CLEVELAND, Ohio – The Cleveland State University Department of Athletics announced that it is partnering with the CW 43 Cleveland to air six men's basketball games on the network this season.
The partnership was facilitated by Learfield's Vikings Sports Properties division.
"We are thrilled to partner with the CW 43 Cleveland and believe this is a great opportunity to expand our reach and showcase Cleveland State basketball throughout northeast Ohio," CSU Director of Athletics Mike Thomas said. "I believe this is also a partnership that has the potential to expand in future seasons."
A listing of the games that will be televised live on Cleveland's CW station is available below. All six contests are part of the Vikings' 18-game Horizon League slate.
"WUAB has long been the true broadcast home of Northeast Ohio sports—going back to the days of Indians and Cavaliers," CLE 43 WUAB Vice President and General Manager Erik Schrader commented. "Now add Cleveland State University college basketball. We're excited about this opportunity and partnership. It's a win for our station, the viewers we serve and the Cleveland State University community."
These televised games, like all CSU regular-season home games, will also be available through the ESPN app on ESPN3 or ESPN+. Al Pawlowski, who is in his 14th season as the Vikings' primary radio voice, will call the action while Pat Vuyancih, a member of the 1986 CSU "Sweet 16" team, will serve as the color commentator.
CW 43 Cleveland is an over-the-air station that reaches more than 3.5 million people in 17 counties across northeast Ohio.
Cleveland State advanced to the Horizon League championship game this past March in what was head coach Dennis Felton's first season at the helm.
The CW 43 Cleveland is owned & operated by Raycom Media, Inc. Raycom, an employee-owned company, is one of the nation's largest broadcasters and owns and/or provides services for 53 television stations in 37 markets and 18 states. Raycom stations cover 13.1% of U.S. television households and employ nearly 4,000 individuals in full and part-time positions. Further information about Raycom can be found at the corporate website, http://www.raycommedia.com
Games to Air on Cleveland's CW 43
December 28 vs. Oakland – 7:00 pm
December 30 vs. Detroit Mercy – 7:00 pm
January 19 vs. Wright State – 7:00 pm
January 26 vs. Youngstown State – 7:00 pm
February 9 vs. Milwaukee – 3:00 pm
February 16 vs. IUPUI – 7:00 pm