As the Colonial Athletic Association begins their brand new, extensive television package, multiple teams in the conference are gearing up for a season of media-coverage that they’ve never dreamed of before.
Now, the James Madison Dukes are slated to play a minimum of 12 televised games this winter, one of the largest amounts of TV-covered games that any CAA team has ever appeared in.
Overall, the Dukes will make a handful of appearances on NBC Sports Network and Comcast SportsNet and will also play a few contests on smaller local networks. One of those smaller networks is the Pac 12 network that will broadcast James Madison’s season opener at UCLA on Thursday, November 15.
Then, when the team opens up conference play, they will welcome Drexel to Virginia on January 12, NBC Sports will nationally broadcast the competition. Next, the Dukes will play nine of their final fourteen regular season games on Comcast SportsNet. Among those CAA battles are Old Dominion, Towson, Northeastern and William & Mary. Additionally, head coach Matt Brady’s club will also play George Mason and Delaware twice on television as well.
The Dukes were projected to finish sixth in the CAA during Media Day this season and will be led senior guard and preseason All-CAA 2nd Team selection, A.J. Davis. With Davis, a few other returning rotation players and a few energetic and talented freshman, fans might be very inclined to tune into JMU’s multiple televised games during this season.
Jake Fischer is the CAA Correspondent for Rant Sports-NCAA Basketball. Make sure to follow Jake on Twitter @fischsportsline.