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Arkansas State Football To Make Four 2013 Season TV Appearances


NEW ORLEANS, La. – The Arkansas State University football team, the two-time defending Sun Belt Conference (SBC) Champions, will have four of its 2013 regular-season games televised as announced Monday by the conference office during its annual football media day at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, La.

Arkansas State, under first-year head coach Bryan Harsin, will be featured on ESPNU, ESPN2, ESPN3, and the Sun Belt Network.  All four of the Red Wolves’ televised games will be held at Liberty Bank Stadium on the ASU campus in Jonesboro, Ark.

The first of A-State’s four television appearances is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 31, when the Red Wolves host Arkansas-Pine Bluff Golden Lions in a season-opening contest on ESPN3.  Opening kickoff for the in-state non-conference matchup is to be announced.  

The Sun Belt Conference opener for Arkansas State on Thursday, Sept. 12, versus the Troy Trojans will be shown live by ESPNU.  Game time is slated for 6:30 p.m. (CT) at Liberty Bank Stadium.  A-State’s home conference tilt against Louisiana-Lafayette's Ragin’ Cajuns on Tuesday, Oct. 22, is an ESPN2 televised outing and will get underway at 7 p.m. (CT).

A-State makes its final television appearance of the 2013 regular season at home on Saturday, Nov. 16, versus the Texas State Bobcats in a league encounter to be aired on the Sun Belt Network.  Opening kickoff is yet to be announced.   
The Sun Belt Conference will have 28 games for the 2013 gridiron campaign televised with seven high-definition broadcasts of the Sun Belt Network’s 39-mimimum television contests to be aired.  The Sun Belt Network has been in partnership with Cox Sports Television (CST) and Comcast Sports Southeast (CSS) since 2008.  The Sun Belt Conference contests can often be accessed on ESPN3.com and ESPN GamePlan outside of the CSS and CST markets.  Since its inception and including the upcoming 2013 season, the Sun Belt Network will have aired over 150 SBC contests.  

Arkansas State produced a 10-3 overall record for the 2012 season to mark the Red Wolves’ second 10-win campaign in a row.  A-State also earned its second straight Sun Belt Conference Championship title with a first-place 7-1 conference ledger and would conclude the season winning its last eight contests, which included a victory over nationally-ranked Kent State in the2013 GoDaddy.com Bowl. 

Season tickets for Arkansas State's six home games during the 2013 regular season are presently on sale at the ASU Ticket Office and can be purchased by calling 1-888-ASU-FANS (278-3267) or logging onto AStateRedWolves.com.

2013 Arkansas State Football Television Games

Saturday, Aug. 31 - vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff, TBA (ESPN3)

Thursday, Sept. 12 - vs. Troy*, 6:30 p.m. (ESPNU)

Tuesday, Oct. 22 - vs. Louisiana-Lafayette*, 7 p.m. (ESPN2)

Saturday, Nov. 16 - vs. Texas State*, TBA (Sun Belt Network)

* - Denotes Sun Belt Conference game

All start times are Central