Men’s basketball game with Oakland chosen for ESPNU broadcast

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – Purdue Fort Wayne’s men’s basketball game at home on Saturday, Dec. 3 against Oakland will be shown nationally on ESPNU as part of the Horizon League television program with ESPN.

To accommodate the broadcast, the game against Oakland will be played at 3 p.m. at the Gates Sports Center. The game was originally advertised as a 1 p.m. tip at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum.

This will be the first-ever ESPN/ESPN2/ESPNU broadcast from campus. The last time the Mastodons had a home game on national cable was in 2018 when the ‘Dons hosted Central Michigan in the CIT on CBS Sports Network at the Coliseum.

Season ticket holders will have their Colosseum tickets for the Dec. 3 game exchanged for their assigned seats at Gates Sports Center. These tickets will automatically be emailed to all subscription holders. However, if season ticket holders prefer to have their tickets printed and left at will, they can contact the Gates Sports Center box office at (260) 481-5769 to confirm.

Fans who purchased tickets for the December 3 game online will receive a full refund online for their purchase. Fans who purchased match tickets in person at the Colosseum box office will need to visit the Colosseum box office during office hours to receive their full refund. Colosseum ticket office hours are Monday through Friday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (holiday hours may apply, see for more information).

Oakland is one of the Mastodons’ oldest rivals, with the series dating back to 1981. The ‘Dons and the Golden Grizzlies were longtime rivals in the Summit League before ending up in the Horizon League. The two teams split both fixtures last season, with each side winning on the road.


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