A banner featuring Rutgers Football hangs in the window of SNY studios at 6th Ave. and 51st Street in Manhattan.
NEW YORK, N.Y. - SNY, the television home of the Mets and Jets, is the new exclusive TV home of Rutgers football, which encompasses a weekly sit-down interview with head football coach Greg Schiano, his Monday morning press conference, the Rutgers coaches show entitled "Inside Rutgers Football with Greg Schiano" as well as exclusive re-air rights to Rutgers games. SNY,in conjunction with theBIG EAST Conference,also announced a comprehensive, multi-year partnership that makes SNY "the official television home of the BIG EAST" in the New York region.
Both of Rutgers' official coaches shows, "Inside Rutgers Football with Greg Schiano" and "Inside Rutgers Basketball with Fred Hill," will air on SNY in the New York television market and on Comcast SportsNet in the Philadelphia television market, which includes all of South Jersey.
"This agreement is significant for Rutgers, its fans and the state of New Jersey," said Director of Athletics Robert E. Mulcahy III. "For the first time ever, our football and men's basketball coach's shows will be available throughout the Garden State. The ability to deliver this product in the nation's largest and fourth-largest markets is a considerable step forward. We look forward to a very productive relationship with SNY and appreciate the tremendous opportunity that has been provided to us by both SNY and the BIG EAST Conference."
Beginning this September, SNY will feature more than 800 hours of BIG EAST programming, with unprecedented access to the coaches, players and their schools. As the exclusive TV home of BIG EAST football, SNY will air a minimum of 16 games per season, including the Saturday afternoon "Game of the Week" – which will be wrapped by in-depth pre-, halftime and post-game shows – produced by SNY. Throughout the entire season, the network will also air an ensemble of weekly BIG EAST football coaches' shows.
When the college basketball season tips-off, SNY's all access conference pass continues as the network becomes "the official TV home of BIG EAST basketball" – airing more than 100 BIG EAST basketball contests each season. The package includes the men's and women's "Game of the Week" and in-depth pre-, halftime and post-game shows – produced by SNY – surrounding all intra-conference primetime basketball match-ups that will air on the network.
"We're thrilled to have this landmark partnership with the BIG EAST, the preeminent collegiate conference in the New York area," said Steve Raab, President of SNY. "The BIG EAST is now a major programming pillar for SNY, and further solidifies our commitment to providing New York sport fans with the most inclusive year-round sports coverage.
"The New York Metropolitan area has always been so important to the BIG EAST, said Michael Tranghese, BIG EAST Commissioner. "It's great to have our fans know that SNY is the place for BIG EAST football and men's and women's basketball. We're delighted that SNY is our partner."