Jan. 24, 2012
Northwest announces Whiteout vs. Fort Hays State
MARYVILLE, Mo. – The Northwest Missouri State University Department of Athletics is calling for a “whiteout” and giving away free T-shirts to a limited number of fans Saturday, Jan. 28, at Bearcat Arena when the men’s and women’s basketball teams take on Fort Hays State as part of the MIAA TV Game of the Week.
“We are excited to be featured in the MIAA game of the week,” said Northwest Director of Athletics Wren Baker. “This is a pivotal contest for both teams, and we hope to sell out Bearcat Arena and show the MIAA television audience what Bearcat basketball and Northwest is about. I encourage our fans to get here early to get their free shirt and to be ready to bring the rowdy to Bearcat Arena.”
Due to the television coverage, the women’s game is set for an official tipoff at 1:07 p.m. with the men to follow at approximately 3 p.m. Information on how to view the game is listed below or can be found via the MIAA website here.
KSMO-TV (Kansas City) available to 100% of the KC market. It is broadcast (over the air) on channel 62 and it is found on most cable systems (Time Warner, Comcast, etc.) on Channel 10.
Eagle Cable (western Kansas) -- Channel 15
Cox KS Cable system -- Channel 22
Cablevision (St. Joseph area) -- Channel 20
Suddenlink (St. Joseph and Maryville) -- Channel 8 (Maryville), Channel 64 (St. Joseph)
Mediacom (Columbia, Jefferson City, Springfield, etc.) -- Channel 22
Both men’s and women’s basketball teams will be looking to avenge a loss from late December.
The women fell to the Lady Tigers 65-45 on Dec. 17 and are looking to snap a two-game skid.
The Bearcat men are looking to avenge their 83-64 loss that halted their perfect start. Northwest currently sits in a three-way tie atop the MIAA standings at 8-3. The Tigers are just one game out of first-place at 7-4.
Also during halftime of the men’s game, the 2012 UCA National Champion Bearcat Cheerleaders will be honored. Northwest athletics will also hold a reception in the lobby of Lamkin Arena following the men’s contest.
The Northwest cheerleaders claimed their second national championship in three years, knocking off eight-time champion West Georgia. The Bearcat Cheerleaders are led by Jason Sack who is entering his sixth season as head coach.
For more information, please contact:
Phillip Dowden, Media Relations/Sports Information
email@example.com | 660.562.1118 | Fax: 660.562.1582
Lamkin Activity Center | 800 University Drive | Maryville, MO 64468