C-USA Announces Preliminary Television Schedule For 2016

June 8, 2016

IRVING – Five North Texas football games will be broadcast nationally in 2016, Conference USA announced on Wednesday, when revealing its preliminary television schedule for the 2016 football season. The current confirmed schedule features games to air nationally on all four of the league’s primary television partners, with many additional games to be added prior to the beginning of the season, through additional league partnerships, along with selected games as part of other conference’s television deals.

National games will be televised this season on ESPN Networks, CBS Sports Network, American Sports Network and beIN SPORTS.

“Conference USA Football fans will be able to watch their teams on a number of platforms throughout the country and even internationally,” said Conference USA Commissioner Judy MacLeod. “We are looking forward to an exciting conference season that our fans will be able to watch play out this fall.”

North Texas is slated to kick off the 2016 season, as well as the Seth Littrell era, on Saturday, Sept. 3, when it hosts rival SMU at 6 p.m. CT at Apogee Stadium live on American Sports Network. Other Mean Green games scheduled to be on national television as released by Conference USA thus far include a Sept. 17 tilt at Florida; which will kick off at 6:30 p.m. and be broadcast on ESPNU, an Oct. 8 conference battle against the Marshall Thundering Herd, which will also kick off at 6 p.m. from Apogee on American Sports Network, an Oct. 22 non-conference matchup at Army in West Point, New York, which will kick off at 11 a.m. on CBS Sports Network and the final home game of 2016 for the Mean Green on Saturday, Nov. 19 against Southern Miss, which will be broadcast live on beIN Sports at 4:30 p.m.

The 2016 C-USA Championship game on Saturday, Dec. 3 is scheduled to air on either ESPN or ESPN2. It marks the 12th-straight year that the C-USA Championship will air on the ESPN Networks. ESPN is also scheduled to carry all six of C-USA’s bowl games in which it has a guaranteed selection.

Additional Conference USA football television exposures will be released as soon as they are finalized.

Fans are encouraged to follow along with Mean Green Football on social media throughout the season. Get live updates during games on Twitter @MeanGreenFB, or look for updates and photos on Facebook at Facebook.com/MeanGreenFB. Fans can also log on to MeanGreenSports.com for full game recaps and the latest news on the football program.

 Date     Game   Time (CT)   Network 
 Sat., Sept. 3   SMU at North Texas   6 p.m.  ASN
 Sat., Sept. 17   North Texas at Florida   6:30 p.m.  ESPNU
 Sat., Oct. 8  Marshall at North Texas   6 p.m.  ASN
 Sat., Oct. 22  North Texas at Army  11 a.m.  CBSSN
 Sat., Nov. 19  Southern Miss at North Texas   4:30 p.m.  beIN Sports 

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