TV Selections, Promotions Announced for 2014 @LATechFB Season
May 29, 2014
IRVING, Texas - Louisiana Tech, in conjunction with Conference USA and its television partners, announced that at least eight games in the 2014 season will be televised as part of the C-USA television package while LA Tech announced the promotions schedule for the home slate this fall.
The 2014 television slate includes four home games and two road games broadcast live on a Fox or CBS-affiliated network. At least eight games in all will be televised in all with a Pay-Per-View broadcast of the Oklahoma game and the Auburn game's broadcast network is still to be announced.
Of the six C-USA games selected for live broadcast, two will be on the CBS Sports Network, two will be on Fox College Sports while the remaining two await a 12-day selection by Fox to determine which Fox Sports network they will air on as well as kickoff times.
The first televised game as part of the C-USA package will be on a Thursday night as the Bulldogs will play at North Texas on Sept. 11 with a 7 p.m. CT kickoff on the CBS Sports Network. CBS SN will also carry the Nov. 29 game against Rice - Louisiana Tech's Senior Day - a game slated for an 11 a.m. CT kickoff.
Louisiana Tech's annual RED OUT game will once again have a national television audience as the Bulldogs host UTEP on Oct. 4. The game against the Miners will have a 6 p.m. kickoff and will be carried by Fox College Sports (FCS) with FCS also picking up the Nov. 22 game at Old Dominion with a Noon CT start.
The two remaining games on the broadcast schedule - Oct. 18's Military Appreciation Day vs. UTSA and Nov. 1's Homecoming game against Western Kentucky - await the common 12-day selection period for network and time but will be broadcast on a Fox Sports network channel. The Sept. 27 game at Auburn will also be televised as part of the Southeastern Conference's television package but that broadcast information will also be announced within a 12-day window.
Fox Sports also announced Thursday that Louisiana Tech's season opener at Oklahoma on Aug. 30 will kickoff at 6 p.m. and will be available on a Pay-Per-View basis.
Additionally, Louisiana Tech's administration announced Thursday that the Bulldogs' Sept. 20 game against Northwestern State will kickoff at 6 p.m. in what will be the school's annual Faith and Family Day as well as it being Letterman's Day.
The 2014 football season marks the fourth year of a multi-platform media rights agreement between Conference USA and FOX Sports to broadcast a minimum of 20 games. FOX Sports 1, FOX's new national sports cable network, is scheduled to televise a minimum of 10 regular-season Conference USA football games. Additional games will again be carried nationally on FOX Sports Networks owned-and-affiliated regional networks, which reach more than 85 million homes and FOX College Sports.
This season marks the 10th year of C-USA's partnership with CBS Sports Network that includes significant national and regional exposure for football, men's and women's basketball and other C-USA sports. CBS Sports Network is the 24-hour home of CBS Sports and is available to more than 99 million households across the country.
"We are very pleased to have a significant number of our football games on television and distributed to C-USA fans throughout the country," said Conference USA Commissioner Britton Banowsky. "We are looking forward to an exciting conference season that our fans will be able to watch play out throughout the fall."
The 2014 C-USA Championship game on Saturday, Dec. 6 is scheduled to air on either ESPN or ESPN 2. It marks the 10th straight year that the C-USA Championship will air on the ESPN Family of Networks.
Additional Conference USA football television exposures remain a possibility (including games that are guaranteed to be televised as part of other conference's television packages), and games will be released as soon as they are finalized.
Any home games or road conference games not selected for television will be streamed online via the C-USA Digital Network.
For complete coverage of Bulldog Football, please follow @LATechFB on Twitter or visit the official home of Louisiana Tech Athletics at LATechSports.com.
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