National College Sports Network To Showcase The Bulldogs In A Home Encounter

Matt Frank
Matt Frank and the Ferris State hockey team will be featured on CSTV's Jan. 19 live televised contest from Big Rapids.

For the first time ever, College Sports Television (CSTV) will be making an appearance at Ferris State University as the CBS company will televise the Bulldog men's hockey contest against Northern Michigan University on Saturday, Jan. 19, at FSU's Ewigleben Ice Arena in Big Rapids, Mich.

The Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA) contest versus the Wildcats will commence at 8:05 p.m. (EST) due to being televised live. The game can be seen via satellite on DirecTV channel 610 and Dish Network channel 152. Viewers in other areas of the nation should contact their local cable provider to determine if CSTV is available.

In addition to the telecast, CSTV is making the game available through its All-Access player. Ferris State hockey fans hoping to view the contest online can purchase a single-game pay-per-view pass for $7.95 by visiting cstvppv.com/hockey. A live video and audio webcast of the game will also be made available through B2 Networks for a charge of $6 per contest on FSU's Athletics Website at www.ferris.edu/sports by clicking on the B2 Networks icon.

Tickets for the game are available by either contacting the FSU Athletics Ticket Office at (231) 591-2888 or Star Tickets Plus at 1-800-585-3737. Fans can also purchase online at Star Tickets Plus' website: www.starticketsplus.com. Tickets are also available at all Meijer store locations in the West Michigan area.

Ferris State made two CSTV appearances last season as the Bulldogs were shown in a pair of CCHA road encounters against Northern Michigan (Jan. 6) and Michigan (Jan. 26.).

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.

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.

Ferris State, which is presently 7-8-1 overall with a fifth-place 6-6-0 CCHA mark this season, returns after the Christmas Holiday to compete in the 15th annual Toyota UConn Hockey Classic on Dec. 29-30 in Storrs, Conn. The Bulldogs, under 16th-year head coach Bob Daniels will go up against the Brown Bears in Saturday's (Dec. 29) opening semifinal-round tilt at 4 p.m. (EST). Army and host Connecticut will faceoff at 7:15 p.m. (EST) in the tourney's second semifinal game. The consolation and championship outings will be conducted Sunday (Dec. 30) at 4 p.m. (EST) and 7:15 p.m. (EST), respectively.

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