November 30, 2011

Men's Basketball to be Nationally Televised; Wildcats Featured on CBS Sports Network & ESPN3

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — The University of New Hampshire men's basketball team will be featured as part of a television package that the America East Conference and CBS Sports Network announced Wednesday. The package includes both men's and women's basketball games and is the first such deal in league history. It is also the first time that multiple conference regular-season games will be televised nationally in one season.

CBS Sports Network will broadcast five league contests featuring eight America East schools starting in January. New Hampshire will be showcased when the Wildcats battle the University of Vermont for the 132nd time on Jan. 29 at 12 p.m. at Patrick Gymnasium.

New Hampshire will also be featured on ESPN3 in a pair of home tilts versus Stony Brook on Feb. 6 (7 p.m.) and Albany on Feb. 9 (7 p.m.)

UNH has branched out its television coverage this season, as the athletic department partnered with WBIN-TV to produce a 12-game multi-sport package of games to air live, which includes a pair of men's basketball contests. WBIN will showcase the Wildcats when they take on Colgate University (Dec. 31) and Binghamton University (Feb. 26) at Lundholm Gymnasium, with both contests set to tip off at 1 p.m. UNH Wildcat Productions will produce the games with video partner Pack Network.

CBS Sports Network, which is seen in 48 million homes and available to 98 million homes nationwide, is widely available across the country through local cable and video providers and nationally via DirecTV channel 613 and Dish Network Channel 152.  For more information, and to access the CBS Sports Network channel finder, go to www.cbssportsnetwork.com.

ESPN3 is available in approximately 70 million homes at no cost to fans who receive a high-speed Internet connection or video subscription from an affiliated provider. Major cable providers within the America East footprint that provide ESPN3 access are Burlington Telecom, Comcast, Cox, RCN, Time Warner Cable and Verizon FiOS TV. The network is also available at no cost to approximately 21 million U.S. college students and U.S.-based military personnel via computers connected to on-campus educational networks and on-base military networks.

The Wildcats are back in action when they take on intrastate rival Dartmouth College on Wednesday, Nov. 30 at 7 p.m. For tickets and more information, visit www.unhwildcats.com or call (603) 862-4000, extension 5.
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