Bethesda, Md. (Nov. 11, 2015) – CSN Mid-Atlantic has announced its 172-game college basketball schedule for the 2015-16 season, which features 123 men’s and 49 women’s games from the nation’s top conferences, including the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC), Colonial Athletic Association (CAA), Conference USA (C-USA) and Atlantic 10 (A-10). 

CSN’s men’s schedule – which tips off Nov. 13 with Lafayette at George Washington on CSN Plus at 7 p.m. – includes at least 73 appearances by 17 of the region’s top programs. Set to make multiple appearances this season are George Washington, Richmond, William & Mary, James Madison, Towson, Virginia Tech, American, VCU, Delaware, George Mason, Liberty, Radford and Virginia.

CSN, the region’s official network of the ACC, will present 43 men’s games featuring conference teams this season. Virginia Tech is scheduled for six games on CSN, all against ACC opponents, with Virginia set to make two appearances. During the season, all 15 ACC teams will appear on CSN.

As the official network of the CAA, CSN will present 28 men’s conference games this season. William & Mary is set to make seven appearances on CSN, with James Madison and Towson scheduled for six, and Delaware for four. CSN’s CAA men’s coverage will also include four conference tournament quarterfinal games in March.

CSN’s men’s schedule will also feature several games from top regional programs from other conferences, highlighted by 28 combined appearances by the A-10 programs George Washington (11), Richmond (8), VCU (5) and George Mason (4). The Patriot League’s American University is scheduled five times on CSN. Liberty (3), Radford, (2), Old Dominion, Maryland-Eastern Shore, Loyola (Maryland) and Morgan State will also make CSN appearances this season.

CSN’s 49-game women’s college basketball schedule, which opens with Michigan State at Northeastern on Dec. 18, includes 36 games from the ACC. Virginia is scheduled to make six appearances on CSN, with Virginia Tech set for two games. CSN’s ACC coverage will also include 11 conference tournament games.

The CAA women’s basketball schedule on CSN includes coverage of several area teams, including Delaware, James Madison and William & Mary. CSN will televise eight CAA women’s games, including the conference tournament semifinals and championship. Overall, the region’s top women’s programs will make at least 13 appearances this season.

Please see the attachments for CSN’s 2015-16 NCAA men’s and women’s basketball schedules.

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Need to Know: Looking ahead—Key Redskins 2019 free agents

Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, March 18, 39 days before the NFL draft.  

Looking at next year’s free agents

There is still work that the Redskins can do in free agency and they still have some of their own players they want to retain. But with a lot of the player movement already in the books, we can take a look forward some of the key Redskin who currently are set to be free agents when the 2019 league year opens.

Note: I’m not including Brandon Scherff here because the team has a fifth-year option on him that they surely will activate before the May 2 deadline.

QB Colt McCoy (Week 1 age 32)—Lots of questions here. Will the Redskins want to keep him around for another year as Alex Smith’s backup? Or will they want a younger and cheaper backup? Will McCoy want to move on rather than back up another QB who doesn’t miss many games?

OL Ty Nsekhe (32)—The Redskins gave him a second-round restricted free agent tender this year so it’s possible that he could be gone or on a long-term contract in Washington. If he is a free agent, his value and the difficulty of retaining him could depend on if he ends the season as a reserve tackle (easy) or as a starting guard (hard).

OLB Preston Smith (25)—As we saw with Trent Murphy (three years, $21 million with up to $30 million), pass rushers get paid. Smith also makes big plays. Since Smith came into the NFL, he is the only player with at least 20 sacks, 3 interceptions, and 4 forced fumbles. If the Redskins can’t reach a deal on an extension with him this year the franchise tag is a distinct possibility.

WR Jamison Crowder (25)—This year the supply of quality receivers both as free agents and in the draft sent contract prices skyrocketing. To guard against that happening next year, the Redskin should start talking to Crowder about an extension soon.

ILB Zach Vigil (27)—As I noted here, Vigil went from being cut in September to a very valuable reserve in November. Both Zach Brown and Mason Foster will still be under contract, but the Redskin still should make an effort to retain Vigil for special teams and as a capable backup.

Other Redskins who are slated to be UFA’s next year are DL Ziggy Hood and ILB Martrell Spaight.

It’s also worth noting that WR Maurice Harris and DE Anthony Lanier will both be restricted free agents next year. Both positions were pricey in free agency this year, so both could require at least second-round tenders, which likely will increase to about $3 million in 2019.

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Regarding the reported visit of defensive lineman Jonathan Hankins with the Redskins:


Days until:

—Offseason workouts begin (4/16) 29
—Training camp starts (approx. 7/26) 131
—2018 NFL season starts (9/9) 175

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Game 72 Capitals at Flyers Date, Time, How to Watch, Game Thread

What: Washington Capitals vs. Philadelphia Flyers

Where: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pa.

When: 5:00 p.m. ET

How to Watch: Capitals-Flyers will be broadcast on NBC Sports Washington (Channel Finder)

Live Stream: You can watch the Capitals-Flyers game on NBC Sports Washington's live stream page.


The Capitals (41-23-7) take on the Flyers (36-25-11) Sunday, March 18 at 5:00 p.m. ET in Philadelphia.


The Capitals-Flyers game will be broadcast on NBC Sports Washington. Coverage kicks off with Capitals FaceOff at 6:00 p.m. followed by Caps GameTime at 6:30 p.m. Stay with NBC Sports Washington for Caps Extra following the game, Caps Overtime at 10:00 p.m. and Caps in 30 at 11:00 p.m. for all your postgame coverage. (NBC Sports Washington channel Finder)

4:00 p.m. — Caps FaceOff
4:30 p.m. — Caps GameTime
5:00 p.m. — Capitals at Flyers
7:30 p.m. — Caps Extra
8:00 p.m. — Caps Overtime
9:00 p.m. — Caps in 30


The Capitals-Flyers game, as well as Caps GameTime and Caps Extra, is available to stream live here through NBC Sports Washington's live stream page and is available to authenticated NBC Sports Washington subscribers on desktops, tablets, mobile devices and connected TVs anywhere in the United States.


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