The Seattle University athletic department today announced a partnership with FSN Northwest to broadcast a minimum of four Seattle University men's basketball games from KeyArena at Seattle Center during the 2010-11 season. 

FSN Northwest will broadcast the Nov. 17 game between Seattle U and Oregon State University, the Dec. 11 game featuring Seattle U and the University of Idaho, the Feb. 5 game matching the Redhawks with the University of Portland Pilots, and the Feb. 22 renewal of the crosstown rivalry between Seattle U and the University of Washington. The Idaho game is set to start at 5 p.m., with the other three broadcasts scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. 

"We are pleased to be continuing our partnership with FSN, as this will be the third straight year that FSN Northwest has broadcast selected games," Bill Hogan, Seattle University Director of Athletics, said. "We hope fans of Seattle University and of college basketball in general will tune in to witness the evolution of the Redhawk basketball program."

"FSN Northwest is committed to live, local events and programs that showcase our region's impressive group of teams and universities, so continuing our partnership with Seattle U is an important component of the quantity and quality of options we provide for the local sports fan," said Mark Jorgensen, Senior Vice President/General Manager of FSN Northwest.

The Seattle University men's basketball team is coming off a 17-14 record in 2009-10, including 10 wins at KeyArena. Head men's basketball coach Cameron Dollar was named Independent Coach of the Year for his efforts. The squad will begin the 2010-11 campaign with road contests at Maryland (Nov. 8) and at San Francisco (Nov. 12) before opening the home schedule against Cal Poly Sunday, Nov. 14, at 5 p.m. at KeyArena.

About FSN Northwest

FSN Northwest is the cable home of the Seattle Mariners, Seattle Seahawks, Portland Beavers, Portland Timbers, Washington Huskies, Washington State Cougars, Oregon State Beavers, Gonzaga Bulldogs and Seattle U Redhawks. The network delivers more than 350 live events each year - all of which are also available in high definition on FSN HD - to more than 3.4 million cable and satellite homes in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and Alaska. FSN Northwest is based in Bellevue, WA, and is a subsidiary of DIRECTV Sports Networks, which also operates the regional sports networks FSN Pittsburgh and FSN Rocky Mountain (and sub-region FSN Utah). The three networks combined reach more than 8.5 million viewers across 17 states and own exclusive programming and distribution partnerships with more than 25 teams and conferences. DIRECTV Sports Networks is a controlled subsidiary of DIRECTV, the world's most popular television service.

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