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CSN announces 2015-16 college basketball schedule

CSN announces 2015-16 college basketball schedule

Over 200 Men’s and Women’s Game Schedule includes MVC, Conference USA, Horizon League, Atlantic 10, Colonial Athletic, Southland & Patriot League Conference action,

plus area contests featuring Illinois State, UIC, Loyola, Bradley, SIU, NIU, EIU, Valparaiso, Northern Iowa, DePaul, Chicago State and more!

#1 AP Pre-Season Ranked North Carolina at Northern Iowa to air Saturday, November 21

CSNChicago.com’s NCAA section to also provide the latest headlines for all area teams

Chicago, IL (November 3, 2015) – Comcast SportsNet, the television home for the most games and the most comprehensive coverage of the Chicago Blackhawks, Bulls, Cubs and White Sox, is ready to bring college hoops fans another exciting season of action-packed NCAA basketball featuring a total of 203 men’s & women’s contests. 

Comcast SportsNet viewers can look forward to the very best in local/regional basketball action with eight games featuring the Horizon League’s UIC Flames, along with Missouri Valley Conference action highlighted by Illinois State (five games), Loyola (eight games), #10 AP pre-season ranked Wichita State (four games), Bradley (four games), Southern Illinois (five games) and Northern Iowa (11 games) in action all season long, plus – live coverage of the always-entertaining MVC Tournament starting March 3.  From an online perspective, viewers are also urged to visit Comcast SportsNet’s website, CSNChicago.com/NCAA, for the very latest NCAA basketball headlines, features, scores and player updates from all area teams throughout the season.

Among the early season highlights from Comcast SportsNet’s men’s collegiate basketball schedule includes #1 AP pre-season ranked North Carolina at Northern Iowa on Saturday, November 21 at 3:30 PM CT, along with a thrilling local match-up featuring the UIC Flames hosting the DePaul Blue Demons LIVE from the UIC Pavilion on Wednesday, December 2 at 7:00 PM CT, featuring the game announcing tandem of WSCR AM 670 “The Score’s” Jordan Bernfield (play-by-play) and Comcast SportsNet’s David Kaplan (analyst).  Bernfield will also handle play-by-play duties for every Loyola game on CSN’s schedule this season as well.

Among the key regional match-ups on the schedule this season include Illinois St. at UIC (Dec. 16 at 8:00 PM on CSN+), SIU at Loyola (Dec. 30 at 7:00 PM), UIC at Valparaiso (Jan. 2 at 1:00 PM), Bradley at Loyola (Jan. 13 at 6:00 PM), UW-Milwaukee at UIC (Jan. 16 at 3:00 PM on CSN+), N. Iowa at Illinois St. (Jan. 23 at 3:00 PM), N. Iowa at Bradley (Jan. 27 at 7:00 PM) and SIU at Illinois St. (Feb. 24 at 6:00 PM) among many others. Note the attached schedule for a complete list of men’s games this season on Comcast SportsNet and on CSN+.

Comcast SportsNet’s women’s basketball season gets underway with a battle featuring the Big Ten’s highly-touted Michigan State Spartans at Northeastern on Friday, December 18 at 7:00 PM CT on CSN+.  In addition, CSN will also carry four DePaul Blue Demons telecasts (USA TODAY Coaches Poll pre-season ranked #22 in the nation; first game vs. Marquette on Tue, Dec. 29 at 7:00 PM on CSN+), along with live coverage of every Conference USA Tournament first and second round game, along with the Colonial Athletic Association championship game (note the attached schedule for a complete listing of women’s games this season).

IMPORTANT NOTE: Numerous men’s and women’s games on Comcast SportsNet’s college basketball schedule this season will air exclusively on CSN+. CSN+ is available in high-definition on Comcast/Xfinity ch. 201 in the Chicago area/South Bend, IN & on Comcast/Xfinity ch. 285 in the Peoria, Springfield, Rockford and Champaign markets, along with being made available in DIRECTV, DISH Network, AT&T U-verse, RCN, and WOW! homes among others; viewers are urged to visit CSNChicago.com’s CHANNEL FINDER  for complete channel location details.

In addition to game coverage, Comcast SportsNet will once again provide college basketball fans with a pair of team college coaches show this season (air dates may vary during the season) – Tuesdays (beginning in December): Inside Notre Dame Basketball with Mike Brey (5:00 PM)…and Tuesdays (beginning in January): Wildcat Fast Break with Chris Collins (4:30 PM).

2015-16 MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL on COMCAST SPORTSNET & CSN+

