MEAC announces 2022 ESPN football TV schedule

By Kevin Kelley -

The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) has announced their 2022 ESPN football TV schedule, which includes 30 regular-season match-ups on ESPN, ESPNU, ESPN3, ESPN+, and one postseason appearance on ABC.

Eight regular-season MEAC matchups will be broadcast on ESPN, ESPNU, and/or ESPN3, and one postseason appearance, the Cricket Celebration Bowl, will be televised on ABC.

The season kicks off with the 2022 Cricket MEAC/SWAC Football Challenge in Week Zero on Saturday, Aug. 27 at Center Parc Stadium in Atlanta, Ga. The matchup features Howard against Alabama State and the contest will be televised live by ESPN at 7:00pm ET.

One contest has been moved to a weeknight for a national television broadcast. Morgan State at North Carolina Central, previously scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 15, will now be played on Thursday, Oct. 13 and will be nationally televised by ESPNU at 7:30pm ET.

The MEAC will have four “wildcard” contests featuring teams in contention for the conference title. The three windows are scheduled for Oct. 22, Nov. 5, Nov. 12, and Nov. 19, all on ESPN3. Matchups and game times will be announced at a later date.

All remaining MEAC controlled regular-season games will be streamed via ESPN+.

The Cricket Celebration Bowl concludes the MEAC football 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 MEAC on ESPN Football Schedule

*All times Eastern.

Saturday, Aug. 27
Howard vs. Alabama State (in Atlanta) – 7pm, ESPN

Saturday, Sept. 3
Lincoln (Pa.) at Delaware State – 2pm, ESPN+
NC Central vs. North Carolina A&T (in Charlotte) – 7:30pm, ESPN3

Saturday, Sept. 10
Winston-Salem State at NC Central – 6pm, ESPN+

Saturday, Sept. 17
Sacred Heart at Morgan State – 12pm, ESPN+
VU-Lynchburg at Delaware State – 2pm, ESPN+
Hampton at Norfolk State – 2pm, ESPN+

Saturday, Sept. 24
Merrimack at Delaware State – 2pm, ESPN+
Saint Francis at Norfolk State – 2pm, ESPN+
VU-Lynchburg at NC Central – 4pm, ESPN+

Saturday, Oct. 1
VU-Lynchburg at Morgan State – 12pm, ESPN+
Robert Morris at Delaware State – 6pm, ESPN+

Saturday, Oct. 8
Norfolk State at Morgan State – 1pm, ESPN+
Florida A&M at SC State – 2pm, ESPN+

Thursday, Oct. 13
Morgan State at NC Central – 7:30pm, ESPNU

Saturday, Oct. 15
VU-Lynchburg at SC State – 1:30pm, ESPN+
Delaware State at Norfolk State – 2pm, ESPN+
Harvard at Howard – TBD, ESPN3

Saturday, Oct. 22
Wildcard No. 1: NC Central at SC State or Delaware State at Howard – 1 or 1:30pm, ESPN3

Saturday, Oct. 29
NC Central at Delaware State – TBA, ESPN+
Howard at Norfolk State – TBA, ESPN+
SC State at Morgan State – TBA, ESPN+

Saturday, Nov. 5
Wildcard No. 2: Delaware State at SC State or Howard at NC Central – 1:30 or 2pm, ESPN3

Saturday, Nov. 12
Wildcard No. 3: Morgan State at Delaware State or SC State at Howard or NC Central at Norfolk State – 1 or 2pm, ESPN3

Saturday, Nov. 19
Wildcard No. 4: Howard at Morgan State or Norfolk State at SC State – 12 or 1:30pm, ESPN3

Campbell at Delaware State – 2pm, ESPN+

Saturday, Dec. 17
Cricket Celebration Bowl – 12pm, ABC

MEAC Football Schedule