Aug. 19, 2009
The Rice Owls 2009 football season opener at UAB on September 5 has been added to Comcast / Charter Sports Southeast (CSS) regional television package. Kickoff for the game will remain at 3 p.m. (central).
This will mark the third time in the last four years that the Owls have opened their season on television. They dropped a 31-30 contest to Houston in 2006 on CSTV (now CBS College Sports) and pounded SMU 56-27 last year on ESPN.
Rice is currently scheduled to make five appearances on television this fall. The Owls will be back on CSS for their home opener vs. Vanderbilt on September 26, the first of three straight home games on the tube. Their games with Tulsa (Oct. 3) and Navy (Oct. 10) will be on CBS College Sports. Rice's road tilt with East Carolina will be carried by MASN (Mid-Atlantic Sports Network).
CSS is a 24-hour sports channel serving approximately 5.9 million cable subscribers across twelve southeastern states. Launched in 1999, the channel is a partnership between Comcast Corporation and Charter Communications. CSS carries a full slate of college sports programming. With over 40 live football games including the SEC, Sun Belt, Conference USA, and Gulf South conferences, the channel offers a comprehensive sports lineup throughout the year. The channel also offers more than 200 men's and women's live college basketball games and over 50 live baseball games, as well as a comprehensive mix of sports news and in-depth sports analysis geared toward fans in the Southeast.