Full schedule of NCAA basketball games on CSN

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Full schedule of NCAA basketball games on CSN

The college basketball season is about to kick off this fall and Comcast SportsNet will air more than 70 games throughout the year, including almost 60 men's basketball contests.

It all kicks off Sunday with LIVE coverage of the "Battle of the Midway" game played on the USS Midway Aircraft Carrier Museum in San Diego, Calif. The game features No. 9 Syracus vs. No. 20 San Diego State.

Beyond that, CSN will show five games from both the UIC Flames and Loyola Ramblers, as well as Missouri Valley Conference action that features Illinois State (seven games), Southern Illinois (four games), Northern Iowa (three games), Bradley (two games) and No. 16 Creighton (three games).

Some of the big local matchups include UIC at Northwestern Dec. 1 at 7 p.m., Loyola at DePaul Dec. 29 at 1 p.m., ISU at Bradley Jan. 29 at 7 p.m., SIU at ISU Feb. 2 at 3 p.m. and UIC at Loyola Feb. 16 at 1 p.m.

Check out the entire men's slate below:

DateTimeTeams1.Sun, Nov. 11
3 p.m.
Syracuse vs. SDSU
LIVE2.Thu, Nov. 15
6 p.m.
ISU @ Drexel
LIVE3.Sat, Nov. 17
6 p.m.
Bradley @ IUPUI
LIVE4.Sat, Dec. 1
12 p.m.
ISU @ Louisville
LIVE5.Sat, Dec. 1
2 p.m.
Furman @ Loyola
LIVE6.Sat, Dec. 1
1 p.m.
UIC @ Northwestern
SDD 7 p.m.
7.Sat, Dec. 8
3 p.m.
Colorado St. @ UIC
LIVE8.Sun, Dec. 9
7 p.m.
W. Michigan @ ISU
LIVE9.Sat, Dec. 15
1 p.m.
Eastern Michigan @ UIC
LIVE10.Sat, Dec. 15
4 p.m.
Iona @ Georgia
LIVE11.Wed, Dec. 19
6 p.m.
ISU @ Dayton
LIVE12.Sat, Dec. 22
1 p.m.
Mercer @ Alabama
LIVE13.Sat, Dec. 22
7 p.m.
Winthrop @ Auburn
LIVE14.Sat, Dec. 29
1 p.m.
Loyola @ DePaul
LIVE15.Sat, Dec. 29
3 p.m.
Florida A&M @ Georgia
LIVE16.Sun, Dec. 30
3 p.m.
Alabama A&M @ Miss St.
LIVE17.Sun, Dec. 30
5 p.m.
N. Iowa @ Wichita St.
LIVE18.Sun, Dec. 30
7 p.m.
Loyola MD @ Memphis
LIVE19.Wed, Jan. 2
7 p.m.
Creighton @ ISU
SDD 3 a.m.
20.Thu, Jan. 3
8 p.m.
Lamar U @ Stephen F. Austin
LIVE21.Sat, Jan. 5
1 p.m.
Green Bay @ Detroit
LIVE22.Sat, Jan. 5
8 p.m.
SIU @ Evansville
LIVE23.Sat, Jan. 12
1 p.m.
Bradley @ N. Iowa
SDD 3 a.m.
24.Sat, Jan. 12
1 p.m.
Valparaiso @ Milwaukee
SDD 3 p.m. OR 12:30 a.m.25.Sat, Jan. 12
7:30 p.m.
Memphis @ UAB
LIVE26.Tue, Jan. 15
7 p.m.
SIU @ Bradley
LIVE27.Sat, Jan. 19
1 p.m.
CSU @ Green Bay
LIVE28.Sat, Jan. 19
7 p.m.
Evansville @ Indiana St.
SDD 3 a.m.29.Wed, Jan. 23
7 p.m.
Creighton @ Drake
SDD 3 a.m.
30.Sat, Jan. 26
1 p.m.
Cleveland St. @ Youngstown St.
LIVE31.Sat, Jan. 26
3 p.m.
Detroit @ Loyola
LIVE32.Sat, Jan. 26
7 p.m.
Evansville @ ISU
LIVE33.Tue, Jan. 29
7 p.m.
ISU @ Bradley
SDD 3 a.m.
34.Wed, Jan. 30
7 p.m.
Missouri St. @ Creighton
SDD 3 a.m.
35.Thu, Jan. 31
7 p.m.
UW-Green Bay @ UIC
LIVE36.Sat, Feb. 2
1 p.m.
UW-Green Bay @ Loyola
LIVE37.Sat, Feb. 2
6:30 p.m.
Indiana St. @ Drake
LIVE38.Sat, Feb. 2
3 p.m.
SIU @ ISU
LIVE39.Sun, Feb. 3
4 p.m.
Northwestern St. @ McNeese St.
LIVE40.Wed, Feb. 6
7 p.m.
ISU @ Drake
LIVE41.Sat, Feb. 9
1 p.m.
Valpo @ CSU OR Det @ GB
LIVE42.Sat, Feb. 9
1 p.m.
Butler @ George Wash
SDD 3 p.m.
43.Sat, Feb. 9
6:30 p.m.
Missouri St. @ Wich St.
LIVE44.Tue, Feb. 12
7 p.m.
Indiana St. @ Missouri St.
SDD 3 a.m.
45.Wed, Feb. 137 p.m.
Arkansa @ Auburn
LIVE46.Sat, Feb. 161 p.m.
UIC @ Loyola
LIVE47.Sat, Feb. 163 p.m.
Georgia St. @ George Mason
LIVE48.Sat, Feb. 233 p.m.
William & Mary @ George Mason
LIVE49.Wed, Feb. 277 p.m.
N. Iowa @ SIU
SDD 3 a.m.50.Sat, Mar. 2
1 p.m.
ISU @ N. Iowa
LIVE51.Sat, Mar. 21 p.m.
Youngstown St. @ Wright St.
LIVE52.Sat, Mar. 2
4 p.m.
MVC Wilcard
LIVE
53.Thu, Mar. 7
6 p.m.
MVC Tourney Opening Round 1
LIVE54.Thu, Mar. 7
8:30 p.m.
MVC Tourney Opening Round 2
LIVE
55.Fri, Mar. 8
12 p.m.
MVC Tourney Quarterfinal 1
LIVE56.Fri, Mar. 8
2:30 p.m.
MVC Tourney Quarterfinal 2
LIVE
57.Sat, Mar. 9
1:30 p.m.
MVC Tourney Semifinal 1
LIVE58.Sat, Mar. 9
4 p.m.
MVC Tourney Semifinal 2LIVE

