UMass and Springfield TV station CBS3 (WSHM) have signed a three year deal to produce coaches shows for both football and basketball.
Starting Sept 6th, Coach Brown will have a 30 minute magazine show at 11:30 on Saturday. CBS3 will also increase its coverage of UMass sports on its 6:00 pm and 11:00 pm news shows.
Matty Vautour has a story and his thoughts about the deal here .
The Springfield Republican has a story here .
My feeling is that this is a good deal for UMass football. It seems to include more coverage and the more the better. With most of the 2008 football games moving to an afternoon kickoff, the 11:30 show should be well placed for fans going to the games.
Anything that creates a buzz for UMass football is OK in my book. Maybe NESN will rebroadcast the show and present it New England wide.