Men's Basketball to Appear Twice on ESPN Networks

YSU Men's Basketball vs Wright State
YSU Men's Basketball vs Wright State

The Youngstown State men's basketball team will have two games nationally televised on the ESPN family of networks and will also featured as the Horizon League Networks Game of the Week in late February, the Horizon League announced as part of its 35-game 2011-12 television package.

The Penguins game against Milwaukee, schedule for Jan. 20 at the Beeghly Center, is slated for a national broadcast ESPNU or ESPN3.com.

The Guins home contest against two-time national runners-up Butler on Feb. 9 has been selected for to be on ESPN3.com

"Having two of our games broadcast on ESPNU or ESPN3.com is outstanding national exposure for our basketball team," Head Coach Jerry Slocum said. "The Horizon League continues to produce a tremendous brand of men's basketball and I'm glad we have the opportunity to showcase our program."

The Penguins regular-season and home finale against Detroit on Feb. 25 has been picked as the Horizon League Network's Game of the Week.

In a scheduling note, the Guins' game at Valparaiso has been moved to Jan. 13 and the contest at Butler has been pushed back to Jan. 15 due to Butler's nationally-televised game on ESPNU against Cleveland State on Jan. 13.