Patriot League renews with CBS Sports Network

US pay-television broadcaster CBS Sports Network has agreed a multi-year extension to its television rights deal with the Patriot League collegiate sports organisation.

CBS Sport Network will show men’s and women’s basketball, men’s lacrosse and a host of other Patriot League sports after renewing a 13-year partnership.

Under the terms, a minimum of 24 live events will air during each year of the agreement, including the semi-finals and championship of the Patriot League men’s basketball and lacrosse tournaments, as well as the championship game of the women’s basketball tournament.

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