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Baylor Joins Lone Star Series to Televise Events

Sept. 19, 2002

WACO, Texas - Baylor has partnered with Mediavision Sports to televise men's basketball, baseball and tennis on the new Lone Star Series television package, Director of Athletics Tom Stanton announced Thursday.

Three of the Bears' men's basketball games will be televised: vs. Oklahoma State Jan. 21 in Waco, and road games at Oklahoma State Feb. 15 and at Texas A&M March 5. An undetermined number of Baylor baseball and tennis events will also be televised in the state of Texas as part of the agreement.

The Lone Star Series is a package of televised college sporting events involving Texas schools and is offered free-of-charge to broadcast TV stations throughout the state. To date Baylor and Texas A&M are included in the television series.

"The Lone Star Series provides our fans in Texas with a great opportunity to see our teams on television," Stanton said. "This is an exciting development for our coaches, our student-athletes, and our fans."

Mediavision Sports, a college sports marketing affiliate of National Mobile Television (NMT), will produce the Lone Star Series. NMT is the largest provider of mobile broadcast trucks in the United States, and produces over 5,000 televised sporting events each year.

"Coach Dave Bliss has done a terrific job with the Baylor program," Mediavision Sports CEO Geoff Karren said. "Basketball fans in the state of Texas are really going to enjoy seeing them play. We look forward to a long and mutually beneficial broadcasting relationship with Baylor University."

National Mobile Television CEO Mark Howorth said, "NMT would like to welcome Baylor University to this effort. We're thrilled to be working with them."

The list of cities in Texas where the Lone Star Series will be available will be announced in upcoming weeks.