A-Sun Teams with Cox Sports Television to Expand Coverage

Thursday, November 29, 2012

MACON, Ga. – The Atlantic Sun Conference has an additional distribution partner for basketball, as Cox Sports Television will distribute a total of 13 A-Sun games in 2013, the conference office announced Thursday.

The agreement means the conference continues to expand its basketball coverage, as a total of 10 A-Sun men’s basketball and three women’s games will be distributed via Cox Sports Television (CST) beginning January 11. CST will provide additional coverage of A-Sun men’s basketball that is highlighted by the A-Sun/CSS Friday Night Game of the Week, while the women’s action features the A-Sun Championship Semifinals and Final. Pairing the potential distribution of two million homes that Cox provides along with the more than five million of CSS provides a significant increase that will help continue to grow the A-Sun brand.

“This partnership brings another two million homes in distribution for the A-Sun Friday Game of the Week,” stated A-Sun Commissioner Ted Gumbart. “As we spotlight the outstanding student-athletes and institutions that compete in the A-Sun, we are extremely proud to announce this agreement with Cox Sports Television. The A-Sun continues to distinguish itself as a strong and growing conference and this additional TV coverage is another step in promoting ourselves to the broadest audience possible.”

The schedule of distribution on CST is as follows:

A-Sun/ESPN3 Exclusive Broadcast Schedule
Date Game
Time (EST)
Jan. 11

Lipscomb at Northern Kentucky (M)

7:00 p.m.

Jan. 18

Jacksonville at North Florida (M)

7:00 p.m.

Jan. 25 Stetson at FGCU (M) 7:00 p.m.
Feb. 1

Kennesaw State at Mercer (M)

7:00 p.m.

Feb. 8

Northern Kentucky at Lipscomb (M)

7:00 p.m.

Feb. 15

North Florida at Jacksonville (M)

7:00 p.m.

Feb. 22

FGCU at Stetson (M)

7:00 p.m.

Mar. 1

USC Upstate at ETSU

7:00 p.m.

Mar. 8

A-Sun Women's Semifinal #1

A-Sun Women's Semifinal #2

12:00 p.m.

2:30 p.m.

Mar. 8

A-Sun Men's Semifinal #1

A-Sun Men's Semifinal #2

6:00 p.m.

8:30 p.m.

Mar. 9 A-Sun Women's Final 5:30 p.m.


About Cox Sports Television

The New Orleans-based sports network launched on October 28, 2002 in front of 450,000 Louisiana viewers. CST has grown over 400% to more than 2 million homes in the ten years since launch, making it one of the fastest growing regional sports networks in the south. CST is currently carried on video distributors in Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, Georgia, Florida, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Virginia and Missouri. CST is owned and operated by Cox Communications Louisiana, LLC. Initially targeted to be a Louisiana sports network, CST has secured collegiate, professional and high school events that have expanded the networks reach throughout the south. For more information about CST, please visit our website at http://www.coxsportstv.com.

The Atlantic Sun Conference is an NCAA Division I league with 10 member institutions committed to Building Winners for Life. The A-Sun meets the challenge of maintaining the highest standards in academic and athletic achievement with a true balance between student and athlete. Headquartered in Macon, Ga., the A-Sun boasts six of the top eight media markets in the Southeast. The A-Sun includes a blend of the most prestigious and dynamic private and public institutions in the region: East Tennessee State University, Florida Gulf Coast University, Jacksonville University, Kennesaw State University, Lipscomb University, Mercer University, University of North Florida, Northern Kentucky University, University of South Carolina Upstate and Stetson University.