  1. Mon, Nov 16    8:00 pm        Alabama State @ UAB                                           LIVE                              CSN+
  2. Tue, Nov 17    7:00 pm        Middle Tennessee @ Murray St.                            LIVE     
  3. Wed, Nov 18   6:00 pm        Western Kentucky @ Belmont                                LIVE                             CSN+
  4. Sat, Nov 21     1:00 pm        North Carolina @ Northern Iowa                            (SDD 3:30 pm)                        
  5. Sun, Nov 22    4:00 pm        Jacksonville St @ UAB                                           LIVE                              CSN+
  6. Wed, Nov 25   6:00 pm        Long Island @ Florida International                        LIVE                              CSN+
  7. Wed, Nov 25   8:00 pm        Lamar @ Rice                                                         LIVE                              CSN+
  8. Thu, Nov 26    2:00 pm        Challenge in Music City: Liberty vs Appalachian St     LIVE                        CSN+
  9. Thu, Nov 26    4:30 pm        Challenge In Music City: W. Michigan vs Stephen F. AustinLIVE                        CSN+
  10. Thu, Nov 26    7:00 pm        Challenge In Music City: Tulane vs Mercer            LIVE                              CSN+
  11. Sat, Nov 28     1:30 pm        Barclays Center Classic: Teams TBA                    (SDD 9:00 pm)  CSN+
  12. Sat, Nov 28     7:00 pm        Barclays Center Classic: Louisville vs St. Louis     LIVE                              CSN+
  13. Sun, Nov 29    1:00 pm        Challenge In Music City: Tulane vs Liberty            LIVE
  14. Sun, Nov 29    3:30 pm        Challenge In Music City: Appalachian State vs Stephen F. Austin  LIVE                       
  15. Sun, Nov 29    6:00 pm        Challenge In Music City: W. Michigan vs Mercer   LIVE     
  16. Mon, Nov 30    6:00 pm        Stetson @ Florida International                              LIVE                              CSN+
  17. Tue, Dec 1      8:00 pm        Georgia State @ UAB                                            LIVE                              CSN+
  18. Wed, Dec 2     7:00 pm        DePaul @ UIC                                                        LIVE                             CSN+
  19. Sat, Dec 5       2:30 pm        Kent State @ Cleveland State                                LIVE                              CSN+
  20. Sat, Dec 5       5:00 pm        Northern Iowa @ Richmond                                   LIVE                              CSN+
  21. Sat, Dec 5       7:00 pm        UT-Arlington @ UTEP                                            LIVE                              CSN+
  22. Sat, Dec 5       7:00 pm        Creighton @ Loyola                                                LIVE
  23. Sun, Dec 6      2:30 pm        Florida Gulf coast @ Florida International              LIVE
  24. Mon, Dec 8      6:00 pm        Northern Iowa @ George Mason                            LIVE                              CSN+
  25. Sat, Dec 12     12:00 pm      Louisiana-Lafayette@ Louisiana Tech                   LIVE     
  26. Sat, Dec 12     2:00 pm        Mississippi @ Southeast Missouri                          LIVE
  27. Sat, Dec 12     4:00 pm        Mississippi State @ Missouri-Kansas City             LIVE
  28. Mon, Dec 14    7:00 pm        Nicholls @ North Texas                                          LIVE                              CSN+
  29. Wed, Dec 16   6:00 pm        Old Dominion @ Richmond                                    LIVE                              CSN+
  30. Wed, Dec 16   8:00 pm        Illinois State @ UIC                                                LIVE                              CSN+
  31. Thu, Dec 17    6:00 pm        Belmont @ Middle Tennessee                               LIVE                              CSN+
  32. Fri, Dec 18      5:00 pm        Maryland Eastern Shore @ Old Dominion             LIVE                              CSN+
  33. Sat, Dec 19     4:00 pm        Georgia State @ Southern Mississippi                   LIVE
  34. Sat, Dec 19     8:00 pm        New. Mexico State @ UTEP                                  LIVE
  35. Tue, Dec 22    6:00 pm        Rhode Island @ Old Dominion                               LIVE                              CSN+
  36. Tue, Dec 29    2:30 pm        Stephen F. Austin @ UAB                                      LIVE                 
  37. Wed, Dec 30   7:00 pm        MVC:  Southern Illinois @ Loyola                           LIVE
  38. Wed, Dec 30   7:00 pm        Bradley @ Northern Iowa                                       LIVE                              CSN+
  39. Fri, Jan 1         6:00 pm        North Texas @ UTSA                                             LIVE                              CSN+
  40. Fri, Jan 1         8:00 pm        Rice @ UTEP                                                         LIVE                              CSN+
  41. Sat, Jan 2        11:00 am      Charlotte @ Old Dominion                                      LIVE                              CSN+
  42. Sat, Jan 2        1:00 pm        Horizon:  UIC @ Valparaiso                                   LIVE
  43. Sat, Jan 2        3:00 pm        MVC:  Evansville @ Missouri St                             LIVE
  44. Sat, Jan 2        3:00 pm        Drexel @ Elon                                                        LIVE                              CSN+
  45. Sat, Jan 2        5:00 pm        Northeastern @ North Carolina-Wilmington           LIVE                              CSN+
  46. Sat, Jan 2        7:00 pm        Davidson @ St. Bonaventure                                 LIVE
  47. Sun, Jan 3       12:00 pm      Western Kentucky @ Marshall                               LIVE
  48. Sun, Jan 3       2:00 pm        Middle Tennessee @ UAB                                     LIVE
  49. Sun, Jan 3       4:00 pm        North Texas @ UTEP                                             LIVE
  50. Mon, Jan 4      7:00 pm        Horizon:  Youngstown State @ Oakland                LIVE
