ST. LOUIS – Saint Louis University and FOX Sports Midwest announced today that 13 Billikens men’s basketball games will be televised on the network in 2016-17.

“We are thrilled to extend our partnership with FOX Sports Midwest as we begin an exciting new era under head coach Travis Ford,” SLU Director of Athletics Chris May said. “Building community is one of our department’s strategic objectives, and exposing our men’s basketball product to the region is a big part of ensuring we meet that objective. This year, we made it a priority to have as many road games televised on FOX Sports Midwest as possible, and we are excited to bring our games at Wichita State, at St. Bonaventure and at Richmond back to the St. Louis market.”

“Billikens basketball is an ideal fit in our winter programming schedule,” FOX Sports Midwest General Manager and Senior Vice President Jack Donovan said. “The level of interest is high as the Travis Ford era at Saint Louis University begins.”

St Louis sliderThe Billikens’ first three games of the season, including the home opener Friday, Nov. 11 against Ball State, kick off the coverage on FOX Sports Midwest. Dan McLaughlin, who just wrapped up his 19th season as part of the St. Louis Cardinals’ telecasts for FSMW, will serve as the primary play-by-play voice. Billiken Hall of Famer Scott Highmark returns as the analyst.

Below are the 13 games that will appear on FOX Sports Midwest, a partnership secured on behalf of SLU by its athletics multimedia rightsholder, Learfield’s Billikens Sports Properties. Games televised on FOX Sports Midwest will also be streamed on the FOX Sports GO app and The full SLU men’s basketball schedule is available here.

Friday, Nov. 11 – vs. Ball State (FOX Sports Midwest)
Monday, Nov. 14 – vs. Southern Utah (FOX Sports Midwest)
Thursday, Nov. 17 – vs. Eastern Illinois (FOX Sports Midwest Plus)
Saturday, Dec. 3 – vs. Kansas State (FOX Sports Midwest Plus)
Tuesday, Dec. 6 – at Wichita State (FOX Sports Midwest Plus)
Saturday, Dec. 17 – vs. SIUE (FOX Sports Midwest)
Thursday, Dec. 22 – vs. Winthrop (FOX Sports Midwest Plus)
Wednesday, Jan. 25 – vs. UMass (FOX Sports Midwest)
Wednesday, Feb. 1 – vs. George Mason (FOX Sports Midwest)
Wednesday, Feb. 8 – at St. Bonaventure (FOX Sports Midwest)
Saturday, Feb. 11 – vs. Duquesne (FOX Sports Midwest Plus)
Wednesday, March 1 – vs. La Salle (FOX Sports Midwest)
Saturday, March 4 – at Richmond (FOX Sports Midwest)