The Northeast Conference has announced its 2012 football television package, which includes a pair of televised games for the Blue Devils. On September 22, a national audience will get a look at the newly expanded Arute Field as it hosts a televised game between Central Connecticut and Wagner.
Fox College Sports, a national network, will carry all five televised NEC games this season with the first game of the slate coming at Arute Field.
The Wagner-CCSU game will be live on Fox College Sports and on MSG Network. Fans should note that the start time for the contest has been pushed back an hour to 7 p.m.
The following week, the Blue Devils will travel to in-state rival Sacred Heart and so will the television cameras. The September 29, game between CCSU and Sacred Heart can be seen live on Fox College Sports and Cox (CT). It will reach an additional national audience through an online broadcast on ESPN3.com.
The Blue Devils will be the only NEC team featured twice in the five game NEC TV package.
"As NEC football continues to increase its visibility, we are pleased to announce a television slate that provides our fans with coast-to-coast coverage this season," said Ron Ratner, NEC Associate Commissioner. "Along with our loyal regional affiliates, we are extremely excited to showcase our teams on a national scale via Fox College Sports and ESPN3. There are so many stories to tell, and with some terrific matchups and games of regional interest, this year's schedule really stands out."
Paul Dottino, who doubles as a reporter and host for the New York Giants' Radio Network, will return for his 10th season as the play-by-play announcer for NEC football. Entering his third season, former Cal quarterback Steve Levy will provide color commentary. Eric Singer is the producer of NEC football telecasts.
Set for its 17th season on the gridiron, the NEC will watch nine postseason-eligible members – Albany, Bryant, Central Connecticut, Duquesne, Monmouth, Robert Morris, Sacred Heart, Saint Francis (PA) and Wagner – battle for the coveted conference crown. For the third year running, the Northeast Conference will award its football champion with an automatic berth into the NCAA FCS playoff bracket.
All five CCSU home football games can be seen live online and every game can be heard on Fox Sports Radio 1410 and ESPN Radio 1300. Fans outside the Connecticut area can listen to games using the iHeart Radio app.
Please note the change in game time for both the Wagner and Sacred Heart games. Click here for the complete CCSU football schedule.