EIU To Have Two Games Broadcast on FOX College Sports


Published on September 13 2012 3:58 pm
Last Updated on September 13 2012 3:58 pm
Written by Millie Lange

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – Eastern Illinois football will have two games broadcast on FOX College Sports (FCS) this fall as the Ohio Valley Conference today announced a six-game football television package that will air on the network.  EIU will play at Eastern Kentucky on Oct. 27 and host Southeast Missouri on Nov. 10 on FOX College Sports.

The Panthers first game on FOX College Sports will be on Oct. 27 when they face OVC champion Eastern Kentucky.  The game will be an 11 a.m. (Central) kick off.  The Panthers will then host Southeast Missouri on FOX College Sports on Nov. 10.  Kick off for that game will be 11 a.m. which is a change from the previously published 1:30 p.m. kick off.  Hall of Fame activities at EIU that day have been moved to a dinner reception and induction at the MLK Union.

EIU has previously played on FOX Sports Midwest and Fox Sports South seven times with the last appearance on Nov. 10, 2007 when the Panthers beat Jacksonville State.  Locally FOX College Sports is available locally on Consolidated Communications, MediaCom, DirectTV and Dish Network.

The six-game schedule will feature each of the nine OVC football-playing institutions at least once during the season and will start with a Sept. 29 contest between Eastern Kentucky and UT Martin. Other games in the package include Tennessee State at Jacksonville State (Oct. 20), Eastern Illinois at Eastern Kentucky (Oct. 27), Tennessee State at Murray State (Nov. 3), Southeast Missouri at Eastern Illinois (Nov. 10) and Tennessee Tech at Austin Peay (Nov. 17).

Kevin Ingram, host of “The Wake Up Zone” on 104.5 The Zone in Nashville, will handle play-by-play duties while and Bob Belvin, host of “The Team” on Sports Radio 540 The Fan in Clarksville, will provide analysis.

“FOX College Sports is excited to give every football-playing school in the Ohio Valley Conference national exposure during this six-game schedule,” said Gary Ehrlich, Executive Vice President, FOX Sports Networks. “The slate is full of interesting match-ups and we look forward to some thrilling OVC games this fall on FCS.”

FOX College Sports (FCS) is a set of three national college sports Networks, FCS Atlantic, FCS Central and FCS Pacific, providing 72-hours of college sports programming each day. FCS showcases over 800 NCAA live events each year featuring football, men’s and women’s basketball, baseball, softball, volleyball and more.

FCS is seen by viewers in the nation’s 25 largest cities, including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Dallas and Atlanta.

FCS is available on most major TV providers including AT&T U-verse, Charter, Comcast, DirecTV, Time Warner Cable and Verizon FiOS. For complete TV provider information and availability log onto http://fcs.channelfinder.net/start.asp.

2012 OVC Football TV Schedule for FOX College Sports
Sept. 29        Eastern Kentucky at UT Martin           11:00 am CT

Oct. 20         Tennessee State at Jacksonville State   11:00 am CT

Oct. 27         Eastern Illinois at Eastern Kentucky    11:00 am CT

Nov. 3          Tennessee State at Murray State 11:00 am CT

Nov. 10         Southeast Missouri at Eastern Illinois  11:00 am CT

Nov. 17         Tennessee Tech at Austin Peay           11:00 am CT