June 11, 2013
BEAUMONT - The Southland Conference announced its largest television schedule ever Tuesday with the Lamar University football program being featured in three of the 19 games scheduled to be broadcast during the 2013 season.
The Southland Conference Television Network (SLCTV) will continue to syndicate some of the league's top matchups on affiliated stations throughout the region, while exclusive packages on ESPN3 and Comcast SportsNet Houston (CSNH) are new additions.
The Cardinals' Oct. 19 home game against Central Arkansas will feature a 6 p.m. kickoff on CSNH. Lamar will have a pair of road games broadcast with its Oct. 26 game at Southeastern Louisiana slated for a 7 p.m. start on ESPN3 and its 3 p.m. game at Northwestern State on Nov. 9 scheduled for SLCTV.
"We are again very pleased to offer a great football television schedule for the upcoming season," Southland Conference Commissioner Tom Burnett said. "The Southland Network continues to exceed our expectations each year, and we are again excited about this season's telecasts. The expansion of the ESPN3 schedule and addition of the CSN Houston broadcasts help give us a comprehensive and unprecedented package to offer viewers."
The Southland Conference Television Network enters its sixth season in 2013, fresh off winning its second College Sports Media Awards honor for live event production. An eight-game schedule will be featured on more than 20 affiliates across Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas. All Southland TV broadcasts will begin at 3 p.m., CT.
ESPN3 expands its coverage of the Southland Conference this season, offering an exclusive six -game schedule. The games will be played in primetime, with broadcasts beginning at 7 p.m., CT. Comcast SportsNet Houston enters its second football season by featuring four games in Southland Conference stadiums, plus one game matching a pair of future Southland foes.
Lamar's 12-game season begins on Aug. 31 when Oklahoma Panhandle State pays a visit to Provost Umphrey Stadium. For ticket information, call (409) 880-1715 or visit www.LamarCardinals.com.
2013 Southland Conference Football Broadcast Schedule
Sat., Sept. 7 Arkansas-Pine Bluff at McNeese State 7:30 p.m. CSNH
Sat., Sept. 14 Texas Southern at Sam Houston State 2 p.m. CSNH
Sat., Sept. 28 Eastern Washington at Sam Houston State 2 p.m. CSNH
Sat., Oct. 5 McNeese State at Central Arkansas* 3 p.m. SLCTV
Sat., Oct. 12 Northwestern State at Nicholls* 3 p.m. SLCTV
Sat., Oct. 12 Stephen F. Austin at Southeastern Louisiana* 7 p.m. ESPN3
Sat., Oct. 12 Abilene Christian at Houston Baptist^ 7:30 p.m. CSNH
Sat., Oct. 19 Nicholls at Stephen F. Austin* 3 p.m. SLCTV
Sat., Oct. 19 Central Arkansas at Lamar* 6 p.m. CSNH
Sat., Oct. 19 Sam Houston State at McNeese State* 7 p.m. ESPN3
Sat., Oct. 26 Stephen F. Austin at Central Arkansas* 3 p.m. SLCTV
Sat., Oct. 26 Lamar at Southeastern Louisiana* 7 p.m. ESPN3
Sat., Nov. 2 Sam Houston State vs. Stephen F. Austin*+ 3 p.m. SLCTV
Sat., Nov. 2 Central Arkansas at Northwestern State* 7 p.m. ESPN3
Sat., Nov. 9 Lamar at Northwestern State* 3 p.m. SLCTV
Sat., Nov. 9 Southeastern Louisiana at Central Arkansas* 7 p.m. ESPN3
Sat., Nov. 16 Sam Houston State at Southeastern Louisiana* 3 p.m. SLCTV
Sat., Nov. 16 Northwestern State at McNeese State* 7 p.m. ESPN3
Sat., Nov. 23 Wild Card Selection* 3 p.m. SLCTV
All times Central
* Southland Conference game
+Reliant Stadium, Houston, Texas; ^BBVA Compass Stadium, Houston, Texas