Patriot League to Offer Free All-Access Coverage on Opening League Basketball Weekend



Dec. 27, 2012

Patriot League All-Access

CENTER VALLEY, Pa. - The Patriot League schedule opens on Jan. 12 for both men and women's basketball, and fans will be able to watch six of the weekend's contests for free on high-speed broadband through the All-Access package provided by the League and CBS Interactive.

The contests, which are being offered for free for the first time, include American at Colgate, Navy at Lafayette and Army at Bucknell on the men's side and Colgate at American, Bucknell at Army and Lehigh at Holy Cross in women's basketball. The Holy Cross-Lehigh men's contest on Jan. 12 at 2 p.m. and the Lafayette-Navy women's game on Jan. 13 at Noon will be shown live on CBS Sports Network.

After the free opening weekend, the Patriot League All-Access package is available for a price of only $7.95 per month, which allows subscribers to see the live action of all available Patriot League basketball games as well as the archived content for past games. The cutting-edge technology takes viewers up close with multi-camera coverage. To get the All-Access package, click here or go to the multimedia tab at the top of the front page at

Almost every regular-season and Patriot League Tournament game will be shown through the video streaming package. This marks the seventh season for Patriot League All-Access, which includes more than 100 men and women's basketball games and a variety of Patriot League Championship events.

The Patriot League All-Access multimedia player has features that include expanded video navigation controls and advanced search functions. The on-page video player interface is compatible with Adobe Flash-enabled web browsers and offers a full-screen mode.

In addition to Patriot League basketball and Championship coverage, free content is available at All-Access with the news-format video Webcast "Patriot League Roundup" and "Top Plays" produced each week and interviews with head coaches and student-athletes appearing periodically.

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.