Campus Clips: CBS Sports Network To Broadcast Six D-II Football Games; Champs Sports Bowl Gets New Name

Compiled by Brandon Costa, Senior Editor, SVG

Division II and CBS Sports Network have announced their 2012 regular-season football television schedule. This will be the first appearance on the CBS Sports Network series for eight institutions in football or basketball. The 2012 season will kick off Sept. 6 with a nonconference matchup between Bowie State of the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association and Benedict of the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association…

…The Orlando-based Champs Sports Bowl – which has been played under the name for the last eight years – has been officially rebranded as the Russell Athletic Bowl through at least 2015, per an agreement between Florida Citrus Sports and Bowling Green, Ky.-based Russell Brands, LLC. The 2012 game will go on at 5:30 p.m. ET on Dec. 28, again featuring a matchup of teams from the ACC and Big East…

…ESPNU and Longhorn Network offered more than 180 hours of women in sports programming across ESPN outlets on Saturday as part of the company’s three-month initiative, The Power IX, which recognizes the 40th anniversary of Title IX. The Longhorn Network will also air three days of programming, including competition from the 2011-12 academic year, as well as notable Longhorn women’s games from past seasons as part of the honors…

…A billboard erected by the Mississippi State athletics department was removed after allegedly violating an NCAA rule. The billboard, which featured five MSU players hoisting the Egg Bowl trophy with the words “Play With the Best,” was removed in late January – several weeks after its debut in Oxford. MSU, which denied a report that it had been contacted by the NCAA in January, self-reported a violation to the Southeastern Conference on Feb. 3, according to documents obtained by The Clarion-Ledger last week.

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