WCTE TV to air 10 Golden Eagle basketball games starting Thursday

WCTE TV to air 10 Golden Eagle basketball games starting Thursday

Telecasts begin with men's game vs. Tennessee State

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. -- Continuing its long-standing support of Tennessee Tech athletics, Cookeville television station WCTE TV has announced plans to air 10 Golden Eagle basketball games from Eblen Center during the 2012-13 season. The station's program lineup includes five women's games and five men's games.

Program director Rick Wells announced the program schedule, which begins this week and runs through late-February.

The first game to be televised will be this Thursday night with the men's contest against Tennessee State, with tipoff slated for 7 p.m. The cameras will be aimed at the action for both games Saturday during a doubleheader against Belmont, and also on Monday night for the women's game against Tennessee State.

"Our entire staff is excited about the opportunity to continue to televise Tennessee Tech basketball this season, and we hope to provide the best coverage possible," Wells said. "This season promises to be extremely exciting with both teams right in the thick of the hunt for OVC championships, and being able to provide television coverage should add to the excitement."

The schedules will bring WCTE's cameras to Eblen Center for live home game telecasts with five Ohio Valley Conference rivals --  Tennessee State, Belmont, Austin Peay, Jacksonviile State, and Eastern Kentucky. Eight of those games are featured in doubleheaders (Jan. 5 vs. Belmont, Jan. 26 vs. Austin Peay, Feb. 9 vs. Jacksonville State and Feb. 28 vs. Eastern Kentucky), with the women's game at 5:30 p.m. and the men's game following.

The complete WCTE TV schedule for 2012-13 Golden Eagle basketball:

Jan. 3 Men vs. Tennessee State, 7 p.m.
Jan. 5 Women vs. Belmont, 5:30 p.m.
  Men vs. Belmont, 7:30 p.m.
Jan. 7
Women vs. Tennessee State, 7 p.m.
Jan. 26 Women vs. Austin Peay, 5:30 p.m.      
  Men vs. Austin Peay, 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 9
Women vs. Jacksonville State, 5:30 p.m.
  Men vs. Jacksonville State, 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 28
Women vs. Eastern Kentucky, 5:30 p.m.

Men vs. Eastern Kentucky, 7:30 p.m.

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