EastLink releases fall football broadcast schedule
15/06/2012 4:46 pm
Axemen football on EastLink 6 times in 9 game AUS season
HALIFAX, NS - Atlantic University Sport and Eastlink TV are pleased to announce the 2012 football broadcast schedule, which will kick off on Saturday, September 1st. An AUS football game will be shown live and in High Definition, each Saturday throughout the season leading up to the Subway AUS Loney Bowl championship game scheduled for November 10th.
"Atlantic University Sport is proud and excited to continue our terrific partnership with Eastlink TV," said Phil Currie, executive director of Atlantic University Sport. "Eastlink TV has been committed to showcasing local sports in the Maritimes and that is even more evident with their significant investment in providing their mobile HD production capabilities. AUS fans will be able to enjoy an extremely professional production as well as an exceptional viewing experience thanks to Eastlink's desire to be on the leading edge of local broadcasting."
The 2012 season will once again see Eastlink TV broadcast eight regular season games, two post-season contests and one pre-season game. Pre-season competition returned to the schedule in 2011 for the first time since 2001.
The regular season will open on Saturday, September 8th when Perry Marchese makes his head coaching debut as the Saint Mary’s Huskies face the reigning CIS coach of the year Jeff Cummins and the defending champion Acadia Axemen in Wolfville, N.S., in a rematch of the 2011 Subway AUS Loney Bowl.
The 2012 broadcast schedule will also include the Saint Mary’s Huskies homecoming game versus the Axemen on September 22nd as well as a week two interlock contest featuring the Huskies and the Sherbrooke Vert et Or on Saturday, September 15th.
"This promises to be an exciting Atlantic University Sport football season on Eastlink TV. For the first time ever, the games will be in sparkling High Definition and we see this as an evolution of Eastlink's long history of televising AUS football," said Michael Smith, Vice President of EastLink TV. "We are so pleased to partner with AUS to provide even better coverage of the games, and we believe, the best presentation of university sports in the country."
The AUS post-season will begin on November 3rd, when the second place team hosts the semifinal game with the winner advancing to the 2012 Subway AUS Loney Bowl which will take place on Saturday, November 10th.
The Atlantic conference champion will then travel to Quebec and face the RSEQ champion in the Uteck Bowl on the weekend of November 16-17. The Uteck Bowl and Mitchell Bowl winners will advance to play each other in the 48th Vanier Cup in Toronto on Friday, November 23rd.
The on-air team of Dan Robertson and John MacNeil will return once again to provide the play-by-play and colour commentary for the ninth consecutive season, while Cecil Wright will patrol the sidelines to provide in-game interviews.
Don't miss the exciting season on EastLink TV, beginning Saturday, September 1st at 2:00pm.
The complete 2012 Atlantic University Sport football schedule is now available at www.atlanticuniversitysport.com is listed below:
Saturday, September 1 – Saint Mary’s at Mount Allison, 2:00pm
Saturday, September 1 – StFX at Acadia, 2:00pm (EastLink TV)
Friday, September 7 – StFX at Mount Allison, 7:00pm
Saturday, September 8 – Saint Mary’s at Acadia, 2:00pm (EastLink TV)
Friday, September 14 – Mount Allison at McGill, 7:00pm
Saturday, September 15 – Acadia at Laval, 1:00pm
Saturday, September 15 – Concordia at StFX, 2:00pm
Saturday, September 15 – Sherbrooke at Saint Mary's, 2:00pm (EastLink TV)
Saturday, September 22 – Acadia at Saint Mary’s (HC), 2:00pm (EastLink TV)
Saturday, September 22 – StFX at Mount Allison (HC), 2:00pm
Saturday, September 29 – Saint Mary’s at StFX (HC), 2:00pm
Saturday, September 29 – Mount Allison at Acadia, 2:00pm (EastLink TV)
Friday, October 5 – Mount Allison at Saint Mary's, 7:00pm
Saturday, October 6 – Acadia at StFX, 2:00pm (EastLink TV)
Saturday, October 13 – StFX at Acadia (HC), 2:00pm
Saturday, October 13 – Saint Mary’s at Mount Allison, 2:00pm (EastLink TV)
Saturday, October 20 – Mount Allison at StFX, 2:00pm
Saturday, October 20 – Saint Mary's at Acadia, 2:00pm (EastLink TV)
Saturday, October 27 – Acadia at Mount Allison, 2:00pm
Saturday, October 27 – StFX at Saint Mary's, 2:00pm (EastLink TV)
Saturday, November 3 – Third Place at Second Place, 1:00pm (EastLink TV)
AUS Championship (The Subway Loney Bowl):
Saturday, November 10 – Semifinal Winner at First Place, 1:00pm (EastLink TV)
Uteck Bowl (at RSEQ Champion):
November 16/17 – AUS Champion at RSEQ Champion, TBA
Vanier Cup (at Toronto, Ont.):
Friday, November 23 – Uteck Bowl Winner vs. Mitchell Bowl Winner, TBA
(HC) = Homecoming Game