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Saturday Chap Basketball Games in Arkansas to be Nationally Televised

Lubbock Christian University Chaps's Heartland Conference doubleheader Saturday, Jan. 16 at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith (UAFS) against the Lions has been selected by American Sports Network for national television distribution.

American Sports Network has selected the LCU at UAFS men's and women's basketball contests as part of the network's Division II National Showcase and a partnership with the NCAA. Since the games have been picked up for national viewing, the original game times have changed from 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. (women) and 7 p.m. (men).

The games will air locally in Lubbock on Fox 34 News Now, which televises LCU's weeknight home games. ASN is distributing the game to Sinclair Broadcast affiliates and regional sports carriers, and the games will also air online free through NCAA.com and the NCAA Sports Mobile App. Links and a channel guide for Fox 34 News Now will be posted on the LCU athletics website.

Additionally, Lady Chaps Basketball head coach, Steve Gomez joined the KCBD Sports Xtra team on Jan. 10 to discuss the unselfishness and maturity of the players, the experiences in the current 13-0 season, and post-season eligibility. Check out the “Xclusive” interview to learn more about how the Lady Chaps have grown individually and as a team this season, then tune into the nationally televised games on Jan. 16.

About American Sports Network
ASN is composed of 162 Sinclair-owned and operated television stations nationwide with 376 channels in 79 markets, many in the NCHC footprint, which combine to reach approximately 43 million households nationwide. ASN has also developed an affiliate network of regional sports networks to increase the per-game potential distribution to more than 60 million households on average. The company, which launched in 2014-15, produced 250 college events in nine sports and plans to air more than 375 events in 2015-16.

About Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc.
Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is the largest and one of the most diversified television broadcasting companies in the country with 162 television stations, airing 376 channels in 79 markets, and with affiliations with all the major networks.