SNHU, FOX College Sports Team Up for 10-Game TV Package for 2019-20

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MANCHESTER, N.H. – For the third consecutive year, the Southern New Hampshire University Department of Athletics has reached an agreement with FOX College Sports to carry a full slate of Penmen games on the national network during the 2019-20 season. The schedule, which features 10 total contests, will include one women's and men's soccer match, two basketball doubleheaders, a pair of baseball games and a softball twin bill. The broadcasts will once again be produced by Pack Network. 

"SNHU Athletics is once again excited to announce the continuation of what has been a wonderful relationship with FOX College Sports," said Southern New Hampshire Associate Director of Athletics, Tom Wilkins. "With 10 games on the docket for this season, we are thrilled to be able to offer our fans, alumni and members of the Penmen family across the country with the most comprehensive television package in Division II for the sixth year, and to do so with such an excellent network."

SNHU's FOX College Sports schedule will begin Saturday, Oct. 19 with men's soccer taking on rival Le Moyne College at 1 p.m., before women's soccer follows at 4 p.m. against Assumption College. The winter portion schedule gets underway with women's (1:30 p.m.) and men's (4 p.m.) basketball welcoming Assumption into the Stan Spirou Field House on Saturday, Feb. 8. A Tuesday, Feb. 25 hoops doubleheader follows against Saint Michael's College beginning at 5 p.m. Baseball will play two against Saint Michael's on Saturday, April 11 at noon to kick off the spring schedule, with softball capping the slate Sunday, April 19 (12 p.m.) when it takes on American International College in doubleheader action.

Bob Lipman and Jacob VanRyn will share play-by-play and color commentary duties, after working together on select Penmen basketball broadcasts for the last six seasons. Lipman is a veteran announcer, calling games in the Granite State since 1985, including New Hampshire and Vermont high school sports. Lipman was the voice of Dartmouth College football from 2001-10 and has held the same title with the University of New Hampshire football team since 2011. Lipman, a six-time N.H. Sportscaster of the Year, also serves as one of the radio announcers for the New Hampshire Fisher Cats – the Double-A affiliate of Major League Baseball's Toronto Blue Jays. VanRyn, meanwhile, is a seasoned New England broadcast professional and will lend insight into the Northeast-10 during broadcast as he served as the league's Associate Commissioner for Strategic Communications up until last season. VanRyn owns nearly 20 years of broadcasting experience, calling numerous NCAA Division II men's basketball regionals, as well as the 2015 Elite Eight, and is also the play-by-play voice of Bentley football. Ben Altsher will handle play-by-play for the two soccer matches. A 10-year veteran broadcaster for a variety of college teams throughout New England, Altsher has called games for schools such as Boston College, Harvard University, the College of the Holy Cross and the University of Massachusetts Lowell. He also serves as the PA voice for the New Hampshire Fisher Cats.

ABOUT FOX COLLEGE SPORTS

FOX College Sports (FCS) is a set of three nationally distributed channels – FCS Pacific, FCS Central and FCS Atlantic.  With more than 1,000 NCAA and high school events per year, FCS leaves no rivalry left uncovered with programming from premiere conferences such as the Big 12 and BIG EAST, including a variety of football, men's and women's basketball, baseball, softball, volleyball, lacrosse, ice hockey and more. FCS is home to exclusive BIG EAST men's basketball and Big 12 men's and women's basketball, plus an extensive lineup of collegiate coaches and magazine shows from around the country. FCS is seen by viewers in the nation's 25 largest markets, including New York, Los Angeles and Chicago, San Francisco, Dallas and Atlanta, Houston, Seattle, Minneapolis and Tampa. Key distribution partners include Charter Spectrum, Cox Communications, AT&T U-Verse, Frontier, Mediacom Communications, Altice, Cable One, Sony, FuboTV, and WOW!. FOX College Sports, where college never ends.

ABOUT PACK NETWORK

A Boston-based video production company, Pack Network was founded in 2007 and specializes in affordable, high-definition video solutions throughout the Northeast. Pack Network productions range from online webcasts to televised productions with over 300 live sporting events broadcast last season, many of which were delivered using cutting edge IP transmission technology. To learn more, visit packnetwork.com or facebook.com/packnetwork. 

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2019-20 SNHU FOX COLLEGE SPORTS BROADCAST SCHEDULE

Sport

Date

Opponent

Time

Men's Soccer

Saturday, Oct. 19

Le Moyne

1 p.m.

Women's Soccer

Saturday, Oct. 19

Assumption

4 p.m.

Women's Basketball

Saturday, Feb. 8

Assumption

1:30 p.m.

Men's Basketball

Saturday, Feb. 8

Assumption

4 p.m.

Women's Basketball

Tuesday, Feb. 25

Saint Michael's

5 p.m.

Men's Basketball

Tuesday, Feb. 25

Saint Michael's

7:30 p.m.

Baseball

Saturday, April 11

Saint Michael's

12 p.m.

Baseball

Saturday, April 11

Saint Michael's

3 p.m.

Softball

Sunday, April 19

American Int'l

12 p.m.

Softball

Sunday, April 19

American Int'l

2 p.m.