August 31, 2011: Comcast SportsNet Kicks-Off 73-Game Schedule of Live College Football

August 31, 2011: Comcast SportsNet Kicks-Off 73-Game Schedule of Live College Football
August 31, 2011, 11:55 pm
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COMCAST SPORTSNETKICKS-OFF 73-GAME SCHEDULE OF LIVE COLLEGE FOOTBALL COVERAGE THIS WEEKJAMES MADISON AT NORTH CAROLINA, MORGANSTATE AT TOWSON HIGHLIGHT NETWORKS EIGHT-GAME OPENINGWEEKENDSCHEDULE FEATURES NEWWEEKLY ACC PACKAGE, ALONG WITH GAMES FROM THE CAA, C-USA, BIG 12, PAC-12 AND SECBethesda, Md. (Aug. 31,2011) Comcast SportsNetMid-Atlantic, the regions leading source for multiplatform sports coverage,has announced its extensive 2011 NCAA football schedule, which begins this weekand includes 73 live games. The networks college football coverage totals morethan 100 games and features a new weekly package of live ACC games, along withfull schedules from the CAA, C-USA, Big 12, Pac-12 and SEC.ComcastSportsNet opens its college football schedule this week with eight live games,beginning with Mississippi State at Memphison Thursday, Sept. 1, at 8 p.m. on Comcast SportsNet Plus. On Saturday, Sept.3, four games will air on Comcast SportsNet, with two on CSN Plus. Regionalteams are highlighted in Saturdays action with James Madison at North Carolina at 3:30 p.m. the first of the networks liveACC games and Morgan State at Towsonat 7 p.m. Opening weekend coverage closes on Sunday, Sept. 4, with SouthernMethodist at Texas A&M at 7:30 p.m.Thisseason marks the first that Comcast SportsNet will present a weekly schedule oflive ACC football as part of a new conference rights agreement. In addition tothis weekends James Madison-North Carolina opener, the 14-game schedule alsoincludes NC State at Wake Forest on Sept. 10 (3:30 p.m.) and a doubleheader onSept. 17 featuring Kansas at Georgia Tech (12:30 p.m.) and Arkansas State atVirginia Tech (4 p.m.) The Hokies will also be featured on Sept. 10 (3:30 p.m.)at East Carolina as part of the C-USAschedule. The rest of the ACC schedule will be announced during the season. Weeklyencores of Maryland,Virginia and Virginia Tech games will continue to air on the network thisseason.ComcastSportsNets NCAA football schedule also includes seven live games from the CAA.This coverage includes five regional teams, including Towson,James Madison, William & Mary, Old Dominion and Richmond. In addition to the opening weekend MorganState at Towson contest, the network will also air live coverage of JamesMadison at William & Mary on Sept. 24 (7 p.m.), New Hampshire at William & Mary on Oct.15 (12 p.m.), James Madison at Old Dominion on Oct. 29 (12 p.m.), Old Dominionat William & Mary on Nov. 12 (12 p.m.) and William & Mary at Richmondon Nov. 19 (12 p.m.). Three other CAA games are scheduled to air on the networkas delayed presentations.Inaddition to the 21-game schedule of live ACC and CAA football, ComcastSportsNet will also deliver extensive live-game coverage from the nationsother top conferences. This includes at least 15 games from C-USA, at leastnine games from the Pac-12 and a minimum of eight games from the Big 12, aswell as two games from the SEC. Several late-season games from the Big 12,Pac-12 and C-USA are still yet to be determined and will be announced later inthe season. Alsothis season, Comcast SportsNet will present coverage of the inaugural NationsFootball Classic between Howard and Morehouse from RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C.The game will air on the network on Sept. 12 at 7 p.m. The following week,coverage of Old Dominion at Hamptonwill be televised on Comcast SportsNet on Sept. 19 at 7 p.m.

2011 NCAA Football Schedule