Jan. 7, 2013
HOUSTON - University of Houston Men's and Women's Basketball fans can learn more about their favorite team with the first edition of Houston Cougar Basketball Central, starting at 4 p.m., Tuesday, on Comcast SportsNet Houston.
Each Houston Cougar Basketball Central will debut weekly at 4 p.m., Tuesdays, for the rest of the 2012-13 season on Comcast SportsNet Houston. Re-airs of the show will be shown later throughout the week at various times.
The re-air schedule has been set for January and will soon be finalized for February and March. Fans should check their local listings for broadcasts in their areas.
Men's head coach James Dickey and Women's head coach Todd Buchanan will join host Kevin Eschenfelder to recap recent games, look ahead to upcoming contests and discuss the latest news in Houston Basketball, college basketball and college athletics.
Fans looking to see if they receive CSN Houston in their viewing areas can check here.
HOUSTON COUGAR BASKETBALL CENTRAL BROADCAST SCHEDULE
Tue., Jan. 8 4 p.m. Wed., Jan. 9 12:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m. Thur., Jan. 10 3:30 p.m. Fri., Jan. 11 11:30 p.m. Sat., Jan. 12 10:30 a.m.
Tue., Jan. 15 4 p.m. Thur., Jan. 17 3:30 p.m. Fri., Jan. 18 11:30 p.m. Sat., Jan. 19 10:30 a.m.
Tue., Jan. 22 4 p.m. Thur., Jan. 24 3:30 p.m. Fri., Jan. 25 12:30 p.m. 11:30 p.m. Sat., Jan. 26 10:30 a.m.
Tue., Jan. 29 4 p.m. Thur., Jan. 31 3:30 p.m. 9:30 p.m.
Tue., Feb. 5 4 p.m.
Tue., Feb. 12 4 p.m.
Tue., Feb. 19 4 p.m.
Tue., Feb. 26 4 p.m.
Tue., March 5 4 p.m.
The Cougars open Conference USA play and wrap up their season-long, six-game homestand when they meet SMU at 7 p.m., Wednesday, inside Hofheinz Pavilion. Following the SMU contest, Houston continues its C-USA slate when it travels to Hattiesburg, Miss., to face C-USA rival Southern Miss at 2 p.m., Saturday.
From there, the team returns to the friendly confines of Hofheinz Pavilion when it meets league-rival UCF at 5 p.m., Jan. 19. That will be the start of a brief, three-game homestand with Tulsa (Jan. 23) and UAB (Jan. 26) to follow.
Single-game tickets for all remaining home games and a variety of ticket packs to suit any budget are on sale now. To purchase tickets, fans can call 713-GO-COOGS (462-6647) or 877-COUGAR-5 (268-4275) or visit the Athletics Ticket Office, located on the first floor of the Athletics/Alumni Center from 8 a.m., to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, or by online at UHCougars.com.
Fans can buy tickets 24 hours a day, seven days a week, by clicking the red and white Tickets tab at UHCougars.com and following the appropriate links or by clicking here.
To secure parking spaces and to support student-athlete scholarships through Cougar Pride for the upcoming season, fans should contact Cougar Pride at 713-743-GOUH or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Fans also can visit UHCougars.com and click the Cougar Pride tab for more information or click here.
ABOUT COMCAST SPORTSNET HOUSTON
In addition to the Cougars, Comcast SportsNet Houston features major high school, collegiate and professional programming from around the five-state region, including Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Arkansas and parts of New Mexico.
Currently, CSN Houston is available on Comcast Cable, EnTouch, Coastal Link Communications, Consolidated Communications and Phonoscope.
Comcast SportsNet Houston is a partnership between the Houston Astros, Houston Rockets, and the NBC Sports Group, and is the new television home of the Astros and Rockets. The network, which launched on October 1, 2012, is available to viewers in Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma and New Mexico. Broadcasts will originate from a state-of-the-art, street-level studio in the Houston Pavilions. Comcast SportsNet Houston will take fans deeper inside the teams they love with comprehensive Astros and Rockets coverage as well as news and talk programming that matters to local viewers. The network will also be the home to major college, high school and professional sports coverage from around the region.
NBC Sports Group consists of 14 local networks that deliver more than 2,400 sporting events annually along with breaking news and comprehensive analysis to more than 50 million cable and satellite homes. The other NBC Sports Regional Networks are: Comcast SportsNet Bay Area, Comcast SportsNet California, Comcast SportsNet Chicago, Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic, Comcast SportsNet New England, Comcast SportsNet Northwest, Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia, SNY, CSS, Comcast Sports Southwest, and Comcast SportsNet Houston. NBC Sports Regional Networks also manages NECN (New England Cable News), the nation's largest regional news network, and The Comcast Network, based in Philadelphia and Washington, which delivers community-oriented programming. For more information, visit IWantCSNHouston.com.