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ESPNU to feature HBCU Sports Action on MLK Holiday

January 11, 2006

In celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, ESPNU will televise more than 24 hours of programming featuring Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), with live basketball games and a Cram Session with other sports.

Coverage will begin Sunday, Jan. 15 when NCAA Division II Men’s Basketball Champion Virginia Union hosts fellow CIAA member Virginia State live at 8 p.m., followed by a 12-hour HBCU Cram Session from 10 p.m. to 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 16. Beginning at noon, the 24-hour college sports network will air six consecutive HBCU college basketball games.

ESPN2 will also air an HBCU matchup featuring Bethune Cookman at North Carolina A&T at noon on Monday:

ESPNU MLK DAY SCHEDULE
Date Game Time (ET) Network
Sunday, Jan. 15 CIAA Menís Basketball
Virginia State at Virginia Union
8 p.m.
ESPNU
HBCU CRAM SESSION
Sunday, Jan. 15 Walt Disney World Florida Classic
Florida A&M at Bethune-Cookman
10 p.m.
ESPNU
Monday, Jan. 16 SWAC Womenís Soccer Championship
Mississippi Valley St. vs. Jackson St.
1 a.m.
ESPNU
MEAC Round-Up Womenís Volleyball
North Carolina A&T vs. Hampton
3 a.m.
ESPNU
2005 SWAC Football Championship
Alabama A&M at Grambling
5 a.m.
ESPNU
MEAC Menís Basketball
Howard at Hampton
8 a.m.
ESPNU
HBCU MLK Day College Basketball
MEAC Menís Basketball
Bethune-Cookman at North Carolina A&T
12 p.m.
ESPN2
SWAC Menís Basketball
Alcorn State at Arkansas Pine-Bluff
12 p.m.
ESPNU
MEAC Menís Basketball
Delaware State at Md.-Eastern Shore
2 p.m.
ESPNU
SIAC Menís Basketball
Stillman at Tuskegee
4 p.m.
ESPNU
MEAC Menís Basketball
Norfolk State at Morgan State
6 p.m.
ESPNU
SWAC Menís Basketball
Texas Southern at Jackson State
8 p.m.
ESPNU
MEAC Womenís Basketball
Delaware State at Md.-Eastern Shore
10 p.m.
ESPNU
(tape-delayed)

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