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Northwest Bearcats

Press Release

Aug. 26, 2010

Omaha, Western Games to be Televised

MARYVILLE, Mo.-Northwest Missouri State football fans usually have to wait until December to catch the Bearcats on television. Not so in 2010.

The MIAA announced Wednesday that Northwest's Sept. 18 contest at Nebraska-Omaha and Oct. 2 home date with Missouri Western will be televised on the newly created MIAA Broadcasting Network. Those games are scheduled to kick off at 6 p.m. and 1 p.m., respectively, however those times are subject to change with this new agreement in place.

The MIAA Broadcasting Network will feature 20 televised football and basketball conference games in 2010-11. Those games will be carried live on KSMO Channel 62 in the Kansas City area as well as several cable systems throughout the MIAA geographical footprint, making the games available to more than 1.5 million households.

The MIAA has partnered with Kansas City-based Niles Media Group to provide production, distribution and media sales for the broadcast network. The founders of Niles Media Group - John Denison, John Sprugel and Neil Harwell - have created and operated two other regional sports channels and will all play active roles in the broadcasts produced this year for the MIAA Network.

What channels can I find the games?

  • KSMO Channel 62 in Kansas City
  • Cox Communications in Kansas
  • Cablevision in St. Joseph
  • Eagle Communications in Hays, Kan.
  • Mediacom cable systems in Springfield, Columbia and Jefferson City

 Can I still watch the games online?

Yes, all conference football and basketball games will continue to be streamed live on B2 Networks. Look for the link on Northwest's Web site as game day approaches.

When will the game times be announced?

Game times will be released at a later date, as will the schedule for basketball broadcasts

What other MIAA football games will be televised?

The complete schedule is listed below:

2010 MIAA Football Television Schedule
Sept. 11 Emporia State at Central Missouri
Sept. 18 Northwest Missouri State at Nebraska-Omaha
Sept. 25 Pittsburg State at Missouri Western
Oct. 2 Missouri Western at Northwest Missouri State
Oct. 9 Central Missouri at Fort Hays State
Oct. 16 Washburn at Pittsburg State
Oct. 23 Truman at Emporia State
Oct. 30 Central Missouri at Missouri Southern
Nov. 6 Emporia State at Washburn
Nov. 13 Nebraska-Omaha at Truman

Anything Else?

Each MIAA Network broadcast will include a pre-game show highlighting other MIAA sports and a profile on the host institution for that day's game.

For more information, please contact:

Media Relations Department, Northwest Athletics | 660.562.1118 | Fax: 660.562.1582

Northwest Athletics
Lamkin Activity Center | 800 University Drive | Maryville, MO 64468