PISCATAWAY, N.J. (September 5, 2013) – Rutgers Athletics and MSG Networks announced today that MSG+ will telecast Rutgers’ weekly football and basketball television programs starting tonight with the premiere of the “RFootball Show” at 10:30 p.m.
New episodes of the “RFootball Show,” the feature-oriented television show that showcases the Rutgers football program, will premiere every Thursday night during the football season with encore presentations throughout the day on Friday.
MSG+ will also telecast “RFootball: 15 Days of Spring” in May 2014. The 60-minute documentary gives viewers a feel of what it is like to be part of the Rutgers football program and features behind-the-scenes access in team meetings, positional meetings, meals and practice.
The “Eddie Jordan Basketball Show,” featuring the Rutgers men’s head basketball coach, will debut in January.
MSG Networks is the exclusive local television home of the New York Knicks, New York Rangers, New Jersey Devils, New York Islanders, Buffalo Sabres (Western New York only), New York Liberty and NewYork Red Bulls, and the official regional sports networks of the New York Giants. MSG Networks also telecasts over 100 live college basketball games and over 35 live college football games from top national conferences (ACC, SEC, Big 12, Big East, Pac 12, Conference USA), as well as horse racing, boxing and award-winning original programming. In 2013, MSG Networks received 18 New York Emmy Awards, including 16 for MSG and one each for MSG+ and MSG.com. MSG’s 85 Emmys over the past six years are more than any single network or station in the region during that time.
For more information on Rutgers Athletics, visit www.ScarletKnights.com and www.facebook.com/RutgersAthletics and follow @RUAthletics on Twitter. For specific updates on Rutgers football, visit www.facebook.com/RFootballShow and follow @RFootball on Twitter.
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