University at Buffalo Football

Bulls To Have Unprecedented TV Exposure in 2008

All six home games to be broadcast and nine of 12 games currently slated for live television

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BUFFALO, NY – The University at Buffalo football program has been receiving unprecedented national attention following its finest season in the program's nine-year history in Division I-A football. This fall, the Bulls will have unprecedented coverage on the airwaves as currently nine of the Bulls' 12 games have been slated for live television coverage in the Buffalo market and beyond.

For the first time in its school history, all Bulls home games will be broadcast live, with two games airing as part of ESPN's college football coverage and the other four games being produced locally by Time Warner Cable SportsNet. Buffalo's games versus Texas El-Paso (August 28), Western Michigan (Oct. 11), Army (Oct. 28) and Kent State (Nov. 28) will be aired live on Time Warner Cable in Buffalo and Rochester. The announcing team of Howard Simon and Brian Koziol, who did Bulls' football games on radio for the past three seasons, will reprise their roles on Time Warner Cable's broadcasts. The UTEP game will air in Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse and Albany on Time Warner Cable SportsNet local affiliates.

“Time Warner Cable is pleased to partner with the University at Buffalo to bring our viewers live home football games of the Division I-A Bulls. As our commitment to local sports grows, we hope to show more and more of our exciting homegrown football talent. Time Warner Cable SportsNet looks forward to showcasing the athletes who perform each week for the University at Buffalo,” stated Robin L. Wolfgang, WNY Division Vice President of Public and Government Affairs, Time Warner Cable.

In addition, Buffalo's home game versus Temple on September 13th will be a part of the MAC's ESPN Regional package and will air locally on WNGS (RTN) as well as in 34 television markets, including Chicago, Philadelphia, Detroit, Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati, Indianapolis and Grand Rapids.

Buffalo's home game versus Miami on Tuesday, November 4 will mark Buffalo's first-ever nationally-televised game as it will air on ESPN2 on Election Night from UB Stadium at 7:30 pm.

Road games currently scheduled to air include UB's game at Pittsburgh (Sept. 6) on SportsNet New York (SNY), while games at Ohio (10/28) and Akron (11/13) will air on ESPNU.

"As our program continues to grow this kind of television exposure will only help us recruit,” said head coach Turner Gill, the 2007 MAC Coach of the Year. "When I first arrived at Buffalo one of our biggest challenges was familiarizing recruits with the tremendous academic institution we have, now people around the country are getting to see a growing football program with a great academic reputation."

08/01/2008
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