Wednesday, March 24, 2004



Minnesota-Dartmouth, Harvard-St. Lawrence Semis Friday, March 26; NCAA Championship Game Slated For Sunday, March 28

NEW YORK, March 24, 2004 - CSTV: College Sports Television (, the fastest growing independent network, will bring additional national exposure to collegiate women's hockey when it presents the first national telecast of the NCAA Women's Hockey Championship Friday and Sunday, March 26 and 28.

On Friday, March 26, College Sports TV, the first 24-hour college sports network, will televise the first Women's Frozen Four semifinal game live at 5 p.m. ET/2 p.m. PT featuring top-seeded Minnesota against #4 seed Dartmouth, followed by #2 Harvard against #3 St. Lawrence at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT in the second live semifinal. College Sports TV will televise the NCAA Women's Hockey Championship Game Sunday, March 28, live at 4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT. Kenny Albert will call the action for CSTV, with Ellen Weinberg-Hughes and Dave Starman providing commentary.

The Women's Frozen Four will take place at the Dunkin' Donuts Center in Providence, Rhode Island. Locally, College Sports TV's Women's Frozen Four telecasts will be carried live in Providence on Cox channel 3. For information on College Sports TV availability in particular markets, consumers can log on to or call their cable or satellite operator. College Sports TV is available to more than 17 million homes nationally on cable and satellite. The network is available on Time Warner, Adelphia and Insight cable systems, among others, and is also available on DirecTV (channel 610)., a unit of CSTV, produces the official athletic sites of Dartmouth and Harvard, which can be accessed at and, respectively.

As part of its commitment to women's intercollegiate athletics, College Sports TV has televised more than 17 women's college sports since launching in April 2003. The network has offered unparalleled coverage through its event, studio and original programming. In addition to the NCAA Women's Hockey Frozen Four, the network will also televise the NCAA Women's Division I, II and III Lacrosse Championships and the NCAA Field Hockey and Women's Water Polo Championships.

The live NCAA Women's Frozen Four telecasts cap College Sports TV's historic inaugural year of college hockey coverage that featured CSTV Friday Night Hockey, the first live nationally televised men's and women's game of the week package. College Sports TV's 31-game schedule showcased the most prominent intercollegiate hockey programs, including Boston College, Colorado College, Notre Dame, Maine, Michigan, Michigan State, New Hampshire, Boston University, Harvard and others. In addition, College Sports TV's groundbreaking schedule featured live telecasts of the CHA and ECAC men's championships, and also included the Hockey East men's championship.

College Sports TV's unprecedented college hockey coverage extended to its live CSTV Primetime and CSTV Scoreboard studio shows. In addition, College Sports TV's critically acclaimed Coach original series has profiled the legendary Herb Brooks, who led the University of Minnesota to three NCAA championships before guiding the United States to its shocking 1980 "Miracle on Ice" Olympic gold medal, as well as Boston University's Jack Parker, the winningest active Division I college hockey coach.

CSTV is comprised of two primary business units: College Sports TV and College Sports TV televises regular season and championship event coverage from every major collegiate athletic conference, and televises nine NCAA Championships. In addition, the network has a programming and marketing agreement with the U.S. Olympic Committee., the most-trafficked college sports Web site, and its network of 150 official athletic sites for top colleges, universities and athletic associations, are the number one online source for college sports news, information, scores and analysis.

CSTV was co-founded by President/CEO Brian Bedol, Chairman Stephen Greenberg and Executive Vice President Chris Bevilacqua. Bedol and Greenberg co-founded Classic Sports Network, which they sold to ESPN and which is now ESPN Classic. Bevilacqua is a former senior executive with Nike Inc., where he headed the company's successful foray into the college market.


Eric Handler
CSTV: College Sports Television