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JMU Part of 18-Game National CAA Hoops Package on NBC Sports Network
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New York, N.Y., Oct. 11, 2012 - James Madison's January 12 home game against Drexel will be part of an 18-game national package as Colonial Athletic Association men's basketball will be featured on NBC Sports Network for the first time during the 2012-13 season.

The package will tip off with a non-conference game with George Mason hosting Northern Iowa on Dec. 8 and will conclude with both the semifinals and championship game of the 2013 CAA Championship airing on the national network. 

JMU's Jan. 12 game against Drexel will be a 4 p.m. start time.  It will be the first nationally-televised game from the Convocation Center since ESPNU carried games against George Mason and Old Dominion during the 2010-11 season.  The Mason game was the first national telecast of a home JMU contest since 1994.

The entire 2012-13 CAA Television schedule, once again expected to feature approximately 100 telecasts, will be announced at CAA Basketball Media Day in Arlington, Va. on Tuesday, October 16.

This year, NBC Sports Network will televise more than 50 college basketball games, the most in the network's history. Some of the conferences featured will include the Atlantic 10, Colonial Athletic Association, Ivy League and Mountain West. In addition, NBC Sports Network will also be the television home of the Carrier Classic and Navy and Marine Classic basketball tournaments. A complete list of the 2012-13 NBC Sports Network college basketball schedule is forthcoming.

Following is NBC Sports Network's 2012-13 CAA men's basketball schedule (all times ET):

Date

Game

Time (ET)

Sat., Dec. 8

Northern Iowa at George Mason

6 p.m.

Sat., Dec. 22

Davidson at Drexel

8 pm

Thurs., Jan. 3

Northeastern at George Mason

7 pm

Thurs., Jan. 10

Old Dominion at George Mason

7 pm

Sat., Jan. 12

Drexel at James Madison

4 pm

Sat., Jan. 19

Hofstra at George Mason

5 pm

Mon., Jan. 28

Delaware at Drexel

7 pm

Thurs., Jan. 31

Drexel at George Mason

7 pm

Mon., Feb. 4

George Mason at Old Dominion

7 pm

Thurs., Feb. 7

Old Dominion at Drexel

7 pm

Mon., Feb. 11

Old Dominion at Delaware

7 pm

Mon., Feb. 18

Hofstra at Drexel

7 pm

Thurs., Feb. 21

Drexel at Delaware

7 pm

Thurs., Feb. 28

Drexel at Old Dominion

7 pm

Sat., March 2

George Mason at Delaware

2 pm

Sun., March 10

Conference Semifinal Game # 1

2 pm

Sun., March 10

Conference Semifinal Game # 2

4:30 pm

Mon., March 11

Conference Championship Game

7 pm

About the CAA:

 The Colonial Athletic Association is an 11-member Division I athletic conference with a geographic footprint that stretches from Boston to Atlanta and encompasses five of the nation's nine largest metropolitan areas. The CAA has had two men's basketball teams (George Mason - 2006, VCU - 2011) and one women's basketball team (Old Dominion - 1997) advance to the NCAA Final Four and has produced 16 national team champions in five different sports. Member schools include the University of Delaware, Drexel University, George Mason University, Georgia State University, Hofstra University, James Madison University, the University of North Carolina Wilmington, Northeastern University, Old Dominion University, Towson University and the College of William and Mary. For more information, visit us on the web at www.caasports.com.

About the NBC Sports Network:

NBC Sports Network, part of the NBC Sports Group, is dedicated to serving passionate sports fans. Now in nearly 80 million homes, the network is the cable television home of the Summer and Winter Olympics, National Hockey League (NHL), Major League Soccer (MLS), IZOD IndyCar Series, Tour de France and the 34th America's Cup.  In addition, NBC Sports Network features college football, college basketball, college hockey, horse racing surrounding the Triple Crown, Fight Night boxing, Ironman, the Dew Action Sports Tour and USA Sevens Rugby. The network is also home to original programs such as Costas Tonight, NFL Turning Point, Caught Looking, NBC Sports Talk, and Pro Football Talk. NBC Sports Network is distributed via cable systems and satellite operators throughout the United States.

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