CBS Sports Network To Televise NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl



CBS Sports Network to Air 2017 NOVA® Home Loans Arizona Bowl on Saturday December 30

Today, CBS Sports Network and the NOVA® Home Loans Arizona Bowl announced a multi-year television partnership to televise the annual Bowl Game, beginning with the 2017 season.  CBS Sports Network will air the third annual Arizona Bowl on Saturday, December 30. 

The Bowl will feature teams from the Mountain West and Sun Belt conferences.  Both the Mountain West and Sun Belt Conference have committed to sending teams to the Bowl through the 2019 season.  

“We are thrilled to partner with CBS Sports Network to televise the NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl,” said Ali Farhang, Chairman of the NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl. “We have worked diligently to advance the Bowl each year in an effort to give the conferences, schools, student-athletes and fans a first-class Bowl experience.  The opportunity to affiliate the NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl with CBS Sports Network will increase the awareness and visibility of the Bowl and our exceptional community.

"We are excited to partner with the NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl and add another bowl game from a terrific destination city to our college football lineup,” said Dan Weinberg, Executive Vice President of Programming, CBS Sports. “We always welcome the opportunity to provide our viewers with more high quality post season college football."  
CBS Sports Network is available across the country through local cable, video and telco providers and via satellite on DirecTV Channel 221 and Dish Network Channel 158. For more information, including a full programming schedule, and how to get CBS Sports Network, go to www.cbssportsnetwork.com

Recap of the 2016 NOVA® Home Loans Arizona Bowl
The NOVA® Home Loans Arizona Bowl was sanctioned in March 2015 as the 41st NCAA college football game and the third bowl game staged in Arizona. The 2016 game kicked off on December 30, 2016 and featured Air Force defeating South Alabama, 45 - 21. The NOVA® Home Loans Arizona Bowl had more than 33,000 people in attendance, a 37% increase from its inaugural year in 2015. The University of Arizona Eller College of Management estimated the economic impact of the bowl game in 2016 was approximately $21 million. 

The primary goal of the NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl is to award all net proceeds of the game to local charities and game organizers project more than $200,000 will be donated to local charities as a result of the 2016 game.  

About NOVA Home Loans 
NOVA® Home Loans has served the needs of homeowners and homebuyers since 1980. NOVA has branches throughout Arizona, Colorado, Nevada and California and was recently named among the Top 50 mortgage lenders in the country. NOVA® is also licensed to originate loans in Alaska, Florida, Illinois, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas, Utah and Washington. For more information, visit www.novahomeloans.com.

About the Mountain West
From its inception in 1999, the Mountain West has been committed to excellence in intercollegiate athletics, while promoting the academic missions of its member institutions. Progressive in its approach, the Mountain West continues to cultivate opportunities for student-athletes to compete at the highest level, while fostering academic achievement and sportsmanship. Now in its 18th year, the MW has been assertive in its involvement with the NCAA governance structure and has taken a leadership role in the overall administration of intercollegiate athletics. The Mountain West membership is comprised of 11 all-sport members: the United States Air Force Academy, Boise State University, Colorado State University, Fresno State, University of Nevada, University of New Mexico, San Diego State University, San José State University, UNLV, Utah State University and University of Wyoming. In addition, the University of Hawai‘i and Colorado College participate in the Mountain West as single-sport members in football and women’s soccer, respectively. For more information on the Mountain West, visit www.TheMW.com .

For more information about the NOVA® Home Loans Arizona Bowl visit: www.NOVAArizonaBowl.com.