Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Big South Conference Announces 2019 Football Television Package on ESPN3 AND ESPN+

CHARLOTTE – The Big South Conference today announced that its 2019 football television broadcast schedule on ESPN3 and ESPN+ will feature at least 45 broadcasts -- eight exclusive telecasts on ESPN3, in addition to 37 Big South Network (BSN) productions on ESPN+.

The Big South’s ESPN3 “Game of the Week” package begins Saturday, Oct. 5 with Campbell hosting Presbyterian College at 1:00pm.  The schedule continues Oct. 12 as preseason favorite Kennesaw State opens its Big South title defense at home against Charleston Southern, and follows each week through the conclusion of the regular-season on Nov. 23, which will be a “Wild Card” selection determined 14-21 days in advance.

Exclusive ESPN3 Schedule (8 broadcasts, times ET and subject to change)
Oct. 5 – Presbyterian at Campbell *, 1:00pm
Oct. 12 – Charleston Southern at Kennesaw State *, 3:00pm
Oct. 19 – Gardner-Webb at Monmouth *, 1:00pm
Oct. 26 – North Alabama at Kennesaw State, 3:00pm
Nov. 2 – Monmouth at Kennesaw State *, 2:00pm
Nov. 9 – Hampton at Charleston Southern *, 6:00pm
Nov. 16 – Monmouth at Campbell *, 1:00pm
Nov. 23 – Wild Card selection

ESPN+ is 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.

BSN on ESPN+ Schedule (37 broadcasts, times ET and subject to change)
Aug. 29 – Western Illinois at North Alabama, 8:00pm
Aug. 31 – Elizabeth City State at Hampton, 6:00pm
Aug. 31 – Point at Kennesaw State, 6:00pm
Sept. 7 – Lafayette at Monmouth, 1:00pm
Sept. 7 – Shaw at Campbell, 6:00pm
Sept. 7 – Virginia Union at Hampton, 6:00pm
Sept. 14 – Albany at Monmouth, 1:00pm
Sept. 14 – North Carolina A&T at Charleston Southern, 6:00pm
Sept. 14 – N.C. Central at Gardner-Webb, 6:00pm
Sept. 14 – Alabama A&M at North Alabama, 7:00pm
Sept. 14 – Jacksonville at Presbyterian, 7:00pm
Sept. 21 – Eastern Kentucky at Presbyterian, 1:00pm
Sept. 21 – Davidson at Campbell, 6:00pm
Sept. 28 – Presbyterian at North Alabama, 4:00pm
Sept. 28 – Reinhardt at Kennesaw State, 6:00pm
Oct. 5 – North Alabama at Hampton, 2:00pm
Oct. 5 – Savannah State at Charleston Southern, 6:00pm
Oct. 12 – Presbyterian at Monmouth *, 1:00pm
Oct. 12 – Hampton at Gardner-Webb *, 1:30pm
Oct. 19 – Kennesaw State at Presbyterian *, 2:30pm
Oct. 19 – Hampton at Campbell *, 4:00pm
Oct. 19 – Charleston Southern at North Alabama, 7:00pm
Oct. 26 – Campbell at Gardner-Webb *, 1:30pm
Oct. 26 – Virginia-Lynchburg at Hampton, 2:00pm
Oct. 26 – Monmouth at Charleston Southern *, 6:00pm
Nov. 2 – Presbyterian at Hampton *, 1:00pm
Nov. 2 – Charleston Southern at Gardner-Webb *, 1:30pm
Nov. 2 – Campbell at North Alabama *, 2:30pm
Nov. 9 – North Alabama at Monmouth, 12:00pm
Nov. 9 – Kennesaw State at Campbell *, 1:00pm
Nov. 9 – Gardner-Webb at Presbyterian *, 1:00pm
Nov. 16 – Charleston Southern at Presbyterian *, 1:00pm
Nov. 16 – Kennesaw State at Hampton *, 1:00pm
Nov. 16 – North Alabama at Gardner-Webb, 1:30pm
Nov. 23 – to be determined based on ESPN3 Wild Card selection

* - Big South Conference game

At least seven non-conference games involving Big South members will receive television coverage this fall, and below is the current listing.  Additional telecasts may be added prior to the start of the 2019 season.

Aug. 29 – Gardner-Webb at Charlotte, 7:30pm (ESPN+)
Aug. 31 – Charleston Southern at Furman, 1:00pm (ESPN3)
Aug. 31 – Monmouth at Western Michigan, 7:00pm (ESPN3)
Sept. 7 – Charleston Southern at South Carolina, 12:00pm (SEC Network)
Sept. 7 – Kennesaw State at Kent State, 12:00pm (ESPN3)
Sept. 7 – Gardner-Webb at East Carolina, 6:00pm (ESPN3)
Sept. 21 – Hampton at Liberty, 6:00pm (ESPN+)

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.