NORFOLK, Va. – The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) announced its 2015 football schedule featuring eight regular season matchups scheduled to be televised on ESPN, ESPNU, and ESPN Classic, as well as carried on ESPN3. The nationally televised games are a part of the MEAC’s ongoing partnership with ESPN.
“We are excited about the 2015 football television schedule that offers our fans many ways to stay tuned in to their favorite MEAC football team,” said MEAC Commissioner Dennis Thomas. “Our television partnership with ESPN continues to showcase our talented student-athletes, coaches and institutions through multiple ESPN platforms and further illustrates this tremendous partnership we have built over the years with the Worldwide Leader in Sports.”
The 2015 television schedule kicks off with the 11th annual MEAC/SWAC Challenge presented by Disney featuring South Carolina State and the Southwestern Athletic Conference’s Arkansas Pine Bluff. The game will be televised live on Sunday, September 6 beginning at 3:30 p.m. ET on ESPN.
The ESPNU Thursday night lineup includes matchups featuring Florida A&M at South Carolina State on Sept. 17 and South Carolina State at Bethune-Cookman on Oct. 8th. Both games are slated to start at 7:30 p.m. and will air live on ESPNU and WatchESPN. .
A unique Friday night ESPNU telecast will feature Hampton and Howard at RFK Stadium. , as a part of the Nation’s Football Game Classic, on September 18.
The Saturday slate begins with the Chicago Football Classic, featuring Morgan State and Howard on Saturday, Sept. 26 beginning at 3:30 p.m. CT. Bethune-Cookman will visit North Carolina Central in Durham, N.C. on Oct. 3 beginning at 4 p.m. and Delaware State will travel to North Carolina A&T State on November 14 beginning at 4 p.m. All games will air live on ESPN3 and taped delayed on ESPNU.
The 2015 MEAC schedule wraps up with the Florida Classic featuring Bethune-Cookman and Florida A&M. The game will air live on ESPN Classic and ESPN3and re-air on ESPNU at a later time.
The MEAC will participate in the Inaugural Celebration Bowl this year pitting the champion of the conference against the champion of the SWAC in a post season bowl game on Saturday, December 19 in Atlanta, Georgia. The matchup will be televised live at Noon on ABC.
All games will also be available for viewing on computers, smartphones, tablets, Xbox and Apple TV via the WatchESPN application.
2015 MEAC Football Television Schedule
|SUNDAYSept. 6||MEAC/SWAC ChallengeSouth Carolina State v. Arkansas Pine-Bluff||ESPN/WatchESPN||3:30 PM|
|THURSDAYSept. 17||Florida A&M at South Carolina State||ESPNU/WatchESPN||7:30 PM|
|FRIDAYSept. 18||Hampton v. Howard||ESPNU/WatchESPN||7:30 PM|
|SATURDAYSept. 26||Morgan State v. Howard||Live on ESPN3/ESPNU TD||3:30 PM|
|SATURDAYOct. 3||Bethune-Cookman v. North Carolina Central||Live on ESPN3/ESPNU TD||4:00 PM|
|THURSDAYOct. 8||South Carolina State at Bethune-Cookman||ESPNU/WatchESPN||7:30 PM|
|SATURDAYNov. 14||Delaware State at North Carolina A&T State||Live on ESPN3/ESPNU TD||1:00 PM|
|SATURDAYNov. 21||Bethune-Cookman v. Florida A&M||Live on ESPN Classic & ESPN3/ESPNU TD||2:30 PM|