Ryan Taggart and Holy Cross will open their season with a nationally-televised game against No. 25 Massachusetts on Thursday.
Aug. 31, 2011
Center Valley, Pa. - Highlighted by three games on CBS Sports Network, the Patriot League Football schedule once again features plenty of nationally and regionally-televised contests in 2011.
Nearly half of the 56 games played by Patriot League teams will be televised, beginning with Holy Cross hosting No. 25 Massachusetts on Thursday evening at 8 p.m. on CBS Sports Network. James Bates, Aaron Taylor and Brooke Olzendam will call the action from Worcester.
The Patriot League returns to CBS Sports Network with a doubleheader on Oct. 29 when Lehigh visits Colgate at Noon and Fordham heads to Army at 3:30 p.m.
In addition to the three nationally-televised contests, 24 games will be broadcast through regional outlets. Lafayette, Lehigh, Colgate, Holy Cross and Georgetown will each televise multiple contests through a local or regional affiliate.
Lafayette will have its final 10 games of the season televised beginning with its trip to Georgetown on Sept. 10. The coverage is shown through the Lafayette Sports Network (LSN-TV) and will be broadcast live on RCN-4, RCN-8 and WBPH-60 and on a tape delay basis on the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network (MASN). The Leopards may also have as many as eight games picked up for possible distribution on ESPN3.com and ESPN GamePlan.
In addition to its matchup with Colgate on CBS Sports Network, Lehigh will have seven games picked up regionally. The Mountain Hawks' first five home contests will be shown on Service Electric 2 Sports, while the season finale against rival Lafayette will be broadcast on both WFMZ-TV and Fox College Sports Atlantic. The matchup at Princeton on Sept. 17 will also be shown on WFMZ.
Colgate, Georgetown and Holy Cross will each have home games picked up for television coverage. The Raiders' games against Fordham (Oct. 1), Cornell (Oct. 15) and Bucknell (Nov. 19) will be shown on Time Warner Sports Central New York. Georgetown will have each of its four home contests broadcast on a tape-delay basis on Verizon Fios 1, while Holy Cross' contests against Harvard (Sept. 17) and Dartmouth (Oct. 15) will be broadcast by WCTR-TV 3 Central Massachusetts.
The Patriot League also is set for at least one game streamed on ESPN3, as the Fordham/UConn game on Saturday will be picked up.
The television schedule includes 13 of the 21 Patriot League contests, with multiple League games broadcast on the final five weeks of the season.
For the full Patriot League football television schedule, go here. The schedule can also be found at Patriot League Football Central, which includes all the links for League and team information as well as media coverage throughout the 2011 season.