VCU basketball gets 15 national TV appearances in 2018-2019

vcu basketballVCU will appear on 15 national TV broadcasts as part of the Atlantic 10 Conference’s robust television package, the league revealed Wednesday in its 2018-19 schedule release. Thirteen of VCU’s A-10 match-ups will be carried on a national network, and the Rams’ non-conference contests against Charleston and Wichita State were picked up by NBC Sports Network and ESPN, respectively.

In all, 17 of VCU’s 2018-19 games are currently scheduled to air on a national platform, including five on ESPN’s family of networks (not including ESPN+), seven on CBS Sports Network, four on NBC Sports Network and one on Stadium.

VCU will begin its quest for the 2019 Atlantic 10 Conference Championship, which returns to Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Saturday, Jan. 5 at Fordham. The Rams will return to Richmond on Wednesday, Jan. 9 to host La Salle in their A-10 home opener.

The Rams will visit defending A-10 Champion Davidson on Saturday, Jan. 12, a contest which will air on CBS Sports Network.

VCU will rekindle its rivalry with Richmond at the E.J. Wade Arena at the Siegel Center on Feb. 13, a game set to broadcast on either ESPN2 or ESPNU. The network will determine which channel will air the game at a later date. The return game at the Robins Center is scheduled for March 2 on CBS Sports Network.

The Black and Gold will renew its hotly contested home-and-home series with Dayton on Jan. 16 at E.J. Wade Arena (CBSSN). The Rams visit UD Arena on Feb. 16 (NBCSN). VCU will also face A-10 contender Rhode Island on Jan. 23 in Kingston, R.I. (CBSSN), as well as on Feb. 19 in Richmond (CBSSN).

VCU will close the regular season on Friday, March 8, when it hosts Saint Joseph’s in a game televised by ESPN2.

Television information released Wednesday includes only Atlantic 10 contractual coverage with its partners. Additional regional and local television coverage will be announced at a later date. All games not picked up on linear television will be streamed through the A-10’s digital partnership with ESPN+.

New VCU season ticket orders for 2018-19 will be taken starting in September through the season ticket wait list. Please click here to be added to the wait list and to be contacted when seats become available.

Mini plans and single game tickets will be available in October. Please visit vcuathletics.com for up-to-date details and on sale dates.

VCU Men’s Basketball 2018-2019 Schedule

Oct. 20           VCU BLACK & GOLD GAME     TBA

Oct. 30           UVA-WISE (Exhibition)            TBA

Nov. 6            GARDNER-WEBB                     TBA

Nov. 9            &HAMPTON                             TBA

Nov. 12          &BOWLING GREEN                 TBA

Nov. 19          %vs. Temple                             9:30 p.m.                 ESPN3

Nov. 20          %vs. Cal/St. John’s                    5/7:30 p.m.       ESPN2/ESPNU

Nov. 24          HOFSTRA                                 TBA

Nov. 28          at Old Dominion                       TBA

Dec. 1            IONA                                         TBA

Dec. 5             at Texas                                    TBA

Dec. 9             at Virginia                                 TBA

Dec. 15          CHARLESTON                           4 p.m.                      NBCSN

Dec. 22          WICHITA STATE                       4 p.m.                       ESPN

Dec. 30          RIDER                                       TBA

Jan. 5             *at Fordham                             TBA

Jan. 9             *LA SALLE                                 TBA

Jan. 12           *at Davidson                             TBA                          CBSSN

Jan. 16           *DAYTON                                 TBA                          CBSSN

Jan. 19           *UMASS                                   6:30 p.m.                NBCSN

Jan. 23           *at Rhode Island                      TBA                          CBSSN

Jan. 26           *at Duquesne                           TBA

Feb. 2             *GEORGE MASON                   6:30 p.m.                NBCSN

Feb. 6             *at George Washington           TBA

Feb. 9             *at St. Bonaventure                 TBA                          CBSSN

Feb. 13           *RICHMOND                            7 p.m.                ESPN2/ESPNU

Feb. 16           *at Dayton                                4 p.m.                      NBCSN

Feb. 19           *RHODE ISLAND                      TBA                          CBSSN

Feb. 23           *GEORGE WASHINGTON        TBA                              

Feb. 27           *SAINT LOUIS                          TBA                          CBSSN

Mar. 2            *at Richmond                           TBA                          CBSSN

Mar. 5            *at George Mason                   TBA                         Stadium

Mar. 8            *SAINT JOSEPH’S                     9 p.m.                      ESPN2

Mar. 13-17     Atlantic 10 Tournament           TBD

Home games in BOLD and played at the E.J. Wade Arena at the Stuart C. Siegel Center

* – Atlantic 10 Conference game

& – GotPrint.com Legends Classic presented by Old Trapper – Richmond Regional

% – GotPrint.com Legends Classic presented by Old Trapper – Championship Round (Brooklyn, N.Y.)

Game dates and times subject to change. All times EST


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