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Gardner-Webb Athletics Expands Broadcast Coverage for Fans

Partnership with Sidearm Sports to include increased coverage from the Runnin’ Bulldog Sports Network

BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. – New for the 2023-2024 season, fans have numerous options for broadcast coverage of Runnin’ Bulldogs athletics. Local audiences will continue to find Gardner-Webb Football on WGNC AM 1450 / FM 101.1, and our ‘Dawgs around the world can now catch the Runnin’ Bulldog Sports Network (RBSN) live on The Varsity Network app (for all mobile devices). All broadcasts on The Varsity Network app can also be heard online at  

“There’s a pretty good growl coming out of Boiling Springs, North Carolina, these days,” exults GWU President Dr. William Downs. “Our Runnin’ Bulldogs are making noise across the NCAA D-I landscape, and it’s fitting that we are taking steps to ensure that more alumni, more fans, and more followers can hear the sounds of competition and victory. We’re poised for more breakout seasons this year, and with Sidearm Sports on the team Bulldog Nation will be able to catch every moment.”

RBSN has also announced plans for more coverage throughout the 2023-24 athletic season with the addition of live radio broadcasts of featured baseball and softball games. These broadcasts are on top of the existing coverage of all football, men’s basketball, and women’s basketball.  

“The Varsity Network is the premiere network for college sports radio play-by-play,” said Assistant Athletic Director for Broadcasting & Strategic Communication Phil Constantino. “Gardner-Webb fans can now access all radio broadcasts, for free, in one location, as the RBSN expands its digital footprint to bring more ‘Dawgs into our pack. We are thrilled to grow our partnership with Sidearm Sports!”  

Established in 2021 by Sidearm Sports, a Learfield Company, The Varsity Network App serves as a live audio game day hub for partner institutions, including some of the most iconic brands in the college sports. The app is available for download in the Apple Store for iPhone users and the Google Play Store for Android users.  

The RBSN’s first broadcast of the 2023-2024 season is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 2, when the football team travels to Appalachian State University.  

More information on the Runnin’ Bulldogs Sports Network and The Varsity Network can be found here.  

Gardner-Webb season tickets are available for all home football games online at, single game tickets can also be purchased.  

Gardner-Webb University is North Carolina’s recognized leader in private, Christian higher education. A Carnegie-Classified Doctoral/Professional University, GWU is home to nine colleges and schools, more than 80 undergraduate and graduate majors, and a world-class faculty. Located on a beautiful 225-acre campus in Boiling Springs, N.C., Gardner-Webb prepares graduates to impact their chosen professions, equips them with the skills to advance the frontiers of knowledge, and inspires them to make a positive and lasting difference in the lives of others. Ignite your future at

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