(portions of release courtesy of MASN)
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Mid-Atlantic Sports Network announced a multi-year agreement to become the Official Mid-Atlantic Partner of the Big South Conference, providing live television coverage to conference schools throughout its seven-state territory. MASN will air a minimum of two live football games and four live mens basketball games featuring Big South Conference teams throughout coming seasons.
We are excited about this new partnership and for the exposure MASN will give to our athletic programs, said Kyle Kallander, Commissioner of the Big South Conference. Because MASNs television footprint extends throughout the Mid-Atlantic region, our schools will find a huge new audience.
The MASN-Big South partnership epitomizes the regional sports networks unique ability to provide sports fans with high-quality local sports programming. In its first year of 24/7 sports coverage, MASN produced and televised the games of a number of schools which had not previously been on the air.
The network has immediate plans to air two Big South football games, including:
November 3 Coastal
Additional Big South basketball games will be announced at a later date.
Now the Chanticleers will be televised three times this season, as CCU's football broadcast schedule is now:
· September 15 Georgia Southern @ Coastal Carolina 7 p.m. ET (SportSouth)
· November 3 Coastal
· November 17 Coastal Carolina @ Charleston Southern Noon ET (SportSouth)
Not only will students, faculty, alumni and fans have the opportunity to watch their teams on television, but MASNs coverage will provide their athletic programs with greater exposure throughout the entire seven-state region, said MASN Spokesman Todd Webster.
MASN already broadcasts over 200 NCAA football, lacrosse and mens basketball games featuring teams from the ACC, Big East,