The UConn Huskies have signed a multi-year agreement with CBS Sports Network (CBSSN) to televised home football games, the school announced on Monday.
Per the terms of the agreement, CBS Sports Network will televise four home UConn football games in 2020 and all homes games during the 2021 through 2023 seasons.
“I am excited that we have been able to finalize this multi-year partnership with CBS Sports,” UConn director of athletics David Benedict said. “CBS Sports is a tremendous brand for our football program to be associated with and I know UConn Nation will be pleased that it will be able to watch the Huskies compete against a compelling group of opponents on a nationally-distributed network.”
“Adding UConn football to our already robust lineup of partners provides more high-quality football content for CBS Sports Network,” said Dan Weinberg, EVP, Programming, CBS Sports. “We look forward to a long and successful relationship with UConn in the years ahead.”
The 2019 season was the last for UConn as a football member of the American Athletic Conference. The Huskies begin playing as a Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) Independent team in 2020.
For the 2020 season, CBS Sports Network will televise the UConn football contests against Indiana (Sept. 26), Liberty (Oct. 31), Middle Tennessee (Nov. 21), and Army (Nov. 28). Other home games that season that were not selected by CBSSN include UMass and Maine.
Below are the home contests for UConn that are currently scheduled for 2021 through 2023:
- 09/02 – Holy Cross
- 09/11 – Purdue
- 10/23 – Middle Tennessee
- 09/03 – Central Connecticut
- 09/10 – Syracuse
- 10/01 – Fresno State
- 10/29 – Boston College
- 11/12 – Liberty
- 09/02 – Duke
- 09/09 – Lafayette
- 09/23 – NC State
- 09/30 – Utah State
UConn's four-year deal with CBSSN reportedly will pay the Huskies more than $1M total. And they don't have to produce the games. https://t.co/fuFlb6q58O
— Michael Smith (@SmittySBJ) May 11, 2020