If you’ve been following Colonial Athletic Association basketball, you’re very aware of the new, extensive, complex and rewarding broadcast package the league has agreed to with NBC Sports. Now, the conference has extended their television deal to other networks as well.
In the process, the George Mason Patriots men’s basketball team will appear in at least 19 televised contests this winter 2012-2013 seasons. Staggeringly, 10 of those 19 games will be nationally broadcast to millions of viewers and college basketball fans.
As previously reported, the Patriots will still appear seven times on the NBC Sports Network and now will also be featured thrice on the CBS Sports Network, along with eight games on Comcast SportsNet during conference play. Additionally, the Patriots will play Maryland in the BB&T Classic on December 2 on the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network (MASN), who has been partnered with George Mason athletics for the past six years.
On NBC Sports Network, the Patriots will play home games against Northern Iowa on December 8, Northeastern on January 3, Old Dominion on January 10, Hofstra on January 19 and Drexel on January 31, as well as road games at Old Dominion on Feb 4 and Delaware on March 2.
Next, during the team’s three games on CBS Sports Network, GMU will play at home against Delaware on February 9 and road games at Rhode Island on November 28 and Drexel on February 14.
On local Comcast SportsNet affiliates, the Patriots’ will also play four conference home games against and four conference road games.
Finally, MASN will also broadcast several Mason hoops contests during this winter.
So, if you’re a George Mason Patriots men’s basketball fan, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to see one of the top CAA teams in action on your living room television.
Jake Fischer is the CAA Correspondent for Rant Sports-NCAA Basketball. Make sure to follow Jake on Twitter @fischsportsline.