Home Opener Against Stony Brook to be Streamed on CBS Digitial

Home Opener Against Stony Brook to be Streamed on CBS Digitial

KINGSTON, R.I. - Rhode Island's hom opener will be streamed for free as part of the The Colonial Athletic Association's agreement with CBS Sports Digital.

The game against Stony Brook on Saturday, Sept. 9 - also Rhody's CAA Football opener - is part of the league's "Game of the Week" package with CBS Digital. For the next two seasons, there will be a "Game of the Week" available for free on College Sports Live online (collegesportslive.com) and on the College Sports Live mobile app. 

College Sports Live is a streaming service from CBS Sports Digital offering subscribers the ability to watch and listen to more than 10,000 live events from top universities and conferences across the country.  It is the most comprehensive collegiate sports streaming service available covering more than 30 sports.

"The CAA is extremely pleased to be able to enter into this partnership with CBS Sports Digital," CAA Commissioner Joe D'Antonio said. "We have seen a dramatic shift in the way our fans are watching CAA sporting events. Through this relationship, we hope to continue delivering to our fan base top quality digital programming that will highlight the competitiveness of our Conference as well as the talent of our student-athletes." 

"The addition of the CAA Football and Men's Basketball Game of the Week to College Sports Live, as well as conference championships in several other sports, is a win for college sports fans," said Eric Foote, Vice President and General Manager of CBS Interactive Advanced Media. "We're excited to work with the CAA to deliver these great match-ups right to fans, across multiple devices." 

The CAA Football "Game of the Week" schedule includes 12 contests and features 11 league match-ups. The slate kicks off on Thursday, August 31 with the Battle for the Brice-Cowell Musket between long-time rivals Maine and New Hampshire. The schedule is also highlighted by a Saturday, October 14 showdown between Villanova and reigning FCS National Champion James Madison, who are both ranked in the Top 10 nationally in preseason polls.

All 12 CAA Football members will appear at least once in the package. Scott Sudikoff will handle the play-by-play duties for all 12 football telecasts, while former NFL player Brandon Noble will work as the analyst. Noble, a collegiate standout at Penn State, played four seasons (1999-2002) at defensive tackle for the Dallas Cowboys and one for the Washington Redskins (2003).

CAA Football Game of the Week Package on College Sports Live 
Aug. 31 - Maine at New Hampshire, 7 p.m.
Sept. 9 - Stony Brook at Rhode Island, 1 p.m.
Sept. 16 - Charleston Southern at Elon, 6 p.m.
Sept. 23 - Towson at Stony Brook, 6 p.m.
Sept. 30 - UAlbany at Elon, 2 p.m.
Oct. 7 - Maine at Villanova, 1 p.m.
Oct. 14 - Villanova at James Madison, 3:30 p.m.
Oct. 21 - Richmond at Delaware, 3:30 p.m.
Oct. 28 - Stony Brook at Richmond, 3 p.m.
Nov. 4 - Delaware at Maine, 2 p.m.
Nov. 11 - Towson at William & Mary, 2 p.m.
Nov. 18 - New Hampshire at UAlbany, 1 p.m.