SWAC announces 2024 ESPN football TV schedule

By Brian Wilmer -

The Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) has announced their Fall 2024 football TV schedule on the ESPN networks, which features 34 games set for broadcast.

SWAC football action on the ESPN networks kicks off on Saturday, Aug. 24 with Florida A&M and Norfolk State meeting in Atlanta in the Cricket MEAC/SWAC Challenge Kickoff live on ABC.

Three regular-season SWAC contests were moved to weekdays and are slated for broadcast on ESPNU — Prairie View A&M at Arkansas-Pine Bluff (Friday, Oct. 11), Grambling State at Alabama A&M (Thursday, Nov. 14), and Tuskegee at Alabama State (Thursday, Nov. 28).

The 2024 Pepsi SWAC Football Championship will be carried live by ESPN2 at 2:00 (Eastern) on Saturday, Dec. 7. The Cricket Celebration Bowl, featuring the champs from the SWAC and MEAC (Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) will be carried by ABC at noon (Eastern) on Saturday, Dec. 14.

Below is the SWAC football TV schedule on the ESPN networks for the fall 2024 season.

SWAC 2024 ESPN football TV schedule

All times Eastern.

Saturday, Aug. 24
Florida A&M vs. Norfolk State – 7:30pm, ABC

Saturday, Aug. 31
SC State at Florida A&M – 6pm, ESPN+*
Texas Southern at PVAMU – 7pm, ESPN+

Sunday, Sept. 1
NC Central vs. Alabama State – 3pm, ESPN

Saturday, Sept. 7
Miles at Alabama State – 6pm, ESPN+

Saturday, Sept. 14
Southern at Jackson State – 2pm, ESPN+

Saturday, Sept. 21
Southern at Prairie View A&M – 7pm, ESPN+
Jackson State at Grambling – 7pm, ESPN+

Saturday, Sept. 28
Alabama A&M at Florida A&M – 6pm, ESPN+
Jackson State at Texas Southern – 7pm, ESPN+
PVAMU vs. Grambling – 7pm, ESPN+

Saturday, Oct. 5
Florida A&M at Alabama State – 3pm, ESPN+
Alabama A&M vs. Jackson State – 5pm, ESPN+

Friday, Oct. 11
Prairie View A&M at UAPB – 9:15pm, ESPNU

Saturday, Oct. 12
Alcorn State at Grambling – 3pm, ESPN+

Saturday, Oct. 19
Florida A&M at Jackson State – 3:30pm, ESPN network
Alcorn State at Southern – 7pm, ESPN network

Saturday, Oct. 26
A&M-Commerce at PVAMU – 3pm, ESPN+
Alabama State vs. Alabama A&M – 3:30pm, ESPN network
Southern at Florida A&M – 7pm, ESPN network

Saturday, Nov. 2
UAPB at Jackson State – 3pm, ESPN+
Texas Southern at Florida A&M – 4pm, ESPN+
Alabama State vs. Alcorn State – 5pm, ESPN+

Saturday, Nov. 9
Alabama State at Grambling – 3pm, ESPN+
Florida A&M at PVAMU – 3pm, ESPN+

Thursday, Nov. 14
Grambling at Alabama A&M – 8pm, ESPNU

Saturday, Nov. 16
Jackson State at Alabama State – 3pm, ESPN+
Alcorn State at PVAMU – 3pm, ESPN+

Saturday, Nov. 23
PVAMU at Alabama State – 3pm, ESPN+
Jackson State at Alcorn State – 3pm, ESPN+
Florida A&M vs. Bethune-Cookman – 3:30pm, ESPN network

Thursday, Nov. 28
Tuskegee at Alabama State – 2pm, ESPNU

Saturday, Dec. 7
SWAC Football Championship – 2pm, ESPN2

Saturday, Dec. 14
Celebration Bowl – 12pm, ABC

*Indicates game will also be shown tape delayed on ESPNU.

SWAC Football Schedule

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