STATESBORO — Kickoff times for Georgia Southern’s two Thursday-night games on ESPNU have been announced, with both games set for 7:30 p.m. starts, according to gseagles.com.
The Eagles’ Oct. 29 home game against Texas State and their Oct. 22 contest at Appalachian State will be broadcast on the national network during prime time.
The network also has opted to exclusively distribute digitally on ESPN3 Georgia Southern’s home opener against Western Michigan on Sept. 12, and the Eagles’ home contest against The Citadel on Sept. 19. Both games will kick off at 6 p.m.
The ESPN3 broadcasts are accessible at WatchESPN.com and on smartphones and tablets via the WatchESPN app, and streamed on televisions through Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast (via the WatchESPN app), Roku, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.
Broadcast times were announced Monday by ESPN and the Sun Belt Conference for the mid-week games and network scheduling for contests scheduled during the first three weeks of the season. Additional games may be added at a later date.
Georgia Southern games televised on ESPNU will be available in 150 million homes nationwide delivered via cable, satellite and video provider systems. Both ESPNU games also will be accessible on digital platforms via on WatchESPN through an affiliated video provider.
Additional broadcast information and channels will be provided closer to the individual game days.
“It’s great for our athletic department, the football program, the university and Statesboro,” Eagles coach Willie Fritz said. “It’s national exposure. It’s like a three-hour infomercial on your university, football program and community. The big difference for us in recruiting this year is that all the coaches and players watched us on TV last year.”
Georgia Southern learned last week that its season opener against West Virginia will be played on television under the lights of Milan Puskar Stadium in Morgantown on Saturday, Sept. 5. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. on Fox Sports Net and Root Sports — Pittsburgh.