OSN to Televise Seven UO Men's Basketball Games Live

Dec. 10, 2002

OSN to Televise Seven UO Men's Basketball Games LiveTwo women's games will be broadcast as well.

EUGENE, Ore. - The Oregon Sports Network's coverage of the 2002-03 men's basketball season will begin this Saturday when the Ducks travel to Pepperdine for a 7:30 p.m. contest. It will be the first of seven men's basketball telecasts that will be shown live on the Oregon Sports Network.

Additional telecasts are scheduled for the Jan. 9 Arizona game (9 p.m.), the Jan. 23 Washington game (5:30 p.m.), Jan. 25 against Washington State (6 p.m.), the Feb. 6 Stanford game (5:30 p.m.), Feb. 8 versus California (6 p.m.) and the Feb. 27 USC game (5:30 p.m.).

In addition, OSN will televise the UO women's game versus Montana on Dec. 19 (6:30 p.m.), as well as one additional to be determined Pac-10 women's game.

Fans will note that all four of Oregon's Thursday conference games have been moved from their traditional 7 p.m. start. The Ducks were forced to alter those games after Fox, which is the rights holder for Pac-10 basketball, refused to grant any exemption requests to OSN, as it always had in the past.

'It's unfortunate that Fox did not grant our exemption requests so that we could keep our games at their traditional start times,' said UO associate athletic director Dave Heeke. 'But I think we've come up with a solution that will allow the entire state to be a part of an exciting Oregon basketball season through live OSN telecasts. Also by doing this, we've assured that 17 of the remaining 23 regular season games will be shown on live television in the State of Oregon.'

Joe Giansante returns for his third season as OSN's play-by-play announcer. He will be joined this year by Duck letterman Rob Closs. OSN television affiliates for the 2002-03 season are KEZI-Eugene, KWBP-Portland, KDRV-Medford and KDFK-Klamath Falls.

Fans are encouraged to check the official athletic department web site, www.goducks.com, for updated schedules.

Oregon Sports Network 2002-03 Schedule

Sat., Dec. 14	at Pepperdine	7:30 p.m.Thu., Dec. 19	at Montana (W)	   6:30 p.m.Thu., Jan. 2	Arizona	      9:00 p.m.Thu., Jan, 23	Washington	  5:30 p.m.Sat., Jan. 25	Washington State	6:00 p.m.Thu., Feb. 6	Stanford	5:30 p.m.Sat., Feb. 8	California	6:00 p.m.Thu., Feb. 27	USC	       5:30 p.m.

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