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Media Menu: Creighton @ MVC Tournament

Thursday night begins the quest of ten teams to get a free ticket to the NCAA Tournament by winning the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament.  Each of the ten teams feel like they may have a chance to win the Conference Tournament just like they all felt like they could win the regular season championship.  On Thursday, the teams that would have to win four straight games to get that ticket start their quest.

While Northern Iowa and Wichita State wait in anticipation who they will be playing on Friday, the Bluejays on the other hand know who their opponent is on Friday.  Can the Bluejays get three wins in three days and get their seventh tournament title in twelve seasons?  I guess that is what we all get to wait and see.

Many are flocking down to St. Louis to see the action of Arch Madness, but we know everyone cannot be there.   At White & Blue Review, we want to make sure you are always aware of the different media at your disposal for keeping track of every Bluejays game, home and away. Here are the options that are available throughout the MVC Tournament.

Television

There will be no TV for the play-in games on Thursday night.  However, Friday and Saturday’s games will be televised on Fox Sports Net.  Dan McLaughlin and Charlie Spoonhour will be on the call for this one, but I know that Mitch Holthus and Mac McCauslin will be a part of the broadcasts at some point. Here is how you can catch the game if you are in the Omaha metro:

  • If you have Cox Communications, you can find the game on channel 47 or on the high definition channel 745 (the game is not in HD, though, so you will have sidebars on the screen).
  • If you have satellite service you can see the game on Dish Network channel 418 and on DirecTV channel 671.

Sunday’s game will be televised nationally on CBS at 1PM.

Any other TV questions?  Get the rest of your info here.

Online

There are several ways to follow the game via the Internet:

  • There are not video webcasts of the games, but they may end up being mysteriously available on Channelsurfing.net
  • You can listen to the Creighton audio online at Big Sports 590 in Omaha.
  • Keep up with the live stats from GoCreighton.com or MVC.org and click on Live Stats for the latest link.
  • Rush the Court will be having live blogs/chats from press row featuring our own Max Univers on their coverage.
  • The Missouri Valley Conference website is having their own special online page to follow the games and their live blogs.

For a different audio perspectives here is how you can hear the online broadcasts for the different schools:

  • Bradley–You can listen to the Bradley broadcast from WMBD 1470.
  • Drake–You can follow the action on Drake’s online radio broadcast on the KRNT radio website.
  • Evansville–For a different perspective, you can listen to the Evansville broadcast online from their campus radio station WUEV.
  • Illinois State–You can go here and listen to the Redbird broadcast by clicking on the Listen Live link
  • Indiana State–You can listen to the Indiana State broadcast online
  • Missouri State–You can follow the action on Missouri State’s online radio broadcast on Radio Springfield.
  • Northern Iowa–You can follow the action on Northern Iowa’s online radio broadcast at UNIPanthers.com.
  • Southern Illinois–You can listen to the Saluki radio broadcast online at siusalukis.com
  • Wichita State–You can listen to the Shocker broadcast on KNSS Radio online by clicking on the Listen Live link.

Radio

All nine games of the State Farm MVC Tournament will air in the St. Louis metro area, and KFNS 590 The Fan (590 AM) will carry the games.

The championship game will be carried by Westwood One servicing more than 5000 radio stations around the world. Westwood One will only air the title game, and will distribute the game to Sirius/XM.

For the Bluejay broadcasts, 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 Big Sports 590 AM for the Bluejay broadcast.

Also on Big Sports 590, Bluejay Banter host Tim Krueger will be providing updates throughout the tournament at different time periods throughout the day.

Here are the other areas across the United States to hear the other teams in the Valley depending on who the Bluejays may be playing:

  • 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. You can also listen to the game in the greater Evansville area on Superhits 105.3FM.
  • 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–In Terre Haute, you can hear the game on The Crock, 92.7 FM 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

As always, if you have any updates of ways to follow the MVC Tournament, feel free to post a message to the comments.  We will also post any updates for future Bluejay games in the comments as well.

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