RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - The CAA has a new television deal, that will put more VCU basketball games and University of Richmond football games in homes all across the country.
The Colonial Athletic Association has reached five-year agreements with the NBC Sports Group that will provide the most extensive and comprehensive exposure of the conference in its history with coverage on NBC Sports Network and across the group's regional sports networks.
The agreements, which begin with the 2012-13 season and runs through 2016-17, will provide national television coverage of CAA men's basketball and football games on the NBC Sports Network, regional television coverage of CAA men's and women's basketball and football through the Comcast SportsNet regional networks and coverage of a variety of other CAA sports through NBCSports.com. The CAA is the first collegiate athletic conference to sign a broadcast agreement with the NBC Sports Network, which launched on January 2, 2012.
In all, the NBC Sports Network will provide national coverage of five CAA football games and a minimum of 12 CAA's men's basketball games, including the conference semifinals and championship games. Comcast will televise 13 football games and 39 men's and women's basketball games, including the quarterfinals of the men's tournament and the semifinals and championship of the women's tournament.
The NBC Sports Network was "Vs." prior to 2012.