ESPN set to visit Wisdom Gym

Tarleton State hosts Lone Star Conference and South Central Region rival Angelo State at 2 and 4 p.m. Saturday for a Lone Star Conference doubleheader that has caught the attention of ESPN. || Graphic courtesy Tarleton Athletic Communications

Special to The Flash

STEPHENVILLE (February 7, 2017) — The Worldwide Leader in Sports will be in Stephenville to broadcast the Tarleton basketball games against Angelo State this Saturday, February 11. The women’s game begins at 2 p.m. and the men’s game at 4 p.m. Both games will be carried on and the ESPN app.

Due to ESPN’s broadcasting rights, the Tarleton Sports Network will not stream the games online. The games are only available to watch on the ESPN app or TSN will have the radio broadcasts on 90.5 FM in Stephenville and online at

Tarleton Athletics is giving away free purple shirts and rally towels with the new Tarleton Spirit Logo as long as supplies last. The lower courtside seating will be for Tarleton fans only that are wearing purple or are displaying physical expression of school spirit. Students with a valid Stephenville campus I.D. will receive free admission to the game. Tickets can be bought at the Tarleton Athletics ticket office inside Wisdom Gym or you can purchase tickets at

“Division II’s broadcast agreement will continue to highlight Division II student-athletes and their accomplishments on a national stage,” said Terri Steeb Gronau, vice president of Division II. “This is an exciting opportunity for men’s and women’s basketball student-athletes to demonstrate that they are not only great students and members of their community, but that they are truly skilled athletes as well.”

The Tarleton-Angelo State men’s basketball rivalry has developed into one of the nation’s best over the last two seasons. The Texans and Rams have met in each of the last two ‘Sweet 16’ rounds of the NCAA tournament with Tarleton coming out on top to advance to the NCAA Division II Elite Eight. Meanwhile, the TexAnns were the only team in the Lone Star Conference to defeat Angelo State on the women’s side last year.

WatchESPN is ESPN’s live multiscreen sports network, a destination that delivers thousands of exclusive sports events annually. It is accessible on computers, smartphones, tablets and connected devices through and the ESPN app. The network is currently available nationwide at no additional cost to fans who receive their high-speed internet connection or video subscription from an affiliated service provider. It is also available at no cost to U.S. college students and U.S.-based military personnel via computers, smartphones and tablets connected to on-campus educational and on-base military broadband and Wi-Fi networks.


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