NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – The 2022-23 Atlantic 10 Conference men’s basketball schedule will feature a total of 135 games, a league record. There will also be 79 nationally televised and digitally produced games across the league’s three media partners: ESPN, CBS Sports and NBC Sports. The A-10 announced the conference schedule and TV selections for the upcoming season on Wednesday. Through its comprehensive media deals and extensive broadcast package with ESPN+, all 15-member league home games will be available to fans and alumni on television or digitally.
The 2022-23 conference season will kick off Wednesday, Dec. 28 with a pair of games, including a nationally televised contest with Davidson at Fordham on CBS Sports Network. Throughout the 2022-23 season, there will be 57 televised conference games, eight televised non-conference games and three conference games on NBC Sports digital platforms as part of the A-10 package. Each of the 15 teams in the league will make at least three national television appearances. Loyola Chicago, which joined the league on July 1, will play its first Atlantic 10 game on Saturday, December 31 when George Washington visits the Ramblers. LUC’s first nationally televised A-10 game will be next Wednesday, January 4, when CBS Sports Network will broadcast Loyola at Davidson.
for the 14the year in a row, the Atlantic 10 men’s basketball championship game will air on the CBS Television Network and will also air live on Paramount+ as part of the network’s overall coverage of the network’s NCAA Selection Sunday. In total, 11 games of the 2023 Atlantic 10 Men’s Basketball Championship at Barclays Center will be broadcast nationally, with opening-round games airing live, exclusively on ESPN+. NBC Sports will broadcast the second round and quarterfinals on the USA Network, and CBS Sports Network will broadcast Saturday’s semifinal games.
“Announcing our conference and television schedule always means the start of A-10 Basketball is just around the corner! The addition of Loyola Chicago has enhanced an already strong program and television package,” said Commissioner Atlantic 10, Bernadette V. McGlade. “This should be an exciting season for our fans, with every game available thanks to our three media partners, ESPN, CBS Sports and NBC Sports.”
For the eighth consecutive year, ESPN and Atlantic 10 will once again present the A-10 Friday Night Showcase, with eight primetime conference games on Fridays. The eight league games begin on January 13 with VCU at Dayton and continue every Friday until the end of the season, concluding with Dayton at Saint Louis on Friday, March 3. In all, six different league teams will make at least one appearance in an ESPN Friday Night Game. ESPN networks will broadcast 14 conference matchups and one non-league game. All A-10 games on ESPN networks will also be available through the ESPN app, accessible on computers, smartphones, tablets and connected devices for fans who receive their video subscription from an affiliated provider.
CBS Sports Network will broadcast 27 games, including 20 conference contests, five non-conference matchups and the two championship semifinals. The Atlantic 10 is again partnering with CBS Sports to televise a doubleheader on Monday, January 16, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Monday’s special bill will feature rivals La Salle at Saint Joseph’s and George Mason at George Washington, covered by immersive programming produced by CBS Sports in collaboration with the A-10 Commission on Racial Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.
In addition to coverage of the game, CBS Sports Network will air four episodes of “INSIDE COLLEGE BASKETBALL, A-10 TIP-OFF.” A special edition of CBS Sports Network’s popular college basketball news and analysis show, “INSIDE COLLEGE BASKETBALL,” all four episodes will be dedicated exclusively to Atlantic 10 coverage. In addition to cable subscribers, CBS Sports Network is available to via major OTT streaming services, and a live stream of CBS Sports Network is available through CBSSports.com and the CBS Sports app by authenticating with select providers.
NBC Sports’ A-10 schedule will feature 34 total games on USA Network, of which 21 are conference matchups and two are non-conference games, with three additional league games set to air on a digital platform from NBC Sports. NBC Sports will also broadcast eight games of the U-10 Championship, airing the second round and quarterfinals. All games televised on USA Network and the three digital exclusive games will be available live on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app through authentication with select providers.
The Atlantic 10 extended its longstanding deals with all three media partners in 2021. The 2022-23 season will mark the 10th year of continuing deals with ESPN, CBS Sports and NBC Sports. Atlantic 10 institutions reside in states comprising 39.9 million television households, 33 percent of the total national market. The A-10 is in seven of the top 30 media markets, including New York (1), Chicago (2), Philadelphia (4), Washington (9), Charlotte (22), St. Louis (23), and Pittsburgh ( 26). The 15 institutions are within or adjacent to the top 60 media markets.
Additional regional and local television coverage will be announced at a later date. All games not broadcast as part of the A-10 national television package will air live on ESPN+