July 13, 2012
FOX College Sports has announced that it will televise seven Conference USA football games this fall. The FCS schedule includes four league games and will involve seven C-USA schools, as well as one future league member.
The schedule will begin on the first Saturday of the season, September 1, when UAB hosts in-state rival Troy at historic Legion Field at 11 a.m. CDT. The following Saturday, September 8, Marshall hosts Western Carolina at 6 p.m. CDT.
The first conference game on the docket will take place Saturday, October 6, with Rice visiting Memphis at 6 p.m. CDT. The Owls will again be featured the following Saturday, October 13, as the Blue & Gray welcome future C-USA rival UTSA to Rice Stadium at 2:30 p.m. CDT.
The final three games on the schedule are league contests. East Division rivals East Carolina and UAB clash Saturday, October 20, with kickoff set for 6 p.m. CDT in Birmingham. On Saturday, November 10, UCF visits UTEP at 6 p.m. CST and the schedule concludes Saturday, November 24 with Rice playing at UTEP.
FCS is available to approximately 68 million homes and is seen by viewers in the nation's 25 largest cities, including New York, Los Angeles and Chicago, San Francisco, Dallas and Atlanta, Houston, Seattle, Minneapolis and Tampa. Key MSO partners include Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Charter Communications, Cox Communications, Cablevision Systems, Mediacom Communications, and Cable One. FCS is also available on satellite through DirecTV.
The addition of the seven games on FOX College Sports give C-USA more than 85 televised football games this fall. Additional Conference USA football television exposures remain a possibility and games will be released as soon as they are finalized.
FOX COLLEGE SPORTS NETWORK SCHEDULE
Saturday, September 1 Troy at UAB Noon EDT/11:00 a.m. CDT
Saturday, September 8 Western Carolina at Marshall 7:00 p.m. EDT/6:00 p.m. CDT
Saturday, October 6 Rice at Memphis 7:00 p.m. EDT/6:00 p.m. CDT
Saturday, October 13 UTSA at Rice 3:30 p.m. EDT/2:30 p.m. CDT
Saturday, October 20 East Carolina at UAB 7:00 p.m. EDT/6:00 p.m. CDT
Saturday, November 10 UCF at UTEP 7:00 p.m. EST/6:00 p.m. CST
Saturday, November 24 Rice at UTEP 7:00 p.m. EST/6:00 p.m. CST