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June 17th, 2010
Bobcats to appear twice on league TV network

STAFF REPORT

Texas State will be featured on two telecasts by the Southland Conference in the fall, according to the schedule announced Wednesday by the Southland Conference Television Network.

The Bobcats will be broadcast from the road on Oct. 9 at Southeastern Louisiana and from Bobcat Stadium on Nov. 6 against Central Arkansas. The league’s network will show eight other games this fall involving Southland Conference teams.

The league network, now in its third year of operation, will have 14 affiliates in Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas.

“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,” Southland Conference Commissioner Tom 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 closest two broadcast affiliates are KCWX-TV, Channel 2 in San Antonio, and KBVO-TV, Channel 51 in Austin.

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.

Southland Conference play begins on Oct. 2 as the network carries the McNeese State at Northwestern State game that day. Other October games include Central Arkansas at Stephen F. Austin (SFA) on Oct. 16, SFA vs. Sam Houston State on Oct. 23 at Reliant Stadium in Houston and Southeastern Louisiana at Central Arkansas on Oct. 30.

The network will televise four games in November, including Nicholls at Northwestern State on 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 SFA and Texas State at Sam Houston State. The Thursday night game between Southeastern and Nicholls Nov. 18 will be televised at 6 p.m.

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