Delaware Football to Appear on National Television Three Times in 2012 on NBC Sports Network
June 8, 2012
File Photo Courtesy of Mark Campbell
RICHMOND, Va. -- University of Delaware football will be highlighted on national television three times this coming season when the Blue Hens will appear on the NBC Sports Network for home games vs. Delaware State and Towson and in a road game at Old Dominion.
The Colonial Athletic Association announced Friday that six CAA Football games - three involving Delaware - will be televised nationally on the NBC Sports Network during the 2012 season as part of the conference’s new five-year broadcast agreement.
The schedule begins on Saturday, Sept. 8 when Delaware entertains Delaware State in the annual “Route 1 Rivalry” at 3:30 p.m. at Delaware Stadium. The Hens will also take part in nationally-televised games on Oct. 27 at Old Dominion at noon and Nov. 3 at home vs. defending CAA champion Towson at noon. The Towson game was originally scheduled for a 3:30 p.m. start.
The remainder of the CAA/NBC schedule will include Towson hosting William & Mary on Sept. 15 at noon; James Madison hosting Towson on Oct. 6 at 1p.m.; and Old Dominion taking on JMU on Nov. 17 at 7 p.m.
Delaware and Towson are the only school that will appear three times.
CAA Football will also have 13 games televised regionally this fall through its partnership with Comcast SportsNet. That schedule will be released next week.
The NBC Sports Network, which is the 24/7 cable platform for NBC Sports, is available in more than 75 million homes. The network features coverage of the Olympic Games and Trials as well as the National Hockey League, Major League Soccer, the IZOD Indy Car Series and the Tour de France.
NBC Sports’ college football studio team of Liam McHugh, Doug Flutie and Hines Ward will provide pre-and post-game coverage on NBC and NBC Sports Network every Saturday. Game commentators will be announced closer to the start of the season.
Delaware, led by 11th-year head coach K.C. Keeler, will return 13 starters and six all-conference players from last year’s team that went 7-4 and narrowly missed out on a second straight trip to the NCAA Tournament.
The Hens will open the season Aug. 30 at home vs. West Chester at 7:30 p.m. at Delaware Stadium.
CAA FOOTBALL ON THE NBC SPORTS NETWORK
Sat., Sept. 8 - Delaware State at Delaware – 3:30 p.m.
Sat., Sept. 15 - William and Mary at Towson – 12:00 p.m.
Sat., Oct. 6 - Towson at James Madison – 1:00 p.m.
Sat., Oct. 27 - Delaware at Old Dominion – 12:00 p.m.
Sat., Nov. 3 - Towson at Delaware – 12:00 p.m.
Sat., Nov. 17 - Old Dominion at James Madison – 7:00 p.m.
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