CAA Football and NBC Sports Reach Five-Year Television Agreement
RICHMOND, Va. -- The Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) has reached five-year agreements with the NBC Sports Group that will provide the most extensive and comprehensive exposure of the conference in its history with coverage on NBC Sports Network and across the group's regional sports networks.
The agreements, which begin with the 2012-13 season and runs through 2016-17, will provide national television coverage of CAA men's basketball and football games on the NBC Sports Network, regional television coverage of CAA men's and women's basketball and football through the Comcast SportsNet regional networks and coverage of a variety of other CAA sports through NBCSports.com. The CAA is the first collegiate athletic conference to sign a broadcast agreement with the NBC Sports Network, which launched on January 2, 2012.
"We are thrilled to be associated with the NBC Sports Group," CAA Commissioner Tom Yeager said. "The NBC Sports Network now provides a national platform to elevate the conference in conjunction with the relationship we've had with the Comcast SportsNets, which have been the foundation of our television package for almost three decades."
The University of Maine football team plays in the Colonial Athletic Association. The Black Bears are coming of a NCAA Final Eight appearance while finishing the season as the highest-ranked CAA Team, ranking #8 in the final poll.
Maine opens the 2012 season Sept. 8 at Boston College.