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Southland TV Network Announces 2010 Football Schedule
FRISCO, Texas - The award-winning Southland Conference Television Network will televise 10 football games in 2010, league commissioner Tom Burnett announced Wednesday.
Entering its third year of programming, the network has affiliate commitments from 14 stations in Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas, which improves the market reach over the previous two years.
“We are very excited to release our 2010 football broadcast schedule and an expanded list of affiliate stations in the Southland Conference’s three-state region,” Burnett said. “The Southland Network has continued to grow and more broadcasters have expressed interest in our programming. We are also very proud of new breakthrough over-the-air agreements in markets like Dallas-Fort Worth, San Antonio, Austin and New Orleans.”
The network’s television schedule gets underway Sept. 25 with the only non-conference game to be televised by the network this season. Sam Houston State will play host to Gardner-Webb of the Big South Conference. It is the only Saturday game the network will carry with a 6 p.m. kickoff. All other Saturday games will kick off at 2 p.m.
Conference play starts Oct. 2 and the network will carry the McNeese State at Northwestern State game that day. Other October games include Texas State at Southeastern Louisiana Oct. 9, Central Arkansas at Stephen F. Austin Oct. 16, Stephen F. Austin vs. Sam Houston State Oct. 23 at Reliant Stadium in Houston and Southeastern Louisiana at Central Arkansas Oct. 30.
The network will televise four games in November, including Central Arkansas at Texas State Nov. 6, Nicholls at Northwestern State Nov. 13, Southeastern Louisiana at Nicholls on Thursday, Nov. 18, and a wild card game Nov. 20. The league will determine that matchup at a later date based on the conference race. The possible games include McNeese State at Central Arkansas, Northwestern State at Stephen F. Austin and Texas State at Sam Houston State. The Thursday night game between Southeastern and Nicholls Nov. 18 will be televised at 6 p.m.
There are eight Texas affiliates that will carry the league’s 10-game football schedule, including WFAA-TV, Ch. 8.2 (Dallas-Fort Worth), KHOU-TV, Ch. 11.2 (Houston), KCWX-TV, Ch. 2 (San Antonio), KBVO-TV, Ch. 51 (Austin), KRGV-TV, Ch. 5.3 (Harlingen-Weslaco-Brownsville-McAllen), KCEN-TV, Ch. 9.2 (Waco-Temple-Bryan), MyTX 18 (Tyler-Longview-Lufkin-Nacogdoches) and KUIL-TV, Ch. 43 (Beaumont-Port Arthur). The network will be carried in Louisiana by four affiliates, including WUPL-TV, Ch. 54 (New Orleans), KPXJ-TV, Ch. 21 (Shreveport), WBTR-TV, Ch. 41 (Baton Rouge) and KVHP-TV, Ch. 29.2 (Lake Charles). KARZ-TV, Ch. 42 (Little Rock-Pine Bluff) and KPXJ-TV, Ch. 21 (Texarkana) will televise network offerings in Arkansas.
The network continues to explore and negotiate further agreements in other markets.
2010 Southland Conference Television Network Football Broadcast Schedule
Sat., Sept. 25
Gardner-Webb at Sam Houston State
Sat., Oct. 2
McNeese State at Northwestern State*
Sat., Oct. 9
Texas State at Southeastern Louisiana*
Sat., Oct. 16
Central Arkansas at Stephen F. Austin*
Sat., Oct. 23
Stephen F. Austin at Sam Houston State*#
Sat., Oct. 30
Southeastern Louisiana at Central Arkansas*
Sat., Nov. 6
Central Arkansas at Texas State*
Sat., Nov. 13
Nicholls at Northwestern State*
Thu., Nov. 18
Southeastern Louisiana at Nicholls*
Sat., Nov. 20
Wild Card Game*
All times Central; schedule subject to change; *Southland Conference Game; #Reliant Stadium, Houston.
Football Broadcast Affiliates
Dallas-Fort Worth, WFAA-TV, Ch. 8.2
Houston, KHOU-TV, Ch. 11.2
San Antonio, KCWX-TV, Ch. 2
Austin, KBVO-TV, Ch. 51
Harlingen-Weslaco-Brownsville-McAllen, KRGV-TV, Ch. 5.3
Waco-Temple-Bryan, KCEN-TV, Ch. 9.2
Tyler-Longview-Lufkin-Nacogdoches, MyTX 18
Beaumont-Port Arthur, KUIL-TV, Ch. 43
New Orleans, WUPL-TV, Ch. 54
Shreveport, KPXJ-TV, Ch. 21
Baton Rouge, WBTR-TV, Ch. 41
Lake Charles, KVHP-TV, Ch. 29.2
Little Rock-Pine Bluff, KARZ-TV, Ch. 42
Texarkana, KPXJ-TV, Ch. 21
Southland Media Relations