CLEVELAND – Cleveland State Director of Athletics Scott Garrett announced a broadcast partnership with iHeartMedia, Inc. on Tuesday, October 26. WARF Fox Sports 1350 "The Gambler" will serve as the flagship station for Cleveland State men's basketball, with streaming availability for all contests and select games distributed on WTAM 1100.
"As we build upon the recent on-court success in men's basketball, it was important for us to align the CSU brand with a partner that can assist us in generating support from local sports fans and can strategize with our team on ways to share our outstanding accomplishments," said Garrett. "We are very excited to work with the team at iHeartMedia, Fox Sports 1350 and WTAM 1100 to promote CSU men's basketball and other key athletics department initiatives."
All Cleveland State men's basketball games will be broadcast on the iHeartMedia app and online, while four select games will air on WTAM 1100: at BYU (Nov. 9), at Duke (Dec. 18), at UIC (Jan. 1) and at Youngstown State (Jan. 9).
"iHeartMedia is looking forward to teaming up with the Cleveland State Vikings – the reigning Horizon League Regular season and tournament champions," said Keith Hotchkiss, President of iHeartMedia Cleveland. "We are thrilled to be a part of the heritage, tradition, and future of Cleveland State basketball on our iHeartRadio stations and on the free iHeartRadio app."
Al Pawlowski will continue to serve as the Voice of the Vikings, while Pat Vuyancih will be the color analyst and Ed Daugherty will provide the pregame and postgame shows and halftime report.
"This is a tremendous opportunity for the men's basketball program and the entire Cleveland State athletics department," said Dennis Gates, Cleveland State men's basketball head coach. "With this new iHeartMedia partnership, we will have expanded exposure not only for the young men in the men's basketball program, but also for the entire Cleveland State University community at-large."
Returning this season is the popular Dennis Gates Coach's Radio Show, which will air every Wednesday evening from 6 p.m. to 7 pm. on Fox Sports 1350, beginning Wednesday, Oct. 27. New this year, the show will go "on the road" to different locations throughout Northeast Ohio:
- Dave & Buster's: October 27, November 3, 10, 17 and 24
- Topgolf Cleveland: December 1, 8, 22, 29 and January 12, 19 and 26
- Dates & Location for February and March To Be Determined
With the partnership between Cleveland State and iHeartMedia, game times for the 2021-22 season have been set. Weeknight home contests will tip off at 7 p.m., while most weekend matches will tip at 3 p.m., with the exception of Ohio (Nov. 13, 7 p.m.), Canisius (Nov. 20, 2 p.m.) and Detroit Mercy (Jan. 15, 3:30 p.m.).
2021-22 CLEVELAND STATE SCHEDULE
Picked to finish in first place in the Horizon League by #HLMBB head coaches, media members and sports information directors, Cleveland State men's basketball recently announced this season's slate of single-game promotions, which includes Viking Family Weekends, 216 Hoopy Hour, unique giveaways, ticket specials and more. Season and single-game tickets are on-sale now and can be purchased here. Season tickets to catch the reigning Horizon League champions begin as low as $60.00, while single-game tickets begin as low as $10.00.
The Viking Fund
Fans of Cleveland State men's basketball are invited to join the Viking Fund by visiting www.csuvikings.com/VikingFund. The financial support benefits all 340+ student-athletes as they become champions in the classroom, in the community and through competition. For more information on the Viking Fund, contact Assistant Athletics Director Brandon Longmeier at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (216) 630-2974.