Oct. 21, 1997

Providence College Friars Announce 1997-98 Television Schedule

21 of 27 Regular Season Games to Be Broadcast

Providence, R.I. - The Providence College basketball team will appear on television 21 times during the 1997-98 season including seven times on national television - either CBS, NBC, ESPN or ESPN2. Locally, the Friars can be seen on several outlets. Five Friars' games will be broadcast on Sportschannel New England, three on ABC6 (WLNE-TV 6), four on WLWC - TV 28, one on ABCX (Channel 48) and one on Cox Communications cable system.

PC's first televised game comes on November 30th when the Friars open BIG EAST play with a 7:00 p.m. game against the Boston College Eagles. Sportschannel New England will carry this game. Sportschannel will also have the Friars on January 7th versus Syracuse, January 20th at Boston College, January 31st versus Seton Hall and February 11th at Seton Hall.

The first of three ESPN games comes on December 2nd when PC faces Utah in the DirectTV Great Eight Tournament at 7:30 p.m. ESPN will also televise the Friars' February 18th game versus Miami and the February 23rd game at Connecticut. ESPN2 will carry a pair of PC's games. The first is January 13th at Syracuse and the second is a January 27th home game with Connecticut.

The Friars will appear in three BIG EAST Games of the Week this season with all three games appearing on WLWC - TV 28 which is available on all cable systems. Besides the BIG EAST Games of the Week on January 3rd at Georgetown, January 17th versus St. John's and February 21st at Pittsburgh, TV-28 will also carry the Friars January 24th game at West Virginia.

ABC6 (WLNE-TV) will carry the Friars Janaury 10th home game with Pittsburgh, the February 8th game at Rutgers and the February 14th game with Villanova. ABCX which is Channel 48 in Providence will carry the Friars' February 4th game at Miami.

Cox Communications will carry the Friars "road" game against the University of Rhode Island on December 9th.

Pete Gillen's Friars will appear twice on national television during the regular season. CBS will carry the Providence at Purdue game on Saturday, December 29th at 2:00 p.m. The Friars appear on NBC on February 28th when the Notre Dame Fighting Irish visit Providence in a 3:00 p.m. game.

All of the games of the BIG EAST Tournament which will be held March 4th through March 7th at New York's Madison Square Garden will be televised on ESPN or ESPN2 depending on game times each day.

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