SIAC joins Big 12 Conference, the Big Ten Network, Mountain West, Conference USA, and the Western Collegiate Hockey Association to air major sports across FloSports’ OTT channels
AUSTIN, Texas — July 31, 2018 — Today, FloSports, the innovator in live digital sports and original content, announced a multiyear partnership with the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) to exclusively stream more than 50 football and basketball conference games on FloFootball.com and FloHoops.com, respectively. The deal was agreed to in collaboration with the Collegiate Sports Management Group.
The SIAC joins several other NCAA conferences, including the Big 12, the Big Ten (via the Big Ten Network), Mountain West, Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA), Conference USA, and the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF), to move regular season and championship events to FloSports’ OTT platform. As part of the agreement, FloSports will provide live and on-demand coverage of 20 college football games on FloFootball.com, as well as 10 regular season men’s basketball games, and 12 men’s and 12 women’s conference basketball tournaments on FloHoops.com.
Founded more than 100 years ago, the SIAC is one of the nation’s dynamic forces in intercollegiate athletics and has one of the most storied histories in all of the NCAA. Additionally, the SIAC has produced greats such as All-Pro Pointer Marquette King (Fort Valley State), Hall of Famer, Three-Time Super Bowl Champion, and SIAC Player of the Year Shannon Sharpe (Savannah State), Super Bowl and Pro Bowl Champion Jacoby Jones (Lane), First-Round Draft Pick and Two-Time Super Bowl Champion Tyrone Poole (Fort Valley State), and Five-Time Pro Bowl and Black College Football Hall of Famer Inductee Gregory Lloyd Sr. (Fort Valley State).
The schedule of basketball events will be announced later this year on FloHoops.com. The scheduled football events on FloFootball.com include:
- Sept. 8, 2018: Tuskegee at Albany State
- Sept. 15, 2018: Fort Valley State at Miles College
- Sept. 22, 2018: Miles College at Morehouse
- Sept. 22, 2018: Central State at Kentucky State
- Sept. 23, 2018: Fort Valley State at Benedict College
- Sept. 29, 2018: Lane College at Tuskegee
- Sept. 29, 2018: Allen at Clark Atlanta
- Oct. 6, 2018: Clark Atlanta at Fort Valley State
- Oct. 6, 2018: Central State at Miles College
- Oct. 6, 2018: Tuskegee at Morehouse
- Oct. 13, 2018: Benedict College at Clark Atlanta
- Oct. 13, 2018: Miles College at Kentucky State
- Oct. 20, 2018: Clark Atlanta at Albany State
- Oct. 20, 2018: Miles College at Lane College
- Oct. 27, 2018: Fort Valley State at Morehouse
- Oct. 27, 2018: Tuskegee at Central State
- Oct. 27, 2018: Albany State at Benedict College
- Nov. 3, 2018: Morehouse at Clark Atlanta
- Nov. 3, 2018: Tuskegee at Miles
- Nov. 3, 2018: Lane at Central State
“The SIAC is one of the most historic intercollegiate conferences in the country,” FloSports SVP, Global Rights Acquisition, Phil Wendler said. “Its rich history includes world-class student-athletes, coaches, and fans. We are excited to globally distribute 30 regular season contests, as well as every game during the SIAC men’s and women’s conference basketball tournament on FloHoops.com.”
“We are extremely pleased to embark on this new partnership with FloSports,” said Greg Moore, SIAC Commissioner. “Flo’s innovative approach to providing sports fans with convenient access to unique content is in direct alignment with our objective to provide broader exposure to SIAC member schools, athletic programs, and student-athletes.”
To access live and on-demand coverage of SIAC events, visit any of the sites in the FloSports network and become a monthly or annual PRO subscriber. Either subscription unlocks access to premium content across the entire FloSports network. Watch the games on all screens by downloading the FloSports app on iOS, Roku, or Apple TV 4.
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About the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
The SIAC is a NCAA athletic conference consisting primarily of historically black colleges and universities with headquarters in downtown Atlanta, Georgia. The SIAC includes 14 member institutions (Albany State University, Benedict College, Central State University, Clark Atlanta University, Fort Valley State University, Kentucky State University, Lane College, LeMoyne-Owen College, Miles College, Morehouse College, Paine College, Savannah State University, Spring Hill College, and Tuskegee University) which are located within a contiguous six-state footprint (Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, South Carolina, Tennessee and Ohio). The SIAC sponsors seven men’s and six women’s sports and is a proud member of the NCAA Division II. For more information, visit www.thesiac.com.
About Collegiate Sports Management Group
CSMG is a “College Properties Group” that drives the business performance of collegiate athletic conferences and schools, providing them with a successful growth strategy, and generating revenue to support their athletic departments and initiatives. CSMG specializes in Marketing Rights/Revenue Generation, Content Creation and Distribution, Media Rights Strategy and Negotiation, Sponsorship Sales, and Licensing. To learn more about Collegiate Sports Management Group clients and case studies, visit www.collegiatesmg.com.