University of Delaware Football to Appear on Television Four Times in 2014 as Part of CAA Package; CAA Media Day Set for July 23
RICHMOND, Va. -- University of Delaware football will appear on live television four times during the upcoming 2014 season, including three games that are part of the Colonial Athletic Association television package that was released on Tuesday by the league office.
In addition to Delaware’ season opener at Pittsburgh on Aug. 30 set to be aired live on ESPN3 (12 noon), the Blue Hens will also appear on live television Sept. 27 at James Madison (4 p.m. on Comcast SportsNet), Oct. 18 at home vs. Towson (12:30 p.m. on Comcast SportsNet), and Oct. 25 at William & Mary (12:30 on Comcast SportsNet). The game vs. defending national runner-up Towson was originally scheduled for a 3:30 p.m. start at Delaware Stadium.
The CAA will hold its annual CAA Football Media Day on Wednesday, July 23, at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore beginning at 9 a.m. Head coaches and players from the 12 CAA member schools will be on hand to conduct interviews with media members who cover the league. The CAA will also be producing live and taped videos as part of the event on www.caasports.com.
In addition to Delaware head coach Dave Brock, Blue Hen standouts Michael Johnson and Pat Callaway will also be on hand at CAA Football Media Day conducting interviews. Delaware fans can tweet questions about the upcoming season to Johnson and Callaway on Delaware’s Twitter site @UDBlueHens using the hashtag #BlueHensatMediaDay. Answers will be posted on Instagram at instagram.com/udbluehens throughout the day.
The CAA announced a schedule of 24 games that will be televised by conference broadcast partners NBC Sports Network, NBC Sports Regional Networks, and American Sports Network in 2014.
The 2014 season will mark the CAA’s third year of a five-year broadcast agreement with NBC Sports Network. The Emmy Award-winning network is the 24/7 cable television home for NBC Sports, and is available in more than 85 million households. In addition, NBC Sports Live Extra – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices and tablets – will stream each of the four CAA Football games on NBCSN.
NBC Sports Regional Networks – which includes Comcast SportsNet – consists of 11 regional networks that deliver more than 2,400 live sporting events annually to more than 43 million homes. NBC Sports Regional Networks will carry a total of 11 CAA Football contests in 2014.
Additionally, nine CAA Football games will be broadcast on the American Sports Network, the conference’s newest television partner. ASN is a collegiate sports initiative of the Sinclair Broadcast Group, which has affiliates that reach approximately 38.9-percent of U.S. households.
Specific Comcast SportsNet and American Sports Network clearances will be announced each week throughout the season.
In addition to the linear broadcasts, every Comcast SportsNet and American Sports Network game in the CAA Football package will be simulcast digitally to out-of-market areas for free on CAA.tv. Digital broadcasts on CAA.tv will be blacked out in areas where the telecast is available via local cable providers.
CAA Football’s 2014 television package kicks off on Sept. 13 with a non-conference matchup of Lehigh at New Hampshire on ASN. The national NBC Sports Network package gets underway on Oct. 11 with William & Mary at New Hampshire.
A complete list of CAA Football games on NBC Sports Network, Comcast SportsNet, and American Sports Network is available online at www.caasports.com (Story / Video).