ELEVEN SPORTS, NESN TO TELEVISE 13 MEN’S AND WOMEN’S UMASS BASKETBALL GAMES
Coverage will begin with Nov. 6 season-opening doubleheader from the Mullins Center
AMHERST, Mass. – University of Massachusetts Athletics, alongside multimedia rights holder Learfield’s UMass Sports Properties, announced today that 13 total UMass men’s and women’s basketball home games will be televised nationally by ELEVEN SPORTS with regional coverage on NESN or NESNplus.
UMass Athletics is in its second year of partnership with ELEVEN SPORTS which will produce and distribute these 13 contests from the Mullins Center.
ELEVEN is available to 55 million homes in HD on nationwide cable systems such as DIRECTV (channel 623), AT&T U-verse (1665), Verizon Fios (597), RCN (571), Atlantic Broadband (501), Hawaiian Telcom (1091), and Google Fiber (251). In addition, it is carried on Sony PlayStation Vue and Fubo.tv.
Regionally, the games will air on either NESN or NESNplus which are both available digitally at NESNgo.com or via the NESNgo app.
The games will also be included digitally on the Atlantic 10’s ESPN+ schedule. Fans can subscribe to the digital service for a monthly or yearly fee which provides numerous home and away Atlantic 10 contests along with other live sports content.
UMass Basketball Home Game Television Coverage
Nov. 6 • Sacred Heart (WBB) • 4:30 p.m. • ES/NESNplus
Nov. 6 • UMass Lowell • 7 p.m. • ES/NESNplus
Nov. 13 • Harvard • 7 p.m. • ES/NESN
Nov. 28 • North Dakota (WBB) • 4:30 p.m. • ES/NESN
Nov. 28 • Quinnipiac • 7 p.m. • ES/NESN
Dec. 4 • Holy Cross • 7 p.m. • ES/NESNplus
Jan. 16 • George Mason • 7 p.m. • ES/NESNplus
Jan. 23 • St. Bonaventure • 7 p.m. • ES/NESN
Feb. 6 • Fordham • 7 p.m. • ES/NESN
Feb. 9 • Davidson • 1 p.m. • ES/NESNplus
Feb. 23 • Saint Joseph’s • 2 p.m. • ES (LIVE)/NESNplus (tape delay, 9:30 PM)
Feb. 26 • Dayton • 7 p.m. • ES/NESNplus
March 6 • Richmond • 7 p.m. • ES/NESN
Season tickets, single game tickets, group tickets, Parquet Passes and Mini-Plans are now on sale for the much anticipated 2018-19 season. The array of options offers both affordability and flexibility for fans looking to come out to the Mullins Center this year and are available for purchase online via UMass Athletics Ticket Central or by calling 1-866-UMASS-TIX.
About ELEVEN SPORTS | Channel Finder
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 https://www.learfield.com/.
NESN has consistently been one of the top-rated regional sports networks in the country with award-winning Red Sox and Bruins coverage. The network is delivered throughout the six-state New England region and nationally as NESN National. For six consecutive years Forbes Magazine has ranked NESN as one of the 10 Most Valuable Sports Business Brands in the World. NESN.com is one of the country’s most visited sports websites with a state-of-the-art HD studio dedicated to digital video productions. NESN’s social responsibility program, NESN Connects, is proud to support and connect its employees with charitable organizations in our communities. NESN is owned by Fenway Sports Group (owners of the Boston Red Sox) and Delaware North (owners of the Boston Bruins).