NIU's connection with Comcast SportsNet Chicago will continue this fall under a new agreement announced by Huskie Athletic Director Jeff Compher on Monday. The school and the regional sports network reached a new three-year agreement. The arrangement will include broadcast of three NIU football games on the network this fall.
It makes sense, considering the network's reach in Chicagoland AND the large number of NIU graduates (180,000-plus) who live in Comcast Sportsnet Chicago's market.
The three home football games that will be televised this fall are:
Saturday, Sept. 12 vs. Western Illinois (6:30 p.m.)
Saturday, Sept. 26 vs. Idaho (2:30 p.m.)
Saturday, Oct. 3 vs. Western Michigan (2:30 p.m.)
The network will also carry "Inside Huskie Sports," the school-prduced 30-minute sports highlight show, weekly. It's the fifth straight year for that arrangement.
"We are very pleased that Comcast SportsNet Chicago will be the place to see Huskie football this fall and for years to come," Compher said. "The exposure that our entire university receives from these game broadcasts cannot be measured. CSN Chicago has been a great partner for Northern Illinois Athletics for many years with excellent year-around coverage of Huskie football. I know that our fans appreciate and enjoy seeing our games on Comcast."