DENTON, Texas – Five North Texas football games have been selected to be televised for the upcoming 2013 season as part of the preliminary Conference USA TV package released today. Three North Texas games will be televised nationally on Fox Sports Net while one game will appear on the CBS Sports Network and one on Comcast Sports Southeast (CSS).
Three North Texas home games will be televised starting with the September 14 games against Ball State on Fox Sports Net. The Mean Green host Rice on Halloween night, October 31 at 6:30 p.m. on Fox Sports Net. The matchup against UTEP on November 9 will be shown on CSS.
Two North Texas road games are slated to be shown on national TV starting with the October 19 game at Louisiana Tech. That game will kick-off at 3:00 p.m. and be shown on CBS Sports Network. The North Texas regular-season finale at Tulsa on November 30 will be shown on Fox Sports Net.
The 2013 football season marks the third year of a multi-platform media rights agreement between Conference USA and FOX Sports Media Group broadcasting a minimum of 20 games. This season, FOX Sports 1, FOX’s new national sports cable network launching this August, is scheduled to televise a minimum of 10 regular-season Conference USA football games.
Additional games will again be carried nationally on FOX Sports Networks owned-and-affiliated regional networks, which reach more than 85 million homes, and on FOX College Sports.
CBS Sports Network will nationally carry a minimum of 13 C-USA football games during the 2013 season, including eight conference match-ups. As part of the league’s agreement with CBS Sports Network, 10 games have been sub-licensed for regional broadcast on Comcast Sports Southeast (CSS). All 10 of those games will be league matchups.
The 2013 C-USA Championship game on Saturday, Dec. 7 is scheduled to air on either ESPN or ESPN 2. It marks the ninth straight year that the C-USA Championship will air on ESPN.
Additional games as part of the C-USA television package remain a possibility and games will be released as soon as they are finalized.
North Texas begins its first season in C-USA in 2013 and opens the regular season at home on August 31 against Idaho.
|Date ||Opponent ||Time ||Television |
|August 31 ||vs. Idaho ||TBA || |
|September 7 ||at Ohio ||TBA || |
|September 14 ||vs. Ball State ||TBA ||Fox Sports |
|September 21 ||at Georgia ||TBA || |
|October 5 ||at Tulane* ||TBA || |
|October 12 ||vs. Middle Tennesse* ||TBA || |
|October 19 ||at Louisiana Tech* ||3:00 p.m. ||CBS Sports |
|October 26 ||at Southern Miss* ||TBA || |
|October 31 ||vs. Rice* ||6:30 p.m. ||Fox Sports |
|November 9 ||vs. UTEP* ||TBA ||CSS |
|November 23 ||vs. UTSA* ||TBA || |
|November 30 ||at Tulsa* ||TBA ||Fox Sports |
|*C-USA Game || || || |