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MVC Clears Men's Basketball Package for Bally Sports, NBC Sports Chicago and ESPN's The Valley

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The Missouri Valley Conference will deliver a men’s basketball telecast package on the Bally Sports Network and NBC Sports Chicago in 2022-23, Commissioner Jeff Jackson announced today.

Produced by Kansas City-based LTN Global Communications, The Valley is affiliated with Bally Sports Midwest and its sister regional outlets Bally Sports Indiana and Bally Sports Kansas. It works with City, Barry Sports South and Barry Sports South East. – and NBC Sports Chicago clear the telecast.

ESPN’s The Valley — The league’s co-branded digital platform via the ESPN app — 13 combined states: Alabama, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri and Nebraska We will also distribute the work outside the network. , North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee. Television broadcasts within the distribution area of ​​regional sports networks are streamed through the Bally Sports app and available at

The league’s telecast schedule kicks off with two pre-Christmas productions. Indiana hosts Drake (Nov. 30) while new his MVC member Belmont travels to Illinois (Dec. 4).

Before the first year, volleyball play resumes, with Belmont entertaining Bradley (December 28) and new MVC member UIC moving to Bradley (December 31).

Coverage for the 2023 portion of the schedule will begin on January 7th. This is because the conference utilizes a wildcard selection process the first of four times to determine telecasts on that network.

As part of the wildcard selection process, the league will select and announce the televised selection 14 days after the competition. The remaining wildcard selection dates are January 14th, January 21st, and February 26th.

Scheduled telecasts in January include Missouri on Drake (January 18), Illinois on Bradley (January 25), and Missouri on Murray (January 28). included.

February’s pre-determined schedule includes: Drake, Northern Iowa (February 1); Southern Missouri, Missouri (February 5); Belmont, Missouri (February 8); Iowa (Feb. 15), Bradley Valparaiso (Feb. 22).

The league will also play four non-MVC games at Barry Sports Midwest and a road game at St. Louis University. Murray State University (November 7), Evansville (November 12), SIU (December 3) and Drake (December 17). .

The 2023 State Farm MVC Men’s Basketball Championship, the league’s 33rd consecutive event to be held in St. It airs on Sports Chicago.

All four opening games on March 2 and four quarterfinal games on March 3 will air on Ballysports Midwest-Indiana-Kansas City-South-Southeast, NBC Sports Chicago and ESPN+. Iowa, Kentucky, Missouri, Tennessee.

The semifinals on March 4 will air on CBS Sports Network, and the title contest on March 5 will air on CBS Sports at 1 p.m. for the 18th straight season.

In 2020, The Valley will join the Big East (New York City), becoming the only Division I track and field league to host 30+ consecutive men’s basketball tournaments in the same city.

The 2023 event marks the 27th consecutive year that Bally Sports Midwest has televised Arch Madness, and the 19th consecutive year that NBC Sports Chicago has tournament action. This is the first time a tournament game will be broadcast on Bally Sports South and Southeast.