Sat. May 25th, 2019

ESPN+ Sets Early College Football Schedule

ESPN has always been a major player in the world of college football with all of its linear networks showing multiple games every Saturday. Until now, many games were also available exclusively on ESPN3 as well. While all of those games are not going away, ESPN+ does have deals in place with the MAC, Sun Belt Conference, and Big South Conference.

The World Wide Leader’s new OTT streaming service will have plenty of exclusive games in 2018. the first three weeks of action in those conferences are set.

Thursday, August 30

  • Central Connecticut State @ Ball State
  • Kennesaw State @ Georgia State
  • Southeastern Louisiana @ Louisiana-Monroe

Friday, August 31

  • Monmouth @ Eastern Michigan

Saturday, September 1

  • Howard @ Ohio
  • Marshall @ Miami (OH)
  • Louisiana Tech @ South Alabama
  • South Carolina State @ Georgia Southern
  • Southeast Missouri State @ Arkansas State

Friday, September 7

  • Kansas @ Central Michigan
  • Howard @ Kent State
  • Morgan State @ Akron
  • Maryland @ Bowling Green
  • Massachusetts @ Georgia Southern
  • Florida A&M @ Troy
  • UAB @ Coastal Carolina

Friday, September 14

  • Central Michigan @ Northern Illinois
  • Southern Miss @ Appalachian State
  • Eastern Michigan @ Buffalo
  • Delaware State @ Western Michigan
  • Texas State @ South Alabama

It’s interesting to note two Big 10 teams on the schedule of exclusive programming, but that is a result of the control Power 5 teams have to give up when they play road games at smaller schools. The deal each conference made with ESPN+ is subject to blackout rules, which is interesting given that some of these games are only available on ESPN+.

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