VCU, Dayton, Richmond and GW big winners in conference television matchups

The Atlantic 10 released this year’s conference schedule today, a lineup that features a record 96 total television games and a total of 75 national TV games. The big winners? Not surprisingly last year’s Elite representative, Dayton, as well as the Shaka Smart-led VCU Rams.

While the conference will get plenty of TV time from top to bottom, it’s the Flyers and Rams that have drawn the attention of one of college basketball’s measuring sticks: the ESPN cameras.

All but one ESPN conference game will feature either VCU or Richmond: George Washington versus Richmond, who with their games against VCU and Dayton are the only other teams with multiple ESPN appearances in the conference schedule this season.

A-10 conference ESPN games
Richmond at George Washington
VCU at Saint Louis
Dayton at UMass
Richmond at VCU
Dayton at George Washington
VCU at George Washington
Saint Joseph’s at Dayton
UMass at VCU
VCU at Richmond
Dayton at VCU
VCU at Davidson

Multiple conference ESPN games
Featuring VCU: 7
Featuring Dayton: 4
Featuring GW: 3
Featuring Richmond: 3

“We are proud we’ve been able to once again grow our television offerings and allow our fans throughout the country to watch Atlantic 10 men’s basketball,” stated Commissioner Bernadette V. McGlade. “Our three national media partners ESPN, CBS Sports and NBCSN, in conjunction with SNY and Campus Insiders give us a diverse media distribution platform on which we can showcase the strength of Atlantic 10 men’s basketball.”

Mat Shelton-Eide has been involved in college athletics since 2007, starting as a co-founder of where he covered the Rams all the way...