By McNeese SID Matthew Bonnette
LAKE CHARLES – Just over three weeks remain until the McNeese Cowboys report for August camp and with the excitement of football season beginning to fill the air, the Southland Conference has announced its 2014 football broadcast schedule, one that features the Cowboys in three contests on the season.
McNeese (10-3 in 2013) will be featured as the Southland Conference Television Network Game of the Week on October 11 at Sam Houston State and on November 15 at Southeastern Louisiana. Both of those games will kick-off at 3 p.m.
The Cowboys’ Oct. 18 Homecoming game against Abilene Christian will air exclusively on ESPN3 at 6 p.m. while the Sept. 6 season opener at Nebraska will also be televised but a network has not yet been announced.
“We look forward to another great season of Southland football on the award-winning regional network and ESPN3,” Southland Commissioner Tom Burnett said. “With the growth in affiliate coverage, Southland football is a proven television commodity, and we are excited to continue tell the great stories of competitive excellence and academic achievement within the league.”
The Southland Conference TV Network can be seen in Lake Charles on the CW (channel 7 on Suddenlink, 29.2 OTA, and on DirecTV 30).
2014 SOUTHLAND CONFERENCE FOOTBALL TELEVISION SCHEDULE
Southland Conference TV Network
Sept. 20 UIW at Abilene Christian, 3 p.m.
Sept. 27 Nicholls at Central Arkansas, 3 p.m.
Oct. 4 Northwestern State at Southeastern Louisiana, 3 p.m.
Oct. 11 McNeese at Sam Houston State, 3 p.m.
Oct. 18 Sam Houston State at Northwestern State, 3 p.m.
Oct. 25 Southeastern Louisiana at Stephen F. Austin, 3 p.m.
Nov. 1 Stephen F. Austin at Sam Houston State, 3 p.m.
Nov. 8 Lamar at Central Arkansas, 3 p.m.
Nov. 15 McNeese at Southeastern Louisiana, 3 p.m.
Nov. 22 Wild Card Selection
ESPN3 – Southland Conference Exclusive
July 23 Southland Football Preview, 7 p.m.
Oct. 4 Central Arkansas at Stephen F. Austin, 6 p.m.
Oct. 11 UIW at Northwestern State, 6 p.m.
Oct. 18 Abilene Christian at McNeese, 6 p.m.
Oct. 25 Nicholls at Houston Baptist, 7 p.m.
Nov. 1 Houston Baptist at Lamar, 6 p.m.
Aug. 23 Sam Houston State at Eastern Washington, 2:30 p.m.
Aug. 27 Abilene Christian at Georgia State, 6 p.m.
Aug. 30 Nicholls at Air Force, 1 p.m.
Sept. 13 UIW at North Dakota State, 2:30 p.m.
Sept. 13 Abilene Christian at Troy, 6 p.m.
Sept. 13 Southeastern Louisiana at Tulane, 7 p.m.
Aug. 30 Central Arkansas at Texas Tech, 6 p.m.
Sept. 6 Northwestern State at Baylor, 6:30 p.m.
Sept. 6 Nicholls at Arkansas, 3 p.m.
Sept. 6 Lamar at Texas A&M, 6:30 p.m.