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2007 Media Releases


Date:
August 17, 2007
For More Information Contact:
Bill Luxford, 5 CITY-TV/21 Educational Access, 441-6688


CHANNEL 21 KICKS OFF FOURTH SEASON OF NEBRASKA WESLEYAN, HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL

21 SPORTS, part of the educational access channel on Time Warner Cable in Lincoln, has announced the schedule for its Nebraska Wesleyan University and Lincoln high school football coverage this fall. This is the fourth year that 21 SPORTS has carried Wesleyan and high school football on a tape-delayed basis. The channel will again carry all Wesleyan home games as well as one road game against Concordia University on Saturday, October 13.

Viewing times can be found on the City Web site at lincoln.ne.gov (click on the 5 CITY-TV logo). Viewers have several options for watching the games:

  • Nebraska Wesleyan games will air on 21 SPORTS the Sundays following the games at 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.
  • High school games will air on 21 SPORTS Friday nights at 10:30 p.m. and at various other times throughout the following week.
  • Games can be viewed at any time on “Nebraska On Demand” (Time Warner Cable channel 101) and through video-streaming on the City Web site.
  • KOLN-KGIN TV’s sister station, “My TV” (Time Warner Cable channel 110) will carry the Wesleyan games against Hastings and Concordia.

“KOLN/KGIN and My TV are excited to once again this year have a partnership with 21 SPORTS,” said Troy Frankforter, Operations Manager for KOLN/KGIN. “My TV is a great outlet for local programming such as 21 SPORTS’ Nebraska Wesleyan football games, and we’re thrilled to be able to spotlight state college athletics in our viewing area.”

“We’ve had very positive feedback from viewers who’ve thoroughly enjoyed the Nebraska Wesleyan and high school telecasts,” said Bill Luxford, Operations Manager for 5 CITY-TV and 21 SPORTS. “We take great pride in our partnerships with Nebraska Wesleyan University and local high schools and we hope those relationships continue for many seasons to come.”

In addition to local coverage, Luxford said agreements have been reached with KELO-TV in Sioux Falls, the Cable ONE system in Sioux City and Long Lines Cable in Sergeant Bluff, Iowa to carry games involving teams in their coverage area. Long Lines Cable, which serves 32 community cable systems in Nebraska and Iowa, will show the games on Long Lines cable channel 75.

Luxford said about 65 sporting events were aired on 21 SPORTS last season. Veteran sportscaster Jeff Motz will again handle the play-by-play duties for the Nebraska Wesleyan games, with Josh Jorgenson serving as analyst.

“The Nebraska Wesleyan Prairie Wolves are looking forward to another great year with our friends from 21 SPORTS,” said Wesleyan Head Coach Brian Keller. “We eagerly anticipate the home opener with Northwestern on September 1st.”

Nebraska Wesleyan football games scheduled for 21 SPORTS coverage are:

  • Saturday, September 1 - Northwestern College (Iowa) at Nebraska Wesleyan
  • Saturday, September 15 - Doane College at Nebraska Wesleyan
  • Saturday, October 6 - University of Sioux Falls at Nebraska Wesleyan
  • Saturday, October 13 - Nebraska Wesleyan at Concordia University
  • Saturday, October 20 - Hastings College at Nebraska Wesleyan
  • Saturday, November 3 - Dana College at Nebraska Wesleyan

High school football games scheduled for 21 SPORTS coverage are:

  • Friday, August 24 - Lincoln East vs. Lincoln Southeast
  • Friday, September 7 - Lincoln North Star vs. Lincoln High
  • Friday, September 28 - Lincoln Lutheran vs. Lincoln Christian
  • Friday, October 5 - Lincoln Northeast vs. Lincoln Southwest
  • Friday, October 19 - Norris vs. Lincoln Pius X

Sponsors for the Nebraska Wesleyan telecasts include Union Bank, the Lincoln Electric System, Time Warner Cable and Nebraska Wesleyan University. High school sponsors include the Lincoln Electric System, Park It Downtown, Lincoln Recycles and Time Warner Cable.


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