The Big 12 Conference has released its composite league schedule for the 2008-2009 men's basketball season and the Texas Tech Red Raiders will have 13 games on various ESPN platforms as well as an ABC telecast.
Nearly 90 percent of the conference games this season will be televised nationally or regionally on an ESPN network, ABC, CBS or the newly branded, regionally syndicated Big 12 Network. The games are being broadcast as part of the first season of a new multi-year agreement with ESPN that runs through the 2015-2016 season. Only 13 league contests will not be televised on a national or regional basis, but many of those may be selected at a later date for local telecast packages and inclusion on ESPN Full Court - the pay subscription college basketball outer-market service.
The Red Raiders open their conference season on Saturday, January 10 when they take on Baylor in Waco. The game will be the first of six telecasts featuring Texas Tech on the Big 12 Network, formerly known as ESPN Plus.
Texas Tech will host Oklahoma on February 28 with the telecast provided by ABC. The Red Raiders will have three games on ESPN2 (at Texas, vs. OSU, and vs. Kansas) and four games on ESPNU (at A&M, at OSU, at KSU, and vs. Baylor). The Raiders will request to air the home games against Colorado and Texas A&M on their Texas Tech Television Network.
In men's basketball, the Big 12 Conference is first conference to be guaranteed three weekly telecast windows on ESPN or ESPN2, which reach 96 and 95 million homes, respectively. In addition, 95 games overall (conference and non-conference) will air annually with more than 60 contests broadcast by ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPN360, ABC or another national over-the-air network.
In March, the Phillips 66 Big 12 Men's Basketball Championship will continue to be televised on a variety of ESPN platforms including ESPN, ESPN2 and in regional syndication on the Big 12 Network. Formerly presented as being telecast by ESPN Plus, Big 12 Network games will be seen throughout the conference's geographic footprint and beyond. Among all the televised games, many will also be available as part of ESPN Full Court.
To become a 2008-2009 Red Raider season ticket holder or to purchase tickets for men's basketball games at the United Spirit Arena, please call (888) GO-BIG-12 or (806) 742-TECH or stop by the Texas Tech Athletic Ticket Office in the north end of Jones AT&T Stadium.
Day Date Opponent TV
Saturday January 10 at Baylor Big 12
Saturday January 17 Texas Big 12
Tuesday January 20 Colorado TBA
Saturday January 24 at Missouri Big 12
Wednesday January 28 at Texas A&M ESPNU
Saturday January 31 Nebraska Big 12
Wednesday February 4 at Oklahoma State ESPNU
Saturday February 7 Baylor ESPNU
Wednesday February 11 at Kansas State ESPNU
Saturday February 14 at Oklahoma Big 12
Wednesday February 18 Oklahoma State ESPN2
Saturday February 21 Texas A&M TBA
Wednesday February 25 at Texas ESPN2
Saturday February 28 Oklahoma ABC
Wednesday March 4 Kansas ESPN2
Saturday March 7 at Iowa State Big 12
All Texas Tech home games are played at the United Spirit Arena. Dates and television listings are subject to change.Big 12 = Big 12 Network telecast, which were previously branded as ESPN Plus.