AUGUSTA, Ga. – The Georgia Regents University homecoming basketball game against Lander on Saturday, Feb. 21 at 12:00 p.m., will be nationally-televised by CBS Sports Network in 100 million homes throughout the nation.
GRU Augusta's game is a Peach Belt Conference game with Lander that was chosen by CBS Sports Network. It will be one of five nationally televised Division II men's regular season basketball games in 2014-15. In addition to the live broadcast on CBS, the game will stream live on NCAA.com and the NCAA Sports mobile app, and regional affiliates will also be offered syndication.
"We are grateful to CBS Sports Network for allowing us to be a part of their television schedule this year," said GRU Director of Athletics Clint Bryant. "We have great student athletes and this televised event will give national exposure to our program, athletic department, and university."
The "Operation JAGMAW" (Jaguar Military Appreciation Week) event on Georgia Regent's University's campus will feature all nine colleges of the university engaged in military initiatives throughout homecoming week, including the unveiling of a gameday Ring of Honor for Fort Gordon soldiers at 11:25 p.m. prior to the game and the swearing in ceremony for new recruits that will occur at halftime during the men's game. Fans will receive handheld American Flags upon entry and have a chance to get new camouflaged homecoming shirt.
Earlier this year, Division II established a pilot program partnering a conference and its schools with neighboring military installations to demonstrate the advantages and benefits of linking schools, student-athletes, military installations and local communities together. The Peach Belt Conference, GRU and Fort Gordon are charter members of the growing initiative.
"Intercollegiate athletics and the military share similar values and we both work to train and prepare future leaders," said Terri Steeb Gronau, vice president of Division II. "In Division II, we believe our longstanding commitment to community and the military's appreciation in promoting education, leadership and service make for unique opportunities of joint engagement."
The game will serve as a highlight of GRU's Military Appreciation Week. The university will honor members of the United States Armed Forces for their service to our country before, during, and after the game. There will be hundreds of active and retired military personnel in attendance from Fort Gordon military base. Military Appreciation Day festivities will take place during the men's halftime and 2014-15 Jaguar basketball senior day will happen prior to the women's tip off.
Regular homecoming activates, including the homecoming court and the announcement of the king and queen will take place at halftime of the women's game, which starts after the men's game at 2:30 p.m.
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