Wheeling, W. Va. – On Wednesday, the Wheeling University Athletic Department announced a partnership with Fox Sports Wheeling (1400 AM/103.9 FM) that will bring Wheeling University Football and Basketball games into more homes across Wheeling. Throughout the 2022-23 season, Fox Sports Wheeling will carry a select number of Football and Basketball games live. This will go along with coverage of all Wheeling University Athletic teams on MEC.TV and across the university’s social media channels throughout the 2022-23 season.
Fox Sports Wheeling covers a variety of sports from the high school level all the way up to the professional ranks right here in Wheeling. They cover Pittsburgh Pirates, Penguins, and Steelers games, Wheeling Nailers Hockey, Washington Wild Things Baseball, high school and college sports around the area. Wheeling University is one of two Mountain East Conference (MEC) schools covered by Fox Sports Wheeling, and they also provided coverage of the 2022 MEC Championship tournament at the WesBanco Arena.
Fox Sports Wheeling Marketing Consultant and Broadcaster Chris Thoburn will be calling Wheeling Football and Basketball games live on the radio and stepping in on MEC.TV’s coverage of Women’s Soccer, Men’s Soccer, and other sports as a broadcaster throughout the year. He is excited to cover Wheeling University Athletics and getting the Cardinal name out into the community.
“We are very excited to have a partnership with Wheeling University,” said Thoburn. “I have always loved the university and its sports. I have had family that graduated from Wheeling, including my mother, and I have always followed their sports. I am excited to be back covering the Cardinals this season.”
The upcoming basketball schedule is still being finalized and dates that Fox Sports Wheeling will cover games are still to be announced. They will cover four Wheeling University home football games, and one away contest, in 2022. Those games are:
September 1st: vs. Seton Hill – 7 pm
September 24th: vs. Glenville State – 12 pm
October 8th: vs. UNC Pembroke – 12 pm
October 15th: vs. Frostburg State – 1 pm
October 22nd: @ West Liberty – 1 pm
Other dates may be added and all broadcasts throughout the season are subject to change. Wheeling University is excited to partner with Fox Sports Wheeling and to connect with the city of Wheeling.
“We at Wheeling University are very excited about the partnership with Fox Sports Wheeling,” said Wheeling University Sports Information Director Zack Zeigler. “They are a leader in sports coverage across Wheeling and to have our games covered live is a big step for the department. We sincerely thank Fox Sports Wheeling for all their hard work in setting up this agreement, and are excited for the future of Wheeling Athletics on Fox Sports Wheeling.”
The first Fox Sports Wheeling broadcast of the year is scheduled for Thursday, September 1st, when the Wheeling University Football team plays its home opener against Seton Hill at 7 pm