FRISCO, Texas – The Southland Conference Television Network announced its fall schedule Wednesday and will televise 11 live football games and the championship matches of the conference soccer and volleyball
All games will be carried on more than 20 affiliates across the regional network, including stations in Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas and Oklahoma, increasing the network’s reach
to more than 11.2 million households.
“The Southland Conference is proud to announce its fifth year of programming with another solid broadcast schedule and a great group of affiliates,” Southland Conference Commissioner
Tom Burnett said. “There are loyal stations that have been with us from day one, plus new stations that will be with us entering the 2012 season. I believe their viewers will see a great product, not only on the field of play from our student-athletes, but
in high-quality, award-winning production of the network.”
The network will open its broadcast schedule Sept. 22, when a pair of playoff teams from last season square off on the unique purple-and-gray striped turf in Conway, Ark. The
matchup between national finalist Sam Houston State and Central Arkansas kicks off at 3 p.m.
The following week, the network heads to Beaumont, Texas for the first of at least two trips to Provost Umphrey Stadium, as Lamar plays host to Southeastern Louisiana Sept.
29 at 3 p.m.
“The Battle of the Piney Woods” between Sam Houston State and Stephen F. Austin, which will be played Oct. 6 at Reliant Stadium in Houston, will be televised by the network
for the third consecutive year. The Bearkats-Lumberjacks rivalry game will kickoff at 3 p.m., as will an Oct. 13 game between Northwestern State and Southeastern Louisiana, plus the Oct. 20 battle between Nicholls State and Stephen F. Austin.
The next two weeks feature the first doubleheaders in the history of the Southland Television Network. Coverage on Oct. 27 begins at 3 p.m. when Sam Houston State makes the
short trip to Lamar, followed by a 7 p.m. game between Stephen F. Austin and McNeese State on homecoming night in Lake Charles, La. Then, Nov. 3, the Cowboys travel to Nicholls State for a 3 p.m. game, which will lead into a 7 p.m. matchup of Northwestern
State and Central Arkansas.
The final two regular-season Saturdays have been designated for “wild card” broadcasts, allowing the network to air the best possible games as the conference race shapes up.
The Nov. 10 game will be one of three possible matchups: Nicholls State at Lamar, Sam Houston State at Northwestern State or Stephen F. Austin at Southeastern Louisiana. The Nov. 17 contest will feature either Lamar at McNeese State or Northwestern State at
Stephen F. Austin in the annual “Battle for Chief Caddo.” Both wild card games will begin at 3 p.m.
The network will also televise the championship matches of the Southland Conference soccer and volleyball tournaments as part of its fall broadcast schedule. The soccer championship
is Sunday, Nov. 4, while the volleyball championship follows on Sunday, Nov. 18.
Live coverage in Texas markets includes Abilene-Sweetwater on KRBC (9.2); Amarillo on KCPN (19.2); Austin on Time Warner YNN Sports (408/77); Beaumont-Port Arthur on KUIL (12.3);
Corpus Christi on KIII (3.2); Dallas-Fort Worth on KTXD (47.1); Houston on KUBE (57.1); Lubbock on KMYL (22.2); Midland-Odessa on KWWT (30.1); San Antonio on KCWX (2.1/2.2); Tyler-Longview on KCEB (54.1); and Waco-Temple-Bryan on KCEN (6.2). The list of Louisiana
markets includes Baton Rouge on WBTR (41); Lafayette on KLFY (10.2); Lake Charles on KVHP (29.2); Monroe on KWMS (17); Morgan City on KWBJ (22); New Orleans on WHNO (20.1/20.2) and Shreveport on KPXJ (21.1). In Arkansas, the games can be found on Little Rock’s
KARZ (42.2). Viewers in Oklahoma City and Tulsa can watch on Oklahoma’s Cox Channel (3/703). The Southland Conference continues to pursue agreements in other markets, and the list of affiliates will vary week to week, so check Southland.org/television for
a carriage list prior to each game.
In addition to syndicated television coverage, all games will stream live and on demand as part of the new Southland Digital Network at southland.org. Broadcasts also will
be carried by ESPN3, which is available online at watchespn.com and the WatchESPN app on iPhone, iPad, Android and Xbox LIVE systems.
Tape-delayed coverage will be available nationwide via Fox College Sports Central. Regionally, replays will be shown on Comcast SportsNet Houston and Cox Sports Television.
All events will also be available on demand on the Southland Digital Network mobile and tablet applications as well as the Southland Affiliate Network and SmartTV applications.
The Southland Conference Television Network became a reality in 2008 and has broadcast more than 100 events during its first four years. The network earned a College Sports
Media Award in 2009-10 for best live/game event in the collegiate division, following that up with an honorable mention in the professional division (2010-11) and a nomination in the collegiate division (2011-12). Plus, the network has captured five Telly
Southland TV Fall Schedule
|Sat., Sept. 22
||Football: Sam Houston State at Central Arkansas
|Sat., Sept. 29
||Football: Southeastern Louisiana at Lamar
|Sat., Oct. 6
||Football: Stephen F. Austin vs. Sam Houston State#
|Sat., Oct. 13
||Football: Northwestern State at Southeastern Louisiana
|Sat., Oct. 20
||Football: Nicholls State at Stephen F. Austin
|Sat., Oct. 27
||Football: Sam Houston State at Lamar
||Football: Stephen F. Austin at McNeese State
|Sat., Nov. 3
||Football: McNeese State at Nicholls State
||Football: Northwestern State at Central Arkansas
|Sun., Nov. 4
||Soccer: Tournament Championship Match
|Sat., Nov. 10
||Football: Wild Card Selection
|Sat., Nov. 17
||Football: Wild Card Selection
|Sun., Nov. 18
||Volleyball: Tournament Championship Match
All times Central;
schedule subject to change; #Reliant Stadium, Houston, Texas.