Wheeling, WV — On Wednesday, Wheeling University’s athletics department announced a partnership with Fox Sports Wheeling (1400 AM/103.9 FM) that will bring U.S. football and basketball games University of Wheeling in more homes in Wheeling. Throughout the 2022-23 season, Fox Sports Wheeling will broadcast a number of football and basketball games live. This will go hand-in-hand with coverage of all Wheeling University sports teams on MEC.TV and on university social media 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, area high school and college sports. Wheeling University is one of two Mountain East Conference (MEC) schools covered by Fox Sports Wheeling, and they also provided coverage for the 2022 MEC Championship Tournament at WesBanco Arena.
Fox Sports Wheeling marketing consultant and broadcaster Chris Thoburn will broadcast Wheeling Football and Basketball games live on radio and participate in MEC.TV’s coverage of women’s soccer, men’s soccer and other sports as as a broadcaster throughout the year. He is excited to cover Wheeling University Athletics and bring the Cardinal name to the community.
“We are very pleased to have a partnership with Wheeling University,” said Thoburn. “I’ve always loved college and its sports. I had family who graduated from Wheeling, including my mom, and I’ve always followed their sports. I’m thrilled to be back covering the Cardinals. this season.”
The upcoming basketball schedule is still being finalized and the dates Fox Sports Wheeling will cover the games have yet to be announced. They will cover four Wheeling University home football games and one away game in 2022. These games are:
September 1: vs. Seton Hill – 7 p.m.
September 24: vs. Glenville State – 12 p.m.
Oct. 8: vs. UNC Pembroke – 12 p.m.
October 15: vs. Frostburg State – 1 p.m.
October 22: @ West Liberty – 1 p.m.
Other dates may be added and all broadcasts throughout the season are subject to change. Wheeling University is thrilled to partner with Fox Sports Wheeling and connect with the City of Wheeling.
“We at Wheeling University are very pleased with the partnership with Fox Sports Wheeling,” said Wheeling University’s Director of Sports Information. Zack Zeigler. “They are a leader in sports coverage across Wheeling and having our games covered live is a big step for the department. We sincerely thank Fox Sports Wheeling for all of their hard work in bringing this deal together, and we are excited for the future of Wheeling Athletics on Fox Sports Wheeling.”
The first Fox Sports Wheeling show of the year is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 1, when the Wheeling University football team plays its home opener against Seton Hill at 7 p.m.