SSU Athletics and WGSA Announce New Broadcast Agreement For Football And Basketball
Savannah State University in conjunction with marketing partner Innovation Sports and Entertainment is proud to announce a new local television partnership with WGSA, the Savannah’s CW Station. The partnership will make Savannah State Tigers’ football and basketball games available over air in Savannah during the 2013- 2014 academic year.
WGSA will carry three Savannah State home football games, and a select number of both men’s and women’s basketball home games.
WGSA will renew their coverage of SSU Athletics on September 14th when the Tigers take on Fort Valley State. WGSA will also broadcast the Tigers’ October 12th contest against Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) rival Florida A&M. Finally, the Tigers’ homecoming game versus North Carolina Central on October 26th will be the highlight of the football package. The broadcast dates for the men’s and women’s home basketball games will be announced once each of their schedules are finalized.
The current package is an enhancement to SSU and WGSA’s first deal, which saw WGSA broadcast three men’s basketball games and two women’s basketball games during the 2012-2013 season. This year, WGSA will add football for the first time and more basketball games to the mix.
“We are excited to build upon our relationship with WGSA,” said Director of Athletics Sterling Steward. “It is important to build step-by-step and piece-bypiece. Televising our football games is a major step forward for the increased exposure it will bring our hard-working student-athletes. We are very happy that Savannah fans will be able to watch Coach Wilson’s Tigers, in his first year at Savannah State.”
WGSA reaches over 335,000 households in the Savannah Designated Market Area (DMA).
WGSA can be found on channel 35.1 over the air in Savannah, on channel 13/435 HD on Comcast systems locally, and on 34 on both DirectTV and DISH. ESPNU HD is carried on channel 396 on Comcast Digital cable, channel 208 on Direct TV and 141 on Dish Network.