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May 7, 2013

Tech football 2013 TV schedule released

IRVING, Texas - Conference USA announced its preliminary television schedule for the 2013 football season Tuesday and Louisiana Tech will have at least eight games televised this fall.

[Related: TV schedule released on BleedTechBlue.com yesterday]

2013 Football Schedule
Date Opponent Stadium Location TV Time (CT)
Aug. 31 at North Carolina State Carter-Finley Stadium Raleigh, N.C. TBA TBA
Sept. 7 Lamar Joe Aillet Stadium Ruston, La. - 6 p.m.
Sept. 12
Tulane* Joe Aillet Stadium Ruston, La. Fox Sports 6:30 p.m.
Sept. 21 at Kansas Memorial Stadium Lawrence, Kan. TBA TBA
Sept. 28 vs. Army
(Heart of Dallas Kickoff Classic)
Cotton Bowl Dallas, Texas Fox Sports 2:30 p.m.
Oct. 5 at UTEP* Sun Bowl El Paso, Texas CBS SN 6:30 p.m.
Oct. 12 Bye - - - -
Oct. 19 North Texas* (Homecoming) Joe Aillet Stadium Ruston, La. CBS SN 3 p.m.
Oct. 26 at FIU* Alfonso Field at FIU Stadium Miami, Fla. - TBA
Nov. 2 Bye - - - -
Nov. 9 Southern Miss* Joe Aillet Stadium Ruston, La. CBS SN 6 p.m.
Nov. 16 at Rice* Rice Stadium Houston, Texas CBS SN 6 p.m.
Nov. 23 Tulsa* Joe Aillet Stadium Ruston, La. CBS SN 6 p.m.
Nov. 30 at UTSA* Alamodome San Antonio, Texas CSS TBA
Dec. 7 Conference USA Championship Game TBD TBD ESPN/ESPN2 TBA
All game times and dates are subject to change.

The current broadcast schedule features more than 50 C-USA games to air nationally or regionally, with additional games to be added prior to the beginning of the season. National games will be televised on Fox Sports Net (FSN), CBS Sports Network and ESPN.

Louisiana Tech's game against Tulane, which had previously been announced that it was moving to Thursday, Sept. 12 for a national television broadcast, will kickoff at 6:30 p.m. CT and will be broadcast by Fox Sports. That network will also broadcast the Heart of Dallas Kickoff Classic when Louisiana Tech plays host to Army at the historic Cotton Bowl in Dallas with a 2:30 p.m. CT kickoff.

Tech's first road C-USA game will be televised by the CBS Sports Network when the Bulldogs play at UTEP on Oct. 5 at 6:30 p.m. CT. That game will mark the first of five Tech games on the CBS Sports Network in 2013.

The 87th Annual Louisiana Tech Homecoming game will be broadcast on the CBS Sports Network with a 3 p.m. kickoff at Joe Aillet Stadium as the Bulldogs host the Mean Green of North Texas. The CBS Sport Network will also televise the 2013 installment of A Rivalry in Dixie as Tech hosts Southern Miss on Nov. 9 with a 6 p.m. kickoff.

Louisiana Tech's game at Rice (Nov. 16) and at home against Tulsa (Nov. 23) will also be televised by the CBS Sports Network with a 6 p.m. CT kickoff for each.

The Bulldogs close out the regular season on Nov. 30 at UTSA in a game that will be televised by CSS. That kickoff time is still to be announced.

In addition to the televised games, Louisiana Tech announced its Sept. 7 home opener against Lamar will kickoff at 6 p.m.

Tuesday's announcement only details games that fall within the Conference USA television package and some LA Tech road games - such as games at North Carolina State and Kansas - still await a broadcast announcement from the respective host schools and conferences.

The 2013 football season marks the third year of a multi-platform media rights agreement between Conference USA and FOX Sports Media Group broadcasting a minimum of 20 games. This season, FOX Sports 1, FOX's new national sports cable network launching this August, is scheduled to televise a minimum of 10 regular-season Conference USA football games. Additional games will again be carried nationally on FOX Sports Networks owned-and-affiliated regional networks which reach more than 85 million homes and FOX College Sports.

This season marks the ninth year of C-USA's partnership with CBS Sports Network that includes significant national and regional exposure for football, men's and women's basketball and other C-USA sports. CBS Sports Network is the 24-hour home of CBS Sports and is available across the country through local cable, video and telco providers and via satellite on DirecTV Channel 613 and Dish Network Channel 158. For more information, and to access the CBS Sports Network channel finder, go to CBSSportsNetwork.com.

"We are very pleased to once again have a significant number of our football games on television and distributed to fans throughout the country," said Conference USA Commissioner Britton Banowsky. "As we welcome our new members that join our current outstanding group of schools, we are looking forward to an exciting conference season that our fans will be able to watch throughout the fall."

The FSN schedule kicks off on Thursday, Sept. 5 when new C-USA member Florida Atlantic visits East Carolina. Two days later, Oklahoma State visits UTSA for the Roadrunners home opener at the Alamodome. The entire schedule currently features 20 games on FSN.

CBS Sports Network will nationally carry a minimum of 13 C-USA football games during the 2013 season, including eight conference match-ups. Live game coverage kicks off on Saturday, Aug. 31 with Miami (Ohio) visiting Marshall, followed on Sept. 7 by FIU's first home game as a member of C-USA vs. UCF and Colorado State at Tulsa, as part of a doubleheader.

As part of the league's agreement with CBS Sports Network, 10 games have been sub-licensed for regional broadcast on Comcast Sports Southeast (CSS). All 10 of those games will be league matchups.

The 2013 C-USA Championship game on Saturday, Dec. 7 is scheduled to air on either ESPN or ESPN 2. It marks the ninth straight year that the C-USA Championship will air on the ESPN Family of Networks.

Additional Conference USA football television exposures remain a possibility (including games that are guaranteed to be televised as part of other conference's television packages), and games will be released as soon as they are finalized.

Season tickets are on sale now with reserved bench seats on the West Side of Joe Aillet Stadium available for $160 with East Side General Admission priced at $90. Faculty and Staff can get reserved bench seats for $130 and Young Alumni can take advantage of the discounted season ticket rate of $80 with a limit of two.

The LA Tech Kid's Club is for any youngster in eighth grade or younger and continues to be the best deal in town. A LA Tech Kid's Club membership ($40 per child) allows the member FREE admission to all regular season home sporting events, official LA Tech Kid's Club merchandise, a membership card and special event invitations.

Family Packs are an extremely affordable option for families looking to enjoy excellent tailgating and exciting football. The package includes five season tickets in the Family Pack section (Sections B-BB) for only $350, a savings of $450!

LTAC members (29 and younger with a minimum $50 donation) are eligible for two discounted season tickets ($80 each) in Section OO as part of the Young Alumni package. This amazing deal also includes an exclusive Young Alumni parking pass while saving you over $350!

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