The Nov. 1 Eastern Kentucky at Tennessee State game has been selected as a "Wildcard Selection" in the league's Game of the Week football package on ESPN3. The game will kickoff at 2 p.m. CT at LP Field in Nashville.
When the league's eight-contest Game of the Week schedule was announced in June the Oct. 4 and Nov. 1 games were deemed "Wildcard" dates where the matchup would not be announced until 12 days prior to the contest.
EKU leads the all-time series with TSU by a 21-5 margin, including a 44-0 victory in Richmond last season. Tennessee State won the last meeting played in the city of Nashville, scoring in the final seconds to top nationally-ranked Eastern Kentucky 23-20 in the 2012 season. The teams have split the season series 3-3 over the past six meetings.
This marks the second-straight season the league has produced the Game of the Week package in conjunction with WebStream Sports. 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.
Kevin Ingram, host of "The Wake Up Zone" on 104.5 The Zone in Nashville, will handle play-by-play duties while Bob Belvin, on-air talent and contributor at 100.7 FM/AM 540 (ESPN Clarksville), will provide analysis. The duo has worked together each of the past two years in the league's TV package.
The OVC Football Game of the Week package is part of a five-year agreement with ESPN which was announced last October. The deal runs through the completion of the 2017-18 season.
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.
Remaining 2014 OVC Football Game of the Week on ESPN3 Schedule
Oct. 25 - Tennessee State at Eastern Illinois, 1:30 p.m. CT
Nov. 1 - Eastern Kentucky at Tennessee State, 2:00 p.m. CT
Nov. 8 - Southeast Missouri at Tennessee Tech, 1:30 p.m. CT
Nov. 15 - Eastern Illinois at Jacksonville State, 3:00 p.m. CT