CAA Will Suffer by Severing ESPN Ties

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Back in February we told you about the deal between NBC Sports Network and the Colonial Athletic Association to broadcast football and basketball games, including the conference tournament.  While the deal certainly wasn't a gamebreaker for NBC Sports Network, getting the chance to be home to recent Final Four programs like George Mason and VCU is at least a starting point.  However, in recent days, the realization has set in, and been confirmed, that the CAA will miss out on the most "prestigous" mid-major event of the college basketball season, ESPN's BracketBusters.  Of course, if the CAA's banner programs like George Mason and VCU leave the CAA for the Atlantic 10, as has been rumored, NBCSN and the CAA will both be left out in the cold.  But it's hard to to project...

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