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Northwest Bearcats

Press Release


Sept. 20, 2012

Bearcats earn spot on CBS Game of the Week

INDIANAPOLIS – Thursday the NCAA and the CBS Sports Network announced the 2013 regular season television schedule for the upcoming basketball season that will feature both the Northwest Missouri State basketball teams.

The program, now in its seventh year, will feature nine men's and women's games from seven different Division II conferences. Two of the telecasts will feature men's and women's doubleheaders – the Jan. 5 games involving Northwest Missouri State at Pittsburg State and Delta State's Jan. 26 visit to Valdosta State.

“Our membership continues to value this program,” said Division II Vice President Mike Racy. “Not only does it give our schools an opportunity to showcase their student-athletes, it also gives them a big platform to tell the world about their overall institution and their community.”

The package also will include defending Division II women's champion Shaw, which hosts Johnson C. Smith on Feb. 23, and a March 2 appearance by defending men's champion Western Washington, which will host Simon Fraser, the NCAA's first international member.

“We are very excited to be featured in nationally televised games on CBS,” said Northwest Director of Athletics Wren Baker. “We enjoy a healthy and spirited rivalry with Pitt State and we believe this will be a fun game for our student-athletes, fans and alumni.”

The Bearcat men are coming off the program’s 13th conference championship and 13th trip to the NCAA tournament. The Northwest women will be under the guidance of first-year Head Coach Mark Kellogg who inherits a team that missed last year’s MIAA tournament, but guided Fort Lewis (Colo.) to the last five NCAA tournaments.

2013 NCAA Division II Basketball Game of the Week TV Schedule
All times EST
Jan. 5 (12:30 p.m.) Doubleheader Northwest Missouri State at Pittsburg State (MIAA)
Jan. 12 (Noon) Men's Anderson at Lincoln Memorial (SAC)
Jan. 26 (11:30 a.m.) Doubleheader Delta State at Valdosta State (GSC)
Feb. 9 (Noon) Women's Nova Southeastern at Florida Southern (SSC)
Feb. 16 (Noon) Men's Clayton State at Montevallo (PBC)
Feb. 23 (Noon) Women's Johnson C. Smith at Shaw (CIAA)
March 2 (4 p.m.) Men's Simon Fraser at Western Washington (GNAC)

For more information, please contact:

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

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