Verizon FiOS TV customers on Long Island can watch the Hofstra University men's basketball team take on the winner of a previous game between James Madison University and The College of William & Mary in the Colonial Athletic Association Men's Basketball Tournament quarterfinals Saturday (March 5), courtesy of the Comcast Sports Network.
The game will air live exclusively on FiOS1, Channels 1 on Verizon FiOS TV. Coverage begins at 8:30 p.m. Should Hofstra advance in the tournament, FiOS1 will air the semifinal game at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday (March 6).
"Hofstra's basketball success this season is putting Long Island basketball on the map," said Michelle Webb, general manager of FiOS1. "Verizon is excited to be able to bring this local start of March Madness to our Long Island FiOS TV customers."
Thomas E. Yeager, commissioner of the Colonial Athletic Association, said, "The CAA is thrilled that Verizon FiOS1 is carrying the Hofstra games of the tournament as Hofstra makes a run for post-season play. The Pride has had an outstanding season, which we hope continues deep into March."
Said Jack Hayes, Hofstra University athletic director, "We are extremely appreciative of the relationship between FiOS1 and Hofstra Athletics. Broadcasting our conference basketball tournament games is another example of the great things that FiOS1 does to promote Hofstra University."
FiOS1 is part of FiOS TV's broad collection of programming, featuring more than 520 all-digital channels including up to 138 HD channels and 19,000 monthly video-on-demand titles. FiOS also provides next-generation interactive services including an advanced interactive media guide; social networking, news and entertainment widgets; remote DVR management via broadband or cell phone; and more.
For more information on FiOS1 Long Island, visit www.FiOS1newsLongIsland.com.
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