  51. Wed, Jan 6      6:00 pm        St. Bonaventure @ George Mason                        LIVE                              CSN+
  52. Wed, Jan 6      8:00 pm        Belmont @ SIU-Edwardsville                                 LIVE     
  53. Thu, Jan 7       6:00 pm        UTEP @ Middle Tennessee                                   LIVE                              CSN+
  54. Thu, Jan 7       8:00 pm        New Mexico State @ Utah Valley                           LIVE                              CSN+
  55. Sat, Jan 9        1:00 pm        MVC:  Illinois State @ Indiana State                      LIVE
  56. Sat, Jan 9        1:00 pm        Rice @ North Texas                                               LIVE                             CSN+
  57. Sat, Jan 9        3:00 pm        UTSA @ Middle Tennessee                                   LIVE
  58. Sat, Jan 9        5:00 pm        Hofstra @ Elon                                                       LIVE                              CSN+
  59. Sat, Jan 9        7:00 pm        Drake @ Northern Iowa                                          LIVE
  60. Sat, Jan 9        7:00 pm        Duquesne @ George Washington                          LIVE                              CSN+
  61. Sun, Jan 10     12:00 pm      Horizon: Valparaiso @ Detroit                                LIVE
  62. Mon, Jan 11    7:00 pm        Texas A&M Corpus Cristi @ Lamar                       LIVE                              CSN+
  63. Wed, Jan 13    6:00 pm        MVC:  Bradley @ Loyola                                        LIVE
  64. Wed, Jan 13    6:00 pm        Fordham @ Virginia Commonwealth                      LIVE                              CSN+
  65. Wed, Jan 13    8:00 pm        MVC:  Wichita State @ Missouri State                   LIVE
  66. Thu, Jan 14     6:00 pm        Southern Mississippi @ Florida Atlantic                 LIVE                              CSN+
  67. Thu, Jan 14     8:00 pm        Western Kentucky @ Rice                                      LIVE                              CSN+
  68. Sat, Jan 16      1:00 pm        William @ Mary @ North Carolina-Wilmington       LIVE                              CSN+          
  69. Sat, Jan 16      3:00 pm        MVC:  Loyola @ Northern Iowa                              LIVE
  70. Sat, Jan 16      3:00 pm        UW-Milwaukee @ UIC                                            LIVE                              CSN+
  71. Sat, Jan 16      5:00 pm        St. Bonaventure @ Duquesne                                LIVE                              CSN+
  72. Sat, Jan 16      9:30 pm        CSU-Bakersfield @ Seattle U.                                LIVE                              CSN+
  73. Mon, Jan 18    6:00 pm        Horizon:  Detroit @ Wright State                            LIVE                              CSN+
  74. Mon, Jan 18    7:00 pm        Stephen F. Austin @ New Orleans                         LIVE
  75. Tue, Jan 19     6:00 pm        Western Michigan @ Ohio                                      LIVE                              CSN+
  76. Wed, Jan 20    7:00 pm        Wichita State @ Northern Iowa                              LIVE                              CSN+
  77. Thu, Jan 21     6:00 pm        Western Kentucky @ Old Dominion                       LIVE                              CSN+
  78. Thu, Jan 21     8:00 pm        UT Rio Grande Valley @ CS Bakersfield               LIVE                              CSN+
  79. Sat, Jan 23      11:00 am      Jacksonville @ Morehead State                             LIVE                              CSN+
  80. Sat, Jan 23      1:00 pm        Drake @ Loyola                                                      LIVE
  81. Sat, Jan 23      1:00 pm        Marshall @ Old Dominion                                       LIVE                              CSN+
  82. Sat, Jan 23      3:00 pm        MVC: Northern Iowa @ Illinois State                      LIVE
  83. Sat, Jan 23      3:00 pm        St. Joseph @ LaSalle                                             LIVE                              CSN+
  84. Sat, Jan 23      5:00 pm        UNC Wilmington @ Drexel                                     LIVE                              CSN+
  85. Sun, Jan 24     12:00 pm      Horizon: Valparaiso @ Northern Kentucky             LIVE     
  86. Mon, Jan 25    5:00 pm        Abilene Christian @ Sam Houston St                     LIVE                              CSN+
  87. Mon, Jan 25    8:00 pm        Horizon: Oakland @ Milwaukee                             LIVE                              CSN+
  88. Tue, Jan 26     7:00 pm        MVC: Drake @ Illinois State                                   LIVE                              CSN+
  89. Wed, Jan 27    7:00 pm        MVC: Northern Iowa @ Bradley                             LIVE
  90. Thu, Jan 28     6:00 pm        Charlotte @ Florida International                            LIVE
  91. Thu, Jan 28     8:00 pm        Tennessee St @ Tennessee Tech                         LIVE
  92. Sat, Jan 30      1:00 pm        Charlotte @ Florida Atlantic                                    LIVE
  93. Sat, Jan 30      3:00 pm        MVC: Indiana State @ Loyola                                LIVE
  94. Sat, Jan 30      3:00 pm        Cleveland @ UIC                                                    LIVE                              CSN+
  95. Sat, Jan 30      5:00 pm        Duquesne @ Saint Louis                                        LIVE                             CSN+
  96. Sun, Jan 31     2:00 pm        Richmond @ St. Bonaventure                                LIVE
  97. Tue, Feb 2       6:00 pm        Kent State @ Central Michigan                              LIVE                             CSN+
  98. Tue, Feb 2       8:00 pm        Buffalo @ Northern Illinois                                      LIVE                             CSN+
    1. Wed, Feb 3    6:00 pm        Toledo @ Western Michigan                                  LIVE                            CSN+

