SNHU, FOX College Sports Come to Terms on 12-Game Package for 2018-19

SNHU, FOX College Sports Come to Terms on 12-Game Package for 2018-19

FOX COLLEGE SPORTS CHANNEL FINDER

MANCHESTER, N.H. – For the second consecutive year, the Southern New Hampshire University Department of Athletics has reached an agreement with FOX College Sports to carry a full slate of Penmen games on the national network during the 2018-19 season. The schedule, which features 12 total contests, will include one women's and men's soccer match, three basketball doubleheaders, a softball twinbill and a pair of baseball games. The broadcasts will once again be produced by Pack Network.

"SNHU Athletics is thrilled to be able to continue this great relationship with FOX College Sports," said Southern New Hampshire Associate Director of Athletics, Tom Wilkins. "In addition to last season's broadcast schedule, we also enjoyed success with the Penmen Pride Show, which aired 13 times on FCS over the summer. We are excited to offer our fans, alumni and members of the Penmen family across the country with the most comprehensive television package in Division II for the fifth year, and to do so with such a tremendous network."

SNHU's FOX College Sports schedule will begin Saturday, Sept. 29 (7 p.m.) with men's soccer taking on rival Adelphi University in the first televised contest at Penmen Stadium. Defending Northeast-10 Champion women's soccer will meet Bentley for their second straight TV showdown Wednesday, Oct. 10 (7 p.m.). Basketball will then take center stage Tuesday, Jan. 29 for the first of three double-dips that will be carried on FCS when the women (5:30 p.m.) welcome in Adelphi to the Stan Spirou Field House, before the men (8 p.m.) follow with their tilt with the Panthers. The spring schedule gets going Saturday, April 13 when softball hosts Assumption College in a 2:30/4:30 p.m. doubleheader, with baseball welcoming in Bentley for its own doubleheader Saturday, April 20 (12 p.m.).

Bob Lipman and Jacob VanRyn will share play-by-play and color commentary duties, after working together on select Penmen basketball broadcasts for the last five seasons. Lipman is a veteran announcer, calling games in the Granite State since 1985, including New Hampshire and Vermont high school sports. Lipman was the voice of Dartmouth College football from 2001-10 and has held the same title with the University of New Hampshire football team since 2011. Lipman, a six-time N.H. Sportscaster of the Year, also serves as one of the radio announcers for the New Hampshire Fisher Cats – the Double-A affiliate of Major League Baseball's Toronto Blue Jays. VanRyn, meanwhile, is a seasoned New England broadcast professional and will lend insight into the Northeast-10 during broadcast as he currently serves as the league's Associate Commissioner for Strategic Communications. VanRyn owns nearly 20 years of broadcasting experience, calling numerous NCAA Division II men's basketball regionals, as well as the 2015 Elite Eight, and is also the play-by-play voice of Bentley football. Ben Altsher will handle play-by-play for the two soccer matches. A 10-year veteran broadcaster for a variety of college teams throughout New England, Altsher has called games for schools such as Boston College, Harvard University, the College of the Holy Cross and the University of Massachusetts Lowell. He also serves as the PA voice for the New Hampshire Fisher Cats.

ABOUT FOX COLLEGE SPORTS

FOX College Sports (FCS) is a set of three nationally distributed channels – FCS Pacific, FCS Central and FCS Atlantic.  With over 1,100 NCAA and high school events per year, FCS leaves no rivalry left uncovered with programming from premier conferences such as the Big Ten, Pac-12, Big 12, and BIG EAST, including a variety of football, men's and women's basketball, baseball, softball, volleyball, lacrosse, ice hockey and more. FCS is home to exclusive BIG EAST and Big 12 men's basketball, plus an extensive lineup of collegiate coaches and magazine shows from around the country. FCS is seen by viewers in the nation's 25 largest markets, including New York, Los Angeles and Chicago, San Francisco, Dallas and Atlanta, Houston, Seattle, Minneapolis and Tampa. Key distribution partners include Charter Communications, Cox Communications, Verizon FiOS, Mediacom Communications, Altice and Cable One. FOX College Sports, where college never ends.

ABOUT PACK NETWORK

A Boston-based video production company, Pack Network was founded in 2007 and specializes in affordable, high-definition video solutions throughout the Northeast. Pack Network productions range from online webcasts to televised productions with over 300 live sporting events broadcast last season, many of which were delivered using cutting edge IP transmission technology. To learn more, visit packnetwork.com or facebook.com/packnetwork.

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2018-19 SNHU FOX COLLEGE SPORTS BROADCAST SCHEDULE

Sport

Date

Opponent

Time

Men's Soccer

Saturday, Sept. 29

Adelphi

7 p.m.

Women's Soccer

Wednesday, Oct. 10

Bentley

7 p.m.

Women's Basketball

Tuesday, Jan. 29

Adelphi

5:30 p.m.

Men's Basketball

Tuesday, Jan. 29

Adelphi

8 p.m.

Women's Basketball

Saturday, Feb. 16

Merrimack

1:30 p.m.

Men's Basketball

Saturday, Feb. 16

Merrimack

4 p.m.

Women's Basketball

Tuesday, Feb. 26

Assumption

5:30 p.m.

Men's Basketball

Tuesday, Feb. 26

Assumption

8 p.m.

Softball

Saturday, April 13

Assumption

2:30 p.m.

Softball

Saturday, April 13

Assumption

4:30 p.m.

Baseball

Saturday, April 20

Bentley

12 p.m.

Baseball

Saturday, April 20

Bentley

3:30 p.m.