Four Southeastern football games slated for television in 2014
HAMMOND, LA — The Southland Conference Television Network and ESPN3 will feature 15 exclusive broadcasts of all 11 Southland football teams in 2014, including four games featuring defending conference champion Southeastern Louisiana. The matchups will be featured on more than 25 regional affiliates across Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas, as well as to a nationwide audience on ESPN3 and ESPN GamePlan.
“We look forward to another great season of Southland football on the award-winning regional network and ESPN3,” Southland Commissioner Tom Burnett said. “With the growth in affiliate coverage, Southland football is a proven television commodity, and we are excited to continue tell the great stories of competitive excellence and academic achievement within the league.”
The Southland Television Network, now in its second season of HD broadcasts, will feature a regional broadcast slate of 3 p.m. games including Southeastern's contests against Northwestern State (Oct. 4), at Stephen F. Austin (Oct. 25) and McNeese State (Nov. 15). An NCAA quarterfinalist in 2013, Southeastern swept through conference play undefeated last season.
Southland Conference Television Network broadcasts will be available on local channels across the region, as well as new affiliates outside the league’s footprint. The full list of stations will be updated prior to each game at southland.org/television.
The season’s first broadcast will take place as part of Southland Conference Football Media Day in Lake Charles, La., as ESPN3 presents a preview special in primetime. The show is set for Wednesday, July 23, at 7 p.m. Central. Hosts Lincoln Rose and Erin Cofiell will have interviews with head coaches and student-athletes from all 11 football-playing institutions.
The Southland Conference Television Network has won seven Telly Awards, the most recent for its live production of Sam Houston State vs. Southeastern Louisiana football in 2013. In addition, SLCTV has earned a pair of College Sports Media Awards honors, receiving recognition for best live game coverage in 2009-10 and 2012-13.
Southland teams will also participate in 11 other non-conference telecasts, including Southeastern's game at Tulane slated to air on ESPN3.
2014 Southland Conference Football Television Schedule
Southland Conference Television Network
Date Game Time
Sat., Oct. 4 Northwestern State at Southeastern Louisiana* 3 p.m.
Sat., Oct. 25 Southeastern Louisiana at Stephen F. Austin* 3 p.m.
Sat., Nov. 15 McNeese State at Southeastern Louisiana* 3 p.m.
Sat. Sept. 13 Southeastern Louisiana at Tulane 7 p.m.
All Times Central
*Southland Conference Game
Schedule Subject to Change