UMass Sports Insider TV Show Premieres Thursday
Sept. 1, 2011
Amherst, MA - The weekly UMass athletics television show "UMass Sports Insider" premieres this Thursday before the football team's season opener at Holy Cross. The show, which this year includes news and features for all Minutemen and Minutewomen teams, will air weekly until March on CBS 3 Springfield, Comcast SportsNet New England and also nationally on Fox College Sports (FCS) Atlantic. The show debuts with two Thursday night specials, on CBS 3 at 7 p.m. and CSN NE at 4:30 p.m.
UMass Sports Insider will heavily feature the football and men's basketball seasons, yet will also be able to highlight and profile significant athletes and accomplishments for all other UMass teams. The shows, hosted by Josh Maurer, will have game previews, team features, flashbacks, coaching segments and the popular "Hu-Ke Lau Lighter Side" comedy segment.
CBS 3 Springfield, the official Western Mass television home of UMass athletics, will air UMass Sports Insider on Saturdays at 11:30 a.m. following the season-opening primetime special. CSN NE will air the show predominantly on Friday afternoons and Saturday mornings. FCS Atlantic will also air the show on Saturday mornings throughout the year. Please check your local listings or umassathletics.com for all airdates and times.
FCS Atlantic is part of a set of 3 national college sports Networks (Atlantic, Central and Pacific) that features over 600 NCAA live events each year including programming from premiere conferences such as the Pac-12, Big 12, ACC & SEC. FCS is home to the Paradise Jam & South Padre Invitational Men's Basketball Tournaments, exclusive Big 12 & Pac-12 football and also offers over 150 coach shows from across the country. FCS Atlantic is available locally on Comcast Cable channel 262 and on Charter Cable channel 311.
Comcast SportsNet reaches more than 4 million households in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont. Comcast SportsNet's programming includes Boston Celtics and college sports including CAA Football and Atlantic 10 Basketball.
Here is the UMass Sports Insider air schedule for September:
Thu 9.1 4:30 pm Show #1 CSN
Thu 9.1 7:00 pm Show #1 CBS 3
Thu 9.8 2:30 pm Show #1 CSN
Fri 9.9 4:00 pm Show #2 CSN
Sat 9.10 8:30 am Show #2 FCS-A
Sat 9.10 11:30 am Show #2 CBS 3
Sat 9.10 4:30 pm Show #2 CSN
Fri 9.16 4:00 pm Show #3 CSN
Sat 9.17 10:30 am Show #3 FCS-A
Sat 9.17 11:30 am Show #3 CBS 3
Sat 9.17 1:00 pm Show #3 CSN
Fri 9.23 4:00 pm Show #4 CSN
Sat 9.24 10:30 am Show #4 FCS-A
Sat 9.24 11:30 am Show #4 CBS 3
Fri 9.30 2:00 pm Show #5 CSN
Schedule subject to change, please check your local listings