By Joe Kessenich | November 8, 2019



Team Also Welcomes Veteran NBC Sports Chicago Multi-Platform Bulls/NBA Expert Mark Schanowski to its Broadcast Team

HOFFMAN ESTATES, IL – The Windy City Bulls, presented by BMO Harris Bank, the official NBA G League affiliate of the Chicago Bulls, today announced that NBC Sports Chicago will be airing all 24 home games from the Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates during the team’s 2019-20 regular season.

This agreement represents the second season of the broadcast partnership that provides the team and NBA G League vast exposure to 4.2 million Bulls fans tuning in throughout NBC Sports Chicago’s regional viewing territory.

Ten Windy City games will air live on NBC Sports Chicago and its sister station, NBC Sports Chicago Plus, while 14 games will be shown on tape-delay, many of which will air following Chicago Bulls live game broadcasts. All scheduled broadcasts will also be available via an authenticated stream at NBCSportsChicago.com/WatchLive.

NBC Sports Chicago is a member of the national family of NBC’s Regional Sports Networks and has been a broadcast partner of the Chicago Bulls since its launch in 2004.

In addition, the Windy City Bulls have announced veteran NBC Sports Chicago multi-platform Bulls/NBA expert Mark Schanowski will join the Windy City broadcast team as its color analyst. Schanowski will join Windy City play-by-play announcer Julio Rausseo and brings three decades of sports broadcasting experience to the Windy City telecast. Following a career that began in 1990 as a sports reporter and anchor for Chicago’s ABC 7 and NBC 5, Schanowski joined NBC Sports Chicago in 2005, and went on to host several programs for the network including Bulls Pre/Postgame Live, SportsNet Central, Bears Recap, Bears Huddle, and Bears Blitz.

All of Windy City’s 50 regular season home and road games will continue to be broadcast via the NBA G League’s official online streaming platforms.

The complete Windy City broadcast schedule on NBC Sports Chicago for the 2019-20 season is as follows:


 Live Games

 DATE                                TIME (CT)             OPPONENT                STATION

November 29, 2019              5:00 PM                  Maine                          NBCSCH+

December 11, 2019              11:00 AM                  Raptors                       NBCSCH

January 1, 2020                   5:00 PM                   Greensboro                  NBCSCH

January 3, 2020                   7:00 PM                   Wisconsin                   NBCSCH

February 7, 2020                 7:00 PM                   Long Island                  NBCSCH

February 8, 2020                 7:00 PM                   Grand Rapids               NBCSCH

February 10, 2020               7:00 PM                   Maine                          NBCSCH

February 20, 2020             11:00 AM                   Erie                             NBCSCH

March 4, 2020                    11:00 AM                   Raptors                         NBCSCH

March 25, 2020                  7:00 PM                    Delaware                       NBCSCH+


Tape Delay Games

DATE                          TIME (CT)      OPPONENT              Air Date     Station       Air Time

November 9, 2019      7:00 PM          Wisconsin                11/10/19       NBCSCH+    7:00 PM

November 20, 2019    7:00 PM          Fort Wayne              11/20/19       NBCSCH      7:00 PM

December 14, 2019    7:00 PM          Austin                       12/15/19       NBCSCH+    7:00 PM

January 4, 2020          7:00 PM          Westchester             1/4/20           NBCSCH     Post-CHI*

January 10, 2020        7:00 PM          College Park             1/10/20        NBCSCH     Post-CHI*

January 11, 2020        7:00 PM           Fort Wayne              1/12/20        NBCSCH       7:00 PM

January 25, 2020        7:00 PM           Grand Rapids          1/25/20         NBCSCH     Post-CHI*

February 22, 2020      5:00 PM           Northern Arizona      2/22/20        NBCSCH     Post-CHI*

February 23, 2020      5:00 PM           Lakeland                   2/23/20        NBCSCH     Post-CHI*

March 6, 2020             7:00 PM          Capital City               3/7/20              TBD          7:00 PM

March 10, 2020           7:00 PM          Canton                      3/10/20        NBCSCH     Post-CHI*

March 12, 2020           7:00 PM           Long Island              3/12/20        NBCSCH     Post-CHI*

March 20, 2020           7:00 PM           Lakeland                  3/20/20        NBCSCH     Post-CHI*

March 23, 2020           7:00 PM           Canton                     3/23/20        NBCSCH     Post-CHI*

* Tape delay games listed as Post-CHI will be a same-day tape-delay games that will air immediately following Chicago Bulls coverage on those dates.


The full home schedule features 13 weekend home games, including seven Saturday night contests and the team will also host three weekday home games on Wednesday, December 11, Thursday, March 20 and Wednesday, March 4.

The home schedule concludes on March 25 and the regular season comes to a close when the team visits Grand Rapids on March 28.

The NBA G League enters its 19th season with 28 teams competing over a 50-game schedule, following the addition of the expansion College Park Skyhawks, affiliate of the Atlanta Hawks. The Erie Bayhawks, who were previously associated with Atlanta are now affiliated with the New Orleans Pelicans.

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