The Sun Belt Conference has announced their early 2013 football TV schedule, which features 12 games in the first two weeks of the season and 29 games overall.
The conference plans to have at least 39 games total on television. Seven of those games will be on the Sun Belt Network and will be broadcast in high-definition.
South Alabama is the first Sun Belt team to be televised. The Jaguars host Southern Utah on Thursday, Aug. 29 and the game will kickoff at 7:30 p.m. ET on ESPN3.
One of the top games of the opening weekend featuring a Sun Belt team is Western Kentucky vs. Kentucky (at Nashville, TN). That game will be broadcast by ESPNews at 7 p.m. ET.
The first televised matchup between conference teams is on Thursday, Sept. 12 when the Troy Trojans travel to face the Arkansas State Red Wolves. The game will be nationally televised by ESPNU at 7:30 p.m. ET.
Below is the 2013 Sun Belt Conference Football TV Schedule as of July 15:
|Sun Belt – 2013, Week 1|
|Thu., Aug. 29||Southern Utah at South Alabama||7:30 p.m.||ESPN3|
|Fri., Aug. 30||Samford at Georgia State||7:00 p.m.||ESPN3|
|Sat., Aug. 31||ULM at Oklahoma||7:00 p.m.||FSN (PPV)|
|Sat., Aug. 31||UAB at Troy||7:00 p.m.||ESPN3|
|Sat., Aug. 31||Kentucky vs. Western Kentucky||7:00 p.m.||ESPNews|
|Sat., Aug. 31||Arkansas Pine-Bluff at Arkansas State||TBA||ESPN3|
|Sun Belt – 2013, Week 2|
|Sat., Sep. 7||Chattanooga at Georgia State||2:00 p.m.||ESPN3|
|Sat., Sep. 7||South Alabama at Tulane||3:30 p.m.||CST|
|Sat., Sep. 7||Prairie View A&M at Texas State||7:00 p.m.||ESPN3|
|Sat., Sep. 7||UL Lafayette at Kansas State||6:30 p.m.||ESPN3|
|Sat., Sep. 7||Savannah State at Troy||7:00 p.m.||FS1|
|Sat., Sep. 7||Grambling at ULM||TBA||ESPN3|
|Sun Belt – 2013, Week 3|
|Thu., Sep. 12||Troy at Arkansas State||7:30 p.m.||ESPNU|
|Sat., Sep. 14||ULM at Wake Forest||12:30 p.m.||ACC Network/ESPN3|
|Sat., Sep. 14||Nicholls State at UL Lafayette||7:00 p.m.||ESPN3|
|Sat., Sep. 14||Western Kentucky at South Alabama||7:30 p.m.||ESPN3|
|Sun Belt – 2013, Other Games|
|Thu., Oct. 3||Western Kentucky at ULM||7:30 p.m.||ESPNU|
|Sat., Oct. 5||South Alabama at Troy||1:00 p.m.||Sun Belt Network|
|Sat., Oct. 12||Troy at Georgia State||TBA||Sun Belt Network|
|Tue., Oct. 15||UL Lafayette at Western Kentucky||8:00 p.m.||ESPN2|
|Sat., Oct. 19||Georgia State at Texas State||7:00 p.m.||Sun Belt Network|
|Tue., Oct. 22||UL Lafayette at Arkansas State||8:00 p.m.||ESPN2|
|Thu., Oct. 31||ULM at Troy||7:30 p.m.||ESPNU|
|Sat., Nov. 2||Western Kentucky at Georgia State||TBA||Sun Belt Network|
|Thu., Nov. 7||Troy at UL Lafayette||7:30 p.m.||ESPNU|
|Sat., Nov. 9||Western Kentucky at Army||12:00 p.m.||CBS Sports Network|
|Sat., Nov. 16||Texas State at Arkansas State||TBA||Sun Belt Network|
|Sat., Nov. 23||ULM at South Alabama||TBA||Sun Belt Network|
|Sat., Nov. 30||ULM at UL Lafayette||TBA||Sun Belt Network|
One day we’ll get a game on ESPN. 2 on ESPN2!
How are these chosen of which games are televised?? Some teams have 7 games, 6 games that are televisised while the others only 4-5! Wasn’t by conference champs!!