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Women's Hoops Has New Home on the Radio and New Voice in 2007-08

Video streaming available for Saturday's game at Old Dominion

November 8, 2007 · MT Media Relations
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - Middle Tennessee's women's basketball broadcasts will see two significant changes starting with Saturday's season opener at Old Dominion - a new home on the radio dial as well as a new voice for the Blue Raiders.

Middle Tennessee's new home on the radio dial for all contests starting Saturday at Old Dominion is WMOT 89.5 FM, a 100,000-watt campus station that reaches Bowling Green, Ky. to the north, Cookeville, Tenn., to the east, the Tennessee River to the west and Huntsville, Ala., to the south. Select Blue Raider games will also be carried on WGNS 1450 AM, 100.5 FM and 101.9 FM as well as 106.7 The Fan. All Blue Raider women's basketball games may be heard on the Internet as well at GoBlueRaiders.com.

Dick Palmer, who served as Middle Tennessee football and men's basketball play-by-play announcer for more than 25 years, begins his first season of play-by-play for the Middle Tennessee women. Palmer called Blue Raider football for 25 years and men's hoops for the last 26 seasons.

The 1960 Middle Tennessee graduate covered his first season for the Blue Raider baseball team in 2007 and will assume the play-by-play duties for women's hoops this season. He began his broadcasting career on Murfreesboro's WMTS and was co-host of Nashville's first sports radio call-in show on WSIX-FM in 1977.

OLD DOMINION GAME VIDEO STREAMING AVAILABLE: Middle Tennessee's season opener is available for watching through CSTV's video streaming for $6.95. Fans may sign up for the video streaming at http://all-access.cstv.com/cstv/player/player.html?code=oldd&sport=w-baskbl&category-live&media=47699.

RICK INSELL TV SHOW TONIGHT: The first Rick Insell TV Show will air Thursday night on MTTV 10 in Murfreesboro following the conclusion of the men's basketball game versus Lincoln-Memorial and not later than 9:30 p.m. Check out interviews with Anne Marie Lanning and Angelique Burtts as well as head coach Rick Insell and his assistants Eric White, Khadija J. Head and Alli Clark.

PARKING CHANGES FOR THIS YEAR: Middle Tennessee will begin charging $5 for all women's games this season for parking in the Greenland Drive lot for all non-BRAA members. All $100 and over BRAA members should use their parking pass, which was mailed two weeks ago, for both men's and women's games. Charges will begin with the first regular season game on Wednesday, November 14 versus Tennessee Tech.

VIDEO STREAMING FOR ALL GAMES THIS SEASON: Fans may watch all home men's and women's basketball games this season live over the internet at GoBlueRaiders.com by signing up for the video streaming service through B2 Networks at this link: http://www.goblueraiders.com/content.cfm/id/27642. To watch streaming video through GoBlueRaiders.com and B2 Networks, users must have a broadband Internet connection (500K+) and Windows Media Player version 9 or newer. An All-Sports Pass, which covers all sporting events for the remainder of the 2007-08 academic year, costs $99.95, while a single-game pass is $6. Fans may also purchase a package for all home basketball games this year, which includes men's and women's contests, totaling 35 games for $50.

SEASON TICKETS AVAILABLE: Middle Tennessee's women have already surpassed last year's season ticket total and still have a week before the regular season opener on Wednesday, November 14 versus Tennessee Tech. Last year the Blue Raiders sold 2,111 season tickets and already this season fans have purchased 2,432 season passes for the 12 regular season home dates, which includes a December 28 contest against four-time NCAA Final Four participant LSU. Women's hoops season tickets are $100 and the combo pack, which includes 18 home contests for the men, is $210. A season ticket brochure may be found at http://www.goblueraiders.com/content.cfm/id/28500.

BAND OF BLUE SET FOR PERFORMANCES: The entire 300-plus member Band of Blue will perform at halftime of the home basketball games on November 14-15. The Band of Blue will perform at the half of the women's game against Tennessee Tech on Wednesday, Nov. 14, as well as the men's game versus San Jose State on Thursday, Nov. 15.

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