Wednesday, November 13, 2013
On Saturday, Nov. 16, The Comcast Network will televise the Rider Universtiy-Penn State wrestling match live, beginning at 4 p.m. from Alumni Gymnasium. This is the first time in several years that a college wrestling match will be televised.
“We’re very excited to have our match with Penn State televised,” Rider’s head wrestling coach Gary Taylor says. “This is a wonderful opportunity to give Rider University and our wrestling team very positive exposure from Northern Virginia up to New England.”
On most cable networks, The Comcast Network can be found on channel 8 or channel 846 in high-definition (HD). On the Verizon System, it can be found on channel 99 in Philadelphia.
After a successful 3-0 weekend at the Hokie Duals in Blacksburg, Va., Rider’s wrestling team debuted at number 25 in the first USA Today/NWCA/AWN Division I Coaches Poll of the regular season.
Last year Rider’s wrestling team finished runner-up in its final season in the Colonial Athletic Association and sent four wrestlers to Nationals. This year, Rider is competing in the Eastern Wrestling League (EWL) and begins the season with four wrestlers ranked among the top 32 in the nation.
Currently the nation’s top-ranked team, Penn State is the three-time defending NCAA Division I National Champion.
The Comcast Network will be back on campus on Dec. 29 to televise the Rider-University of Penn men’s basketball game at noon. Ten additional men’s basketball games will be televised throughout the season on the Big Ten Network, the Patriot League Network, Fox Sports 1, ESPNU and ESPN3.
“Comcast is well known for producing quality sporting events and we are pleased to once again partner with them to promote our wrestling and basketball programs within this region,” says Rider’s Director of Athletics Don Harnum.
If you aren’t attending Saturday’s wrestling match in person, make sure to tune in and support the Broncs!