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A quick look at the weekend headlines while enjoying my scalding Hill of Beans coffee in my royal blue Creighton coffee mug…

KMTV 3 better come through with some road game coverage this winter, or Jays fans will be left out in the cold trying to watch Creighton’s trips to Illinois State (1/20), Bradley (1/27), and Missouri State (2/6).

Creighton announced more men’s basketball television arrangements for the 2009-2010 season yesterday, with ESPN picking up two more broadcasts. In addition to hosting the Shockers at The Phone Booth on ESPN2 (1/16), the Jays will grace the airwaves of ESPNU at Wichita (1/9) and at home against Missouri State (1/24).

The folks at Fox Sports snagged both CU-Southern Illinois matchups for MVC TV (1/13; 2/23), in addition to Creighton’s road game at Northern Iowa (2/16).

And now it is Travis Justice and Nick Bahe’s turn to unveil KM3’s local broadcast coverage. Decisions, decisions. There are plenty of the Jays’ most intriguing games that currently wouldn’t air on TV if the season started tomorrow, including trips to Dayton, George Mason, and New Mexico. We’ve written a few times about what it is going to take to see the Jays-Lobos matchup on TV in Omaha. But for those other two prime non-conference road games, the jury is still out.

Hopefully NETV will produce and air a few games this season, too. It seems like the Evansville home game is always on Kevin Kugler’s docket. Maybe the Nebraska game will be, too?

Speaking of Evansville, what about the New Year’s trip to Indiana State (1/1) and the home of the Purple Aces (1/3)? And no, I’m not forgetting about Creighton’s trip to Drake. That one probably doesn’t need to be broadcast in Omaha, since it is a Saturday game in Des Moines and the Jays will probably overrun the place with the real White and Blue.

Keep up to date on all the Valley television broadcasts in our Resource Library.

Watch the volleyball team start a win streak tonight, for free! The Bluejays, led by Jessica Houts, swept Samford Friday in the first of three matches at the Dayton Flyer Classic. The Jays snapped a 5-match losing streak. Kirsten Bernthal Booth told this about the win:

“It was a big win, there’s no question. It’s about the process in this program, but at some point you need to get a victory. I didn’t think we played very well in the first two games, but we had opportunities to lose those games and last weekend in those opportunities we lost, we folded. This weekend we stepped up and won. The biggest thing today was that we learned how to win, and I hope that can transfer to future matches.”

In addition to listening to today’s matches against Connecticut (12PM) and Dayton (6PM) on 1180 AM KOIL, the Jays-Flyers nightcap will be streamed on the Web, free of charge, here.

Defense wins championships, and right now Bruce Erickson’s team has to like its chances at a MVC crown. Sure, it is early in the season. But with Creighton’s 3-0 win over Akron Friday in the Husker Classic, the Jays recorded their sixth shutout of 2009. Goalie Alicia Montgomery has logged almost 700 minutes of time in net for the Jays and yielded just 2 goals (0.26 GAA). Phenomenal. Plus, Erickson’s squad finished some chances against the Zips, something he told us would be key to his team’s improvement during the season.

The Jays will wake up bright and early Sunday trying to claim their seventh win of the season. Kick-off for Creighton’s match against North Dakota in Lincoln is scheduled for 10:30 a.m.

It is opening weekend for … softball? Never mind that the nation’s most popular sport commences the 2009 season with a Thursday night overtime game, a full slate of Sunday action, and not one but two Monday Night Football games. It is softball season, baby! Brent Vigness’ Bluejays are hosting the Creighton Fall Classic today and tomorrow at the CU Sports Complex. Find details here.

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