Published Tue, Oct 11, 2011 3:46 pm Dateline
Updated Tue, Oct 11, 2011 4:46 pm
Have talent, get television.
Tuesday, the Mid-American Conference announced its television package with SportsTime Ohio, and Ohio men's and women's basketball are featured five times on the regional sports channel.
John Groce's squad gets three chances to play on STO: January 7 at Bowling Green's new Stroh Center, January 18 at home against Kent State and a week later when the 'Cats host Western Michigan at the Convocation Center.
The Bobcats were just 2-4 in televised games in 2010-11, including a MAC Tournament quarterfinals loss to Ball State (televised on STO).
On the women's side, fourth-year head coach Semeka Randall has her team on television twice: January 15 against Miami (OH) in Athens and February 25 at Buffalo.
The Lady 'Cats lost their only televised game in 2010-11, a 54-45 loss at Akron.
Both Ohio teams have chances for more games on STO and ESPN, as both networks have "Wildcard" days, where they can choose games to televise up to 21 days in advance.
On the men's side, Kent State leads all MAC teams with five televised games, followed by Western Michigan and Akron. Both the Broncos and Zips have four games on STO. Bowling Green's Lady Falcons have three games on STO to lead all women's squads.
Ohio's men start play November 13 at home against Tennessee-Martin and the women start the same day at Morehead State.