June 23, 2011
Center Valley, Pa. - Two of the most intriguing games of the Patriot League football season have been selected for national television coverage in 2011, as both the Massachusetts at Holy Cross matchup on Sept. 1 at 8 p.m. and the Lehigh at Colgate game on Oct. 29 at Noon will be televised on CBS Sports Network.
Holy Cross will open its 2011 season against Massachusetts in the first-ever night game at Fitton Field. Each team comes off a winning campaign in 2010 as they resume an in-state rivalry. Massachusetts defeated Holy Cross in Amherst last year.
One of the top rivalries in the Patriot League, Lehigh and Colgate are perennial contenders for the League title and are expected to be in the mix again in 2011. The Mountain Hawks won the Patriot League crown in 2010, while the Raiders finished with a 7-4 record and return Walter Payton Award finalist Nate Eachus at running back.
CBS Sports Network is available across the country through local video providers and via satellite on DirecTV Channel 613 and Dish Network Channel 152. For more information on how to get CBS Sports Network, go to the network's website here In addition to football, CBS Sports Network will televise Patriot League regular and postseason men and women's basketball and men's lacrosse in the 2011-12 season.
The Patriot League continually demonstrates that student-athletes can excel at both academics and athletics without sacrificing its high standards. The Patriot League's athletic success is achieved while its member institutions remain committed to its founding principle of admitting and graduating student-athletes that are academically representative of their class. Participation in athletics at Patriot League institutions is viewed as an important component of a well-rounded education.