The University of Maine football team will be featured three times as part of the Colonial Athletic Association’s television package, which was announced on Wednesday.
The Black Bears, under first-year head coach Joe Harasymiak, will have their nonconference games against Football Bowl Subdivision teams the University of Connecticut and the University of Toledo streamed live on ESPN3, and their game against CAA opponent James Madison will be shown on the American Sports Network.
The UConn game is the teams’ season opener on 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 1, at East Hartford, Connecticut. The Black Bears play at Toledo on 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, and the James Madison game will be a home contest at noon Saturday, Sept. 24.
UConn and Toledo both played in bowl games last season.
UConn lost to Marshall University 16-10 in the St. Petersburg (Florida) Bowl at Tropicana Field, home of the Tampa Bay Rays baseball team.
Toledo beat Temple 32-17 in the Marmot Boca Raton Bowl in Florida, which capped a 10-2 campaign for the Rockets.
James Madison went 9-3 overall and 6-2 in the CAA a year ago and shared the conference regular-season title with fellow Virginia-based schools Richmond and William and Mary.
The Dukes were upset by Colgate 44-38 in their NCAA FCS playoff game.
The regular season will conclude on Nov. 19 with Comcast SportsNet and American Sports Network each picking a wild card game that will showcase the best matchups based on the conference standings. The networks will choose the games no later than two weeks in advance.
The Black Bears’ broadcast partners, WVII ABC 7 and WFVX Fox 22 in Bangor, also will televise some games, and they will he shown nationally on Fox College Sports.
The times and dates of those games are expected to be released shortly.
Source : bangordailynews.com