MEAC announces 2019 ESPN football TV schedule

By Kevin Kelley -

The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) has announced their 2019 ESPN football TV schedule, which includes 10 games on the ESPN networks.

Nine regular-season MEAC matchups will be televised on ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPNews, and ESPN3, and one postseason appearance, the Celebration Bowl, will be televised on ABC.

The first full week of the season kicks off with the 2019 MEAC/SWAC Football Challenge on Sunday, Sept. 1 at Georgia State Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia. The matchup features Bethune-Cookman against Jackson State and the contest will be televised live by ESPN2 at 3:00pm ET.

Two contests have been moved to Thursday nights for national television broadcasts. Delaware State at North Carolina A&T will be played on Thursday, Sept. 26 (7:30pm ET, ESPNU) and Bethune-Cookman at NC Central will be played on Thursday, Oct. 10 (6pm ET, ESPNU).

The MEAC will have two “wildcard” contests featuring teams in contention for the conference title. The two windows are scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 12 on ESPN3 and Saturday, Nov. 16 on ESPN3. Matchups and game times will be announced at a later date.

The Celebration Bowl concludes the MEAC football TV schedule on Saturday, Dec. 21. The fifth annual bowl game pits the champions of the MEAC and the SWAC at Noon ET and it will be televised live by ABC.

2019 MEAC on ESPN Football Schedule

*All times Eastern.

Sunday, Sept. 1
Bethune-Cookman vs. Jackson State – 3pm, ESPN2

Thursday, Sept. 26
Delaware State at North Carolina A&T – 7:30pm, ESPNU

Saturday, Oct. 5 
Morgan State at Bethune-Cookman – 4pm, ESPN3

Thursday, Oct. 10
Bethune-Cookman at NC Central – 6pm, ESPNU

Saturday, Oct. 12
MEAC Wildcard #1 – TBA, ESPN3

Saturday, Nov. 2
NC Central at Howard – 1pm, ESPN3

Saturday, Nov. 16
MEAC Wildcard #2 – TBA, ESPN3

Saturday, Nov. 23
NC Central at North Carolina A&T – 1pm, ESPN3

Saturday, Nov. 23
Florida A&M vs. Bethune-Cookman – 3:30pm, ESPNews

Saturday, Dec. 21
Celebration Bowl (MEAC vs. SWAC) – Noon, ABC

MEAC Football Schedule