SIAC Releases Official 2013 Television Schedule


The Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference released its official 2013 football television schedule, which includes a record of nine SIAC contest slated to air on three different networks.

The television slate is highlighted by the recent announcement of the SIAC’s new right’s agreement deal with Bounce TV, the nation’s fast-growing and only broadcast television network for African Americans. The network will broadcast five SIAC football games for the 2013 season.

Comcast Sports Southeast (CSS) will televise three games featuring SIAC teams, while ESPNU will broadcast another game, involving a conference team.

“We are very pleased that the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference will have an unprecedented number of nine football games televised this fall,” said SIAC Commissioner Moore. “I believe the selection of games is a testament to our outstanding brand of football and tremendous fan base.”

The television lineup will commence on the opening weekend of the season, as two SIAC football teams will match up against Gulf South Conference opponents. Miles College will kickoff its season Thursday evening, September 5, on the road against the University North Alabama at 7:30 p.m. (EST) on CSS.

On Saturday, September 7, Clark Atlanta University will travel to Livingston, Ala., to face the University of West Alabama at 12 noon (EST), also on CSS. The following week CSS will feature action, via tape delay, from the 3rd Annual Nation’s Classic Game between Morehouse College and Howard University, Saturday, September 14 at 12 noon (EST).

The SIAC football slate on Bounce TV will start on October 5 when Morehouse will host rival Clark Atlanta at B.T. Harvey Stadium for the annual Battle of the AUC at 7 p.m. (EST). The following Saturday, October 12, the Maroon Tigers will face another rival, Tuskegee University, at the historic A.J. McClung Stadium in Columbus, Ga., for the 78th Annual Tuskegee/Morehouse Classic.

Miles College will host SIAC West Division opponent Kentucky State for its homecoming at Albert J. Sloan Alumni Stadium in Fairfield, Ala., on October 19.

The 23rd Annual Fountain City Classic game between Fort Valley State University and Albany State University will air on Bounce TV, 2 p.m. (EST), as well as the 2013 SIAC Football Championship Game, played on November 16 in Atlanta at 7 p.m. (EST). The SIAC television package will conclude on Thursday, November 28 when ESPNU will televise the 90th Annual Turkey Day Classic game between Stillman College and Alabama State University at the New Hornets Stadium in Montgomery, Ala.

Game times and television Networks are Listed Below:

Thursday, September, 5
Miles at North Alabama, 7:30 p.m. (CSS)
Location: Braly Municipal Stadium, Florence Ala.

Saturday, September 7
Clark Atlanta at West Alabama, 12noon (CSS)
Location: Tiger Stadium, Livingston, Ala.

Saturday, September 14
Morehouse v. Howard, Nation’s Classic, 12 noon (CSS)
Location: RFK Stadium, Washington, DC
**Game will be played on Tape Delay from 9/7**

Saturday, October 5
Clark Atlanta at Morehouse College, 7 p.m. (Bounce TV)
Location: B.T. Harvey Stadium, Atlanta, Ga.

Saturday, October 12
Morehouse v. Tuskegee, 78th Tuskegee/Morehouse Classic, 2 p.m. (Bounce
Location: AJ McClung Stadium, Columbus, Ga.

Saturday, October 19
Kentucky State at Miles College, 5 p.m. (Bounce TV)
Location: Albert J. Sloan Stadium, Fairfield, Ala.

Saturday, November 9
Albany State v. Fort Valley State, 23rd Fountain City Classic, 2 p.m.
(Bounce TV)
Location: AJ McClung Stadium, Columbus, Ga.

Saturday, November 16
2013 SIAC Football Championship Game, 7 pm. (Bounce TV)
Location: Atlanta, Ga.

Thursday, November 28
Stillman v. Alabama State, 90th Turkey Day Classic, 3 p.m. (ESPNU)
Location: Hornets Stadium, Montgomery, Ala.


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