FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
WIWU-TV BROADCASTS NAIA TOURNAMENTS
WIWU-TV will once again provide extensive coverage of the NAIA men's and
women's basketball tournaments, following the teams from Indiana
and this year will broadcast each IWU game live on the TV channel.
special arrangements with the NAIA to simulcast the previously
provided for subscribers to the national tournament. "This is a first
for us and the NAIA,
" said Randall E. King, Director of Broadcast Media for the university.
"It won't look
quite like our usual television broadcasts, but it will be live action
from all the games,
bringing great basketball action home to our viewers in Grant County."
he said. The
broadcasts begin on Wednesday, March 10 at 6:00 p.m. from Sioux City,
Iowa with the
IWU Women's opening round game, against Concordia University of
men's team kicks off its tournament from Branson, Missouri on Thursday,
March 11 at
6:30 p.m., facing the University of Virginia-College at Wise.
In addition to the television broadcasts, WIWU-TV also provides
hour coverage through a special tournament website – "Wildcat Central",
www.wiwutv51.com. This is the 4th year for "Wildcat Central", which
of page visits from IWU fans across the country. The site includes
video feature stories, daily updates and links to connect with the
through social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter. "Wildcat
www.wiwutv51.com is the best place to see the latest news, game
photos and video clips from games, practices and off-court activities.",
promotions manager Kyle Hufford. In addition to video, photos and
will also produce special tournament editions of Wildcat Week with live
the men's coach Greg Tonagel and women's coach Steve Brooks.
In addition to Wildcat Central, the IWU Athletics page,
will offer daily pictures and updates from the tournaments. All
tournament games will be
broadcast live on Hoosier Radio Stations, WBAT 1400AM and WMRI 860AM.
Summary of coverage:
WIWU-TV – TV51/Brighthouse Cable 23 (other cable systems)
– live game telecasts
– updates at the top of each hour
– Tournament edition of Wildcat Week beginning Thursday, March 11
Wildcat Central Website – www.wiwutv51.com
– summaries, photos, statistics, links to live broadcasts, video
– live broadcast of each game
– internet links to game broadcast available from "Wildcat Central"
website (www.wiwutv51.com) or from WBAT website.
ABOUT WIWU TV 51 – WIWU TV 51 is a local Class A television station
Marion and Grant County. The station is owned and operated by Indiana
University. The station's mission is to serve the local community with
programming that is family friendly and to educate the media
professionals of tomorrow
in partnership with the university's Department of Communication Arts.
WIWU's other local programming includes the news magazine show
College Wesleyan Church, IWU Men's and Women's basketball, as well as