Bulldogs To Make Second National TV Appearance This Season

Adam Miller
Junior center Adam Miller and his Ferris State teammates are looking forward to making their second CSTV appearance of this month.

The Ferris State University menís ice hockey team continues to gain national exposure as the Bulldogs will be making their second appearance on College Sports Television (CSTV) this month.

The Bulldogs will be featured this Friday (Jan. 26) evening in a Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA) matchup against the nationally-ranked University of Michigan Wolverines in what will represent the third meeting between the two teams this campaign.

The game, which can be viewed live on either DirecTV channel 610 or Dish Network channel 152, will start at 8:05 p.m. (EST) from UM's Yost Ice Arena in Ann Arbor, Mich. The play-by-play duties will be handled by Matt McConnell with Troy Ward providing color commentary.

Ferris State, which made its 2006-07 season CSTV debut on Jan. 6 at Northern Michigan, will enter this Friday's CCHA weekend series opener with a 7-16-3 overall record. The Bulldogs, under 15th-year head coach Bob Daniels, are presently 4-12-2 in CCHA action this campaign.

College Sports Television officially began in April, 2003 as the first 24-hour network devoted exclusively to college sports, The debut was also noteworthy as College Sports Television was the first independent cable channel to appear on the nationwide DirecTV satellite system at launch.

Since then, CSTV has televised more than 6,000 hours of original programming, features, talk shows and documentaries as well as more womenís sports coverage than any other network. Its regular season and championship event coverage draws from every major collegiate athletic conference and division, in addition to nine NCAA championships. CSTV televises 30 menís and womenís college sports including football, basketball, baseball, hockey, lacrosse, soccer, wrestling and volleyball from every major conference. The network holds the multi-media rights for Conference USA and Navy athletics, and will take over the same for Mountain West Conference in fall, 2006.

CSTVWith nearly 15 million subscribers, College Sports Television currently has agreements with distributors representing more than 52 million homes nationwide, including Adelphia, Charter, Comcast, Cox, DirecTV, Dish Networks and Time Warner Cable. It is now one part of CSTV Networks, Inc., the leading digital sports media company, connecting more fans to more college sports than any other company with programming content distributed through cable and broadcast television, pay-per-view, satellite television and radio, in-flight entertainment, wireless networks and more.

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