NASHVILLE – Tennessee State will close out the season as part of the Ohio Valley Conference Game of the Week. The Tigers game at Jacksonville State on Thursday, Nov.16, has been chosen as the "Wildcard Selection" for the OVC’s football package on ESPN3.
This is the third time in 2017 the Big Blue has been featured as the Game of the Week. The TSU games at UT Martin and against Eastern Illinois served as the first two games of the package this season.
Bob Belvin will handle play-by-play duties while, Chip Hoback will provide analysis. The game is scheduled for a 6:00 p.m. kickoff at Burgess-Snow Field at JSU Stadium. The Gamecocks hold a 9-2 series advantage over the Tigers, including wins in the previous two meetings.
This marks the fifth-straight season the league has produced the Game of the Week package in conjunction with Tupelo Raycom (formerly WebStream Sports). With offices in New York, Indianapolis, Charlotte, Nashville and Los Angeles the company develops new programming and delivers live events, music specials and branded features for broadcast, digital and in-venue entertainment. The OVC Football Game of the Week package is part of an overall multiyear agreement with ESPN which was announced in October 2013.
ESPN3 is ESPN's live multi-screen sports network, a destination that delivers thousands of exclusive sports events annually. It is accessible on computers, smartphones, tablets and connected devices through the ESPN App. 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.