Campus Clips: Rice, Houston Sign Agreement with Comcast SportsNet; NBC Sports Network to Air 18 CAA Men’s Basketball Games

Compiled by Brandon Costa, Senior Editor, Sports Video Group

Comcast SportsNet, a partnership between the Houston Astros, Houston Rockets and the NBC Sports Group, announced that the network has come to an agreement with IMG College, the multi-media rights partner of Rice University and University of Houston, to air sports programming for each school. Under terms of the agreement, Comcast SportsNet Houston will air Rice Athletics programming for the next three years and Houston Athletics programming for one year. The agreement calls for weekly coaches’ shows during football and basketball seasons, weekly football press conferences, spring and fall sports specials, a spring football game for each school and additional programming on the newly-launched network…

…NBC Sports Network announced its schedule of 18 Colonial Athletic Association men’s basketball games this season. The slate begins with George Mason hosting Northern Iowa on Saturday, December 8 at 6 p.m. ET. NBC Sports Network’s CAA schedule will feature Delaware, Drexel, George Mason, Hofstra, James Madison, Northeastern, and Old Dominion. In addition to 15 regular-season games, NBC Sports Network will also televise the CAA conference semifinals and the conference championship game…

…For an 8th year, one of college football’s greatest rivalries — the Monon Bell Classic — will be broadcast on AXS TV. The network will provide live, high-definition coverage of the Nov. 10 football game between DePauw University and Wabash College, which will take place at Hollett Little Giant Stadium in Crawfordsville…

… As a result of a gift made by an anonymous donor, Wichita State Athletics will purchase iPads for every student-athlete over this academic year to assist them with their academic and athletic needs, Director of Athletics Eric Sexton announced.


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