100. Wed, Feb 3    6:00 pm        MVC: Evansville @ Northern Iowa                         LIVE

101. Wed, Feb 3    8:00 pm        MVC: Southern Illinois @ Wichita State                 LIVE

102. Thu, Feb 4     7:00 pm        Florida International @ UAB                                   LIVE                            CSN+

103. Thu, Feb 4     9:00 pm        Chicago State @ Seattle U.                                    LIVE                            CSN+

104. Sat, Feb 6      11:00 am      Southeast Missouri @ Eastern Illinois                    LIVE                            CSN+          

105. Sat, Feb 6      11:00 am      MVC: Missouri State @ Evansville                         LIVE

106. Sat, Feb 6      1:00 pm        Marshall @ UTSA                                                   LIVE

107. Sat, Feb 6      3:00 pm        Valparaiso @ UIC                                                   LIVE

108. Sat, Feb 6      3:00 pm        Louisiana Tech @ North Texas                              LIVE                            CSN+

109. Sat, Feb 6      5:00 pm        Towson @ Elon                                                      LIVE                            CSN+

110. Sat, Feb 6      7:00 pm        Rhode Island @ LaSalle                                         LIVE                            CSN+

111. Sat, Feb 6      9:00 pm        Missouri-Kansas City @ Seattle U.                        LIVE                            CSN+

112. Mon, Feb 8    7:00 pm        Houston Baptist @ Texas A&M CC                        LIVE                            CSN+

113. Tue, Feb 9     6:00 pm        Miami Ohio @ Western Michigan                           LIVE                            CSN+

114. Wed, Feb 10  6:00 pm        Lehigh @ Bucknell                                                  LIVE                            CSN+

115. Wed, Feb 10  8:00 pm        Austin Peay @ Eastern Illinois                               LIVE                            CSN+

116. Thu, Feb 11   6:00 pm        North Texas @ Old Dominion                                 LIVE                            CSN+

117. Thu, Feb 11   8:00 pm        Middle Tennessee @ Louisiana Tech                    LIVE                            CSN+

118. Sat, Feb 13    1:00 pm        Rice @ Old Dominion                                             LIVE                            CSN+

119. Sat, Feb 13    3:00 pm        MVC: Drake @ Southern Illinois                             LIVE

120. Sat, Feb 13    3 :00 pm       North Texas @ Charlotte                                        LIVE                            CSN+

121. Sat, Feb 13    5 :00 pm       UTEP @ Florida Atlantic                                         LIVE                            CSN+

122. Sat, Feb 13    7:00 pm        LaSalle @ St. Joseph’s                                          LIVE

123. Sat, Feb 13    9:00 pm        Utah Valley @ CSU Bakersfield                             LIVE                            CSN+

124. Sun, Feb 14   2:00 pm        UMass @ Duquesne                                              LIVE

125. Mon, Feb 15  7:00 pm        Southeastern Louisiana @ McNeese St                 LIVE                            CSN+

126. Tue, Feb 16   6:00 pm        Toledo @ Central Michigan                                    LIVE

127. Tue, Feb 16   6:00 pm        Richmond @ Davidson                                           LIVE                            CSN+

128. Wed, Feb 17  8:00 pm        MVC: Evansville @ Drake                                      LIVE

129. Wed, Feb 17  7:00 pm        Northern Iowa @ Loyola                                         LIVE                            CSN+

130. Thu, Feb 18   6:00 pm        Charlotte @ Marshall                                              LIVE

131. Thu, Feb 18   8:00 pm        Louisiana Tech @ UTSA                                        LIVE

132. Sat, Feb 20    1:00 pm        Florida International @ Rice                                   LIVE

133. Sat, Feb 20    3:00 pm        MVC: Southern Illinois @ Evansville                      LIVE

134. Sat, Feb 20    3:00 pm        Southern Mississippi @ UTSA                               LIVE                            CSN+

135. Sat, Feb 20    5 :00 pm       UNC Wilmington @ Charleston                              LIVE                            CSN+

136. Sat, Feb 20    7 :00 pm       Fordham @ Saint Louis                                          LIVE                            CSN+

137. Sun, Feb 21   4 :00 pm       Horizon: Oakland @ UIC                                        LIVE

138. Mon, Feb 22  7 :00 pm       Nicholls @ Northwestern State                               LIVE

139. Tue, Feb 23   6:00 pm        Akron @ Miami Ohio                                              LIVE                            CSN+

140. Tue, Feb 23   8:00 pm        MVC: Evansville @ Bradley                                    LIVE

141. Wed, Feb 24  6:00 pm        MVC: Southern Illinois @ Illinois State                   LIVE                            CSN+

142. Wed, Feb 24  8:00 pm        Wichita State @ Loyola                                          LIVE                            CSN+

143. Thu, Feb 25   8:00 pm        North Texas @ Louisiana Tech                              LIVE                            CSN+

144. Sat, Feb 27    1:00 pm        Florida International @ Florida Atlantic                  LIVE                            CSN+

145. Sat, Feb 27    3:00 pm        Charleston @ Hofstra                                             LIVE

146. Sat, Feb 27    5:00 pm        Richmond @ Duquesne                                         L IVE                           CSN+

147. Sun, Feb 28   12:00 pm      Saint Louis @ St. Joseph’s                                     LIVE

148. Sun, Feb 28   2:00 pm        Horizon: UIC @ UW-Milwaukee                             LIVE

149. Sun, Feb 28   4:00 pm        UT Rio Grande Valley @ Chicago State                LIVE

150. Mon, Feb 29  5:00 pm        Stephen F. Austin @ Incarnate Word                     LIVE                            CSN+

151. Tue, Mar 1     7:00 pm        Buffalo @ Akron                                                     LIVE                            CSN+

