VCU NETS 15 NATIONAL TV APPEARANCES AS PART OF ATLANTIC 10 PACKAGE

RICHMOND, Va. – The road to March will be televised.

VCU will appear on 15 national broadcasts as part of the Atlantic 10 Conference's robust television package, the league revealed Wednesday in its 2018-19 schedule release. Thirteen of VCU's A-10 match-ups will be carried on a national network, and the Rams' non-conference contests against Charleston and Wichita State were picked up by NBC Sports Network and ESPN2, respectively.

In all, 17 of VCU's 2018-19 games are currently scheduled to air on a national platform, including five on ESPN's family of networks (not including ESPN+), seven on CBS Sports Network, four on NBC Sports Network and one on Stadium.

VCU will begin its quest for the 2019 Atlantic 10 Conference Championship, which returns to Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Saturday, Jan. 5 at Fordham. The Rams will return to Richmond on Wednesday, Jan. 9 to host La Salle in their A-10 home opener.

The Rams will visit defending A-10 Champion Davidson on Saturday, Jan. 12, a contest which will air on CBS Sports Network.

VCU will rekindle its rivalry with Richmond at the E.J. Wade Arena at the Siegel Center on Feb. 13, a game set to broadcast on either ESPN2 or ESPNU. The network will determine which channel will air the game at a later date. The return game at the Robins Center is scheduled for March 2 on CBS Sports Network.

The Black and Gold will renew its hotly contested home-and-home series with Dayton on Jan. 16 at E.J. Wade Arena (CBSSN). The Rams visit UD Arena on Feb. 16 (NBCSN). VCU will also face A-10 contender Rhode Island on Jan. 23 in Kingston, R.I. (CBSSN), as well as on Feb. 19 in Richmond (CBSSN).

VCU will close the regular season on Friday, March 8, when it hosts Saint Joseph's in a game televised by ESPN2.

Television information released Wednesday includes only Atlantic 10 contractual coverage with its partners. Additional regional and local television coverage will be announced at a later date. All games not picked up on linear television will be streamed through the A-10's digital partnership with ESPN+.

New VCU season ticket orders for 2018-19 will be taken starting in September through the season ticket wait list. Please click here to be added to the wait list and to be contacted when seats become available. 

Mini plans and single game tickets will be available in October. Please visit vcuathletics.com for up-to-date details and on sale dates.

You can find VCU's full 2018-19 schedule below.

VCU MEN'S BASKETBALL
2018-19 SCHEDULE
DATE              OPPONENT                               TIME                           TV
Oct. 20           VCU BLACK & GOLD GAME     TBA
Oct. 30           UVA-WISE (Exhibition)            TBA
Nov. 6            GARDNER-WEBB                     TBA
Nov. 9            &HAMPTON                             TBA
Nov. 12          &BOWLING GREEN                 TBA
Nov. 19          %vs. Temple                             9:30 p.m.                 ESPN3
Nov. 20          %vs. Cal/St. John's                    5/7:30 p.m.       ESPN2/ESPNU
Nov. 24          HOFSTRA                                 TBA
Nov. 28          at Old Dominion                       TBA
Dec. 1            IONA                                         TBA
Dec. 5             at Texas                                    TBA
Dec. 9             at Virginia                                 TBA
Dec. 15          CHARLESTON                           4 p.m.                      NBCSN
Dec. 22          WICHITA STATE                       4 p.m.                       ESPN2
Dec. 30          RIDER                                       TBA
Jan. 5             *at Fordham                             TBA
Jan. 9             *LA SALLE                                 TBA
Jan. 12           *at Davidson                             TBA                          CBSSN
Jan. 16           *DAYTON                                 TBA                          CBSSN
Jan. 19           *UMASS                                   6:30 p.m.                NBCSN
Jan. 23           *at Rhode Island                      TBA                          CBSSN
Jan. 26           *at Duquesne                           TBA
Feb. 2             *GEORGE MASON                   6:30 p.m.                NBCSN
Feb. 6             *at George Washington           TBA
Feb. 9             *at St. Bonaventure                 TBA                          CBSSN
Feb. 13           *RICHMOND                            7 p.m.                ESPN2/ESPNU
Feb. 16           *at Dayton                                4 p.m.                      NBCSN
Feb. 19           *RHODE ISLAND                      TBA                          CBSSN
Feb. 23           *GEORGE WASHINGTON        TBA                              
Feb. 27           *SAINT LOUIS                          TBA                          CBSSN
Mar. 2            *at Richmond                           TBA                          CBSSN
Mar. 5            *at George Mason                   TBA                         Stadium
Mar. 8            *SAINT JOSEPH'S                     9 p.m.                      ESPN2
Mar. 13-17     Atlantic 10 Tournament           TBD                              

Home games in BOLD and played at the E.J. Wade Arena at the Stuart C. Siegel Center
* - Atlantic 10 Conference game
& - GotPrint.com Legends Classic presented by Old Trapper - Richmond Regional
% - GotPrint.com Legends Classic presented by Old Trapper - Championship Round (Brooklyn, N.Y.)

Game dates and times subject to change. All times EST