BETHLEHEM, Pa. – The Patriot League and CBS Sports announce a multi-year television deal that will extend their 20-year relationship.
CBS Sports Network
Under the agreement, CBS Sports Network will air Patriot League men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s lacrosse, and a variety of other sports.
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 championships in men’s and women’s basketball and men’s and women’s lacrosse.
CBS Sports Network will televise the semifinals and championship game for Patriot League men’s basketball and men’s lacrosse, as well as the championship game for women’s basketball and women’s lacrosse.
Thrilled to Extend the Partnership
“We are thrilled to extend our long-standing relationship with CBS Sports,” said Patriot League Commissioner Jennifer Heppel. “They are a trusted partner that allows us the platform to showcase Patriot League teams and student-athletes to a national television audience, and we look forward to continuing to work together.”
Dan Weinberg, Executive Vice President, Programming, CBS Sports, commented,
“The Patriot League has been a valued partner for the past two decades, and we’re excited to extend this longstanding relationship. We’re thrilled to continue showcasing the conference’s best with live games across multiple sports, including the crowning of champions in men’s and women’s basketball and lacrosse.”
CBS Sports Network is widely available through all major cable, satellite, and telco distributors, as well as via OTT streaming service providers YouTube TV, fuboTV, and Hulu. Additionally, a live CBS Sports Network stream is available through CBSSports.com and the CBS Sports App by authenticating with select providers. For more information, including a full programming schedule, go to www.cbssportsnetwork.com.
About the Patriot League
ABOUT THE PATRIOT LEAGUE
The Patriot League is in its fourth decade of academic and athletic achievement, continually demonstrating that student-athletes can excel at both academics and athletics without sacrificing high standards. The Patriot League’s athletic success is achieved while its member institutions remain committed to its founding principle of admitting and graduating student-athletes that are academically representative of their class. Participation in athletics at Patriot League institutions is viewed as an important component of a well-rounded education.