– As part of the new partnership with the Eleven Sports, the University of Massachusetts, in conjunction with multimedia rights holder Learfield's UMass Sports Properties, announced today a total of 14 basketball and hockey games to be produced and distributed for the 2017-18 season. This is in addition to the previously announced national telecasts as part of the Atlantic 10 Conference and Hockey East Association programming schedules.
Regionally, nearly all of the games will be available on a New England Sports Network (NESN) station. Additionally, Eleven Sports is available on various cable providers such as, DIRECTV, Verizon Fios, AT&T U-verse and more. The February 3 men's basketball game against Dayton will also be available on NBC Sports Boston (formerly Comcast Sports New England).
"The continued growth of our television coverage on Eleven Sports along with our regional sports network partners is an important building block for UMass Athletics," said Director of Athletics Ryan Bamford
. "We appreciate the interest and cooperation from our partners at Eleven Sports, NESN and NBC Sports Boston as they jointly deliver significant programming to our fans this winter."
The coverage follows this year's six-game football package that was produced/distributed by Eleven Sports and broadcast regionally by NESN. Both packages are multi-year agreements.
Eleven Sports – UMass Hockey TV Games:
Dec. 1, 2017 – UConn – NESN
Jan. 19, 2018 – Northeastern – NESN
Jan. 26, 2018 – Maine – NESNplus
Feb. 2, 2018 – Boston University – NESN
Feb. 6, 2018 – Merrimack
Feb. 15, 2018 – Boston College – NESN
Eleven Sports – UMass Men's Basketball TV Games:
Dec. 9, 2017 – Providence – NESN
Jan. 3, 2018 – George Mason – NESNplus
Jan. 10, 2018 – La Salle – NESNplus
Feb. 3, 2018 – Dayton – NBC Sports Boston
Feb. 14, 2018 – George Washington – NESNplus
Feb. 21, 2018 – VCU – NESNplus
March 3, 2018 – Duquesne – NESNplus
Eleven Sports – UMass Women's Basketball TV Games:
Jan. 3, 2018 – Fordham - NESNplus
Single game tickets, season tickets, mini-plans and group tickets are now on sale by visiting www.UMassAthletics.com
, calling 866-UMASS-TIX, or in person at the Mullins Center Box Office.
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About ELEVEN SPORTS
ELEVEN SPORTS is available in 70 million homes worldwide in Belgium, Italy, Luxembourg, Poland, Singapore, Taiwan and the United States. Launched in the US in March 2017, ELEVEN SPORTS is dedicated to delivering world-class domestic and international sports and lifestyle entertainment 'For The Fans'. Sports fans will be treated to a unique mix of emerging and established sports combined to provide engaging and compelling LIVE entertainment, placing the viewer at the very heart of the action.
An industry leader for more than four decades, Learfield has a deep presence in the college athletics landscape nationwide. In addition to UMass, it manages the multimedia and sponsorship rights for more than 125 collegiate institutions, conferences and arenas, and supports athletic departments at all competitive levels as title sponsor of the prestigious Learfield Directors' Cup. Learfield also provides its collegiate partners access to professional concessions and ticket sales; licensing and trademark consulting; digital platform expertise; and venue and technology systems through its affiliated companies. For more about Learfield's history, businesses and career opportunities, visit http://www.learfield.com/