The Southland Conference Television Network will continue to syndicate some of the league’s top matchups on affiliated stations throughout the region, while exclusive packages on ESPN3 and Comcast SportsNet Houston are new additions.
“We are again very pleased to offer a great football television schedule for the upcoming season,” Southland Conference Commissioner Tom Burnett said.
“The Southland Network continues to exceed our expectations each year, and we are again excited about this season's telecasts. The expansion of the ESPN3 schedule and addition of the CSN Houston broadcasts help give us a comprehensive and unprecedented package to offer viewers.”
The Southland Conference Television Network enters its sixth season in 2013, fresh off winning its second College Sports Media Awards honor for live event production. An eight-game schedule will be featured on more than 20 affiliates across Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas. All Southland TV broadcasts will begin at 3 p.m., CT.
The NSU Challenge trophy is on the line Oct. 12 when Nicholls hosts Northwestern State. The Colonels play on the network again the following week when they visit Stephen F. Austin Oct. 19.
A return trip to Estes Stadium comes Oct. 26 when the Bears host Stephen F. Austin. The Lumberjacks are back on the network Nov. 2 against rival Sam Houston State in the Battle of the Piney Woods inside Houston’s Reliant Stadium. Lamar makes its first appearance Nov. 9 when the Cardinals visit Northwestern State.
To conclude the year, the Southland TV Network will broadcast a wild-card selection Nov. 23, determining the day’s top conference game as it draws closer.
ESPN3 expands its coverage of the Southland Conference this season, offering an exclusive six -game schedule. The games will be played in primetime, with broadcasts beginning at 7 p.m., CT.
Central Arkansas then plays on ESPN3 in two consecutive weeks, first visiting Northwestern State Nov. 2 before hosting Southeastern Louisiana Nov. 9. The package concludes Nov. 16 when Northwestern State visits McNeese State.