BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – The Ohio Valley Conference has announced that the Tennessee State football team will play three contests on ESPN3.
The Tigers will open up in front of a national audience on Sept. 1 against Bethune-Cookman at LP Field. TSU’s other streaming games will be at Tennessee Tech on Sept. 21 and at Eastern Kentucky on Nov. 2.
The trio of games are part of a nine game OVC football "Game of the Week" package that will be carried exclusively on ESPN3 this fall.
The nine game schedule will feature each of the nine OVC football-playing institutions at least once during the season and includes eight Conference matchups and one non-conference game.
TSU’s opener will be the OVC’s only non-conference matchup of the agreed upon package.
The games will be produced by WebStream Sports, an Indianapolis-based company which is a proven leader in video production, streaming video and content creation. The company, founded in 2006, produces more than 1,000 events annually and has also served as a web streaming consultant for the OVC for the past year. The OVC and WebStream have agreed to a three-year production agreement that will feature at least eight football games over each of the next three years.
Kevin Ingram, host of "The Wake Up Zone" on 104.5 The Zone in Nashville, will handle play-by-play duties while and Bob Belvin, Sports Director for 100.7 FM/AM 540 (ESPN Clarksville), will provide analysis. The duo worked together last year in the league's TV package.
ESPN3 is ESPN's live multi-screen sports network, a destination that delivers thousands of global sports events annually and accessible online via WatchESPN.com, on smart phones and tablets via the WatchESPN app, through ESPN on Xbox LIVE to Gold members and on Apple TV. It is currently available in more than 85 million homes 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 approximately 21 million U.S. college students and U.S.-based military personnel via computers connected to on-campus educational networks and on-base military networks.
2013 OVC Football TV Game of the Week on ESPN3
Sept. 1 - Bethune-Cookman at Tennessee State, 7:00 p.m. CT
Sept. 21 - Tennessee State at Tennessee Tech, 7:00 p.m. CT
Sept. 28 - Eastern Kentucky at Eastern Illinois, 1:30 p.m. CT
Oct. 5 - Jacksonville State at UT Martin, 2:00 p.m. CT
Oct. 19 - Austin Peay at Murray State, 3:00 p.m. CT
Oct. 26 - Eastern Kentucky at Southeast Missouri, 1:00 p.m. CT
Nov. 2 - Tennessee State at Eastern Kentucky, 12:00 p.m. CT
Nov. 16 - Jacksonville State at Eastern Illinois, 12:00 p.m. CT
Nov. 23 - Eastern Illinois at UT Martin, 1:00 p.m. CT