MyNDY, channel 23, has signed on to broadcast Butler Basketball LIVE from historic Hinkle Fieldhouse in January and February. The Butler Bulldogs are 10-1 this season and ranked #25 in this week's Associated Press poll.
"We are excited to provide Central Indiana television viewers a front row seat to Butler Basketball," said Jeff White, president and general manager of MyNDY. "The caliber of this team and the tradition and quality of Butler's program are one of the best in the nation."
MyNDY, channel 23 will broadcast three Thursday night Butler home games. All three contests are Horizon League games. The Bulldogs are the defending Horizon League champion. The games scheduled to air on the Indianapolis station are:
- January 8th, 7:00 p.m. - Butler vs. Wright State
- January 22nd, 7:00 p.m. - Butler vs. Green Bay
- February 26th, 7:00 p.m. - Butler vs. Youngstown State
"We're happy to partner with MyNDY to add to the television coverage of Butler Basketball this season," said Barry Collier, Butler Athletic Director. "The Bulldogs will have at least 18 of their 29 regular-season games televised, including six on national television."
Butler is coached by 32-year-old Zionsville, Indiana native Brad Stevens. He is the first men's basketball coach in Butler history to lead the Bulldogs to 30 wins in a season (30-4 in 2007-08). He became the sixth first-year coach in NCAA history to have 30 wins in his first campaign. He is the third-youngest coach to win 30 games.
24-Hour News 8 sports anchor Anthony Calhoun will provide the play-by-play with longtime Butler Basketball radio color commentator Ralph Reiff providing analysis.
"MyNDY is committed to providing Central Indiana viewers the best in local programming," said White. "Butler Basketball is another example of how we intend to showcase on television the best of what our community has to offer."
MyNDY, a My Network affiliate, is a sister station to WISH-TV. MyNDY broadcasts over-the-air on channel 23 and on channel 10 on most cable systems. A complete cable listing can be found at www.MyNDYtv.com.