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.

Bears QB Mike Glennon makes his role emphatically clear: ‘This year is my year’

Bears QB Mike Glennon makes his role emphatically clear: ‘This year is my year’

Mike Glennon stuck to an emphatic mantra during his first meeting with the media since the Bears drafted Mitch Trubisky last month: “This year is my year.”

It wasn’t a surprising line — what else was he supposed to say? — but it was telling in the sense that Glennon didn’t appear to be rattled by the presence of Trubisky, the franchise’s presumptive quarterback of the future. Unofficially, Glennon said some version of that line a dozen times in just over 10 minutes. 

“They brought me here to be the quarterback this year and nothing has changed,” Glennon said. “So in my mind, I have to go out and play well, and I know that, and that’s basically the bottom line.”

Will Glennon work with Trubisky, the No. 2 overall pick and presumptive quarterback of the future? Yes. But is that his main focus? No. The job of developing Trubisky falls on offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains and quarterbacks coach Dave Ragone, not the guy who the Bears committed tens of millions of dollars to to play quarterback. 

Glennon said general manager Ryan Pace called him about 10 minutes after Roger Goodell announced Trubisky’s name in Philadelphia April 27 to reassure him that he would still be the Bears’ starting quarterback in 2017. Like most everyone — including Trubisky — Glennon was surprised the Bears made the pick, but the 27-year-old said he quickly re-trained his attention back on preparing for the upcoming season. 

“I’m not worried about the future,” Glennon said. “I’m not worried about the past. I’m worried about the present and right now this is my team and that’s where my focus is.”

Glennon’s three-year, $45 million deal is structured so the Bears could cut him after the 2017 season and absorb only a $2.5 million cap hit, $500,000 more than the team took on when Jay Cutler was released in March. His contract was set up that way before the Bears snuck into Chapel Hill, N.C. for a surreptitious dinner and workout with Trubisky — he’s a bridge quarterback with an opportunity to show he’s greater than that label. 

“Even if I were to (look in hindsight) I would still have came here,” Glennon said. “Like I said, this is my year. There are no guarantees in the NFL. The majority of guys in the NFL are playing year-to-year. I’m here to prove myself that I can me the quarterback this year and going forward. But right now my focus is on winning games this year.”

“… I can only say it so many times, this year has been fully communicated that it's my year,” Glennon said. “I’m not going to worry about the future. As long as I play well, it will all work out.’ 

In wake of first-round playoff sweep, Patrick Kane talks about the Blackhawks' 'reality check'

In wake of first-round playoff sweep, Patrick Kane talks about the Blackhawks' 'reality check'

It’s been just over a month since the Blackhawks were eliminated from the playoffs in swift fashion. And as Patrick Kane told WGN Radio on Tuesday morning, the bitter taste hasn’t gone away.

“I think a lot of us didn’t figure we’d be in the situation we’re in right now,” Kane told Steve Cochran and Dave Eanet on Tuesday. “All of us can work this offseason to get better. It’s a long time to wait to get back to that opportunity to play in the playoffs again, so we’ll have a sour taste in our mouth for a while.”

The Nashville Predators, who made quick work of the Blackhawks in the first round, eliminated the Anaheim Ducks on Monday night to earn the first Stanley Cup Final appearance in franchise history. Kane told WGN he’s been watching the playoffs and said Nashville “has a pretty good system going.”

“They come at you, they play aggressive. I don’t think any of us would be a big fan of the way they defend in the neutral zone, just sitting back and playing that 1-3-1. But at the same time they come at you,” said Kane, who added that the Blackhawks “weren’t even close in that (first-round) series.”

“Maybe we had a chance in Game 3 when we were up 2-0, but it was a clean sweep and that’s probably how it should’ve been,” he said. “So now it’s time to regroup.”

When the Blackhawks had their wrap-up media session on April 22, general manager Stan Bowman was asked if some players, having won three Stanley Cups since 2010, had lost some of the hunger. Bowman didn’t buy that and neither did Kane.

“Four sounds a lot better than three, right?” he said. “It’s a long time away and a lot of work, but sometimes you go through those situations and you realize you won three Cups and it’s almost like you’re going to be there again. That’s where the reality check is for us now, realizing how hard it is to get back in that situation, how hard it is to win a Cup or go deep in this league. There’s a lot of work to be done.”