Rogers to broadcast 12 Lions doubleheaders in 2007-2008

Rogers Television, York Region, will broadcast 12 York Lions home games in the 2007-2008 season.

Six Lions women’s and men’s doubleheaders in volleyball and basketball will be shown on a channel that reaches 215,000 homes and more than 500,000 viewers in one of York’s growing neighbouring communities.

“This is a great opportunity to showcase our student-athletes in an area that is very important to our continued growth,” said Patricia Murray, director, Sport & Recreation at York. “The partnership allows us to expose exciting university sport action to fans across York Region. Our Keele campus borders York Region and our coaches have had success recruiting in the area. Six of the 12 players on our defending provincial champion women’s basketball team come from York Region.”

Rogers York Region (Cable 10 and 63) coverage begins Saturday, Nov. 3, at 8pm, when York faces the University of Toronto Varsity Blues in a women’s and men’s volleyball doubleheader at the Tait McKenzie Centre (tape delayed from Nov. 2). The games also will be shown on Rogers Toronto, Nov. 3, at 9pm.

Lions action continues on Rogers York Region early in 2008 when the men’s and women’s basketball teams square off against the Queen’s Golden Gaels on Friday, Jan. 11, at 6 and 8pm.

Dave Cadeau, an on-air personality and producer at The FAN 590 radio, will handle play-by-play on the volleyball broadcasts, while veteran Rogers announcer Steve Clark, the television voice of the Ontario Hockey League’s Niagara IceDogs, will have the play-by-play duties for basketball.

Below is the complete Rogers York Region 2007-2008 Lions schedule (check local listings or for updated start times).

  • Saturday, Nov. 3, Volleyball: York vs. Toronto (8 and 10pm)
  • Friday, Jan. 11, Basketball: York vs. Queen’s (6 and 8pm)
  • Saturday, Jan. 12, Basketball: York vs. RMC (6 and 8pm)
  • Friday, Jan. 25, Basketball: York vs. Ryerson (6 and 8pm)
  • Saturday, Jan. 26, Basketball: York vs. Toronto (6 and 8pm)
  • Saturday, Feb. 9, Volleyball: York vs. Ottawa & Windsor (Noon and 2pm)

Submitted to YFile by Mike Koreen, sport & recreation information officer in York’s School of Kinesiology & Health Science, Faculty of Health.