The 2013-2014 Pirates men’s basketball schedule was finalized on Tuesday. Since the BIG EAST has a partnership with FOX Sports, the Pirates will have 30 out of 31 games televised nationally or regionally during the regular season. This is the first time Seton Hall basketball will have the most televised games in a single season and the first time all home games will be broadcast live.
Fifteen games will be televised on FOX Sports 1, which officially launched in August, three games on FOX Sports 2 and the remainder of the games will be split between FOX Sports Networks and CBS Sports Network.
Two of the games scheduled in the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic being played at the Barclays Center will be broadcasted live on truTV. Seton Hall takes on Oklahoma and either Michigan State or Virgina Tech the next night. Both games take place at the end of November.
As a student who could was never able to watch the games at home because I never had any of the channels games were aired, all this TV time for this upcoming season and potentially future seasons is a great, but will it affect ticket sales? If the season ends up being as disappointing as last year, would people not make the effort to go out to the game when they can watch the Pirates lose on TV? I am curious to see what effect this will have on ticket sales.
For the complete 2013-2014 schedule, click here.