152. Thu, Mar 3     6:00 pm        MVC Men’s Tournament – Opening Round Gm #1     LIVE                      CSN+

153. Thu, Mar 3     8:30 pm        MVC Men’s Tournament – Opening Round Gm #2     LIVE                      CSN+

154. Fri, Mar 4       12:00 pm      MVC Men’s Tournament – Quarterfinal #1             LIVE     

155. Fri, Mar 4       2:30 pm        MVC Men’s Tournament – Quarterfinal #2             LIVE

156. Fri, Mar 4       6:00 pm        MVC Men’s Tournament – Quarterfinal #3             LIVE     

157. Fri, Mar 4       8:30 pm        MVC Men’s Tournament – Quarterfinal #4             LIVE

158. Sat, Mar 5      11:00 am      CAA Tournament Quarterfinal #1                           LIVE                            CSN+

159. Sat, Mar 5      1:30 pm        CAA Tournament Quarterfinal #2                           LIVE                            CSN+

160. Sat, Mar 5      5:00 pm        CAA Tournament Quarterfinal #3                           LIVE                            CSN+

161. Sat, Mar 5      7:30 pm        CAA Tournament Quarterfinal #4                           LIVE                            CSN+

162. Tue, Mar 8     12:00 pm      C-USA: Men’s Tournament - First Round               LIVE

163. Tue, Mar 8     2:30 pm        C-USA: Men’s Tournament - First Round               LIVE

164. Wed, Mar 9    12:00 pm      C-USA: Men’s Tournament - Second Round         LIVE

165. Wed, Mar 9    2:30 pm        C-USA: Men’s Tournament - Second Round         LIVE

166. Wed, Mar 9    5:00 pm        C-USA: Men’s Tournament - Second Round         LIVE

167. Wed, Mar 9    7:30 pm        C-USA: Men’s Tournament - Second Round         LIVE

168. Thu, Mar 10   12:00 pm      C-USA: Men’s Tournament -  Quarterfinal #1        LIVE                            CSN+

169. Thu, Mar 10   2:30 pm        C-USA: Men’s Tournament -  Quarterfinal #2        LIVE                            CSN+

170. Thu, Mar 10   6:00 pm        C-USA: Men’s Tournament -  Quarterfinal #3        LIVE                            CSN+

171. Thu, Mar 10   8:30 pm        C-USA: Men’s Tournament -  Quarterfinal #4        LIVE                            CSN+

2015-16 WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL on COMCAST SPORTSNET & CSN+

1. Fri, Dec 18        7:00 pm        Michigan State @ Northeastern                             LIVE                  CSN+

2. Tue, Dec 29      7:00 pm        Marquette at DePaul                                               LIVE                  CSN+

3. Fri, Jan 8           7:00 pm        Georgetown at DePaul                                           LIVE                  CSN+

4. Sun, Jan 10       2:00 pm        North Texas @ Rice                                               LIVE

5. Sun, Jan 10       4:00 pm        UMass @ St. Bonaventure                                     LIVE

6. Sun, Jan 17       12:00 pm      William & Mary @ Hofstra                                      LIVE

7. Sun, Jan 17       2:00 pm        UTSA @ UTEP                                                       LIVE

8. Wed, Jan 20      8:00 pm        Southeast Missouri @ SIU-Edwardsville                LIVE            CSN+

9. Sun, Jan 24       12:00 pm      Southern Mississippi @ Louisiana Tech                 LIVE

10. Wed, Jan 27    6:00 pm        Akron @ Ohio                                                         LIVE            CSN+

11. Fri, Jan 29       12:00pm       Seton Hall at DePaul                                              LIVE     

12. Sun, Jan 31     11:30 am      Richmond @ St. Bonaventure                                LIVE

13. Sun, Jan 31     4:00 pm        Delaware @ Drexel                                                LIVE

14. Sun, Feb 7      1:00 pm        St. Joseph @ George Mason                                 LIVE

15. Wed, Feb 10   6 :00 pm       Central Michigan @ Ball State                                LIVE              CSN+

16. Sun, Feb 14    12:00 pm      Hofstra @ James Madison                                     LIVE              CSN+

17. Sun, Feb 14    12:00 pm      Western Kentucky @ Marshall                               LIVE

18. Sun, Feb 14    2:00 pm        Butler at DePaul                                                     LIVE     

19. Sat, Feb 20     9:00 pm        New Mexico State @ Seattle U.                             LIVE              CSN+

20. Sun, Feb 21    12:00 pm      Middle Tennessee @ UAB                                     LIVE              CSN+

21. Sun, Feb 21    12:00 pm      Duquesne @ Dayton                                              LIVE

22. Sun, Feb 21    2:00 pm        Drexel @ Elon                                                        LIVE

23. Sun, Feb 28    4:00 pm        Fordham @ Dayton                                                LIVE

24. Wed, Mar 2     5:00 pm        Bucknell @ Lafayette                                              LIVE              CSN+

25. Wed, Mar 2     7:00 pm        Buffalo @ Akron                                                     LIVE              CSN+

26. Tue, Mar 8       11:00 am      C-USA: Women’s Tournament First Round           LIVE              CSN+

27. Tue, Mar 8       1:30 pm        C-USA: Women’s Tournament First Round           LIVE              CSN+

28. Wed, Mar 9     11:00 am      C-USA: Women ‘s Tournament Second Round     LIVE              CSN+

29. Wed, Mar 9     1:30 pm        C-USA: Women’s Tournament Second Round      LIVE              CSN+

30. Wed, Mar 9     5:00 pm        C-USA: Women’s Tournament Second Round      LIVE              CSN+

31. Wed, Mar 9     7:30 pm        C-USA: Women’s Tournament Second Round      LIVE              CSN+

32. Sat, Mar 12     3:00 pm        CAA Women’s Tournament Championship            LIVE              CSN+          

           (Schedules as of 11/3/15)

           SCHEDULES SUBJECT TO CHANGE

            SDD – Same day delay telecast      All Times Central Time

 

89 Days to Kickoff: St. Charles East

89 Days to Kickoff: St. Charles East

NBCSportsChicago.com preps reporter "Edgy" Tim O’Halloran spotlights 100 high school football teams in 100 days. The first 75 team profiles will focus on teams making strides across Chicagoland and elsewhere in the state. Starting July 30, we’ll unveil the @NBCSPrepsTop 25 Power Rankings, leading up to kickoff on Friday, Aug. 24.

