NASHVILLE --- The Ohio Valley Conference announced on Thursday an eight-game football "Game of the Week" package that will be carried exclusively on ESPN3 this fall. Tennessee State’s contest against Southeast Missouri at Hale Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 2 at Hale Stadium will be the featured game during the sixth week of conference play.
The game will be the second on ESPN3 for the Tigers in 2019. The Big Blue's matchup at Middle Tennessee on Sept. 7 is the first broadcasted game of the season.
This marks the seventh season the league has produced the Game of the Week package in conjunction with Tupelo Raycom. Tupelo Raycom, a Raycom Media company, brings together Tupelo-Honey (founded 1996) and WebStream Sports (2006). 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.
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 ESPN Clarksville, will provide analysis. The duo has worked together each of the past seven years in the league's TV package.
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.
The remainder of the league’s home schedule (approximately 44 contests) will be broadcast on ESPN+ for the second-straight year.
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