ATLANTA — CBS Sports Network has selected the SIAC football match-up between Miles College and Benedict College for national television broadcast.
The game has been rescheduled for Thursday, October 2, as part of the NCAA Division II Football Game of the Week television package.
Kickoff time is slated for 7 p.m. CT at Albert J. Sloan-Alumni Stadium in Fairfield, Ala.
Last season Miles defeated Benedict 27-13 in Columbia, S.C. and went on to finish with a 6-1 SIAC conference record before falling in the championship game to Albany State, 17-14.
Available to 99 million homes nationwide, CBS Sports Network is the 24-hour destination of CBS Sports. The network telecasts thousands of hours of live games in high-definition, along with expert analysis and original programming.
“We know that our student-athletes really enjoy competing for a national audience, and we expect this year’s lineup of nationally televised games to produce a series of exciting games showcasing the quality and competitiveness of NCAA Division II football,” said Frank Condino, chair of the Division II Football Committee and athletics director at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
During the nine years of DII’s partnership with CBS Sports Network, more than 40 percent of the division’s football-playing member schools have appeared in nationally televised games. This will be the first nationally televised Division II Football Game of the Week in program history for each of the seven schools hosting. In total, national telecasts have originated from 42 DII campuses.
“This year, schools from eight different conferences will be represented on national television, with several schools making their first nationally televised appearances,” said Terri Steeb Gronau, vice president of Division II. “These games on national television afford us another opportunity to demonstrate what is special about Division II schools and student-athletes. We look forward to showcasing tremendous student-athletes as they succeed on the field, in the classroom and in life.”