Women’s Sports Network to Air Two Elevance Health Women’s Fort Myers Tip-Off Games Thanksgiving Weekend
FORT MYERS, Fla. (November 9, 2023) – The Elevance Health Women’s Fort Myers Tip-Off will have the distinction of having the first women’s college basketball games ever to air live on the Women’s Sports Network, with two contests streaming on the network this November. The agreement was announced today by Intersport, operator of the Elevance Women’s Fort Myers Tip-Off, and the network.
The Women’s Sports Network will air two live games on Nov. 25, the Island Division matchup of Oklahoma-Tennessee at 1:30 p.m. ET and the Shell Division championship game between the winner of Wisconsin-Arkansas and Boston College-Marquette at 5 p.m. ET.
Celebrating its first anniversary this month, the Women’s Sports Network is a free, ad-supported streaming television network and is the first and only 24/7 platform dedicated exclusively to female athletes. Available in over 95 million homes with distribution on Amazon Freevee, Fubo, LG Channels on LG Smart TVs, Local Now, Plex, Tubi, VIZIO WatchFree+, Roku and XumoPlay, the Women’s Sports Network boasts partnerships with every major national women’s sports league in the United States, including the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL), Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA), U.S. Ski and Snowboard, World Surf League (WSL), WNBA, Athletes Unlimited and many more. Its partnership with the Elevance Health Women’s Fort Myers Tip-Off is the first such agreement between the network and any early season college basketball event.
“We are thrilled to partner with Intersport to showcase the Elevance Health Women’s Fort Myers Tip-Off on the Women’s Sports Network,” said Carol Stiff, WSN President. “This partnership further emphasizes our commitment to ensuring that fans of women’s college basketball have a free and easy-to-find destination to watch their favorite teams and players compete on the court.”
“It’s very exciting to be able to enter into this partnership with the Women’s Sports Network to further provide a national platform for women’s college basketball and the participants in the Elevance Health Women’s Fort Myers Tip-Off,” said Mark Starsiak, vice president of basketball at Intersport and event director of the Elevance Health Women’s Fort Myers Tip-Off. “The Women’s Sports Network has shown to be an influential platform in a short time, and it will help amplify the exposure for the incredible coaches and players that will be part our second annual event Thanksgiving Week. This is another step in the growth of the Elevance Health Women’s Fort Myers Tip-Off.”
Each of the eight Elevance Health Women’s Fort Myers Tip-Off games will be available via linear television or streaming channels. Including the two games being streamed on the Women’s Sports Network, the Thanksgiving Day matchup between No. 9 Indiana and No. 11 Tennessee will air live on FOX, with the remaining five games scheduled to be streamed on www.FSWBucs.com.
Below is the complete game schedule for the Elevance Health Women’s Fort Myers Tip-Off:
|Thursday, Nov. 23||Island||Oklahoma vs. Princeton||3 p.m.||FSWBucs.com|
|Thursday, Nov. 23||Island||Tennessee vs. Indiana||6 p.m.||FOX|
|Friday, Nov. 24||Shell||Wisconsin vs. Arkansas||2 p.m.||FSWBucs.com|
|Friday, Nov. 24||Shell||Boston College vs. Marquette||4:30 p.m.||FSWBucs.com|
|Saturday, Nov. 25||Island||Indiana vs. Princeton||11 a.m.||FSUBucs.com|
|Saturday, Nov. 25||Island||Tennessee vs. Oklahoma||1:30 p.m.||Women’s Sports Network|
|Saturday, Nov. 25||Shell||Championship Game||5 p.m.*||Women’s Sports Network|
|Saturday, Nov. 25||Shell||Third-Place Game||7:30 p.m.*||FSWBucs.com|
*Game times and order for the Shell Division games on Saturday, Nov. 25, have been revised. The most updated schedule has the Shell Division Championship Game tipping at 5 p.m. ET and the Shell Division Third-Place Game scheduled for 7:30 pm. ET.
About the Fort Myers Tip-Off
An annual celebration of men’s and women’s college basketball, the Fort Myers Tip-Off welcomes the top programs from around the country for six days of incredible competition to see which teams and their fans will #OwnTheFort during Thanksgiving Week. Contested at Suncoast Credit Union Arena, the home of Florida SouthWestern State College, the Fort Myers Tip-Off has quickly become a staple of the Southwest Florida sports calendar. For more information and to stay updated on the participating teams visit www.fortmyerstipoff.com or www.womensfortmyerstipoff.com.
Since 1985, Intersport has been an award-winning innovator and leader in the creation of sports, lifestyle, culinary and entertainment-based marketing platforms. With expertise in Sponsorship Consulting, Experiential Marketing, Hospitality, Retail Engagement, Content Marketing, Productions and Property Creation, this Chicago-based Marketing & Media Solutions Company helps its clients engage consumers with compelling ideas, content and experiences. To learn more about Intersport, visit www.intersport.global, like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter and Instagram.
About Women’s Sports Network
Women’s Sports Network is a free, ad-supported, 24/7 streaming destination available on Amazon Freevee, Fubo, LG Channels on LG Smart TVs, Local Now, Plex, Tubi, VIZIO WatchFree+, Roku and XumoPlay. Launched by FAST Studios in 2022, Women’s Sports Network aims to promote diversity in the sports and entertainment industries by offering viewers content that celebrates female athletes both on and off the field. Women’s Sports Network has confirmed participation from all the major sports leagues, including the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL), Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA), U.S. Ski and Snowboard, and World Surf League (WSL), WNBA, Athletes Unlimited and many more. For further information visit: https://womenssports.com.