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Fox Sports Wheeling is set to cover select Wheeling football and basketball games from 2022-2023

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WHEELING, Va. – On Wednesday, the Wheeling University School of Physical Education announced a partnership with Fox Sports Wheeling (1400 AM/103.9 FM) to bring Wheeling University football and basketball games to more homes in Wheeling. Throughout the 2022-23 season, Fox Sports Wheeling will broadcast a select number of live football and basketball games. This will be alongside coverage of all Wheeling University athletic teams on MEC.TV and the university’s social media channels throughout the 2022-23 season.

Fox Sports Wheeling covers a wide variety of sports from high school level to the professional ranks here at Wheeling. We cover Pittsburgh Pirates, Penguins, Steelers games, Wheeling Nailers Hockey, Washington Wild Things Baseball, and area high school and college sports. Wheeling University is one of two Mountain East Conference (MEC) schools covered by Fox Sports Wheeling, which also provided coverage for the 2022 MEC Championship Tournament at Wes Banco Arena.

Chris Thoburn, Marketing Consultant and Broadcaster for Fox Sports Wheeling, broadcasts live Wheeling football and basketball games on the radio, and appears throughout the year on MEC.TV’s coverage of women’s soccer, men’s soccer, and other sports. He is excited to cover Wheeling University Athletics and spread the Cardinal’s name to the community.

“We are very pleased to partner with Wheeling University,” said Thoburn. “I’ve always loved college and the sport. I have family members who graduated from Wheeling, including my mom, and I’ve always followed their sport. I’m thrilled to be covering the Cardinals again this season.”

The upcoming basketball schedule is still being finalized, and no date has yet been announced for Fox Sports Wheeling to cover the game. In 2022, he will cover his four home football games at Wheeling University and one away contest. These matches are:

September 1: vs. Seton Hill – 7pm
September 24: vs. Grenville State University – 12pm
October 8: vs. UNC Pembroke – 12pm
October 15: vs. Frostburg State – 1pm
October 22: @ West Liberty – 1pm

Other dates may be added and all broadcasts during the season are subject to change. Wheeling University is excited to partner with Fox Sports Wheeling to connect with the City of Wheeling.

Director of Sports Information at Wheeling University said: Zach Ziegler“They are the leaders in sports coverage across Wheeling and having our games covered live is a huge step for the division. My heart goes out to all of Fox Sports Wheeling’s efforts to set up this deal. I am grateful and excited about the future of Wheeling, Fox Sports Wheeling Athletics.”

The first Fox Sports Wheeling broadcast of the year will be on Thursday, September 1st at 7pm with the Wheeling University Football team playing their home opener against Seton Hill.