For the first time, the Canadian U Sports cross country and track and field championships will be nationally televised on CBC Sports. This broadcasting deal with CBC will cover this year’s championships and will run until 2025.
In the 2019-2020 U Sports season, CBC Sports only covered six national championships (football, basketball and soccer), now increasing their coverage from six to all 19 men’s and women’s U Sports Championships for this year.
“We are taking the first step towards reshaping coverage of university sport. CBC Sports is Canada’s premier Olympic network and has an impressive repertoire of high-performance sports coverage,” says John Bower, U Sports Director of Communications. “U Sports look forward to growing our audience and interest with CBC, so the performances and stories of our student-athletes reach the widest possible audience.”
Under the deal, CBC Sports will be the home of all U Sports National Championships broadcasts in English through the 2024-2025 season. The U Sports XC Championships will be aired on Nov. 20, from The Plains of Abraham, in Quebec City. The indoor Track and Field Championships will air from March 10-12, 2022 on CBC, from the University of New Brunswick’s – Irving Oil Field House.