School: St. Charles East

Head coach: Bryce Farquhar

How they fared in 2017: 8-3 (4-2 Upstate 8 River Conference), St. Charles East made the 2017 IHSA state Class 8A playoff field. The Saints defeated Oswego East then lost to eventual 8A state champion Lincoln-Way East in second round action.

2018 Regular Season Schedule:

Aug. 24 @ Rock Island

Aug. 31 @ Carmel

Sept. 7 vs Glenbard North

Sept. 14 @ Wheaton South

Sept. 21 vs Geneva

Sept. 28 @ St. Charles North

Oct. 5 vs Batavia

Oct. 12 @ Wheaton North

Oct. 19 vs Lake Park

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Biggest storyline: The Saints have had impressive campaigns the last two seasons. Can they continue to prosper in the newly-formed DuKane Conference?

Names to watch this season: RB/LB Justin Jett and OL Dylan Barrett

Biggest holes to fill: The Saints will look to reload at a few key spots including at quarterback, as Clayton Isbell has moved on to Illinois State. Replacing RB/LB Nick Garlisch (South Dakota St.) will be key as well.

EDGY's Early Take: Coach Bryce Farquhar's Saints have produced playoff seasons in back-to-back years. Now, their regular season ramps up a bit with the newly-formed DuKane Conference. The new league features some former Upstate Eight conference foes in St. Charles North, Batavia and Geneva, plus former DuPage Valley members Wheaton Warrenville South, Wheaton North, Glenbard North and Lake Park. Look for the Saints to rely on some experience up front. Three starters are back on the offensive line, including junior OG Dylan Barrett. He has already added several FBS level scholarship offers. 

Happy Birthday, Big Hurt! 50 Frank Thomas dates and fun facts for his 50th birthday

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Happy Birthday, Big Hurt! 50 Frank Thomas dates and fun facts for his 50th birthday

May 27, 1968 – Frank Thomas born in Columbus, Georgia

June 5, 1989 – Frank Thomas drafted 7th overall (out of Auburn) in first round of 1989 MLB Draft

August 2, 1990 – MLB Debut – 0 for 4 with RBI at Milwaukee (Game 1 of doubleheader).  First PA was flyout vs Teddy Higuera. Knocked in GW run with a fielder’s choice off Randy Veres in top of 9th.

August 3, 1990 – First Major League hit – a 2-run triple off Mark Knudson in 7th inning at Milwaukee

August 28, 1990 – First career HR.  Solo HR at Metrodome off Gary Wayne in 9th inning

September 27, 1990 – First career Major League home run in Chicago (at Comiskey Park)

September 28, 1990 – Thomas hits the last White Sox home run at old Comiskey Park (off Randy Johnson)

June 24, 1991 – First career Grand Slam – off Michael Jackson of Mariners at New Comiskey Park

July 15, 1991 – First career multi-HR game – both off Mike Gardiner of the Red Sox at New Comiskey Park

September 28, 1991 – 128th walk of season, breaking Lu Blue’s club record set 60 years prior.  Thomas finished with 138.

September 16, 1992 – Lone career 5-hit game (in this game, Don Mattingly took a handful of some kid’s popcorn on a pop foul by Tim Raines)

August 31, 1993 – 100th career HR – off Sterling Hitchcock at Yankee Stadium

September 1, 1993 – 38th HR of season (at Yankee Stadium off Scott Kamieniecki), setting a new White Sox record (breaking record previously held by Dick Allen & Carlton Fisk)

September 5, 1993 – 40th HR of season – first player in White Sox history to reach 40.  Thomas finished with 41.

October 5, 1993 – First career postseason game.  He reached base 5 times. (1 for 1 with 4 walks) in Game 1 of 1993 ALCS vs Blue Jays at New Comiskey Park

October 9, 1993 – First career postseason home run.  Game 4 of 1993 ALCS vs Blue Jays at Skydome off Todd Stottlemyre

November 10, 1993 – Thomas named American League MVP by the BBWAA

April 19, 1994 – Home Run for the 5th straight game.  It’s the first of two 5-game HR streaks in 1994

May 29, 1994 – Home Run for the 5th straight game.  It’s his second 5-game HR streak of the season.

