HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. – Northern Kentucky University and FOX Sports Ohio have formed a partnership for five Norse men’s basketball games to air on the regional network this season.
The partnership, which was arranged through Norse Sports Properties, begins with the final game of the KEMI Northern Kentucky Basketball Classic when NKU plays Coastal Carolina on Sunday, Nov. 18, at 6 p.m.
“Partnering with FOX Sports Ohio provides a great opportunity to showcase our men’s basketball program and to shine a spotlight on Northern Kentucky University,” said Ken Bothof, Director of Athletics. “FOX Sports Ohio is among the nation’s best regional sports networks and has significant reach in a market that is important for continuing to build the brands of both Norse basketball and the university. Thank you to FOX Sports Ohio for working so closely to build this partnership.”
“The opportunity to align with FOX Sports Ohio is outstanding, and it instantly elevates visibility for the Norse brand, available in more than five million households across six states. We’re looking forward to a great basketball season and being on FOX Sports Ohio in a couple of weeks,” said Tony Kountz, general manager for Learfield’s Norse Sports Properties, the university’s athletics multimedia rightsholder.
FOX Sports Ohio is available in over 5-million homes across Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, western Pennsylvania, western New York and parts of West Virginia. Half of the Horizon League’s member institutions reside in FOX Sports Ohio’s market. And, Northern Kentucky University’s recently announced Educational Discount to Graduate and Excel (EDGE) program, which features annual tuition of $10,000 for qualifying students, reaches five of the six states covered by FOX Sports Ohio.
In addition to the finale of the KEMI Northern Kentucky Basketball Classic, Norse home games against Miami (Ohio) on Dec. 16, UIC on Dec. 30, Green Bay on Jan. 24 and Milwaukee on Jan. 26 will air on FOX Sports Ohio.
Northern Kentucky’s road game at Milwaukee (Feb. 28) will also air on the regional network.
Fans can use the following channel guide to determine which station to tune into based on their cable or satellite provider.
NKU is the reigning Horizon League regular-season champion and has posted back-to-back 20 win seasons that also include appearances in the 2017 NCAA Tournament and 2018 NIT. Two-time All-Horizon League First Team performer and preseason player of the year Drew McDonald returns to lead the Norse in his senior campaign after averaging 17.0 points and 9.6 rebounds per game last season. McDonald, a native of Cold Spring, Kentucky, is also a candidate for the Naismith Hall of Fame Karl Malone Power Forward Award.
Northern Kentucky continues its regular-season Friday night at Northern Illinois.
About FOX Sports Ohio
FOX Sports Ohio is the television home of the Cincinnati Reds, Cleveland Cavaliers, Columbus Blue Jackets, Cincinnati Bearcats, Northern Kentucky Norse, and ACC and Big East football and basketball. FOX Sports Ohio and sister network SportsTime Ohio present more live, local sports programming than any other network or broadcast system in the market, producing over 750 live sporting events including 4,800 hours of live and original programming every year Together, the two networks reach over five million households in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, western Pennsylvania, western New York, and West Virginia. For complete regional sports news, telecast schedules and updated statistics, log-on to www.FOXSportsOhio.com.