ASN, NCAA Division II announce three-year deal for football, men’s and women’s basketball

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ASN and NCAA Division II announced a three-year deal on Tuesday that will include broadcasting at least 11 regular-season football and 18 men’s and women’s basketball games from the division’s 320 schools and 24 conferences.

“We’re proud to enter into this relationship with the National Collegiate Athletic Association,” said Doron Gorshein, chief operating officer of Sinclair Networks Group. “This initiative extends our sports brand, deepens our connection to our communities and enhances localism. We’re pleased to enter into this relationship. This agreement makes our offering more robust and helps take ASN to the next level.”

The deal will begin with Saturday’s Drury at Wisconsin-Parkside game at 6 p.m. ET on ASN, a men’s and women’s basketball doubleheader.

“We are extremely appreciative to the team of Division II presidents, commissioners and athletics administrators who helped make these new media partnerships a reality,” said Terri Steeb Gronau, vice president of Division II. “In particular, we are especially thankful for the dedicated leadership of Will Prewitt, commissioner of the Great American Conference, who chaired the division’s media advisory group and had helped launch a new era for showcasing Division II athletics at the national level, which will make the games even more special for the student-athletes competing in them.”

All games (Eastern time)

Date Visitor Home Conference Game #1 ET Game #2 ET
Sat. Jan. 9 Drury Wisconsin- Parkside Great Lakes Valley 6 p.m. 8 p.m.
WBB/MBB DH Springfield, MO Somers, WI
Sat. Jan. 16 Lubbock Christian Arkansas-

Fort Smith

Heartland 6 p.m. 8 p.m.
WBB/MBB Lubbock, TX Fort Smith, AR
Sat. Jan. 23 West Florida Alabama-Huntsville Gulf South 2 p.m. 4 p.m.
WBB/MBB Pensacola, FL Huntsville, AL
Sat. Jan. 30 Limestone Mount Olive Carolinas 4 p.m. 6 p.m.
WBB/MBB Gaffney, SC Mount Olive, NC
Sat. Feb. 6 Cedarville Trevecca Nazarene Great Midwest 2 p.m. 4 p.m.
WBB/MBB Cedarville, OH Nashville, TN
Sat. Feb. 13 Southern Connecticut State Saint Rose Northeast 10 2 p.m. 4 p.m.
WBB/MBB New Haven, CT Albany, NY
Sun. Feb. 21 St. Thomas Aquinas District of Columbia East Coast 3 p.m. 5 p.m.
WBB/MBB Sparkill, NY Washington, DC
Sat. Feb. 27 Wheeling Jesuit West Liberty Mountain East 2 p.m. 4 p.m.
WBB/MBB Wheeling, WV West Liberty, WV
Sat. March 5 Great Northwest Athletic   Conference Championships Great


8:30 p.m. 10:30 p.m.
WBB/MBB Lacey, WA Teams TBD