SWAC Announces 2019 ESPN TV Football Schedule

BIRMINGHAM — The Southwestern Athletic Conference has announced the upcoming ESPN line-up for the 2019 season highlighted by a total of 13 games that will be featured across ESPN’s networks.

“When we began scheduling the upcoming lineup of ESPN games we sought match-ups that would give viewers and the average fan that may not get to attend our games a strong representation of our brand of football,” said SWAC Commissioner Dr. Charles McClelland.

“This upcoming slate of games highlights several annual classics, traditional conference rivalries, and matchups that feature teams that played highly competitive games last season, while also providing viewers a unique look at the excitement and pageantry found on display any given day at a SWAC football game,” added McClelland.

“Overall the relationship we have with ESPN along with this 2019 lineup games, provides our league with national exposure, marketing, brand recognition, and visibility that will be on par with many of the football conferences at the FBS level.”    

ESPN’s season coverage of the SWAC will begin on Saturday, August 31, with the Labor Day Classic as Prairie View A&M travels to face rival Texas Southern at BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston.

The 2019 edition of the Celebration Bowl which features the champions of the MEAC and SWAC will once again bring a fitting close to the national broadcast schedule for the league on December 21 at 12:00 pm EST on ABC at the Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta.

A full listing of the upcoming lineup of games set for broadcast on ESPN can be found below.

August 315:30 pmPrairie View A&M at Texas SouthernESPN3 (5:30 pm live) ESPNU (*9:30 pm tape delay)
September 12:00 pmBethune-Cookman vs. Jackson StateESPN2 (2:00 pm live)
September 215:00 pmPrairie View A&M at Alcorn StateESPN3 (5:00 pm live) ESPNU (*9:30 pm tape delay)
September 286:00 pmSouthern at Arkansas-Pine BluffESPN3 (6:00 pm live)
October 56:00 pmGrambling State at Jackson StateESPN3 (6:00 pm live)
October 126:00 pmPrairie View A&M at SouthernESPN3 (6:00 pm live)
October 192:00 pmJackson State at Mississippi Valley StateESPN3 (2:00 pm live) ESPNU (*12:15 am tape delay)
October 246:30 pmJackson State at Prairie View A&MESPNU (6:30 pm live)
October 262:30 pmAlabama A&M vs. Alabama StateESPN3 (2:30 pm live) ESPNU (*9:30 pm tape delay)
November 24:00 pmAlabama A&M at SouthernESPN3 (4:00 pm live)
November 92:00 pmAlcorn State at Grambling StateESPN3 (2:00 pm live) ESPNU (*9:30 pm tape delay)
November 232:00 pmAlcorn State at Jackson StateESPN3 (2:00 pm live)
December 73:00 pm2019 SWAC Football ChampionshipESPNU (3:00 pm live)

*ESPNU tape delay times are subject to change

All games will be available on the ESPN App

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