SIAC SIGNS MULTI-YEAR AGREEMENT TO TELECAST FOOTBALL GAMES ON ESPN3

ATLANTA – The Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) has announced a multi-year agreement to live stream regular season football games as well as the SIAC football championship game on ESPN3.  The first SIAC game will feature Albany State University hosting Morehouse College on Saturday, October 14 at 2:00 PM ET.

“We are excited about our relationship with ESPN,” said Gregory Moore, Commissioner, SIAC. “Over the past several years, the SIAC Council of Presidents have made significant investments towards building and cultivating our member schools digital and social media assets. That fact, coupled with the SIAC leadership in average football attendance for 14 consecutive years, makes ESPN3 the perfect platform to provide SIAC member schools and student-athletes with national exposure opportunities.”

ESPN President John Skipper added, “ESPN’s multiple platforms provide national exposure for a broad array of live sports, and we are happy to add these SIAC games and their exciting brand of football to our offering. Through our collaboration with SIAC, we are thrilled to serve fans by showcasing the events they want to watch.”

The broadcast team will feature veteran play-by-play announcer James Verrett and 14 year NFL veteran, two-time Super Bowl Champion and Fort Valley State University legend Tyrone Poole.

The 2017 SIAC Football Schedule will feature the following conference games on ESPN3:

Saturday, October 14 – Morehouse College vs. Albany State – 2 p.m. ET
Saturday, October 21 – Albany State vs. Clark Atlanta – 2 p.m. ET
Thursday, October 26 – Clark Atlanta vs. Miles College – 6 p.m. CT
Saturday, November 4 – Miles College vs. Tuskegee – 1p.m. CT
Saturday, November 11 – 2017 SIAC Football Championship – TBD

About ESPN3

ESPN3 is ESPN’s live multi-screen sports network, a destination that delivers thousands of exclusive sports events annually.  It is accessible on computers, smartphones, tablets and streaming devices through the ESPN app. The network is currently available nationwide at no additional cost to those who receive their high-speed Internet connection or video subscription from an affiliated service provider.  It is also available at no cost to U.S. college students and U.S.-based military personnel via computers, smartphones, and tablets connected to on-campus educational and on-base military broadband and Wi-Fi networks.

About the SIAC

The SIAC is a NCAA athletic conference consisting primarily of historically black colleges and universities with headquarters in downtown Atlanta, Georgia. The SIAC includes 14 member institutions (Albany State University, Benedict College, Central State University, Claflin University, Clark Atlanta University, Fort Valley State University, Kentucky State University, Lane College, LeMoyne-Owen College, Miles College, Morehouse College, Paine College, Spring Hill College, and Tuskegee University) which are located within a contiguous six-state footprint (Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, South Carolina, Tennessee and Ohio). The SIAC sponsors seven men’s and six women’s sports and is a proud member of the NCAA Division II.

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