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CAA Football Announces the Most Watched FCS Television Package in the Country

Courtesy: CAA
          Release: 07/27/2011
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BALTIMORE, Md. (July 27, 2011) -- CAA Football, poised for yet another run at the NCAA Division I National Championship this season, will feature the nation's most watched Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) television package in the 2011 season.

CAA Football Commissioner Tom Yeager announced a 28-game television schedule as part of the league's Media Day Celebration, Wednesday at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, Md. The schedule is highlighted by a conference package of 19 games airing on Comcast Sports Group regional networks.

"We are thrilled to have the largest-reaching FCS television package in the country," Yeager said. "Thanks to our partnerships with Comcast Sports Group, ESPN and a number of other carriers we are able to create a television package which broadcasts the best FCS league in the country to more homes than any other conference at our level."

The 19-game conference package covered by Comcast Sports Group features the most competitive games airing on regional networks spanning the East Coast. Comcast Sports Group networks, including Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic and Comcast SportsNet New England, will cover eight games throughout the 12-week season, with additional distribution on Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia and CSS, schedule permitting. The Comcast Network will air the remaining games in the conference package.

"Our long-standing media partnership with Comcast Sports Group has afforded us tremendous exposure since we welcomed football to the CAA in 2007," Yeager said. "Comcast Sports Group networks reach more than 12 million homes in the Mid-Atlantic and New England regions, which means our league's fans can count on watching CAA Football broadcasts every Saturday throughout the season."

The remaining nine games on the 2011 CAA Football Television package will feature six combined non-conference broadcasts on ESPN3.com, CBS Sports Network and the Atlantic Coast Conference's Regional television package. Three of Maine's home conference games will be televised on the Black Bears' institutional television package on WABI-TV in the Orono, Maine area.

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Comcast Sports Group, part of the NBC Sports Group, consists of 14 local networks that deliver 2,400 sporting events annually and breaking news and analysis to more than 50 million cable and satellite homes. Comcast Sports Group's sports networks are: Comcast SportsNet Bay Area, Comcast SportsNet California, Comcast SportsNet Chicago, Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic, Comcast SportsNet New England, Comcast SportsNet Northwest, Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia, SNY, The Mtn. - Mountain West Sports Network, CSS and Comcast Sports Southwest. Comcast Sports Group also manages NECN (New England Cable News), the nation's largest regional news network, and The Comcast Network, based in Philadelphia and Washington, which delivers community-oriented programming. For more information, see ComcastSportsNet.com.

 

2011 CAA Football Television Schedule (as of July 25, 2011)
Thursday, September 1  
Villanova at Temple [ESPN3] 7:00 p.m.
Massachusetts at Holy Cross [CBSSPN] 8:00 p.m.
   
Saturday, September 3  
Delaware at Navy [CBSSPN] 3:30 p.m.
James Madison at North Carolina [RSN, ACC, CSN-MA] 3:30 p.m.
William and Mary at Virginia [ESPN3] 6:00 p.m.
Richmond at Duke [ESPN3] 7:00 p.m.
   
Saturday, September 10  
Old Dominion at Georgia State [CSS, TCN, CSN-NE] 12:00 p.m.
   
Saturday, September 17  
*Rhode Island at Massachusetts [CSN-NE, CSN-MA] 6:30 p.m.
   
Saturday, September 24  
*Old Dominion at Delaware [TCN, CSN-NE] 12:00 p.m.
*New Hampshire at Richmond [TCN, CSN-NE] 3:30 p.m.
*James Madison at William and Mary [CSN-MA, CSN-NE] 7:00 p.m.
   
Saturday, October 1  
*William and Mary at Villanova [TCN, CSN-NE] 12:00 p.m.
*Delaware at Maine [WABI] 3:00 p.m.
*Richmond at James Madison [TCN, CSN-NE] 3:30 p.m.
   
Saturday, October 8  
*Maine at James Madison [TCN, CSN-NE] 3:30 p.m.
   
Saturday, October 15  
*New Hampshire at William and Mary [CSN-MA, CSN-NE] 12:00 p.m.
*Rhode Island at Maine [WABI] 1:00 p.m.
*Massachusetts at Delaware [TCN, CSN-NE] 3:30 p.m.
   
Saturday, October 22  
*New Hampshire vs Massachusetts (Foxborough, Mass.) [CSN-NE, CSN-MA] 3:30 p.m.
   
Saturday, October 29  
*Rhode Island at New Hampshire [CSN-NE] 12:00 p.m.
*Delaware at Towson [TCN, CSN-NE] 7:00 p.m.
*James Madison at Old Dominion [CSN-MA] TBA
   
Saturday, November 5  
*Towson at Maine [WABI] 12:30 p.m.
*Villanova at Massachusetts [TCN, CSN-NE] 3:30 p.m.
   
Saturday, November 12  
*Richmond at Delaware [TCN, CSN-NE] 3:30 p.m.
   
Saturday, November 19  
*Maine at New Hampshire [CSN-NE] 12:00 p.m.
*William and Mary at Richmond [CSN-MA] 12:00 p.m.
*Delaware vs Villanova (Chester, Pa.) [TCN] TBA
   
As of July 25, 2011  
* - CAA Football Game  
[ ] - Broadcasting Network  
All Times Eastern  
Schedule Dates, Times and Broadcasts subject to change  

LEGEND
CBSSPN - CBS Sports Network
CSN-MA - Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic
CSN-NE - Comcast SportsNet New England
CSS - Comcast Sports Southeast
ESPN3 - ESPN3.com
RSN, ACC - Regional Sports Networks, ACC
TCN - The Comcast Network Mid-Atlantic & Philly
WABI - WABI-TV (Bangor, Maine)

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