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Football Announces 2013 National TV Schedule With Four Games On the Slate
Courtesy:JMUSports.com Release:07/17/2013

HARRISONBURG, Va.—Three 2013 James Madison University football games, one home and two away, are scheduled to be televised on the NBC Sports Network through a package coordinated by the Colonial Athletic Association, the conference announced today. Another JMU game will be available for viewing through the Web-streaming service ESPN3, with all home games available on MadiZONE presented by JMU Alumni Association.

The Dukes will be nationally televised in CAA games on the NBC Sports Network three times during the year. JMU’s national broadcasts will be the home contest against Richmond on Oct. 12 at 3:30 p.m., as well as road contests at New Hampshire on Nov. 9 at 12:30 p.m. and at Towson on Nov. 23 at 3:30 p.m. JMU's game at Akron on Sept. 7 is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m., and will be televised live on ESPN3.

In addition to the five games scheduled on NBCSN, 13 CAA Football games will be offered on select NBC Sports Regional Networks. Telecast networks and times for those 13 additional CAA Football contests will be announced at a later date.

NBC Sports Regional Networks, part of the NBC Sports Group, consist of 13 regional networks that deliver more than 2,400 live sporting events annually, along with breaking news, comprehensive analysis, digital content and original programming, to more than 50 million homes. The NBC Sports Regional Networks are: Comcast SportsNet Bay Area, Comcast SportsNet California, Comcast SportsNet Chicago, Comcast SportsNet Houston, Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic, Comcast SportsNet New England, NECN, Comcast SportsNet Northwest, The Comcast Network, Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia, CSS and SNY.

CAA Football begins its second year of a five-year broadcast agreement with the NBC Sports Network this fall. The network is the 24/7 cable platform for NBC Sports and is available in nearly 80 million homes. NBC Sports Network’s live-event coverage to digital, mobile and tablet users via its NBC Sports Live Extra platform. All NBC Sports Network games will be live streamed via “TV Everywhere,” the media industry’s effort to make quality content available to authenticated customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms.

Throughout the 2013 season, every game televised regionally on NBC Sports Regional Networks will also be simulcast digitally to out-of-market areas for free on CAA.TV. A select number of these specific games may also be featured in high definition and available live for free on the CAA iPad app. Digital broadcasts will be blacked out in areas where the telecast is available via fans’ cable provider. A free login will be required to view the games both via CAA.TV on a computer or using the CAA's iPad app. More information on the CAA.TV login requirement will be available closer to the season and promoted via CAA Football’s online presence.

Day     Date            Opponent                                                                 Time             Series Record            Last Meeting

Sat.     Aug. 31      Central Connecticut State                     6 p.m.           JMU leads 1-0           2011 - at JMU 14, CCSU 9

Sat.      Sept. 7        at Akron (ESPN3)                                                    6 p.m.            First Meeting

Sat.     Sept. 14     Saint Francis (Pa.)                                           6 p.m.           JMU leads 1-0           2012 - at JMU 55, SFU 7

Sat.      Sept. 21      Open Date

Sat.      Sept. 28      at Delaware*                          7 p.m.            UD leads 12-8             2010 - UD 13, at JMU 10

Sat.     Oct. 5          Albany* (Family Weekend)                             1:30 p.m.    First Meeting

Sat.     Oct. 12       Richmond* (NBC Sports Network)              3:30 p.m.    UR leads 17-13         2012 - at UR 35, JMU 29

Sat.      Oct. 19        Open Date

Sat.      Oct. 26        at William & Mary                                                    3:30 p.m.      JMU leads 20-15        2012 - at JMU 28, W&M 27 (ot)

Sat.     Nov. 2        Villanova* (Homecoming)    2:30 p.m.    Series tied 10-10     2012 - at VU 35, JMU 20

Sat       Nov. 9         at New Hampshire* (NBC Sports Network)   12:30 p.m.    Series tied 7-7            2011 - at UNH 28, JMU 10

Sat.     Nov. 16      Stony Brook* (Senior Day)      3:30 p.m.    First Meeting

Sat.      Nov. 23       at Towson* (NBC Sports Network)                   3:30 p.m.      JMU leads 18-5-1       2012 - at JMU 13, TU 10


Home games in Bold        * Colonial Athletic Association Game

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