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Grinnell College's high scoring basketball team on TV

January 8, 2013
Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald

Mediacom is giving its customers the opportunity to watch the fast-paced action of one of Iowa's most captivating basketball teams, the Grinnell Pioneers.

Grinnell College will host Cornell College for a double-header of women's and men's college basketball on Wednesday, January 9th. Mediacom will cover both games to provide an exclusive, statewide broadcast that will be televised the following night, January 10, on MC22. Women's coverage will tip-off at 8:00 pm; with the men's game directly following at approximately 10:00 pm.

With the Pioneers' constant full-court press and offensive-minded basketball strategies, the Grinnell men team have been making headlines and breaking records throughout this season. The women, who take a different approach to the game, have been making headlines as well with their ability to block shots. Leading that effort is center Michelle Briggs who became the top shot blocker in Midwest Conference (MWC) history. The senior is seven blocks ahead of the previous MWC record with 250 blocks for her career thus far. The opposing Cornell Women are not to be ignored though; they made the national rankings for the first time in program history this season and are undefeated. Currently they are ranked number 23 in the top 25 poll.

The Grinnell Men's team has also been catching the attention of the media with their offensive strategies. Earlier this season sophomore guard Jack Taylor scored an unforgettable 138 points against Faith Baptist College, setting the new all-time NCAA record for points scored in one game. The team relies heavily on three-point shots and a unique style of frequent substitutions to use all players..

Both games will be shown statewide on MC22. The channel is part of the basic cable lineup that Mediacom makes available to all customers in more than 300 Iowa communities.

Full-game replays will be shown on MC22 during the week following live competition. In addition, digital cable viewers can view match-ups anytime by selecting OnDemand local programs (free access). View the MC22 program schedule online at

Fact Box

WHAT: College Men's and Women's Basketball

WHO: Grinnell Pioneers host Cornell Rams

WHEN:Thursday, January 10 8:00 pm tip-off (W); 10:00 pm tip off (M)

WHERE: MC22 -- Mediacom basic cable channel

Mediacom Communications is the nation's eighth largest cable television company and is one of the leading cable operators focused on serving the smaller cities and towns in the United States.



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