Prime Time For Blue Raider Football

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MURFREESBORO – Conference USA has announced its preliminary television schedule for the 2016 football season and Middle Tennessee will be featured in three games.

The Blue Raiders will appear on the American Sports Network at home against Louisiana Tech on Sept. 24 and again at Marshall on Nov. 12. Both games will kick-off at 6 PM CT. Middle Tennessee will also appear on beIN at home against FAU for Senior Day on Nov. 26. The Blue Raiders and Owls will kick-off at 4:30 PM CT.

In addition MTSU’s opener against Vandy will be televised on SECNetwork.

National games will be televised this season on ESPN Networks, CBS Sports Network, American Sports Network and beIN Sports.

The 2016 C-USA Championship game on Saturday, Dec. 3 is scheduled to air on either ESPN or ESPN 2. It marks the 12th-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.

2016 MIDDLE TENNESSEE FOOTBALL TELEVISION SCHEDULE
(confirmed games as of June 8; Subject to change)

Sat, Sept 10Middle Tennessee at Vanderbilt (3:00p CT/SEC Network)
Sat, Sept. 24 Louisiana Tech at Middle Tennessee (6:00p CT/ASN)
Sat, Nov. 12 Middle Tennessee at Marshall (6:00p CT/ASN)
Sat, Nov. 26 Florida Atlantic at Middle Tennessee (4:30p CT/beIN)
Sat, Dec. 3 Conference USA Championship (ESPN/ESPN2)
Sat., Dec. 17 Gildan New Mexico Bowl (1:00p CT/ESPN)
Sat., Dec. 17 R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl (8:00p CT/ESPN)
Tue., Dec. 20 Marmot Boca Raton Bowl (6:00p CT/ESPN)
Fri.., Dec. 23 Popeyes Bahamas Bowl (12:00p CT/ESPN)
Sat., Dec. 24 Hawai’i Bowl (6:00p CT/ESPN)
Tue., Dec. 27 Zaxby’s Heart of Dallas Bowl (11:00a CT/ESPN)

ABOUT ESPN
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ABOUT CBS SPORTS NETWORK
CBS Sports Network, the 24-hour cable home of CBS Sports, airs more than 400 live games annually, showcasing an array of college and professional sports, as well as in-depth studio shows, documentaries, original programs and extensive shoulder programming around CBS Sports’ Championship events, including the Super Bowl, The Masters and PGA Championship. CBS Sports Network is available across the country through local cable, video and telco providers including Verizon FiOS Channel 94 and AT&T U-Verse Channel 643 (1643 in HD) and via satellite on DirecTV Channel 221 and Dish Network Channel 158. For more information, including a full programming schedule and how to get CBS Sports Network, go to www.cbssportsnetwork.com.

ABOUT AMERICAN SPORTS NETWORK (ASN)
ASN is a division of Sinclair Networks Group, owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc., one of the largest and most diversified television broadcasting companies in the country with 173 television stations it owns, operates and/or provides services to in 81 markets, broadcasting 483 channels, including pending transactions. In addition, ASN’s content is also syndicated to other broadcasters and regional sports networks. ASN, which launched in August 2014, produced 250 college events in nine sports in its first year and plans to air nearly 400 events before the 2015-2016 academic year is over. ASN launched a 24/7 channel in nine markets in January and it has increased that total to 20 by mid-April.

ABOUT beIN SPORTS USA
Launched in 2012, beIN SPORTS is the fastest growing global sports network in the U.S. and is offered on nine of the largest 10 cable/satellite TV providers in the U.S., as well as other systems across the country. beIN SPORTS offers viewers premium sports content and entertainment across multiple platforms including TV channels beIN SPORTS and beIN SPORTS en Espaol and live streaming on beIN SPORTS CONNECT. A cornerstone of beIN SPORTS is its unrivaled live soccer coverage, which includes live matches from LaLiga, Serie A, Ligue 1, NASL, and CONMEBOL/CONCACAF/CAF World Cup Qualifiers, as well as news and in-depth analysis of all the top leagues from around the world. In addition to soccer, beIN SPORTS serves as a haven to fans of motorsports, tennis, rugby, volleyball and boxing, among others. With the recent addition of Conference USA coverage, beIN SPORTS will also broadcast College Football, Men’s and Women’s Basketball and Soccer, Baseball, Softball and Volleyball. Thru beIN SPORTS CONNECT, authenticated subscribers can also enjoy all the exciting action from the two networks and stream live overflow matches offered in HD on your computer, tablet or smart phone. For more information, please visit www.beINSPORTS.com. Follow us on Twitter @beINSPORTSUSA and/or @ESbeINSPORTS and like us on Facebook beIN SPORTS USA and beIN SPORTS En Espaol for breaking news and real-time updates.