As part of the 2019 NCAA Division II Basketball Showcase, Ashland University's women's and men's basketball doubleheader at Ferris State on Feb. 7 will be shown live on ESPN3.
The AU-FSU women's basketball game will be played that night at 5:35 p.m., followed by the Eagles-Bulldogs men's game at 7:35 p.m.
Ashland University's men's basketball team is ranked No. 6 in the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Division II coaches' poll, and is 13-0 overall and 6-0 in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. The Eagle men lead the GLIAC by two games just six contests into the conference season.
AU's women's basketball team is No. 7 in the latest Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) Division II Top 25 Coaches' Poll, and is 13-1 overall and 5-1 in the GLIAC. The Eagle women are both second in the GLIAC overall standings and in the GLIAC South Division standings.
Ashland's athletic department is one of only two in D-II to have two basketball teams ranked in the top seven in the nation (Indiana, Pa. – No. 1 in women's basketball, No. 3 in men's basketball).
In a press release on Thursday (Jan. 10) afternoon, NCAA Division II announced 24 regular-season men's and women's basketball games that will be highlighted in January and February on ESPN3 or NCAA social media as part of a new media agreement intended to promote the division on several platforms throughout the academic year. An additional four flex doubleheaders will be finalized in February, and the games are expected to highlight premier and pivotal matchups toward the end of the season.
ESPN3 is accessible on the ESPN app across mobile and TV-connected devices, and also is available at no cost to United States college students and U.S.-based military personnel via computers, smartphones and tablets connected to on-campus educational and on-base military broadband networks.