CIAA Announces 2017-18 Basketball Broadcast Schedule

Charlotte, NC (January 11, 2018) – The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) announces a broadcast schedule of 14 basketball contests, including 9 broadcasts during the conference's annual basketball tournament. This season's broadcast schedule includes televised games on Aspire TV.

The CIAA will broadcast five regular season men's basketball games and nine contests during its 2018 Men's and Women's Basketball Tournament. The regular season broadcast schedule will begin at Fayetteville State University on January 20, 2018 versus the Blue Bears of Livingstone College and extend four consecutive weeks. Each regular season contest will be televised live on Aspire TV. Local listings of each game's broadcast will be forthcoming.

The CIAA's Basketball Tournament television contests will begin on Thursday, March 1 at Spectrum Center (formerly Time Warner Cable Arena) in Charlotte, North Carolina. Two men's quarterfinals contests in addition to all four (2 women's, 2 men's) semifinals games will broadcast prior to both the Women's and Men's Championship games on Saturday, March 3, 2018. New this year is the Celebrity Charity Basketball Game, which will also be featured in the television broadcast lineup. The Women's Championship game will tipoff at 1:00 p.m. with the Celebrity Charity Basketball Game at 4:00 p.m. and the Men's Championship which is slated for 7:00 p.m.

 

2017-18 Basketball Broadcast Schedule

Date

Away

Home

Tipoff

Network

January 20, 2018

Livingstone

Fayetteville State

M – 4:00 PM  

Aspire TV

January 27, 2018

Bowie State

Virginia State

M - 4:00 PM

Aspire TV

February 3, 2018

Virginia Union

Chowan

M – 4:00 PM

Aspire TV

February 10, 2018

Virginia Union

Bowie State

M – 4:00 PM

Aspire TV

February 17, 2018

Winston-Salem State

Fayetteville State

M – 4:00 PM

Aspire TV

March 1, 2018

Men's Quarterfinal Game #3

M – 7:00 PM

Aspire TV

March 1, 2018

Men's Quarterfinal Game #4

M – 9:00 PM

Aspire TV

March 2, 2018

Women's Semifinal Game #1

W - 1:00 PM

Aspire TV

March 2, 2018

Women's Semifinal Game #2

W - 3:00 PM

Aspire TV

March 2, 2018

Men's Semifinal Game #1

M – 7:00 PM

Aspire TV

March 2, 2018

Men's Semifinal Game #2

M – 9:00 PM

Aspire TV

March 3, 2018

Women's Championship, Presented by Food Lion

W – 1:00 PM

Aspire TV

March 3, 2018

Celebrity Charity Basketball Game (CCBG)

4:00 PM

Aspire TV

March 3, 2018

Men's Championship

M - 7:00 PM

Aspire TV

 
 

The CIAA

Founded in 1912, the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) is the first African American athletic conference and one of the most recognized conferences in Division II. The CIAA conducts 14 championships attended by more than 150,000 fans from around the country. Headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, the CIAA is governed by the Presidents and Chancellors of its 12 member-institutions: Bowie State University, Chowan University, Elizabeth City State University, Fayetteville State University, Johnson C. Smith University, Lincoln University of Pennsylvania, Livingstone College, Saint Augustine's University, Shaw University, Virginia State University, Virginia Union University and Winston-Salem State University. For more information on the CIAA, visit theciaa.com, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter and Instagram.

 

About Aspire

Aspire is the television entertainment network from Earvin "Magic" Johnson that reflects the people and modern day experiences of black and urban culture in a way that is inspiring, authentic and entertaining. Aspire offers original scripted and reality series, specials and independent films as well as beloved dramas, contemporary comedies and provocative documentaries that allow you to connect and … see yourself here.  The network was launched on June 27, 2012 by Magic Johnson Enterprises, which acts as a catalyst for driving unparalleled business results for its partners and fosters community/economic empowerment by making available high-quality entertainment, products and services that answer the demands of ethnically diverse urban communities. Aspire is available in 24 of the top 25 African-American markets including New York City, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Chicago and Washington, D.C. For more information, visit www.aspire.tvfacebook.com/AspireTV@TVaspire on Twitter and @TVaspire on Instagram.