Hofstra and MSG Networks Announce Multi-Year, Multi-Sport Broadcast Partnership |Broadcast Schedule Begins On Friday, February 24 With Women’s Basketball

Hofstra and MSG Networks Announce Multi-Year, Multi-Sport Broadcast Partnership
|Broadcast Schedule Begins On Friday, February 24 With Women’s Basketball

Hempstead, NY and New York, NY (February 21, 2023) – The Hofstra University Department of Athletics and MSG Networks today announced they have entered into a new, multi-year partnership that will bring Pride athletics events to sports fans across the New York Tri-state area.

As part of the agreement, MSG Networks will televise a wide range of Hofstra sports, starting with the home finale weekends for the Pride men’s and women’s basketball teams. The network will then feature other sports and Pride teams throughout upcoming fall, winter, and spring athletic seasons.

The coverage gets underway on Friday, February 24 when the women’s basketball team hosts Drexel at 7 p.m. The first televised men’s basketball game will air at 2 p.m. on Saturday, February 25 against Northeastern. Sunday’s women’s basketball game against Monmouth is at 2 p.m. All three games will air on MSG.

“What an incredible day and announcement for the Hofstra community and our athletic programs,” said Rick Cole Jr., Hofstra Vice President and Director of Athletics. “This partnership with MSG Networks is a game changer for our teams and I know our fan base is excited about this new opportunity to follow and watch our incredible student-athletes, coaches, and teams. I am so thankful to our friends at MSG Networks and those within our athletic department and at the University that worked so hard to make this come to fruition.”
“We are excited to welcome Hofstra University to the MSG Networks family and for the opportunity to showcase Pride athletics across our networks,” said Armando Polanco, Vice President of Content Distribution, MSG Networks. “We are looking forward to connecting with the passionate Hofstra community and tapping into the captive audience of college sports fans, while bolstering the network’s collegiate programming throughout the year.”

The games airing live on MSG Networks will also be available to watch on MSG GO, the network’s live streaming and video on demand platform.

About Hofstra Athletics
The Hofstra Department of Athletics sponsors 21 athletic teams that compete in the Colonial Athletic Association and the Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association. Men’s teams include baseball, men’s basketball, men’s cross country and track, men’s golf, men’s lacrosse, men’s soccer, men’s tennis, and wrestling. Women’s teams include women’s basketball, women’s cross country and track, field hockey, women’s golf, women’s lacrosse, women’s soccer, softball, women’s tennis, and volleyball.

About MSG Networks
MSG Networks, a pioneer in sports media, owns and operates two award-winning regional sports and entertainment networks and a companion streaming service that serve the nation’s number one media market, the New York DMA, as well as other portions of New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania. The networks feature a wide range of compelling sports content, including exclusive live local games and other programming of the New York Knicks, New York Rangers, New York Islanders, New Jersey Devils and Buffalo Sabres, as well as significant coverage of the New York Giants and Buffalo Bills. This content, in addition to a diverse array of other sporting events and critically acclaimed original programming, has established MSG Networks as the gold standard in regional sports.  MSG Networks is a subsidiary of Madison Square Garden Entertainment Corp.

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