Wednesday, July 24, 2013

University of Albany Welcomed At Inaugural CAA Football Media Day

BALTIMORE – Represented by head coach Bob Ford and quarterback Will Fiacchi, the University at Albany football program made its inaugural appearance at the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Football Media Day Wednesday at M&T Bank Stadium.

Ford and Fiacchi met and mingled with the conference’s 10 other head coaches and select student-athletes, as well as spoke with a large turnout of media members.

The CAA also announced the preseason all-conference teams and the predicted order of finish. The Great Danes were picked 10th in the preseason poll, while Villanova was chosen as the league’s preseason favorite in a vote of the conference’s 11 head coaches and communications personnel.

UAlbany wrapped up a 14-year tenure in the Northeast Conference with six championships, including a share of the title in 2012. The Great Danes also boasted the best record the program has ever seen at the Division I FCS level, going 9-2 overall last year and ranked as high as No. 18 in the FCS Coaches Poll and No. 20 in the Sports Network Top-25.

The Great Danes open their 2013 CAA slate on Sept. 14th at 7:00 p.m. against Rhode Island. UAlbany will face the Rams in front of NBC Sports Regional Network cameras, while also clashing on Bob Ford Field, a brand new 8,500 seat stadium for the first time. To purchase season tickets click here. Individual game tickets go on sale August 1st.

2013 CAA Football Predicted Order of Finish
1. Villanova (11)
2. Towson (3)
3. New Hampshire (3)
4. Richmond (1)
5. James Madison (4)
6. Delaware
7. Stony Brook
8. Maine
9. William & Mary
10. UAlbany
11. Rhode Island  

Monday, July 22, 2013

CAA Football Announces 2013 TV Schedule

CAA Football Announces 2013 TV Schedule

RICHMOND, Va.  -- Announced Monday by the league office, the University at Albany football program will take on Rhode Island and Delaware in front of NBC Sports Regional Network cameras as part of the Colonial Athletic Association’s television schedule.

The Great Danes’ NBC Sports Regional Network game on September 14th at 7:00 p.m. will feature a plethora of firsts for the program, including the inaugural game at Bob Ford Field – UAlbany’s brand new 8,500 seat stadium. The Danes will also kick off their first CAA contest as a member of the league, facing Rhode Island for the first time in program history. To purchase season tickets click here. Individual game tickets go on sale August 1st.

Also on NBC Sports Regional Networks, UAlbany will clash with the Blue Hens at Delaware Stadium October 12th starting at noon. The meeting will mark the program’s third against Delaware, as the series is tied, 1-1.

CAA Football enters its second year of a five-year broadcast agreement with the NBC Sports Network this fall. The network is the 24/7 cable platform for NBC Sports and is available in nearly 80 million homes. NBC Sports is also now live streaming NBC Sports Network’s live-event coverage to digital, mobile and tablet users via its NBC Sports Live Extra platform.

NBC Sports Regional Networks, part of the NBC Sports Group, consist of 13 regional networks that deliver more than 2,400 live sporting events annually, along with breaking news, comprehensive analysis, digital content and original programming, to more than 50 million homes. The NBC Sports Regional Networks are: Comcast SportsNet Bay Area, Comcast SportsNet California, Comcast SportsNet Chicago, Comcast SportsNet Houston, Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic, Comcast SportsNet New England, NECN, Comcast SportsNet Northwest, The Comcast Network, Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia, CSS and SNY.

Throughout the 2013 season, every game televised on NBC Sports Regional Networks will also be simulcast digitally to out-of-market areas for free on CAA.TV. A select number of these specific games may also be featured in high definition and available live for free on the CAA iPad app. Digital broadcasts will be blacked out in areas where the telecast is available via fans’ cable provider. A free login will be required to view the games both via CAA.TV on a computer or using the CAA's iPad app. More information on the CAA.TV login requirement will be available closer to the season and promoted via CAA Football’s online presence.

CAA Football is on Twitter @CAAFootball and uses the official hashtag #CAAFB. They can also be found on FacebookInstagram and blogging on their official Every Day Is Saturday blog at

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