FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PFEIFFER SPORTS INFORMATION
Friday, January 28, 2011
MEN'S BASKETBALL TO PLAY ON NATIONAL RADIO SATURDAY AFTERNOON; TRAVEL TO UDC FOR REMATCH WITH FIREBIRDS

MISENHEIMER, N.C. – The Pfeiffer University men’s basketball team will be heard from coast-to-coast on Saturday afternoon as their matchup at the University of D.C. will be heard live nationwide on Sirius/XM satellite radio. The Heritage Sports Radio Network (HSRN) will carry the contest with a three-man broadcast team on XM/Sirius channel 153 and on the web at HSRN.com. Ralph Wesley will handle the play-by-play, Mike Walker will take care of the color while LeCounte Conaway will handle everything courtside.

The Heritage Sports Radio Network (HSRN) is committed to using new technologies to present nationwide broadcast of major college athletics of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Presently the Black Collegiate sports fan is a media orphan who has no outlet to experience the joy of athletic competition at HCBUs. The popularity for Black Collegiate sports is readily evident in the extraordinary attendance figures at football games. Through the creative use of satellite radio, Internet web casts, as well as traditional terrestrial radio, HSRN is uniquely poised to provide desired programming to an underserved but devoted target market.

“Our basketball team looks forward to traveling to Washington, DC to compete against a tough opponent in UDC,” commented head coach Jeremy Currier. “We are extremely excited about the opportunity to represent Pfeiffer University in the national media this weekend.”

The Firebirds scored a 94-90 win over the Falcons on January 12th in Misenheimer as both teams shot over 50% from the floor. The Falcons are led by senior Chris Woods (Thomasville, NC) who is currently fourth in the nation in rebounds per game and fifth in points per game. Woods continues to average a nightly double-double leading Conference Carolinas in both categories while Jeff Pettiway (Edgewood, MD) leads the league in free throw percentage.

“We have been blessed with tremendous support of our program from the Pfeiffer faculty, staff, students, and local community,” said Currier. “We will continue to work as hard as we can to make Falcon Nation proud.”

The 30-minute pregame studio show with Omarr Bashir will begin at 2:30 p.m. with tipoff scheduled for 3:00 p.m. Coach Currier will also be featured in a pregame interview just before the initial jump.