April 19, 2006
NEW YORK - CSTV Networks announced its 2006 NCAA national football schedule today, which includes its strongest slate of games to date and features several fierce rivalries and elite collegiate programs. Notre Dame, the most storied program in the history of college football, will make its first-ever appearance on CSTV: College Sports Television this season when the Fighting Irish travel to Colorado Springs to take on Air Force on Saturday, November 11. The schedule also includes thrilling in-state rivalries, Colorado at Colorado State on Saturday, September 9 and the University of South Florida (USF) vs. the University of Central Florida (UCF) on Saturday, September 16.
The 45-game schedule announced today by Tim Pernetti, CSTV's Senior Vice President of Programming and Talent, kicks off on Thursday, August 31 with Conference USA's (C-USA) UTEP at the Mountain West Conference's (MWC) San Diego State. The schedule also includes games involving schools from C-USA, the MWC, as well as all Navy home games and several Division I-AA match-ups.
* The 2006 CSTV NCAA Football Schedule is included below.
"We are excited that between our national network and The mtn. - MountainWest Sports Network, our new super regional network - we will televise all of the top Mountain West Conference games as well as provide Navy and Conference USA fans another exciting year of programming that features extensive coverage both on and off the field," Pernetti said. "To have games the magnitude of Notre Dame-Air Force and Colorado-Colorado State is a clear indicator that CSTV has made tremendous gains as a national presence in just our third year of football programming."
Other key games on the schedule include two in-state match-ups featuring Texas Tech. The Red Raiders, who will also make their first CSTV appearance this season, will be playing at UTEP on September 9 and at TCU on September 16. Navy, with consecutive bowl wins and 18 wins in the last two years, again highlights CSTV's schedule. The Midshipmen will clash with Air Force on Saturday, October 7 and host a revived Rutgers squad on Saturday, October 14. The Conference USA slate features top notch conference and non-conference games including Oklahoma State at Houston on September 23, and Central Florida at Memphis on November 11.
For the fourth consecutive year, the schedule will round out, with a Division I-AA and Historically Black Colleges and Universities showcase of eight games.
CSTV will again complement its football telecasts with extensive pre and post game coverage and original weekly programming, in addition to a plethora of features and additional content through CSTV.com and CSTV.com XXL, the network's subscription broadband product.
About CSTV Networks
CSTV Networks, Inc., now part of the CBS Corporation, is the leading digital and cable programming company dedicated to college sports. Connecting more fans to more college sports than any other company, its many platforms for programming distribution include CSTV: College Sports TV, televising regular-season and championship events for 35 men's and women's college sports; CSTV.com and its network of more than 250 official athletic sites; CSTV All Access, broadband services providing live audio and video of more than 7,000 events annually; as well as satellite television and radio, in-flight entertainment, wireless networks and more. Further information is available at www.CSTV.com.
Keith Marder, CSTV Networks, Inc., 212 342-8743
|CSTV 2006 NCAA Football Schedule|
|8/31 (Thurs)||UTEP @ San Diego State||10:30 PM|
|9/2||Division I-AA Game To Be Determined||1:00 PM|
|East Carolina @ Navy||5:30 PM|
|Houston @ Rice||9:00 PM|
|9/7 (Thurs)||Division I-AA Game To Be Determined||8:00 PM|
|9/9||UMass @ Navy||1:30 PM|
|Colorado @ Colorado St.||5:00 PM|
|Texas Tech @ UTEP||9:00 PM|
|9/14 (Thurs)||Division I-AA Game To Be Determined||8:00 PM|
|9/16||USF @ UCF||2:30 PM|
|Texas Tech @ TCU||6:30 PM|
|9/23||Tulsa @ Navy||1:30 PM|
|UTEP @ New Mexico||5:00 PM|
|Oklahoma St. @ Houston||9:00 PM|
|9/28 (Thurs)||BYU @ TCU||7:00 PM|
|9/30||Division I-AA Game To Be Determined||TBD|
|SMU @ Tulane||9:00 PM|
|10/5 (Thurs)||TCU @ Utah||9:00 PM|
|10/7||Navy @ Air Force||2:00 PM|
|Virginia @ East Carolina||6:00 PM|
|Division I-AA Game To Be Determined||9:30 PM|
|10/12 (Thurs)||Colorado St. @ Air Force||8:00 PM|
|10/14||Rutgers @ Navy||1:30 PM|
|UAB @ Rice||6:00 PM|
|New Mexico @ UNLV||10:00 PM|
|10/21||Division I-AA Game To Be Determined||12:00 PM|
|Colorado St. @ Wyoming||4:00 PM|
|Tulsa @ Memphis||8:00 PM|
|10/28||Division I-AA Game To Be Determined||12:00 PM|
|UNLV @ Utah||4:00 PM|
|East Carolina @ Southern Miss||8:00 PM|
|11/4||Division I-AA Game To Be Determined||12:00 PM|
|San Diego St. @ Wyoming||4:00 PM|
|Tulane @ Marshall||8:00 PM|
|11/9||Wyoming @ BYU||8:00 PM|
|11/11||Notre Dame @ Air Force||4:00 PM|
|UCF @ Memphis||8:00 PM|
|11/18||Temple @ Navy||12:30 PM|
|Mountain West Conference Game TBD||4:00 PM|
|UAB @ Southern Miss||8:00 PM|
|11/24 (Fri.)||Air Force @ UNLV||7:00 PM|
|11/25||Division I-AA Playoff Game To Be Determined||12:00 PM|
|BYU @ Utah||3:30 PM|
|Conference USA Game TBD||7:30 PM|
|*12/2||Air Force @ TCU||4:30 PM|
|Colorado St. @ San Diego St.||8:00 PM|
|*One of these games will be broadcast on CSTV: College Sports Television|
|All dates and game times subject to change|