MEAC announces 2013 television football schedule

Updated: July 24, 2013
By MEAC Media Relations: Posted on Saturday, July 20, 2013 3:18 AM
NORFOLK, Va. –The MEAC announced its 2013  television football slate today featuring seven exciting matchups  scheduled to telecast on ESPN, ESPNU, ESPN News, ESPN3 and ESPN Classic.
The nationally televised games are a part of the MEAC’s ongoing  partnership with ESPN.
“We are excited to feature a competitive 2013 MEAC football  television schedule on the ESPN networks,” said MEAC Commissioner Dennis Thomas.
“The MEAC’s partnership with ESPN offers unique opportunities  to highlight our talented student-athletes, coaches, and institutions on a global landscape.”
The 2013 television scheduled kicks off with the ninth annual  MEAC/SWAC Challenge presented by Disney featuring Florida A&M and  Mississippi Valley State on Sunday, Sept. 1 in Orlando, Fla..  The game  will air live at 11:45 a.m. ET on ESPN.
The ESPNU Thursday night lineup kicks off with Howard at North  Carolina A&T at Aggie Stadium on September 26.  South Carolina State will travel to Durham, North Carolina on October 10 to face North  Carolina Central in the second Thursday night matchup.  The Bulldogs  will host Morgan State in Orangeburg, South Carolina in the final  Thursday night game on November 14.
All ESPNU Thursday night matchups  are televised live at 7:30 p.m.
The Saturday slate begins with Hampton at South Carolina State on  September 28 live on ESPN3 at 2 p.m.  The game will also air on Sunday,  September 29 at 8 a.m. on ESPNU.  The Bulldogs face North Carolina  A&T in the Atlanta Football Classic on October 5.
The game will  kickoff at 4 p.m. live on ESPN3 and air on ESPNU at 10:30 p.m.
Bethune-Cookman will take on North Carolina Central on November 2 live beginning at noon on ESPN News.
The 2013 MEAC football television schedule wraps up with the Florida  Classic featuring Bethune-Cookman and Florida A&M.  The game will  air live on ESPN Classic and will re-air on ESPNU on November 24.
All games will also be available on computers, smartphones, tablets, Xbox and Apple TV via
2013 MEAC Television Schedule
Date                          Game                                                                                 Network          Time
Sun., Sept. 1             Florida A&M v. Miss. (MEAC/SWAC Challenge)          ESPN          11:45 a.m.
Thurs., Sept. 26       Howard at North Carolina A&T                                       ESPNU           7:30 p.m.
Sat., Sept. 28            Hampton at South Carolina State                        ESPNU/ESPN3          2 p.m.*
Sat., Oct. 5                South Carolina State vs. North Carolina A&T  ESPNU/ESPN3         4 p.m.**
Thurs., Oct. 10        South Carolina State at North Carolina Central               ESPNU         7:30 p.m.
Sat., Nov. 2              Bethune-Cookman at North Carolina Central          ESPN News               Noon
Thurs., Nov. 14       Morgan State at South Carolina State                              ESPNU          7:30 p.m.
Sat,, Nov. 23            Bethune-Cookman vs. Florida A&M       ESPN Classic/ESPNU         2 p.m.***
* Game will be available live on ESPN3 at time listed; will air on ESPNU tape-delayed Sept. 29 at 8 a.m.
**Game will be available live on ESPN3 at time listed; will air later that day on ESPNU at 10:30 p.m.
***Game will be available live on ESPN Classic; will air on ESPNU tape-delayed Nov. 24.

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