Rain Delay, Canadian Market Hurt ALDS Ratings Vin Scully Not Calling Postseason For Dodgers MLB Game Viewing Online, Through App Up From '14 Small Ratings Increase For Colts-Texans "TNF" NFL Primetime Windows Up To Date PGA Tour TV Up For '14-15 Media Notes Cubs-Pirates Sets TBS Wild Card Record Mendoza Likely To Keep Prominent ESPN Role MLB Regular-Season Audience Rises
SBD/Issue 119/Sports Media
School Daze: NBC To Broadcast Rugby 7's College Championship
Published March 4, 2010
NBC has agreed to broadcast the first Rugby 7's collegiate championship June 5-6, marking what NBC believes is the first time college rugby games have appeared on broadcast television. The round-robin tournament will be held at Columbus Crew Stadium in Columbus, Ohio, and feature 16 teams, including Notre Dame, Ohio State, Florida, Cal, Harvard and Yale. NBC will broadcast the games in the 4:30-6:00pm ET time slot on both Saturday and Sunday, while Universal Sports will air coverage from 2:00-4:30pm both days. NBC Sports Exec VP Jon Miller said, "Rugby Sevens is an exciting, fast-paced sport that is growing in global popularity, participation and interest. USA Sevens is the ideal partner for this event, which features the best collegiate rugby teams in the country." Rugby 7’s will make its Olympic debut at the ‘16 Rio de Janeiro Games.
|Arizona State||Notre Dame|
|Harvard||San Diego State|