A Sept. 8 football game between Texas State and Texas Tech will stream on ESPN3, the network’s internet video platform, Western Athletic Conference officials said today.
Texas Tech sources had said they are “adamantly opposed to playing on the Longhorn Network,” which is a collaboration between ESPN and Tech’s Big 12 competitor, the University of Texas.
The conference’s statement today did not say on which of ESPN’s platforms the Saturday, Sept. 29 game between Texas State and the University of Nevada will air. That matchup is the only other Texas State game that ESPN has announced with be televised or streamed online.
Texas State’s 2012 season — its first in the NCAA’s Football Bowl Subdivision, formerly called Division I-A — gets underway 7 p.m. Sept. 1 at the University of Houston followed by the home opener a week later against Tech. The Texas State-Texas Tech game kicks off at 6 p.m., the WAC has announced.
Texas State’s time in the WAC will be short-lived. The athletic department has already announced its intention to move to the Sun Belt Conference starting in fall 2013.