Sam Houston State will make five television appearances during the upcoming 2014 season.
The Bearkats open NCAA college football on Saturday, Aug. 23, with the FCS Kickoff at Eastern Washington at 2:30 p.m. (Central time). Sam Houston’s contest versus LSU at Tiger Stadium will be seen on the new SEC TV network at 6 p.m. on Saturday Oct. 6.
Three Sam Houston games will be telecast on the award-winning Southland Conference TV network including the Kats’ Homecoming matchup with McNeese on Oct. 11, the road game at Northwestern State Oct. 18 and the 89th “Battle of the Piney Woods” with SFA at NRG Stadium in Houston Nov. 1. All three SLC-TV games will air at 3 p.m.
Overall, the Southland Conference TV Network and ESPN3 will feature 15 exclusive broadcasts of all 11 Southland football teams in 2014. The matchups will be featured on more than 25 regional affiliates across Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas, as well as to a nationwide audience on ESPN3 and ESPN GamePlan. Five of the telecasts will be shown nationally and exclusively by ESPN3.
“We look forward to another great season of Southland football on the award-winning regional network and ESPN3,” Southland Commissioner Tom Burnett said. “With the growth in affiliate coverage, Southland football is a proven television commodity, and we are excited to continue tell the great stories of competitive excellence and academic achievement within the league.”
Southland Conference Television Network broadcasts will be available on local channels across the region, as well as new affiliates outside the league’s footprint. The full list of stations will be updated prior to each game at southland.org/television.
In addition to the Southland TV Network slate, ESPN3 will deliver five exclusive game telecasts.
The Southland Conference Television Network has won seven Telly Awards, the most recent for its live production of Sam Houston State vs. Southeastern Louisiana football in 2013. In addition, SLCTV has earned a pair of College Sports Media Awards honors, receiving recognition for best live game coverage in 2009-10 and 2012-13.
Southland teams will also participate in 11 other non-conference telecasts, including the first game of the 2014 season on Aug. 23, when Sam Houston State plays at Eastern Washington on ESPN.
Sam Houston State football games have been televised either nationally or regionally 29 times during the past three seasons.
2014 Southland Conference Football Television Schedule