TERRE HAUTE, Ind. - The Indiana State Department Of Intercollegiate Athletics along with Nelligan Sports Marketing announced today (August 2) the renewal of a long standing partnership with NBC 2 (WTWO) & WAWV TV for the local television broadcast rights of Sycamore football as well as men's and women's basketball and expanding to baseball in 2013.
The renewed agreement calls for the two stations, operated by Nexstar Broadcasting Group, to broadcast home football as well as select home and away men's and women's basketball games over the next three years locally in the Wabash Valley. Beginning with the 2013 campaign, NBC 2 or WAWV will broadcast one home baseball game per season as well.
The first broadcast under the new agreement will be September 15 when the Indiana State football team hosts Drake at Memorial Stadium, beginning at 2:00 p.m. (ET) on WTWO. All basketball broadcasts will be announced after the Missouri Valley Conference schedule is made official and the league's television partners have made their selections.
"We are thrilled to continue our partnership with the Indiana State University athletic program," Tim Sturgess, Vice President and General Manager Of NBC 2 said. "ISU and the Sycamore teams are an important part of our community. Our TV partnership allows fans across the Wabash Valley to experience the excitement of Sycamore sports."
In addition to the broadcast elements of the partnership, NBC 2 and WAWV will engage in several cross promotional activities with Indiana State through social media as well as the television station's popular web site, www.mywabashvalley.com.
NBC 2 Sports Director Jason Pensky, an 18-year veteran of covering Sycamore athletics in the Wabash Valley, will once again serve as the television play-by-play voice for Indiana State football, basketball and baseball.
ABOUT NBC 2 (WTWO):
WTWO, is the NBC-affiliated television station in Terre Haute, Ind. The station is owned by Nexstar Broadcasting Group of Irving, Texas, which also operates local ABC affiliate WAWV-TV. NBC 2 studios are located in Farmersburg, Ind. NBC 2 programming can be found on virtual channel 2.1, digital channel 36.1 as well as on Channel 2 locally via Directv & Dish Network as well as on Channel 7 on Time Warner Cable. WTWO first signed on the air on September 1, 1965 and has been carrying Sycamore athletics on the air every year since 1999.
WAWV, ABC for the Wabash Valley, is the ABC-affiliated television station for the Terre Haute area and is a sister station to NBC 2 (WTWO). WAWV studios are located in Farmersburg, Ind. WAWV programming can be found on virtual channel 38.1 as well as a digital signal on Channel 39. Programming can also be found on Channel 20 via Dish Network & Channel 38 on DirecTv. WAWV is located at Channel 38 on Time Warner Cable. WAWV first signed on the air April 3, 1973 and has been airing Sycamore athletic programming since 2005.
ABOUT NEXSTAR BROADCASTING GROUP:
Nexstar Broadcasting Group is a leading diversified media company that leverages localism to bring new services and value to consumers and advertisers through its traditional media, eMEDIA, digital and mobile media platforms. Nexstar owns, operates, programs or provides sales and other services to 55 television stations and 11 related digital multicast signals reaching 32 markets or approximately 9.3% of all U.S. television households. Nexstar's portfolio includes affiliates of NBC, CBS, ABC, FOX, MyNetworkTV, The CW, and Bounce TV, the nation's first over-the-air broadcast television network programmed for African-American audiences and three independent stations. Nexstar's 31 community portal websites offer additional hyper-local content and verticals for consumers and advertisers, allowing audiences to choose where, when and how they access content while creating new revenue opportunities.
ABOUT NELLIGAN SPORTS MARKETING:
Indiana State University teamed with Nelligan Sports Marketing, Inc. (NSM) in July of 2006 to allow the Little Falls, New Jersey based company to manage its exclusive athletics marketing rights. Nelligan Sports Marketing, Inc. provides sales and marketing expertise for sports properties worldwide and is dedicated to building long-term relationships with clients through exceptional management of the properties represented and by maximizing revenue growth through its corporate relationships. For more information about the Sycamore Athletics Corporate Sponsor Program contact Jeremiah Turner at (812) 237-4087.