Creighton fans will be heading down to St. Louis this week to fill the Scottrade Center to cheer on the men’s basketball team in Arch Madness. Creighton sold almost twice as many all-session tickets to the MVC Tournament as any other team in the league. Needless to say, Bluejay fans can’t wait to descend on St. Louis for the Bluejay Invitational.
Although many fans are making the trip, there are those that will still be in Omaha or cheering on the Bluejays from across the nation and around the world. If you are one of those people, here are the ways you can follow Creighton in the MVC Tournament.
Quarterfinal and Semifinal Games
The Bluejays will be regionally televised on Fox Sports Net, namely Fox Sports Midwest for those in Nebraska. These games will be broadcast in high definition.
Friday’s 6:00 p.m. game vs. Drake or Bradley — Mitch Holthus and Rich Zvosec will be on the call, with Tom Ackerman on the sidelines.
Saturday’s potential 4:00 p.m. game vs. Evansville or Missouri State — John Rooney and Mark Adams will be on the call, with Tom Ackerman on the sidelines.
- In the Omaha area, the game will be available on Cox Cable channel 47 and on HD channel 1047.
- The game is available on satellite providers DirecTV channel 671, Dish Network channel 418 and for those with AT&T U-Verse, Channel 748.
- In other areas of the country it will be live on FOX Sports Kansas City, FOX Sports Indiana, Comcast Sportsnet Chicago, and Fox College Sports.
- For those not in the MVC Fox Sports footprint, the game can be seen nationally on Fox College Sports Central as well as the ESPN Full Court package.
The Sunday 1:00 p.m. championship game will be shown nationally in high definition on CBS. Check your local listings. Tim Brando and Mike Gminski will be on the call.
Quarterfinal and Semifinal Games
- You can watch the ESPN3 broadcast streaming live on your PC or XBox 360 through ESPN3.com if your internet provider carries this access. All of the major cable companies (Cox, Time Warner, Charter) carry ESPN3.com on their internet service. Here are a list of other high speed internet and video providers that carry ESPN3.
- You can access ESPN3 through your Android, IPad or iPhone with the Watch ESPN app. However, that is limited to those with Bright House, Verizon FiOsTV, Verizon high speed internet and Time Warner subscribers.
- Keep up with the live stats from the MVC. You can also follow the stats on your mobile device.
- Follow the tweets of GoCreighton for score updates.
- Follow the tweets of Steve Pivovar from the Omaha World-Herald for insight during the game.
- WXOS 101.5 in St. Louis will be broadcasting all of the MVC Tournament games. You can listen to their stream online or download the channel’s mobile app to listen directly to the game through there.
- Listen to the streaming audio of the broadcasts by AM 590, Omaha’s ESPN Radio. On your mobile device you can get the Tune-In app and listen to the 590AM online stream.
For a different audio perspectives, check out the online radio broadcasts for the other Valley schools:
- Bradley–You can listen to the Bradley side of things, the audio broadcast is available.
- Drake–You can follow the action on Drake’s online radio broadcast on KRNT online.
- Evansville–For the Evansville side of things, listen here.
- Illinois State–Listen to the streaming audio of the Illinois State broadcast.
- Indiana State–Listen to the streaming audio of the Indiana State broadcast.
- Missouri State–You can follow the action on Missouri State’s online radio broadcast on Radio Springfield.
- Northern Iowa–Listen to the streaming audio of the Northern Iowa broadcast.
- Southern Illinois–You can listen to the Saluki radio broadcast online.
- Wichita State–You can listen to the Shockers on Shocker Radio
All nine games of the State Farm MVC Tournament will air in the St. Louis metro area on 101.1 ESPN FM (WXOS).
If you find yourself traversing the greater Midwest — specifically, the eastern part of Nebraska, Iowa, and even into Missouri — you can pick up T. Scott Marr’s play-by-play along with former Bluejay Nick Bahe on AM 590, Omaha’s ESPN Radio.
- Bradley: If you are in the Peoria/Chicagoland area, you can pick up the Bradley broadcast on WMBD 1470 AM.
- Drake: If you happen to be on the road through Nebraska into Iowa and lose the 590 signal as you get closer to Des Moines, you can pick up the Drake broadcast on KRNT Radio (1350 AM) the flagship station of Drake Basketball.
- Evansville: If you are in the 6100 watt range of Evansville’s campus radio station WUEV (91.5 FM), you can catch the pro-Purple Aces broadcast there.
- Illinois State: If you are in the greater Bloomington-Normal area, you can pick up the Illinois State side of things flagshipped by WJBC-1230 AM (Bloomington) with affiliates including WJEZ-98.9 FM (Dwight), WFMB-1450 AM (Springfield), and WDZ-1050 AM (Decatur).
- Indiana State: You can hear the game on The Crock, 92.7 FM or ESPN 1300 AM, WBOW on your radio dial.
- Missouri State: If you are in the Springfield, Missouri area, you can catch the game on the dial on flagship station KTXR, 101.3 FM or any of the other Missouri State Radio Network affiliates across the state of Missouri including St. Louis and Kansas City markets.
- Northern Iowa: If you find yourself in the greater Cedar Falls area, you can catch the Panthers broadcast on KXEL 1540 AM or on any other of the Panther Radio Network affiliates.
- Southern Illinois: If you are in the Carbondale area, you can pick up the Southern Illinois side of things on flagship WVZA, 105.1 FM and any other Saluki Radio Network affiliates throughout Illinois and parts of Missouri, Kentucky, and Indiana. Here is a coverage map.
- Wichita State: If you are in the Wichita area, you can pick up the Wichita State side of things on 1330 AM News Radio KNSS.
Feel free to leave any comments if there are other ways to follow the games at Arch Madness.