Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Big South Conference Announces 2018 Football Television Package on ESPN3 and ESPN+

CHARLOTTE, N.C. ( – The Big South Conference today announced its 2018 football television broadcast schedule on ESPN3 and ESPN+ will feature at least 33 broadcasts -- eight telecasts on ESPN3 and a minimum of 25 Big South Network productions on ESPN+.

The Big South’s ESPN3 “Game of the Week” package begins Saturday, Sept. 29 with defending champion and preseason favorite Kennesaw State hosting Samford at 6:00pm.  The schedule continues Oct. 6 as the Owls open the Big South slate at home against Presbyterian, and follows each week through the conclusion of the regular-season on Nov. 17, which will be a “Wild Card” selection determined 14-21 days in advance.

ESPN3 Schedule (8 broadcasts)
Sept. 29 – Samford at Kennesaw State, 6:00pm
Oct. 6 – Presbyterian at Kennesaw State *, 2:00pm
Oct. 13 – Kennesaw State at Gardner-Webb *, 1:30pm
Oct. 20 – Campbell at Monmouth *, 1:00pm
Oct. 27 – Gardner-Webb at Campbell *, 4:00pm
Nov. 3 – Charleston Southern at Monmouth *, 1:00pm
Nov. 10 – Kennesaw State at Monmouth *, 12:00pm
Nov. 17 – Wild Card selection

ESPN+ is now the exclusive streaming home of Big South Network productions.  A minimum of 900 Big South Network events will air annually on ESPN+, the first-ever multi-sport, direct-to-consumer subscription streaming service from The Walt Disney Company’s Direct-to-Consumer and International division in partnership with ESPN.  It offers fans thousands of additional live events, on-demand content and original programming not available on ESPN’s linear TV or digital networks.  Fans can subscribe to ESPN+ for just $4.99 a month (or $49.99 per year).  ESPN+ is an integrated part of the completely redesigned ESPN App.

ESPN+ Schedule (minimum 25 broadcasts, subject to change)
Aug. 30 – Chowan at Campbell, 7:00pm
Sept. 1 - Limestone at Gardner-Webb, 6:00pm
Sept. 8 – Hampton at Monmouth, 3:00pm
Sept. 15 - Western Carolina at Gardner-Webb, 6:00pm
Sept. 15 - Stetson at Presbyterian, 7:00pm
Sept. 15 - Alabama State at Kennesaw State, 5:00pm
Sept. 22 - Shaw at Campbell, 6:00pm
Sept. 22 - Elon at Charleston Southern, 6:00pm
Sept. 22 - Bluefield College at Presbyterian, 7:00pm
Sept. 22 - Clark Atlanta at Kennesaw State, 6:00pm
Sept. 29 – Wagner at Monmouth, 1:00pm
Sept. 29 - North Alabama at Campbell, 6:00pm
Sept. 29 - Wofford at Gardner-Webb, 6:00pm
Oct. 6 - Wagner at Campbell, 2:00pm
Oct. 13 - Hampton at Presbyterian, 12:00pm
Oct. 13 – Bucknell at Monmouth, 1:00pm
Oct. 13 - Virginia-Lynchburg at Charleston Southern, 6:00pm
Oct. 20 – Presbyterian at Charleston Southern *, 6:00pm
Oct. 27 – Monmouth at Presbyterian *, 2:30pm
Oct. 27 – Kennesaw State at Charleston Southern *, 6:00pm
Nov. 3 – Presbyterian at Gardner-Webb *, 1:30pm
Nov. 3 – Campbell at Kennesaw State *, 2:00pm
Nov. 10 – Campbell at Presbyterian *, 12:00pm
Nov. 10 – Gardner-Webb at Charleston Southern *, 3:00pm
Nov. 17 – to be determined based on ESPN3 Wild Card selection

* - Big South Conference game

Two non-conference games involving Big South members will appear on ESPN+ this fall -- Kennesaw State at Georgia State on Thursday, Aug. 30 at 7:00pm, and Monmouth at Eastern Michigan on Friday, Aug. 31 at 6:30pm.  Other out-of-conference games receiving television coverage include Charleston Southern at Florida on Sept. 1 (SEC Network) and Campbell at Coastal Carolina on Sept. 15 (ESPN3).

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.