As part of the Colonial Athletic Association’s overall new extensive broadcast package for this upcoming 2012-2013 season, the William & Mary Tribe men’s basketball season will appear in plenty of televised contests this winter. In fact, at least 10 of the Tribe’s games this year will be broadcast by multiple national media outlets as well as local TV stations. Specifically, the club will make eight appearances on the Comcast family of networks and two appearances on ESPN3.
The Tribe’s first two broadcasted games of 2012 will be on ESPN3 against two high-major opponents, Wake Forest and Purdue. Head coach Tony Shaver’s club will play the Demon Deacons on November 23 on ESPN3 followed buy the Boilermakers on December 29 on the same network. W&M’s third non-conference TV game will be at defending SEC Champion Vanderbilt on January 2. The game will appear on Comcast’s Charter Sports Southeast (CSS).
Next, Six of the Tribe’s regular season CAA games will be televised on the Comcast family of networks. The team will play four home games and two road games on TV. The Comcast networks that will show the W&M games are CSS, Mid-Atlantic (CSN-MA) New England (CSN-NE) and two Philadelphia Comcast Networks (TCN-P and CSN-P).
Unfortunately for William & Mary, they will not appear in any of the 18 CAA contests that NBC Sports will be nationally broadcast this winter. However, tribe fans should be very excited and content with their Tribe TV Package for 2012-2013.
Jake Fischer is the CAA Correspondent for Rant Sports-NCAA Basketball. Make sure to follow Jake on Twitter @fischsportsline.