Jackson State announces 2022 ESPN football TV schedule

By Brian Wilmer -

Jackson State will televise 10 of its games over ESPN linear or streaming platforms, the school announced Thursday.

One regular-season matchup will be televised on ESPN2, with another televised via tape delay on ESPNU (airing live on ESPN3). The remaining regular-season outings will be streamed over ESPN+ or HBCUGo.  The SWAC’s postseason game, the Cricket Celebration Bowl, will be televised on ABC.

The slate kicks off with the Orange Blossom Classic on Sunday, Sept. 4 at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla., at 3:00pm ET on ESPN2. The W.C. Gorden Classic against Grambling from Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium in Jackson, Miss., will be carried live by ESPN3 at 2:00pm ET, with tape-delayed carriage on ESPNU.

All remaining Jackson State/SWAC-controlled regular-season games will be streamed via ESPN+ or HBCUGo.

The Cricket Celebration Bowl concludes the TV schedule on Saturday, Dec. 17. The bowl game in Atlanta pits the champions of the MEAC and the SWAC at Noon ET and it will be televised live by ABC.

2022 Jackson State Football Schedule

*All times Eastern.

Sunday, Sept. 4 
Jackson State vs. Florida A&M – 3pm, ESPN2

Saturday, Sept. 17
Grambling at Jackson State – 2pm, ESPN3/tape-delay on ESPNU

Saturday, Sept. 24
Mississippi Valley State at Jackson State – 2pm, ESPN+

Saturday, Oct. 8
Jackson State at Alabama State – 3pm, ESPN+

Saturday, Oct. 15
Jackson State at Bethune-Cookman – 3pm, HBCUGo

Saturday, Oct. 22
Campbell at Jackson State – 3pm, HBCUGo

Saturday, Oct. 29
Southern at Jackson State – 2pm, ESPN3

Saturday, Nov. 5
Jackson State at Texas Southern – 7pm, ESPN+

Saturday, Nov. 12
Jackson State at Alabama A&M – 5pm, ESPN+

Saturday, Nov. 19
Jackson State at Alcorn State – 3pm, ESPN+

Saturday, Dec. 17
Cricket Celebration Bowl – Noon, ABC

Jackson State Football Schedule

Comments (2)

With a lot of teams leaving or have left the MEAC, I wonder if the remaining MEAC members join the SWAC to create one HBCU super-conference.