BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – The Ohio Valley Conference today announced a nine game football “Game of the Week” package that will be carried exclusively on ESPN3 this fall. Eastern Kentucky University will be featured in three of those games including a home contest against Tennessee State on Nov. 2.
EKU’s other two appearances against OVC teams on ESPN3 will take place at Eastern Illinois on Sept. 28 and Southeast Missouri on Oct. 26.
The nine-game OVC schedule will feature each of the nine league football-playing institutions at least once during the season and includes eight conference matchups and one non-conference game. The schedule begins with Bethune-Cookman visiting Tennessee State for the John Merritt Classic on Sunday, Sept. 1.
The games will be produced by 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. The OVC and WebStream have agreed to a three-year production agreement that will feature at least eight football games over each of the next three years.
Kevin Ingram, host of “The Wake Up Zone” on 104.5 The Zone in Nashville, will handle play-by-play duties while and Bob Belvin, Sports Director for 100.7 FM/AM 540 (ESPN Clarksville), will provide analysis. The duo worked together last year in the league’s TV package.
Earlier this summer, Louisville announced that its Sept. 7 home game against the Colonels will also be shown on ESPN3.
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.
EKU kicks off the 2013 schedule with a Thursday night home opener against Robert Morris on Aug. 29. This will mark the first season opener at home and on a Thursday night since 1993.
Fans can reserve 2013 season tickets by contacting the EKU athletics ticket office at 859-622-2122 or clicking here.
EKU Football on ESPN3 in 2013
Sept. 7 – Eastern Kentucky at Louisville, 12 p.m.
Sept. 28 – Eastern Kentucky at Eastern Illinois, 2:30 p.m.
Oct. 26 – Eastern Kentucky at Southeast Missouri, 2 p.m.
Nov. 2 – Tennessee State at Eastern Kentucky, 1 p.m.