October 26, 1994 – Thomas named American League MVP by the BBWAA for the second straight season

July 10, 1995 – Won 1995 Home Run Derby at The Ballpark in Arlington, Texas

July 11, 1995 – First All-Star Home Run in White Sox history (at The Ballpark in Arlington, Texas)

March 31, 1996 – Frank Thomas hits the first regular season home run in March in MLB history (off Randy Johnson)

May 15, 1996 – Career-high 6 RBI (first of two times he did it) in 20-8 win vs Brewers in Milwaukee

June 9, 1996 – 200th career HR – off Jimmy Haynes at Oriole Park at Camden Yards

September 15, 1996 – first career 3-HR game (all three off Tim Wakefield); the first of which is career HR #215, passing Carlton Fisk for most HR in White Sox history  

May 20, 1997 – Thomas reaches base for the 15th straight plate appearance (HR, 1B, BB, 2B, 2B, BB, 1B, BB, 1B, 1B, 1B, 1B, 2B, BB, BB)

July 14, 1998 – First career walkoff HR (off Rick Aguilera of the Twins)

June 15, 1999 – Extended his hitting streak to 21 games – a career-best.  He reached base 44 times during the 21-game stretch (33 hits, 10 walks, 1 HBP)

August 7, 1999 – 300th career HR – off Kevin Appier at the Oakland Coliseum

July 15, 2000 – Career-high 6 RBI (second of two times he did it) in 15-7 win vs Cardinals at New Comiskey Park

July 23, 2002 – 495’ home run off Johan Santana in Chicago.  His longest home run at New Comiskey Park/Guaranteed Rate Field

July 2, 2003 – Second career Walkoff HR – off Eddie Guardado of the Twins

July 25, 2003 – 400th career HR – off Jorge Sosa of the Rays at US Cellular Field

August 4, 2003  - 2,000th career hit – a home run off Nate Field of the Royals at US Cellular Field

August 18, 2003 – Third career Walkoff HR – off Jarrod Washburn of the Angels

July 18, 2005 – 448th and final home run in a White Sox uniform (448 remains a franchise record)

July 20, 2005 – Last game in a White Sox uniform.  He went 1 for 4 (single off Nate Robertson) in 8-6 loss vs Tigers at US Cellular Field

May 22, 2006 – First game AGAINST the White sox.  He homers twice at US Cellular Field (2 solo HR off Jon Garland) but the White Sox win 5-4

July 6, 2006 – Fourth and final career walkoff HR (only one not in a White Sox uniform).  With Oakland A’s off Scot Shields of the Angels

September 11, 2006 – Home Run for the sixth straight game (with the Oakland A’s); his career-long streak

October 3, 2006 – His lone career postseason multi-HR game.  In his first postseason game not in a White Sox uniform (with A’s – vs Twins at Metrodome)

June 28, 2007 – 500th career HR (with Blue Jays – off Carlos Silva at the Metrodome)

September 17, 2007 – Second of 2 career 3-HR games.  This game was with Toronto Blue Jays.  Tim Wakefield allowed the first 2 (Wakefield allowed all 3 of his HR 9/15/1996)

August 9, 2008 – 521st and final career HR (with Oakland A’s) – off Armando Galarraga at Comerica Park

August 29, 2008 – Final MLB game – he went 2 for 4 vs Twins at the Oakland Coliseum.  His final hit was off Kevin Slowey; final plate appearance was strikeout vs Craig Breslow

February 12, 2010 – Held press conference at US Cellular Field to formally announce his retirement

August 29, 2010 – White Sox retire #35 on Frank Thomas Day at US Cellular Field

January 8, 2014 – Thomas elected to the Hall of Fame

July 27, 2014 – Inducted into the Hall of Fame, along with Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, Bobby Cox, Tony La Russa & Joe Torre

 

 

 

50 Frank Thomas fun facts

 

  1. 521 career Home Runs.

Tied for 20th in MLB history with Willie McCovey & Ted Williams

One of 27 players in MLB history with 500+ Home Runs

 

  1. Thomas had 11 career grand slams

 

  1. 7 extra-inning home runs is a White Sox franchise record.

 

  1. Thomas holds the White Sox season record for both

Home runs at home (30 in 2000)

Home Runs on the road (25 in 1995)

 

  1. Thomas homered against every MLB team except the Pirates

 

  1. Thomas homered more against the Twins (52 HR) than any other team

 

  1. Thomas had 2 career pinch hit home runs.  Both times he pinch hit for pitchers.  Jim Parque & Luis Vizcaino

 

  1. Thomas hit 3 triples before he hit his first Major League home run.

He’s one of two 500-HR club members with 3 or more triples before hitting his first HR.  The other one is Reggie Jackson (4 triples before first HR)

 

  1. Thomas had 3 triples in his first 17 MLB games.

Thomas had 9 triples in his remaining 2,305 MLB games.

 

  1. Thomas was born the same day as Jeff Bagwell.   They both won 1994 MVP awards.

 

  1. Thomas (1993-94) was the first to win American League MVP in consecutive seasons since Roger Maris in 1960-61.  Only Miguel Cabrera (2012-13) has done it since.

 

  1. Thomas’s .419 career On-Base percentage is the best by any right-handed hitter alive (with at least 100 career Major League plate apperances).

 

  1. His last 162 games in a White Sox uniform:  .254/.387/.566, 104 Runs, 47 Home Runs, 121 RBI

 

  1. Thomas (the White Sox 1989 first round pick) and Alex Fernandez (the White Sox 1990 first round pick)

made their Major League debuts in the same game (August 2, 1990 – game 1 of doubleheader at Milwaukee)

 

  1. Frank Thomas had 9 seasons with 100 Runs, 100 RBI and 100 Walks.  Only three players had more.

Babe Ruth (11), Lou Gehrig (11) and Barry Bonds (10)

 

  1. 521 career HR x 4 bases per HR x 90 feet per base = 187,560 feet.  Or roughly 35.52 Miles.  Thomas’s #35 is retired by the White Sox.

