Ashland University Eagle Football travels to Saginaw Valley State University to take on the Cardinals
Game Time: 8:00 p.m.
Ashland - Saginaw Valley Game On National Television
Division II and CBS Sports Network have announced a six-game football television package for the 2011 season and for the first time, the Ashland Eagles are included.
The Ashland - Saginaw Valley State game is the fifth game that will be shown in this package. The game will be played on Thursday, Oct. 20, with kickoff set for 8 p.m.
“This is the next great step for our football program,” said Ashland University director of athletics Bill Goldring. “We’re very grateful that the GLIAC and NCAA has recognized how far our football program has come under Coach (Lee) Owens. We’re gratified that we were selected for a national TV game.”
All games in this package will be aired live on CBS Sports Network, syndicated on regional and local networks and simulcast live on www.NCAA.com. This package marks the sixth year of Division II and CBS Sports Network’s partnership to provide Division II schools live national television exposure for their football and basketball programs. CBS Sports Network is available to over 95 million United States households through a variety of cable and satellite providers.
“I think this is great exposure for the program, the university and the conference,” said Owens. “We’re looking forward to it. Saginaw Valley is a great opportunity and a great place to play. There’s a lot of football to be played before then, but this should be a game with a lot of significance for us.”