacks’ next game, a home contest with Auburn, Feb. 13, is slated for an ESPN2 broadcast. Arkansas picked up a win in Auburn in the only meeting between these programs last season.

In addition to the ESPN games, Arkansas has two games each on COX, CSS and FSN with one on the SEC Network and one on SunSports.

Arkansas opens the television schedule with national powerhouse Oklahoma in a COX broadcast Sunday, Dec. 19, at 5 p.m. The Razorbacks pushed OU to overtime before suffering a one-point loss in Norman, Okla., last year.

Arkansas begins Southeastern Conference play at Florida in a game that will be carried by SunSports. It is scheduled for a noon Central tip.

The Razorbacks return to TV for back-to-back appearances Jan. 9 and Jan. 13. Arkansas travels to Mississippi State Jan. 9 for an FSN (FOX Sports Network) game that is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. They follow up with a home contest with Georgia on CSS. Tip is scheduled for 8 p.m. Central.

The next in a long line of nationally-dominate teams on the schedule is Tennessee and that game will air on the SEC Network with a 1 p.m. start.

The Tennessee game is the first of six television games in the next seven games for Arkansas. The rest of the schedule includes at Georgia on CSS, South Carolina on ESPNU, Auburn on ESPN2, at Ole Miss on COX and at Kentucky on the Big Blue Sports Network/FSN.

All rounds of the 2010-11 SEC Tournament will also be televised on FSN, ESPNU and ESPN2.

Check local listings for channels and time changes.

Sports Category : Basketball (W)