The proliferation of new sports networks isn’t just benefiting the nationally visible programs competing in the Football Bowl Subdivision or starring in March Madness. Division II programs also are seeing an exposure explosion, with their latest national broadcasting contract more than tripling network video broadcasts this year, from 25 contests last season to 77 expected in 2015-16. Here’s where you’ll see DII action this year:
- ESPN 2: The 2015 football championship will air live from Sporting Park in Kansas City, Kansas.
- ESPN 3: The streaming network will broadcast 11 football games in its DII Game of the Week package, plus the national semifinals, 18 basketball games of the week and 10 additional events in other sports.
- ESPNU: In addition to ESPN3, the football semifinals will also land on ESPNU.
- AMERICAN SPORTS NETWORK: Eighteen regular-season Division II basketball games and 11 football games will air this year alongside the American Sports Network’s regular broadcasts of Division I conference sports.
- CBS SPORTS NETWORK: The digital cable and satellite network will be home to the men’s and women’s basketball semifinals and the women’s championship game.
- CBS: The men’s basketball championship gets old-school treatment over the nation’s airwaves.
- NCAA.com: In addition to the broadcast networks, Turner Sports will stream more than 70 more contests in all 25 championships on NCAA.com.