Both of Army West Point men's and women's basketball doubleheaders against service-academy rival Navy will be broadcast live on CBS Sports Network this season, the Patriot League announced in a release Thursday morning.
One of the most storied rivalries in all of sports will be televised to a national audience. The first of the Army-Navy doubleheaders is set for January 25 in Annapolis, Md., with the second slated for February 22 in Christl Arena. The latter date will represent the battle for the "star" for both the men and women as part of the Star Series presented by USAA. Tipoff for the women's games will be at 11 a.m. with the men to follow at 1:30 p.m. for both dates.
The CBS Sports Network will be airing 19 Patriot League basketball games during the 2019-20 season, including both men's and women's League championship games. The television schedule tips off on Friday, November 8 when Navy hosts East Carolina as part of the Veteran's Classic at 8 p.m. The first televised league game of the season on the network will be January 6, when the Black Knights host defending league champion Colgate with coverage from Christl Arena beginning at 7 p.m.
The League slate continues Monday, January 13 with Boston U. traveling to Baltimore to take on Loyola for a 7 p.m. game at Reitz Arena. CBS Sports Network will feature a Patriot League contest each Monday night beginning in the New Year through February 17 when Holy Cross hosts Bucknell.
The Patriot League Men's Basketball Championship will be televised on CBS Sports Network for the ninth-consecutive season on March 11 at 7:30 p.m. with the Patriot League Women's Basketball Championship set to be aired for the 11th-straight season on March 15 at noon. CBS Sports Network will also carry both men's basketball tournament semifinal matchups on March 8.
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