CW17 to broadcast JU football again
The Jacksonville University football team will be in living rooms throughout the area this season as once again CW17 will broadcast all home games live.


The Dolphins begin their season Sept. 1 with a pair of road games and come home Sept. 15 against Webber International at 1 p.m. which will kick off CW17 coverage for the season, the second consecutive year of JU broadcasts.

“We are very pleased to have CW17 as a partner,’’ Associate Director of Athletics Joel Lamp said. “The games were well received by our fans last season and the production efforts made by CW17 led to high-quality broadcasts.’’

Following the home opener, the Dolphins have four other contests, all Pioneer Football League games, at home: Homecoming Sept. 29 against Marist; Oct. 20 against San Diego and the final two games of the season Nov. 10 and 17 against Campbell and Drake. The Dolphins currently have the nation’s longest home win streak at 14 games.

“CW17 looks forward to our sophomore year broadcasting Jacksonville University Football,” Vice President and General Manager Marc Hefner said. “The station is now broadcasting in HD and expects to deliver the Jacksonville University Football home games in HD.”

Veteran play-by-play announcer Cole Pepper and former JU football coach Steve Gilbert will call the games.

The Dolphins also can be heard on the JU radio network flagship station 92.5 FM and on 1010XL.com. The Voice of the Dolphins, Terry Norvelle, will be joined by analyst Josh McGregor, former JU quarterback, on home games.

Lamp also announced that the Dolphins have finalized details to meet Football Championship Series powerhouse the University of Delaware in 2013 and 2015.

Delaware has been to the NCAA playoffs five times since 2000, the last time after the 2010 season when the Blue Hens lost to Eastern Washington, 20-19, in the championship game. They won the championship at the end of the 2003 season.

“Delaware is a significant opponent with a lot of history,’’ Lamp said. “We are very fortunate to be able to play them and know they will offer a tremendous challenge.’’