CIAA announces 2022 football broadcast schedule
Charlotte, North Carolina (July 25, 2022) – The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) announces its broadcast schedule for the 2022 football season, with games to be broadcast on three additional platforms – AspireTV, PRC Communications and HBCU GO, as well as the conference’s own CIAA Sports Network .
Five CIAA games will be televised live on AspireTV, including the 2022 CIAA Soccer Championship, which will be held in Salem, Virginia on November 12 this year. PRC Communications will broadcast 10 CIAA matches live via regional networks, while a total of 30 conference matches will be shown on the HBCU GO platform.
AspireTV’s four-game regular season slate, which includes seven of the league’s 12 teams, begins Saturday, Oct. 15 when Lincoln (PA) travels to Elizabeth City State for the Vikings’ return. The following week, Johnson C. Smith hosted Fayetteville State for its return to television. AspireTV will also feature the Oct. 29 tilt between visiting Johnson C. Smith and host Winston-Salem State and the Nov. 5 battle between Saint Augustine’s and Shaw hosting the Bears.
PRC Communications will broadcast at least one game per week from the start of the conference on September 17. There will be 10 games over eight weeks and nine of the league’s 12 teams will feature.
Multiple contests per week will also air on HBCU GO, starting September 17. All 12 league teams and returning contests from Bowie State, Lincoln (PA), Saint Augustine’s and Shaw will be featured on the platform.
2022 marks the seventh year of a partnership between CIAA and AspireTV to provide live broadcast coverage across multiple platforms. This is the second year of a partnership that grants HBCU GO cable, linear, streaming, broadcast, VOD and pay-per-view rights to CIAA contests. This is also the first year of collaboration between the conference and PRC Communications.
Every conference game will also still be available on the CIAA Sports Network. Local broadcast lists for each game will be available later.
Founded in 1912, the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) is the first and oldest African-American athletic conference in the United States and one of the most recognized conferences in Division II. The CIAA organizes 14 championships attended by more than 150,000 fans from across the country. Based in Charlotte, North Carolina, the CIAA is led by the presidents and chancellors of its 12 member institutions: Bowie State University, Claflin University, Elizabeth City State University, Fayetteville State University, Johnson C. Smith University, Lincoln University of Pennsylvania , Livingstone College, Saint Augustine’s University, Shaw University, Virginia State University, Virginia Union University, and Winston-Salem State University. Chowan University is an associate member of women’s soccer and bowling. For more information about the CIAA, visit theciaa.com, like us on Facebookand follow us on Twitter and instagram.
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About HBCU GO
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