RUSTON, La. - Conference USA officials announced on Wednesday its preliminary television schedule for the 2017 football season, which includes two of Louisiana Tech’s seven home football games in 2017 that will be nationally televised this fall on CBS Sports Network and ESPN networks.
It was announced in April that Louisiana Tech will host SEC foe Mississippi State on Saturday, Sept. 9 at Joe Aillet Stadium in a game that will be broadcast live at 6:30 p.m. CT on CBS Sports Network. The Bulldogs’ final regular season matchup of the campaign versus UTSA on Nov. 25 in Ruston will also be shown nationally on either ESPN, ESPN2 or ESPNU with exact network and kickoff time to be decided 12 days out from the game.
Additionally, the league announced Louisiana Tech will have three games which will air on STADIUM, a new, fully programmed, 24/7 multi-platform sports network which was formed when Campus Insiders, 120 Sports and The American Sports Network combined forces.
LA Tech’s conference opener on the road at WKU will air on Stadium and is slated for a 6 p.m. CT kickoff on Sept. 16 in Bowling Green. On Oct. 21, the Bulldogs will return from their bye week to host C-USA foe Southern Miss in a game that will also be broadcast on Stadium at 6 p.m. CT at Joe Aillet Stadium. In the second week of November, LA Tech will play host to the Florida Atlantic Owls in a game that will air on Stadium at 2:30 p.m. CT on Nov. 11 in Ruston.
The 2017 C-USA Championship game on Saturday, Dec. 2 is scheduled to air on either ESPN or ESPN 2. It marks the 13th-straight year that the C-USA Championship will air on the ESPN Networks. ESPN is also scheduled to carry all six of C-USA’s bowl games in which it has a guaranteed selection.
Additional Conference USA football television exposures will be released as soon as they are finalized.
Louisiana Tech fans can now purchase season tickets for the upcoming 2017 football season as the Bulldogs coming off three consecutive nine-win seasons, three straight bowl victories and one of the most impressive home slates on the horizon next fall with a program-record seven home games at Joe Aillet Stadium.
Fans can purchase season tickets online at www.LATechSports.com/tickets or by calling the LA Tech Ticket Office at 318-257-3631. Fans will also have the opportunity to save up to $84 by becoming a season ticket holder rather than purchasing single-game tickets next season.
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ABOUT CBS SPORTS NETWORK
CBS Sports Network is the 24-hour home of CBS Sports. The Network airs more than 600 live games annually, showcasing an array of men’s and women’s sports, as well as in-depth studio shows, documentaries and original programs. CBS Sports Network also provides extensive shoulder programming around CBS Sports’ Championship events. The Network serves as the national television home of Professional Bull Riders (PBR) and the Arena Football League (AFL), and features various other sports, including numerous professional racing series and Tough Mudder endurance events, as well as NFL focused studio shows NFL MONDAY QB and THAT OTHER PREGAME SHOW. The Network's daily lineup features a variety of news and commentary programs covering the entire sports landscape. For more information, including a channel finder, go to www.cbssportsnetwork.com.
Stadium is a new, fully programmed, 24/7 multi-platform sports network that brings together exclusive live game and event coverage, extensive highlights, classic games, original programming, and daily live studio programming. Stadium includes a 24/7 linear feed distributed across both digital and broadcast platforms, as well as a comprehensive array of on demand content including additional live events and VOD highlights accessible via owned and operated STADIUM platforms and select distribution partners.
Stadium was formed when Campus Insiders, 120 Sports and The American Sports Network combined forces to take advantage of a combined collection of professional and collegiate rights and unique access to both digital and television distribution opportunities. STADIUM is owned by a collection of industry leaders including Silver Chalice, Sinclair, MLBAM, the NHL, the PGA TOUR, and Time, Inc. and will launch later this Summer 2017.
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