New Haven to Tackle Stonehill on National Television October 18
For Immediate Release
June 21, 2012
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The University of New Haven's football game against Stonehill College on Thursday, October 18 will be broadcast live on CBS College Sports Network it was announced today. The game will take place at Stonehill's W.B. Mason Stadium in South Easton, Mass.
The game between the Chargers and the Skyhawks is the final game of this year's Division II College football tv package, which is now in its seventh year.
New Haven advanced to the National Quarterfinals last year after finishing the regular season with a record of 10-1, including a perfect 8-0 mark in Northeast-10 Conference play.
The full schedule is below. All games are scheduled for 8 p.m. Eastern Time. To find which channel CBS Sports Network is in your household, please click HERE.
Division II Vice President Mike Racy said the program, has been good for the participating institutions and Division II in general.
"This will be the seventh season of Division II regular-season coverage on CBS Sports Network," Racy said.
"After this year, national telecasts will have originated from 35 different Division II football stadiums, and about 25 percent of our football-playing members will have had regular-season national television exposure. It's been great for the division, and the schools say it's also been valuable for them."
This will be the first appearance on the CBS Sports Network series for eight institutions in football or basketball.
The 2012 season will kick off Sept. 6 with a nonconference matchup between Bowie State of the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association and Benedict College of the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association.
After that, the series will include five conference matchups, including a Sept. 13 game between Texas A&M-Commerce and Midwestern State. That contest will be part of a Lone Star Football Festival – a three-day, six-game event at Cowboy Stadium that will include all nine LSC teams.
The remaining matchups include:
Wingate at Carson-Newman (South Atlantic Conference), Sept. 27. Carson-Newman is a three-time Division II finalist.
Wayne State (Mich.) at Saginaw Valley State (Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference), Oct. 11. Wayne State lost to Pittsburg State in the 2011 championship game.
New Haven at Stonehill (Northeast-10 Conference), Oct. 18. New Haven received a first-round bye in last year's Division II championship playoffs.
2012 NCAA Division II Football Game of the Week TV Schedule
Sept. 6 Bowie State at Benedict
Sept. 13 Texas A&M-Commerce vs. Midwestern State
Sept. 20 Truman State at Central Missouri
Sept. 27 Wingate at Carson-Newman
Oct. 11 Wayne State (Mich.) at Saginaw Valley State
Oct. 18 New Haven at Stonehill