Conference USA Announces ESPN3 Partnership

Aug. 18, 2016

IRVING – Conference USA and ESPN3 will provide fans with a large number of live events from the league across a number of sports. Included will be regular-season competition, as well as exclusive live content from Media Days and various championships. Two North Texas games will be broadcast live on ESPN3; the Saturday, Nov. 5 clash against Louisiana Tech at Apogee Stadium in Denton at 4:30 p.m. CT, and the following week’s road game at Western Kentucky at 2:30 p.m. from Bowling Green, Kentucky.

“Offering fans our content through ESPN’s streaming channels, as well as our own will definitely provide more exposure to our great programs,” Conference USA Commissioner Judy MacLeod said. “If our fans can’t be in our stadiums and arenas, we are excited to give them more opportunities to see their favorite teams compete regardless of where they may be when the events take place.”

Ten Conference USA regular-season football games will kick off the ESPN3 coverage, beginning on Saturday, Oct. 15. Additionally, ESPN3 will stream 10 men’s basketball and 10 women’s basketball games this winter and 10 baseball and 10 softball regular-season contests in the spring of 2017.

The following 10 Conference USA football games have been confirmed on ESPN3, with the winter and spring events to be announced at a later date:

 Sat., Oct. 15   WKU at Middle Tennessee   1:30 
 Sat., Oct. 22   Louisiana Tech at FIU   6:00 
 Sat., Oct. 29   Middle Tennessee at FIU   6:00 
 Sat., Nov. 5   UTSA at Middle Tennessee   1:30 
   Florida Atlantic at Rice   2:30 
    Louisiana Tech at North Texas   4:30 
 Sat., Nov. 12   North Texas at WKU   2:30 
 Sat., Nov. 19   UTEP at Rice   11:00a 
    Middle Tennessee at Charlotte   1:00 
 Sat., Nov. 26   FIU at Old Dominion   2:30 

Additionally, the Sept. 17 tilt at Florida in Gainesville at 6:30 p.m. CT will be broadcast live on ESPNU. All three of those North Texas games are available on WatchESPN.

Additional games and bowls will also be added to this schedule. A complete list of all televised and streamed football games may be found on

Conference USA is an NCAA Division I athletic conference based in Irving, Texas, that services 14 institutions of higher education – Charlotte, FIU, Florida Atlantic, Louisiana Tech, Marshall, Middle Tennessee, North Texas, Old Dominion, Rice, Southern Miss, UAB, UTEP, UTSA and WKU. Now in its third decade, Conference USA has adapted to the ever-changing landscape of collegiate athletics with an unwavering commitment to excellence, integrity and leadership in competition, academics and community.

ESPN3 is ESPN’s live multiscreen sports network, a destination that delivers thousands of exclusive sports events annually. It is accessible on computers, smartphones, tablets and connected devices through WatchESPN. The network is currently available nationwide at no additional cost to fans who receive their high-speed Internet connection or video subscription from an affiliated service provider. It is also available at no cost to U.S. college students and U.S.-based military personnel via computers, smartphones and tablets connected to on-campus educational and on-base military broadband and Wi-Fi networks.



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