Sun Belt Conference Announces 2013 Football TV Schedule

By Kevin Kelley -

The Sun Belt Conference has announced their early 2013 football TV schedule, which features 12 games in the first two weeks of the season and 29 games overall.

The conference plans to have at least 39 games total on television. Seven of those games will be on the Sun Belt Network and will be broadcast in high-definition.

South Alabama is the first Sun Belt team to be televised. The Jaguars host Southern Utah on Thursday, Aug. 29 and the game will kickoff at 7:30 p.m. ET on ESPN3.

One of the top games of the opening weekend featuring a Sun Belt team is Western Kentucky vs. Kentucky (at Nashville, TN). That game will be broadcast by ESPNews at 7 p.m. ET.

The first televised matchup between conference teams is on Thursday, Sept. 12 when the Troy Trojans travel to face the Arkansas State Red Wolves. The game will be nationally televised by ESPNU at 7:30 p.m. ET.

Below is the 2013 Sun Belt Conference Football TV Schedule as of July 15:

Sun Belt – 2013, Week 1
DateGameTime (ET)Network
Thu., Aug. 29Southern Utah at South Alabama7:30 p.m.ESPN3
Fri., Aug. 30Samford at Georgia State7:00 p.m.ESPN3
Sat., Aug. 31ULM at Oklahoma7:00 p.m.FSN (PPV)
Sat., Aug. 31UAB at Troy7:00 p.m.ESPN3
Sat., Aug. 31Kentucky vs. Western Kentucky7:00 p.m.ESPNews
Sat., Aug. 31Arkansas Pine-Bluff at Arkansas StateTBAESPN3
Sun Belt – 2013, Week 2
Sat., Sep. 7Chattanooga at Georgia State2:00 p.m.ESPN3
Sat., Sep. 7South Alabama at Tulane3:30 p.m.CST
Sat., Sep. 7Prairie View A&M at Texas State7:00 p.m.ESPN3
Sat., Sep. 7UL Lafayette at Kansas State6:30 p.m.ESPN3
Sat., Sep. 7Savannah State at Troy7:00 p.m.FS1
Sat., Sep. 7Grambling at ULMTBAESPN3
Sun Belt – 2013, Week 3
Thu., Sep. 12Troy at Arkansas State7:30 p.m.ESPNU
Sat., Sep. 14ULM at Wake Forest12:30 p.m.ACC Network/ESPN3
Sat., Sep. 14Nicholls State at UL Lafayette7:00 p.m.ESPN3
Sat., Sep. 14Western Kentucky at South Alabama7:30 p.m.ESPN3
Sun Belt – 2013, Other Games
Thu., Oct. 3Western Kentucky at ULM7:30 p.m.ESPNU
Sat., Oct. 5South Alabama at Troy1:00 p.m.Sun Belt Network
Sat., Oct. 12Troy at Georgia StateTBASun Belt Network
Tue., Oct. 15UL Lafayette at Western Kentucky8:00 p.m.ESPN2
Sat., Oct. 19Georgia State at Texas State7:00 p.m.Sun Belt Network
Tue., Oct. 22UL Lafayette at Arkansas State8:00 p.m.ESPN2
Thu., Oct. 31ULM at Troy7:30 p.m.ESPNU
Sat., Nov. 2Western Kentucky at Georgia StateTBASun Belt Network
Thu., Nov. 7Troy at UL Lafayette7:30 p.m.ESPNU
Sat., Nov. 9Western Kentucky at Army12:00 p.m.CBS Sports Network
Sat., Nov. 16Texas State at Arkansas StateTBASun Belt Network
Sat., Nov. 23ULM at South AlabamaTBASun Belt Network
Sat., Nov. 30ULM at UL LafayetteTBASun Belt Network

Comments (2)

How are these chosen of which games are televised?? Some teams have 7 games, 6 games that are televisised while the others only 4-5! Wasn’t by conference champs!!