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National, but not TV — Mayors Cup on ESPN3

While Villanova football was not picked up by NBC Sports Network for their five national CAA football broadcasts this fall, at least one game will be available to view nationwide. The season opening Mayors Cup game against Temple University will be picked up again by ESPN3.com, the internet streaming video arm of the Worldwide Leader. That game will kick off on 7:00pm on Friday, August 31, from Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia.

It is the last installment of the 4-game contract that the two schools began in the 2009 season. Villanova leads the all-time football series against Temple, 16-14-2, having lost the last two meetings. The game will be sponsored by Dunkin Donuts.

Villanova returns 21 starters from last season in 2012 and All-CAA receiver Norman White, while the Owls return 9 starters from last years' squad and 35 lettermen in total.

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NBC Sports Network will televise the following games featuring CAA football members (Please see our earlier report for more information):

NBC SPORTS GROUP CAA FOOTBALL SCHEDULE (all times ET)
3:30 p.m. Sat., Sept. 8 Delaware State at Delaware NBC Sports Network
12:00 p.m. Sat., Sept. 15 William & Mary at Towson NBC Sports Network
1:00 p.m. Sat., Oct. 6 Towson at James Madison NBC Sports Network
12:00 p.m. Sat., Oct. 27 Delaware at Old Dominion NBC Sports Network
12:00 p.m. Sat., Nov. 3 Towson at Delaware NBC Sports Network
7:00 p.m. Sat., Nov. 17 Old Dominion at James Madison NBC Sports Network

Additional games will be chosen for television on regional Comcast cable networks.