Women's basketball gets underway Friday, Jan. 4 at 7 p.m. with a matchup between Northern Iowa and ISU in one of the five Redbirds games to appear on the schedule.

Below is the full slate of women's games on CSN:

DateTimeTeams
1.Fri, Jan. 4
7 p.m.
N. Iowa @ ISU
LIVE
2.Thu, Jan. 17
7 p.m.
SIU @ Ind. St.
LIVE 3.Sat, Jan. 19
4 p.m.
SIU @ ISU
LIVE 4.Mon, Jan. 21
7 p.m.
Creighton @ Missouri St.
LIVE 5.Fri, Jan. 25
7 p.m.
N. Iowa @ Creighton
SDD 3 a.m. 6.Fri, Feb. 8
7 p.m.
N. Iowa @ Wichita St.
LIVE 7.Sun, Feb. 10
2 p.m.
Creighton @ ISU
LIVE 8.Thu, Feb. 14
7 p.m.
ISU @ SIULIVE 9.Sat, Feb. 23
1 p.m.
Syracuse @ S. FloridaLIVE 10.Thu, Feb. 28
7:30 p.m.
Wichita St. @ ISULIVE 11.Sun, Mar. 3
12:30 p.m.
MVC: Wilcard gameLIVE 12.Sat, Mar. 9
11 a.m.
Big East Tourney 2nd Rd.LIVE 13.Sun, Mar. 10
5 p.m.
Big East Tourney QtrfinalLIVE 14.Sat, Mar. 16
1:30 p.m.
MVC Tourney Semifinal 1LIVE 15.Sat, Mar. 16
4 p.m.
MVC Tourney Semifinal 2LIVE 16.Sun, Mar. 17
2 p.m.
MVC Tourney Championship
LIVE

SDD: Games airing on a same day delay basis

Schedules subject to change.

Fire draft two Charlotte 49ers to close out draft

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Fire draft two Charlotte 49ers to close out draft

The Chicago Fire drafted three players in the first two rounds of the MLS draft on Friday and added another two players in the draft's final two rounds on Tuesday.

The Fire selected two players out of Charlotte in the final two rounds. Midfielder Brandt Bronico went with the third pick in the third round, No. 47 overall, and defender Matej Dekovic was picked with the third pick in the fourth round, No. 69 overall.

Bronico was a key cog all four years at Charlotte. He was a three-time First-Team Conference USA selection and Conference USA Player of the Year as a senior. He totaled 25 goals and 23 assists in four years, including nine goals and five assists in 18 matches as a senior. He had eight goals and 10 assists as a junior.

Bronico also scored an eye-catching goal on the final day of the MLS Combine.

Dekovic is a defender born in Zagreb, Croatia. He was a First-Team Conference USA pick this fall while playing at left back. The Fire don't have much depth currently at outside back, but Dekovic's status as an international player will give him an uphill battle to make the team.

The Fire open preseason camp in six days on Monday, Jan. 23.

White Sox prospect Michael Kopech fires a 110 mph max velocity throw

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White Sox prospect Michael Kopech fires a 110 mph max velocity throw

It's no secret that White Sox pitching prospect Michael Kopech throws hard.

Acquired in the trade that sent ace Chris Sale to the Red Sox, Kopech was clocked throwing a pitch 105 mph last July while pitching for the Salem Red Sox.

But that's nothing compared to what the No. 4 right-handed pitching prospect in baseball did on Tuesday.

Granted, Kopech was throwing an underload baseball (which he confirmed in a response to the original tweet), but 110 mph is 110 mph.

The White Sox would settle for a few miles per hour less on the mound, but either way it looks like they've got a good one.