Charlotte, NC – The NJCAA has signed an agreement with CBS Sports to have the 2018 NJCAA eTeamSponsor Football National Championship game televised live on CBS Sports Network. This year's championship is set for 8:00 PM ET on Thursday, November 29 at Carnie Smith Stadium on the campus of Pittsburg State in Pittsburg, KS.
"As the association continues to expand its brand to a national audience, we are thrilled to announce CBS Sports Network as our Official Television Partner for the football championship game," stated NJCAA President & CEO Dr. Christopher Parker. "We believe our student-athletes perform competitively at the highest of levels, and with our partnership, their hard work and championship-driven goals will be on full display thanks to CBS Sports Network."
This agreement marks the first time an NJCAA national championship game has been nationally televised.
CBS Sports Network, the 24-hour home of CBS Sports, is widely available through all major cable, satellite and telco distributors as well as via OTT streaming service providers YouTube TV, fuboTV, PlayStation Vue, DirecTV and Hulu. For more information, including a full programming schedule and how to get CBS Sports Network, go to www.cbssportsnetwork.com.
Along with the announcement of the partnership with CBS Sports, the NJCAA has announced eTeamSponsor as the Official Title Sponsor of the championship game. For more information regarding the NJCAA's partnership with eTeamSponsor as the Official Title Sponsor, visit: eTeamSponsor named title sponsor of football championship
The 2018 NJCAA eTeamSponsor Football National Championship game is the first of a three-year agreement with Crawford County Convention & Visitors Bureau. Pittsburg previously played host to the championship in 2009 and 2010. The 2009 contest featured NFL MVP Cam Newton and the Blinn (TX) Buccaneers who topped Fort Scott (KS) 31-26 while Navarro (TX) outlasted Butler (KS) 13-12 in 2010 in a game that featured 12 future NFL players.
"The NJCAA has featured some of the most prominent names in sports for a very long time," Parker added. "To have these talented student-athletes perform in front of a national audience will create endless opportunities for their continued path to success and the future of the association."