 

  1. Thomas collected his 500th career home run the same day Craig Biggio collected his 3,000th career hit.  June 28, 2007

 

  1. Thomas collected his 300th career home run the same day Wade Boggs collected his 3,000th career hit.  August 7, 1999

 

  1. Thomas hit the last White Sox home run at Old Comiskey Park (9/28/1990) and the first White Sox home run at New Comiskey Park (4/22/1991)

 

  1. Thomas also had the first White Sox home run at five other parks.

Oriole Park at Camden Yards (5/8/1992), Progressive Field (7/21/1994), Rangers Ballpark (5/13/1994), Tropicana Field (4/4/1998) & Minute Maid Park (6/2/2000)

 

  1. In 14 career games on his birthday, Thomas hit .468/.583/.766 with 2 HR, 10 RBI, 22 Hits & 13 Walks

 

  1. From 1951-present, 1,109 players have appeared in at least one game with the White Sox**  One has won a batting title for the White Sox.  Frank Thomas (.347 in 1997)

(prior to Thomas, Luke Appling won two batting titles – 1936 & 1943.  His last game with the Sox was 1950)

                **through May 24, 2018

 

  1. In 1997, Frank Thomas hit .417/.524/.748 in 185 PA with RISP.

He had 39 walks.  Only 14 strikeouts.

 

  1. Frank Thomas had 3 receptions for 45 yards as a Tight End for Auburn’s football team in 1986

 

  1. Thomas’s #35 is retired by the White Sox, but his first career Major League hit came while wearing #15.

 

  1. Had a hit off Charlie Hough (born 1/5/1948) & Felix Hernández (born 4/8/1986)

 

  1. In Thomas’s first 8 MLB seasons (1,076 games), he hit .330/.452/.600 with 879 walks and only 582 strikeouts.  And a 177 wRC+  Mike Trout is in his 8th MLB season.  His career wRC+ is 170

 

  1. Thomas is one of six players in MLB history with 500+ Home Runs and .300 BA, .400 OBP & .500 SLG. The others: Babe Ruth, Manny Ramírez, Jimmie Foxx, Ted Williams & Mel Ott

 

  1. Prior to joining the White Sox, Frank Thomas had 112 walks in 109 games with Birmingham in 1990

 

  1. Joe DiMaggio had 361 career home runs.  Frank Thomas had 361 career home runs… against right-handed pitchers alone.

 

  1. Frank Thomas had more career stolen bases (32) than Joe DiMaggio (30)

 

  1. Thomas homered in 28 different MLB ballparks, off 336 different pitchers.

 

  1. The most home runs Thomas hit off a pitcher was 9 off Mike Mussina.

30 hits is the most by Thomas off any pitcher during his career

 

  1. 9 of Thomas’s home runs were off pitchers currently in the Hall of Fame.

5 off Randy Johnson, 2 off Jack Morris, 1 off Pedro Martínez, 1 off Goose Gossage.

 

  1. Thomas homered off 17 different pitchers who won a Cy Young award

(Clemens, Colón, Cone, Hentgen, Hershiser, R. Johnson, P. Martínez, McDowell, Sabathia, Saberhagen, Santana, Sutcliffe, Valenzuela, Viola, Webb, Welch & Zito)

 

  1. Thomas homered off 6 pitchers who threw a perfect game

(Mark Buehrle, David Cone, Dennis Martínez, Kenny Rogers, David Wells & Randy Johnson)

 

  1. Thomas had 1,704 career RBI. 

He drove himself in 521 times.

He drove in exactly 100 different teammates

Most often driven in?  Ray Durham (184 times)

 

  1. 1,047 players had at least 100 career plate appearances at old Comiskey Park.  Frank Thomas had the best on-base percentage of all of them

(.510 OBP in 102 PA)

 

  1. Thomas had a 52-game on-base streak to begin 1996… the streak was 57 games if you included the last 5 games of 1995.

 

  1. In his first 162 career MLB games, Frank Thomas reached base 313 times.

He hit .317/.449/.532 with 110 Runs, 27 HR, 106 RBI, 134 BB, 132 K, 3 HBP

 

  1. Frank Thomas has 5 of the 12 seasons of at least 40 home runs in White Sox history.  Nobody else has more than two. 

 

  1. A Double in his 149th career plate appearance (in his 39th career MLB game) put his career batting average at .303.  That career batting average never fell under .300 again.

 

  1. Frank Thomas has the most career HR by a player named Frank Thomas (521); which is 235 more than the other Frank Thomas, who was the Frank Thomas who played his final MLB game in a Chicago Uniform (5/30/1966 – with the Cubs).

 

  1. Frank Thomas’s first career grand slam (6/24/1991) scored two future Hall of Famers (Thomas & Tim Raines) and two future White Sox managers (Ozzie Guillen & Robin Ventura)

 

  1. Four position players were picked ahead of Frank Thomas in the 1989 MLB Draft.  Two never reached the Majors (Jeff Jackson & Paul Coleman) and the other two combined for 65 career home runs (Tyler Houston & Donald Harris).

 

  1. 508 players had at least 1,000 plate appearances during the 1990s.  Of those 508 the top two in on-base percentage were Frank Thomas (.440) and Barry Bonds (.434)

 

  1. Thomas hit .322/.448/.635 career vs lefties

 

  1. Thomas is the only player in White Sox history with multiple 5-game home run streaks.  Both were in 1994.

 

  1. In 38 career plate appearances against Bartolo Colón, Thomas hit .483/.605/.828 with 2 HR, 14 hits & 9 walks

 

  1. Besides his 448 HR, Thomas also is the White Sox franchise career leader in Runs (1,327), Doubles (447), RBI (1,465), Walks (1,466), OBP (.427 – min 1,500 PA) & SLG (.568 – min 1,500 PA)