The Richmond Spiders have partnered with WTVR-TV, the local CBS affiliate, to bring more Spider men's basketball telecasts to the Central Virginia viewing area. In addition to the games already scheduled for network and regional television, the Spiders and WTVR are adding five of the most attractive games to their TV schedule on Channel 6 and Digital Channel 6.3.
The Spiders have also added another national telecast to the slate, as the Tue. Dec. 4 game at Old Dominion is now scheduled to be carried by the NBC Sports Network. Tip-off is 7 p.m.
The WTVR schedule begins with a Sat. Dec. 29 home game airing on Channel 6, when Richmond welcomes a perennial NCAA team and longtime rival, Davidson, to the Robins Center for a 6 p.m. contest.
Two-time Final Four participant and new Atlantic 10 member Butler provides the matchup for the second televised game, live from Indianapolis Wed. Jan. 16 at 7 p.m. on WTVR's Digital Channel 6.3.
Channel 6 will air the Spiders' home game Sat. Feb. 9 against Saint Louis at 6 p.m., on a night when Richmond's All-Time Team will be introduced as part of the 100 Years of Spider Basketball celebration.
Two more road games will be televised back to Richmond when the Spiders visit Saint Joseph's Wed. Feb. 13 at 7 p.m. on Channel 6.3 and Sat. March 2nd when Richmond travels to Dayton for a 4 p.m. game on Channel 6.
The home game telecasts, Dec. 29 and Feb. 9, will be produced by SpiderTV, the Richmond Athletic Department's in-house video operation. The away telecasts will be produced by local outlets in those markets.
The first telecast of the season is set for this Sunday, Nov. 18 when the Spiders visit Minnesota in a game that will air live on the Big 10 Network. To find the Big 10 Network in your area and on your cable or satellite provider, visit http://btn.com/about/btn-channelfinder/.
Additional televised games may be added to the schedule. Here is the current Richmond Spider Men's Basketball TV slate:
Sun. Nov. 18 @ Minnesota 7pm Big 10 Network
Tue. Dec. 4 @ Old Dominion 7pm NBCSN
Tue. Dec. 18 @ Kansas 7pm ESPN2
Sat. Dec. 22 vs. George Mason (Richmond Coliseum) 3pm NBCSN
Sat. Dec. 29 vs. Davidson 6 p.m. WTVR Channel 6.1
Wed. Jan. 16 @ Butler 7 p.m. WTVR Digital Channel 6.3
Thu. Jan. 24 vs. VCU 7pm CBSSN
Sat. Feb. 2 vs. Xavier 6 p.m. Fox Sports Ohio
Sat. Feb. 9 vs. Saint Louis 6 p.m. WTVR Channel 6.1
Wed. Feb. 13 @ Saint Joseph's 7 p.m. WTVR Digital Channel 6.3
Sat. Mar. 2 @ Dayton 7 p.m. WTVR Channel 6.1
Wed. Mar. 6 @ VCU 8 p.m. CBSSN