COLUMBUS, Ohio – NCAA Division II and the CBS Sports Network announced today that it has picked up the Ohio Dominican-Findlay football game to broadcast as part of its Thursday night football schedule.
The game will be played at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 17 at Panther Field. It will be one of six Division II games that CBS Sports Network will air this fall.
"This year's package of games offers a tremendous representation of Division II football," said Frank Condino, chair of the Division II Football Committee and athletics director at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
"Institutions from seven different conferences, plus one independent, are represented this year," said NCAA Associate Director of Division II Josh Looney. "Over the past seven years, national telecasts have originated from 35 different Division II football stadiums, and we're adding five new venues to that list this year. In addition, eight teams will make their first football appearance on CBS Sports Network. This partnership has provided incredible visibility for our division that only continues to grow."
Ohio Dominican and Findlay were two of the top teams in the GLIAC in 2012, both finishing in a tie for second in the GLIAC with matching 7-3 conference records. ODU defeated Findlay 63-31 in a shootout at Findlay last fall and has earned two victories in three games against the Oilers since joining the conference for the 2010 season.
Over the past two seasons, the Panthers have a 15-7 record overall.
Ohio Dominican's regular season kicks off on Thursday, Sept. 5 at 7 p.m. at Georgetown (Ky.), one of the top NAIA programs in the country.
2013 CBS Sports Network Division II Thursday Night Football Schedule
Game #1: Thursday, September 5- Winston-Salem State (CIAA) at UNC-Pembroke (Ind.)
Game #2: Thursday, September 12 - Chadron State (RMAC) at West Texas A&M (LSC) (Cowboys Stadium)
Game #3: Thursday, September 19 - West Alabama (GSC) at Florida Tech (GSC)
Game #4: Thursday, October 3 – Harding (GAC) at Southern Arkansas (GAC)
Game #5: Thursday, October 17 – Findlay (GLIAC) at Ohio Dominican (GLIAC)
Game #6: Thursday, October 31- Shippensburg (PSAC) at Bloomsburg (PSAC)
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