Five Games and Counting Televised for Red Wolves Football



 The Fox Sports Network has announced that it will televise the Arkansas State Red Wolves Sept. 7 football game against Auburn on its regional networks.

The game will be broadcast in Arkansas on the Fox Sports Southwest channels and will begin at 6:30 p.m. at Jordan-Hare Stadium. A-State will face Auburn for the third time in school history, having also played the Tigers in 2006 and as recent as 2010. The game will also mark the Red Wolves first game against an SEC opponent since the last the time they played the Tigers in 2010.

New Orleans, La. – The Arkansas State University Red Wolves football team, the two-time defending Sun Belt Conference (SBC) Champions, will have at least five of its 2013 regular-season games televised as announced by the conference during its annual football media day at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

While not official, it is expected at least one other game this season will be televised – the Red Wolves football game against Missouri in Columbia, Mo., on Sept. 28. The SEC is expected to announce its full lineup of televised games later this week during media days in Hoover, Ala. You can keep up with SEC Media Days with us. Details are here.

The full Red Wolves football schedule is available here.

Arkansas State, under first-year head coach Bryan Harsin, will be featured on ESPNU, ESPN2, ESPN3, and the Sun Belt Network.  All four of the Red Wolves’ televised games will be held at Liberty Bank Stadium on the ASU campus in Jonesboro, Ark.

The first of A-State’s four television appearances is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 31, when the Red Wolves host Arkansas-Pine Bluff Golden Lions in a season-opening contest on ESPN3.  Opening kickoff for the in-state non-conference matchup is to be announced.

The Sun Belt Conference opener for Arkansas State on Thursday, Sept. 12, versus the Troy Trojans will be shown live by ESPNU.  Game time is slated for 6:30 p.m. (CT).  A-State’s home conference tilt against Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns on Tuesday, Oct. 22, is an ESPN2 televised outing and will get underway at 7 p.m. (CT).

A-State makes its final television appearance of the 2013 regular season on Saturday, Nov. 16, versus the Texas State Bobcats in a league encounter to be aired on the Sun Belt Network.  Opening kickoff is yet to be announced.

The Sun Belt Conference will have 28 games for the 2013 gridiron campaign televised with seven high-definition broadcasts of the Sun Belt Network’s 39-mimimum television contests to be aired.  The Sun Belt Network is a partnership of the conference, Cox Sports Television (CST) and Comcast Sports Southeast (CSS) since 2008.  The Sun Belt Conference contests can often be accessed on and ESPN GamePlan outside of the CSS and CST markets.  Since its inception and including the upcoming 2013 season, the Sun Belt Network will have aired over 150 SBC contests.

Arkansas State produced a 10-3 overall record for the 2012 season to mark the Red Wolves’ second 10-win campaign in a row.  A-State also earned its second straight Sun Belt Conference Championship title with a first-place 7-1 conference ledger and would conclude the season winning its last eight contests, which included a victory over nationally-ranked Kent State in the 2013 Bowl.

2013 Arkansas State Football Television Games

Saturday, Aug. 31 – vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff, TBA (ESPN3)

Thursday, Sept. 12 – vs. Troy*, 6:30 p.m. (ESPNU)

Tuesday, Oct. 22 – vs. Louisiana-Lafayette*, 7 p.m. (ESPN2)

Saturday, Nov. 16 – vs. Texas State*, TBA (Sun Belt Network)

* – Denotes Sun Belt Conference game

All start times are Central

Courtesy Arkansas State University Department of Athletics

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