EIU Football Games Will Be Available For Fans To Watch


Published on August 29 2013 10:32 am
Last Updated on August 29 2013 10:32 am
Written by Millie Lange

CHARLESTON, Ill. – Eastern Illinois will have all 12 of its football games for the 2013 season available for fans to watch on several different multimedia platforms beginning with the season opener this Saturday at San Diego State which will be carried exclusively online by CampusInsiders.com as part of the Mountain West Conference package of games.

The Panthers will play five games on the OVC Digital Network, the free online streaming platform for the Ohio Valley Conference which kicks off its second year this fall.  EIU’s home games against Illinois State, Southeast Missouri and Tennessee Tech will all be carried on the OVC Digital Network while also being aired regionally on WEIU TV.  EIU will have three of its four OVC road games available on the OVC Digital Network at Austin Peay, Tennessee State and Murray State.

EIU will have three games televised on ESPN3 this season as part of the OVC’s Game of the Week package.  EIU’s home games against Eastern Kentucky and Jacksonville State along with the final regular season game at UT Martin will be aired on ESPN3.

The Panthers Sept. 7 game at Southern Illinois will be available on a pay-per-view basis through the SIUSalukis.com website.

EIU’s game on Sept. 21 against Northern Illinois will be broadcast with the assigned location for the game to be announced by the Mid-American Conference no later than ten days prior to the game.

Information and links for all 12 games can be found at www.eiupanthers.com   In addition to video streaming, EIU will once again carry all 12 games on the Panther Football Radio Network which includes Charleston based stations 1270 AM WRJM and 88.9 FM WEIU, 94.3 FM in Taylorville and 1520 AM in Clinton.  All games can also be heard online at www.wrjmdailynews.com and www.weiu.net

Eastern Illinois opens the 2013 season this Saturday, August 31 at San Diego State.  EIU’s home opener is Sept. 14 against Illinois State in the Mid-America Classic.  Season and single game tickets are now on sale by calling 217-581-2106 or online at www.eiupanthertickets.com

2013 EIU Football Broadcast Schedule

August 31       at San Diego State              CampusInsiders

Sept. 7         at Southern Illinois            SIUSalukis

Sept. 14        Illinois State                  OVC Digital Network / WEIU

Sept. 21        at Northern Illinois            TBA by Mid-American Conference

Sept. 28        Eastern Kentucky                ESPN3

Oct. 10         at Austin Peay                  OVC Digital Network

Oct. 19         Southeast Missouri              OVC Digital Network / WEIU

Oct. 26         at Tennessee State              OVC Digital Network

Nov. 2          Tennessee Tech          OVC Digital Network / WEIU

Nov. 9          at Murray State                 OVC Digital Network

Nov. 16         Jacksonville State              ESPN3

Nov. 23         at UT Martin                    ESPN3