University of Northern Iowa Athletics Coming to KCRG 9.2

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By Aaron Hepker

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa - The University of Northern Iowa and its athletics multimedia rights partner, Learfield Sports, announced today the statewide television broadcast plans for the Panthers during the upcoming 2013-’14 athletic season.

Fans in Eastern Iowa will be able to watch on KCRG 9.2.

In addition, Cedar Falls Utilities (CFU) will be producing live games and handling distribution to Panther fans across Iowa. The CFU distribution complements the company’s existing UNI Athletics’ partnership via Panther Sports Properties, Learfield Sports’ entity in Cedar Falls that directly manages the rights relationship.

All television agreements are effective for the 2013-’14 athletic season and encompass the following Panther broadcasts: two football games (September 7 vs. Drake at 4 p.m. CST and November 9 vs. Youngstown State at 4 p.m. CST); six men’s basketball games, one women’s basketball game and one volleyball game. Confirmed dates will be announced later.

KCRG-TV9 also will broadcast UNI’s 30-minute weekly show, Panther Sports Talk, featuring interviews with head coaches, student-athlete features and other UNI sports’ highlights. In Eastern Iowa, the show airs at 11 p.m. every Sunday night on KCRG and throughout the week on 9.2 and Cedar Falls Community Television.

“We’re definitely pleased with the television line up secured by Learfield, and we’re excited to have the opportunity to continue to enhance our Panther brand throughout the state,” said UNI Director of Athletics Troy Dannen. “We want nothing less than to provide our loyal fans the chance to watch their favorite team and look forward to working with this group of broadcast partners to deliver excellent game broadcasts in the coming year.”

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