NAIA’S GOLDEN STATE ATHLETIC CONFERENCE BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES TO BE TELEVISED BY FOX COLLEGE SPORTS
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, January 17, 2013
Golden State Athletic Conference Commissioner Mike Daniels announced today that FOX College Sports (FCS) will televise the conference Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championship games live on Tuesday, March 5. The men’s game will also be carried live by Prime Ticket.
The GSAC Men’s Basketball Championship game will be televised live on FOX College Sports at 8:00 p.m. Pacific Time. The GSAC Women’s Basketball Championship game will be televised live on FOX College Sports at 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time. Both games will be produced by 35 Sports.
This is the first time the GSAC has had its conference championship games televised live on a regional or national platform. It is also the first time an NAIA conference has had its championship game televised on a regional network.
“The beginning of this great relationship with FCS presents tremendous opportunities for the Golden State Athletic Conference to gain national and regional exposure for its universities,” said Golden State Athletic Conference Commissioner Mike Daniels. “We have made great strides as a conference to showcase the talent we have at the NAIA level.”
“FOX College Sports is excited to partner with the Golden State Athletic Conference to showcase championship action from their men’s and women’s basketball tournaments for the first time on a national level,” said Gary Ehrlich, Executive Vice President, FOX Sports Networks. “We look forward to two exciting match-ups with the title on the line."
The GSAC consists of eight NAIA schools based in California and Arizona and is one of the premier conferences in the NAIA.
The conference is home to the defending men’s basketball national champion, Concordia University - Irvine. Currently, three women’s teams are ranked in the NAIA Top Twenty, including second-ranked Vanguard University, eighth-ranked The Master’s College and twelfth-ranked Westmont College. Arizona Christian University, Biola University, Hope International University, and San Diego Christian College are also members of the conference. The GSAC is in its 27th year of existence.