MAAC releases ESPN Broadcast schedule for 2018-2019 season

Will Schneiderhan

Basketball is right around the corner, and the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference announced on Thursday the ESPN Networks broadcast schedule for the upcoming season.

The Iona College men’s basketball team will be featured on ESPN networks, specifically ESPNU, through a flex schedule. The MAAC flex schedule will allow ESPN and the conference to essentially pick a “MAAC Wild Card Game.”

Those wild card dates are stretched across five Fridays from Jan. 11 to March 1. The game that’s broadcasted will be announced 21 days before the scheduled game.

These wild card games allow the most notable or marquee matchups to be broadcasted nationally on ESPN networks. Those dates are as followed, courtesy of

Jan. 11, 7 p.m.

Siena at Marist, 7 p.m.

Jan. 25, 9 p.m.

Rider at Iona

Quinnipiac at Marist

Feb. 8, 7 p.m.

Canisius at Rider

Quinnipiac at Iona

Siena at Manhattan

Niagara at Marist

Feb. 22, 7 p.m.

Iona at Manhattan

Canisius at Monmouth

Saint Peter’s at Marist

Niagara at Rider

March 1, 9 p.m.

Iona at Rider

Quinnipiac at Saint Peter’s

Siena at Canisius

Monmouth at Manhattan

Marist at Fairfield