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Wanna watch the Cats? They’ll be on local cable

MI-CONNbugwildcats logo blackMI-Connection Communications System said Wednesday it has reached a deal to air Davidson College’s home basketball games this season on its Lake Norman area community cable channel. The deal includes 10 of the 12 regular season home games – the other two will be on EPSN3. It doesn’t include away games. Meanwhile, MI-Connection also is negotiating to broadcast some women’s games as well.

MI-Connection is a local cable, telephone and internet owned by the towns of Davidson and Mooresville. It is available in those two towns, as well as Cornelius and other parts of north Mecklenburg and south Iredell.

Here’s the MI-Connection announcement:

MI-Connection Exclusive Broadcaster of Davidson College Basketball Games
Home Games Will Air Live on MI-Connection Channel 4

MI-Connection Communications System
MI-Connection announced today it is partnering with Davidson College to bring men’s basketball regular home games to all MI-Connection video customers. The schedule allows for ten of the twelve regular home games to air live on local channel 4, which is part of the MI-Connection basic lineup. The two remaining games will air on ESPN3 – an online channel offered to MI-Connection broadband internet customers.

“We are thrilled about our new partnership with MI- Connection and the exciting opportunity to televise our home basketball games locally on Channel 4,” said Jim Murphy, Director of Athletics for Davidson College. “The enhanced exposure we receive from MI-Connection will help us support our expanding fan base.”

A plan to broadcast some of the women’s home games is in the works as well. Both schedules can be found on the MI-Connection website www.mi-connection.com.

“Wildcats basketball is very popular and it’s the perfect content for our local channel,” said David Auger, CEO of MI-Connection. “We hope to build on this and bring even more local interest programming to our customers.”

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