It may be cold outside, but the action on the hardwood will be heating up beginning this week as the Sun Prairie Cardinal boys’ and girls’ varsity hoops teams are set to tip off their 2019-2020 seasons!

Taking a very quick breather from another year of exciting Cardinal football coverage that just wrapped on November 8, the Sun Prairie Media Center is excited to begin basketball coverage with the girls’ varsity team taking on Monona Grove at home on Tuesday, November 19. Coverage of all games is set for 7 PM with the tipoff scheduled for 7:15 PM.

As in years past, all varsity basketball games are scheduled to be broadcast, with most home games airing live on KSUN (Spectrum Cable 983, TDS 13/1013, streamed at sunprairiemediacenter.com and also available on Roku and Apple TV) and simulcast live on 103.5 The Sun Community Radio. The away games will be broadcast exclusively on 103.5 The Sun Community Radio with audio streamed at sunprairiemediacenter.com.

When KSUN coverage of home basketball is not possible due to live City of Sun Prairie meeting coverage, basketball will be broadcast live on KIDS-4, SPMC’s unique “for kids, by kids” channel. KIDS-4 is available on Spectrum Cable 984, TDS 14/1014, streamed at kids4.tv and also on Roku and Apple TV. Games broadcast on KIDS-4 are not scheduled to feature a radio simulcast. Games scheduled to be on KIDS-4 include: Tuesday, November 19 (Girls’ Basketball vs. Monona Grove), Tuesday, December 17 (Girls’ Basketball vs. Verona), Tuesday, January 7 (Boys’ Basketball vs. Madison LaFollette), Tuesday, January 28 (Boys’ Basketball vs. Madison West), and Tuesday, February 18 (Boys’ Basketball vs. Madison East).

Following the live broadcast, all boys’ and girls’ home games will be made available for on demand viewing at sunprairiemediacenter.com. A full schedule of games to be covered by the SPMC is available here.

Handling the call for the boys’ games will be Mike Mathison — coming back to the SPMC for his sixth straight year of basketball broadcasts! — and Getonn Harper, who is coming back for his third. The girls’ games will be called by James Wyngaard, who has previously called everything from basketball to hockey to baseball to football to softball for the Sun Prairie Media Center.

The SPMC would like to thank its basketball sponsors for the 2019-2020 season: Culver’s of Sun Prairie, West Prairie Dental, Bank of Sun Prairie, Woodman’s, Local Source Foods, Concrete Lifting Technologies, Monk’s, Hebl & Hebl Attorneys at Law, Skalitzky Jewelers, Wilde East Towne Honda, and Day One Pizza.

Sponsorships are still available for a very limited time – interested businesses are asked to call 837-4193 or e-mail Jeff Robbins at jrobbins@cityofsunprairie.com if interested. Go Cardinals!