NSU-Rutgers Game To Be Televised Nationally
The Norfolk State-Rutgers football game on Sept. 7 has been scheduled for a noon kickoff at High Point Solutions Stadium in Piscataway, N.J., and will be televised live on the CBS Sports Network, the Big East announced.
The game is the first of NSU’s 2013 games to be picked up for a television broadcast thus far. More are possible when the MEAC announces its annual TV package with ESPNU later in the summer. The Spartans appeared on TV three times last season, twice on ESPN3 (Liberty and Ohio games) and once on ESPNU (Howard game).
The Rutgers game marks the first time that the NSU football team will have appeared on the CBS Sports Network, formerly known as CSTV and then CBS College Sports. The network is available in 99 million homes nationwide, including the two primary cable carriers in Hampton Roads (Cox and Verizon FiOS) and a number of satellite providers, including DirecTV and Dish Network.
This year marks the third meeting between the Spartans and Rutgers. The teams also met in 2007 and 2010, with the Scarlet Knights winning both contests. It is the sixth time that NSU will face a Division I FBS opponent.
Fans can visit http://www.cbssportsnetwork.com/channel-finder to find CBS Sports Network in their area.