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Date:
August 18, 2008
For More Information Contact:
Bill Luxford, 5 CITY-TV/21 Educational Access, 441-6688


CHANNEL 21 KICKS OFF FIFTH 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 fifth year that 21 SPORTS has carried Wesleyan and high school football on a tape-delayed basis. The channel will once again carry all Wesleyan home games this year.

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 game against Concordia on October 25.

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

“We continue to receive very positive feedback from viewers who’ve thoroughly enjoyed the Nebraska Wesleyan and high school games,” said Bill Luxford, Operations Manager for 5 CITY-TV and 21 SPORTS. “We will once again partner with University of Nebraska broadcasting department to help staff these games.”

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.

“The Nebraska Wesleyan football program is very excited to kickoff the 2008 football campaign,” said Nebraska Wesleyan Head Coach Brian Keller. “We are proud to once again have our good friends from 21 SPORTS on our sidelines bringing the 100th year of Prairie Wolf football to our fans across the state.”

Nebraska Wesleyan football games scheduled for 21 SPORTS coverage are:

  • Saturday, September 6 - University of Sioux Falls at Nebraska Wesleyan
  • Saturday, September 20 - Northwestern College (Iowa) at Nebraska Wesleyan
  • Saturday, October 11 - Dana College at Nebraska Wesleyan
  • Saturday, October 25 - Concordia University at Nebraska Wesleyan
  • Saturday, November 8 - Doane College at Nebraska Wesleyan

High school football games scheduled for 21 SPORTS coverage are:

  • Friday, September 12 - Lincoln Northeast vs. Lincoln Southeast
  • Friday, September 19 - Lincoln Lutheran vs. Lincoln Christian
  • Friday, September 26 - Lincoln High vs. Lincoln Northstar
  • Friday, October 17 - Lincoln East vs. Lincoln Southeast
  • Friday, October 24 - Lincoln Pius X vs. Crete

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