Hilltoppers to be featured on ESPN, CBS networks and more this season

Freshman guard Taveion Hollingsworth (13) passes to senior Justin Johnson (23) during WKU’s game vs. Florida Atlantic in E.A. Diddle Arena on Feb. 8. Hollingsworth scored the most points on the team and played 37 minutes. 

Alec Jessie

The WKU men’s basketball team will be featured across a plethora of networks throughout the 2018-2019 season.

Every game the Hilltoppers will compete in during the upcoming season will be televised or streamed online nationally.

WKU is set to play 12 games on the ESPN family of networks, three games on CBS Sports Network, three games on CBSSN on Facebook, two games on beIN SPORTS, one game on Stadium and six games on Stadium on Facebook.


Twelve of the scheduled games will be shown on ESPN networks. The season-opener at Washington and the Myrtle Beach Invitational opener against Valparaiso will appear on ESPNU. The remainder of the Hilltoppers’ matchups in the Myrtle Beach Invitational will air on various ESPN networks as well. The Dec. 8 matchup at Arkansas will be shown on the SEC Network.

Various non-conference games, such as WKU’s matchups at Indiana State and Belmont, will appear on ESPN3 or ESPN+. The only conference game that ESPN will stream of the Hilltoppers is the Feb. 2 showdown with Texas-El Paso.

The Hilltoppers will also air on the CBS Sports Network this season. The highly anticipated rematch on Dec. 29 with Wisconsin will air on the CBS Sports Network. CBS will stream the Dec. 22 game against St. Mary’s.

A couple of conference matchups will also appear on the CBS Sports Network, including the Hilltoppers’ matchup against Marshall at home and a game at Rice. The CBS Sports Network will stream the Marshall road game and Middle Tennessee State at home on Facebook.

Stadium will also stream multiple WKU conference games on Facebook as well. The online streaming platform will broadcast WKU’s games at Old Dominion, against Florida Atlantic, at Louisiana Tech, against Texas-San Antonio, at North Texas, and against Alabama-Birmingham on Facebook. Stadium will also broadcast the Hilltoppers’ game at Southern Mississippi.

beIN Sports will broadcast WKU’s games at Charlotte and against Florida International. 

The remainder of WKU’s games will be available on the Hilltopper Sports Satellite Network

You can find a full schedule with TV broadcasts and times below. 

Reporter Alec Jessie can be reached at 270-745-6291 and [email protected]. Follow Alec on Twitter at @Alec_Jessie.