Southland Announces Week 5 TV Selections

first_imgFRISCO, Texas – The Southland Conference and its television partners have revealed game selections and broadcast times for football games to be played on Saturday, Sept. 29. While choices for the first four weeks of the regular season were completed during the summer, the remaining weeks will see picks made 12 days prior to kickoff.ESPN3 will feature defending conference champion Central Arkansas against 2017 FCS semifinalist Sam Houston State. The Bears will enter this one at 1-0 in league play, having defeated Southeastern Louisiana before enjoying their bye this weekend. The Bearkats are the lone Southland team not to have played a conference opponent yet, but will do so Saturday at Nicholls.ESPN+ is set to showcase Incarnate Word at Abilene Christian. Both teams are off to 1-0 starts in conference play. Ra’Quanne Dickens ran for 221 yards and two scores to help the Cardinals best Stephen F. Austin, while the Wildcats benefitted from 247 yards passing and three touchdown throws by Luke Anthony on the way to topping Houston Baptist.Eleven Sports will offer a national broadcast of Lamar at Nicholls, simulcast regionally on Cox Sports Television. The matchup will also stream on the Southland Digital Network, available via Southland.org/live and Southland Conference apps.Cox Sports Television is set to provide regional coverage of Northwestern State at Southeastern Louisiana. The in-state matchup features two new head coaches, with Brad Laird leading the Demons and Frank Scelfo guiding the Lions. ESPN3 will simulcast the production outside CST’s territory.Stephen F. Austin at McNeese will feature an institutional stream, available via McNeeseSports.com/watch. The Cowboys are out to an early lead in the conference standings, sitting at 2-0 with victories over Houston Baptist and Nicholls.As previously announced, Houston Baptist at SMU will stream on ESPN3. ESPN+ is an integrated part of the ESPN App, the leading sports app and the premier all-in-one digital sports platform for fans. The ESPN App is a showcase of the company’s culture of innovation, delivering a rich, personalized experience that curates all of ESPN’s incredible content around each fan’s individual tastes. ESPN+ is also available through ESPN.com. ESPN+ is the premium multi-sport, direct-to-consumer video service from The Walt Disney Company’s Direct-to-Consumer and International (DTCI) segment in conjunction with ESPN. It offers fans thousands of additional live events, on-demand content and original programming not available on ESPN’s linear TV or digital networks. Programming on ESPN+ includes hundreds of MLB, NHL and MLS games, thousands of college sports events (including football, basketball and multiple other sports from more than 15 conferences), exclusive Top Rank boxing, UFC (beginning in 2019), Grand Slam tennis, international and domestic rugby, cricket, new and exclusive documentary films and series, acclaimed studio shows and the full library of ESPN’s award-winning 30 for 30 films. Fans subscribe to ESPN+ for $4.99 a month (or $49.99 per year) and cancel at any time. Saturday, Sept. 29Lamar at Nicholls, 2:30 p.m. CT, Eleven Sports/Cox Sports TVCentral Arkansas at Sam Houston State, 3 p.m. CT, ESPN3Incarnate Word at Abilene Christian, 6 p.m. CT, ESPN+Houston Baptist at SMU, 6 p.m. CT, ESPN3Stephen F. Austin at McNeese, 6 p.m. CT, McNeeseSports.com/watchNorthwestern State at Southeastern Louisiana, 7 p.m. CT, Cox Sports TVAbout ESPN+last_img


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