The A-10 announced the slate of games that will be distributed through Facebook Live in a release put out by the league on Tuesday.
15 games will be streamed on the social media platform this season, beginning right away with Duquesne’s opener Friday against Loyola (MD). Also included are 12 conference games and, notably, Vanderbilt’s visit to Dayton on Dec. 21.
The full list of games is below:
- Friday, November 11, 7pm ET – Loyola (MD) at Duquesne
- Monday, November 14, 7pm ET – Old Dominion at Richmond
- Wednesday, December 21, 7pm ET – Vanderbilt at Dayton
- Wednesday, January 4, 7pm ET – Fordham at Richmond
- Wednesday, January 11, 7pm ET – Saint Louis at Duquesne
- Tuesday, January 24, 7pm ET – Duquesne at Davidson
- Saturday, February 4, 7pm ET – La Salle at George Mason
- Wednesday, February 8, 7pm ET – Saint Louis at St. Bonaventure
- Tuesday, February 14, 7pm ET – Richmond at George Mason
- Wednesday, February 15, 7pm ET – Fordham at Rhode Island
- Wednesday, February 15, 7pm ET – UMass at Duquesne
- Tuesday, February 21, 7pm ET – George Mason at Dayton
- Sunday, February 26, 2pm ET – George Mason at George Washington
- Saturday, March 4, 2pm ET – Saint Joseph’s at Duquesne
- Saturday, March 4, 2pm ET – George Mason at VCU
Several of these games could have postseason and/or regular season title implications, especially late season contests involving Rhode Island, George Washington, Dayton and VCU.
The A-10 had announced the new model in late October, and becomes the first conference to distribute games through a social media platform. League Commissioner Bernadette V. McGlade discussed the news in a previous release:
“Working with Facebook is an innovative opportunity to take advantage of new technology,” stated A-10 Commissioner Bernadette V. McGlade. “This unique and creative partnership with Facebook allows us to expand our reach as a conference, further our presence globally and bring A-10 basketball to an even wider audience.”
As any mid-major basketball fan knows, access to games can be frustrating, and this experiment will be worth following to see if other leagues follow suit.