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carney2

CBS Sports Network and PL Parting Company

Word is that CBS Sports Network will not be renewing its association with the Patriot League.  That may be bad news for the League, but if LSN continues in full swing and we get a steady diet of Laubach and Joseph, I think we come out big winners.
bison137

Re: CBS Sports Network and PL Parting Company

carney2 wrote:
Word is that CBS Sports Network will not be renewing its association with the Patriot League.  That may be bad news for the League, but if LSN continues in full swing and we get a steady diet of Laubach and Joseph, I think we come out big winners.



From June 15th 2015:


CENTER VALLEY, Pa. - The Patriot League and CBS Sports Network announced Monday a multi-year television deal in which the Network will air Patriot League men's and women's basketball and men's lacrosse as well as a variety of other sports, extending their 13-year relationship.

The deal provides for a minimum of 24 total live events in each year of the agreement, and maintains the League's presence on CBS Sports Network for tournaments in men's basketball, women's basketball and men's lacrosse. CBS Sports Network will televise the semifinals and championship of the Patriot League Men's Basketball and Men's Lacrosse Tournaments as well as the championship game of the Women's Basketball Tournament.

"We are excited to continue our long-standing partnership with CBS Sports Network," said Patriot League Executive Director Carolyn Schlie Femovich. "The multi-year deal provides an opportunity to showcase multiple Patriot League sports and student-athletes while maintaining a national television presence for our highest-profile League tournaments."

"We have had a long, successful partnership with the Patriot League and we are pleased to continue our relationship," said Dan Weinberg, Executive Vice President, Programming, CBS Sports. "This deal provides us the opportunity to showcase an exciting slate of regular and post-season action across a variety of sports throughout the year and continue highlighting the accomplished student athletes that make up the conference."
Bogus Megapardus

I hope Laubach/Joseph can continue to coexist with CBS going forward.  Hopefully we'll still get some ESPN3 games with our guys doing the call without rubbing CBS the wrong way.

The national exposure with CBS is terrific.  That said, Laubach and Joseph fit like an old shoe.  It's just so conformable and reassuring when they do the call.  They know our guys, of course, but they do their homework and they know our opponent inside and out and give credit where it's due.

As for everyone else - one more mispronunciation of "Lafayette" and I'm going to start throwing things.  the letter "y" in French is pronounced "ee" and the  combination "fay" is pronounced "fée."  (Also "fay" in French means "fairy" but don't tell that to the Lehigh fans.)
carney2

Still hearing that basketball and "other sports" notwithstanding, football is out.
RichH

A football telecast not precluded. From what I gather it depends on season ahead. If a big game between top teams comes up,it may be telecast depending on timing. Parsing the gobblygook, very unlikely CBS would add unless that have nothing else for the time slot .
NewXbo

carney2 wrote:
Still hearing that basketball and "other sports" notwithstanding, football is out.


Basically 7 home games (including at LU) and only one long trip to HC. Who needs TV?
flyfisher

NewXbo wrote:
carney2 wrote:
Still hearing that basketball and "other sports" notwithstanding, football is out.


Basically 7 home games (including at LU) and only one long trip to HC. Who needs TV?


True. easy travel schedule this year for local fans.
Bogus Megapardus

NewXbo wrote:
Who needs TV?


I guess the answer to "who needs TV" is "all the people around the country who tuned into #150 and saw the Patriot League for the first time."

That said, 2015 arguably is the best home slate in 25 years.
leopard88

Bogus Megapardus wrote:
NewXbo wrote:
Who needs TV?


I guess the answer to "who needs TV" is "all the people around the country who tuned into #150 and saw the Patriot League for the first time."

That said, 2015 arguably is the best home slate in 25 years.


. . . or who are familiar with the Patriot League but live well outside the Lafayette Sports Network footprint.
CHIP72

NewXbo wrote:
carney2 wrote:
Still hearing that basketball and "other sports" notwithstanding, football is out.


Basically 7 home games (including at LU) and only one long trip to HC. Who needs TV?


People like me.

I can tell you, I really appreciate that ESPN picks up the Lafayette Sports Network broadcasts for streaming on ESPN3 most of the time.  Between those streams and the ASN games (and the Patriot League's free streaming of games), I can watch most Lafayette games on the computer.
carney2

LFN has confirmed:  no Patriot League FOOTBALL games scheduled for CBS Sports Network this year.

http://lehighfootballnation.blogs...-games-planned-in-cbs-sports.html
bison137

Yes, that news was taken from the PL's June 15th press release.   However the press release and LFN only imply no football this year.   A game could still be added, although there is a good chance it won't be.
Leopard Loyalist

So no network broadcast of #151?
carney2

Leopard Loyalist wrote:
So no network broadcast of #151?


"No" is very limiting.  "Unlikely" might be a better way of stating it.  

Of course, a 10-1 Lafayette vs. a 9-2 Lehigh might change things a little.

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