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Hofstra and MSG Networks Announce Multi-Year, Multi-Sport Broadcast Partnership

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The Hofstra University Department of Athletics and MSG Networks today announced they have entered into a new, multi-year partnership that will bring Pride athletics events to sports fans across the New York Tri-state area.

As part of the agreement, MSG Networks will televise a wide range of Hofstra sports, starting with the home finale weekends for the Pride men’s and women’s basketball teams. The network will then feature other sports and Pride teams throughout upcoming fall, winter, and spring athletic seasons.

The coverage gets underway on Friday, February 24 when the women’s basketball team hosts Drexel at 7 p.m. The first televised men’s basketball game will air at 2 p.m. on Saturday, February 25 against Northeastern. Sunday’s women’s basketball game against Monmouth is at 2 p.m. All three games will air on MSG.

“What an incredible day and announcement for the Hofstra community and our athletic programs,” said Rick Cole Jr., Hofstra Vice President and Director of Athletics. “This partnership with MSG Networks is a game changer for our teams and I know our fan base is excited about this new opportunity to follow and watch our incredible student-athletes, coaches, and teams. I am so thankful to our friends at MSG Networks and those within our athletic department and at the University that worked so hard to make this come to fruition.”

“We are excited to welcome Hofstra University to the MSG Networks family and for the opportunity to showcase Pride athletics across our networks,” said Armando Polanco, Vice President of Content Distribution, MSG Networks. “We are looking forward to connecting with the passionate Hofstra community and tapping into the captive audience of college sports fans, while bolstering the network’s collegiate programming throughout the year.”

The games airing live on MSG Networks will also be available to watch on MSG GO, the network’s live streaming and video on demand platform.

About Jerry Milani

Jerry Milani is a writer and public relations executive living in Bloomfield, N.J. He has worked in P.R. for more than 30 years in college and conference sports media relations, two agencies and for the International Fight League, a team-based mixed martial arts league, and as a freelance professional. His PR clients have included Wizard World and FAN EXPO, which produce pop culture and celebrity conventions across North America, USA Wrestling, the National Lacrosse League, Strat-O-Matic Media, the Pacific Life Open and Pilot Pen Tennis tournaments and dozens of others. Milani is also the director of athletic communications for Caldwell University. He is a proud graduate of North Rockland High School and Fordham University and when not attending a Yankees, Rams or Cougars game can be reached at Jerry (at) JerryMilani (dot) com.

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