SIAC championship game
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ATLANTA, Ga. – ESPN’s expanded relationship with the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) will feature 22 football games this fall aired exclusively across ESPN platforms including, ESPNU, ESPN3 and ESPN+ announced Tuesday by the league office.

“We are pleased to extend and expand our relationship with ESPN this fall,” said SIAC Commissioner Gregory Moore. “This year’s games will include an exciting mix of both traditional and geographic rivalries which, coupled with our extremely passionate fans, will provide SIAC member schools and student-athletes with an unprecedented amount of ESPN national exposure opportunities.”

This year’s mania will include some of the conference’s biggest classics and rivalries including the inaugural Red Tails Classic, Fountain City Classic and the 85th Annual Tuskegee-Morehouse Classic.

Every Saturday from September 4th through November 13th will feature a SIAC matchup.

Also read: SIAC Media Day: Savannah State dominates preseason honors headlined by D’Angelo Durham

The season will begin with Benedict College and Allen University, a rivalry renewed after a half-century hiatus. The SIAC will be the college football Thursday night feature on ESPNU as Benedict takes on Edward Waters on September 9th. Reigning champ Miles College will receive plenty of air time including matchups with in-state and divisional rival Tuskegee as well as Albany State, a rematch of the 2019 conference title game.

Rivalries are the highlight of this year’s schedule. Fans of Albany State, Fort Valley State and Savannah State will be able to enjoy every game of the triangular rivalry between the three Georgia public HBCUs. Matchups like the Battle of the AUC between Morehouse and Clark Atlanta as well as Central State versus Kentucky State will also be featured.

The season will conclude with the SIAC Football Championship game on November 13th, which will be streamed live on ESPN3 and re-aired on ESPNU the following Sunday.

ESPN is already set to showcase the SIAC during Week 1 of the 2021 college football season with the inaugural Red Tails Classic, a college football event launched by ESPN Events to showcase Historically Black College and Universities. The inaugural game will feature Tuskegee University and Fort Valley State University on Sunday, Sept. 5, at 7 p.m. ET, on ESPNU.

2021 SIAC ESPN Streaming Schedule

Week 1

Sept. 4

6 PM

Allen at Benedict

ESPN+

Week 2

Sept. 9

7:30 PM

Edward Waters at Benedict

ESPNU

Week 3

Sept. 18

2 PM

Lane at Fort Valley State

ESPN+

Week 4

Sept. 25

5 PM

6 PM

6 PM CST

Clark Atlanta at Albany State

Morehouse at Savannah State

Central State at Miles

ESPN+

ESPN+

ESPN+

Week 5

Oct. 2

6 PM CST

1 PM CST

Albany State at Miles

Clark Atlanta at Tuskegee

ESPN+

ESPN+

Week 6

Oct. 9

7 PM CST

4 PM CST

Tuskegee vs Morehouse (Tuskegee-Morehouse Classic)

Benedict at Miles

ESPN+

ESPN+

Week 7

Oct. 16

3 PM

2 PM

Clark Atlanta at Savannah State

Fort Valley State at Morehouse

ESPN+

ESPN+

Week 8

Oct. 23

2 PM

1 PM CST

Savannah State at Albany State

Lane at Tuskegee

ESPN+

ESPN+

Week 9

Oct. 30

1 PM CST

TBA

Kentucky State at Tuskegee

Savannah State at Fort Valley State

ESPN+

ESPN+

Week 10

Nov. 6

TBA

2 PM

1 PM CST

1 PM CST

Fort Valley vs Albany State (Fountain City Classic)

Morehouse at Clark Atlanta

Kentucky State vs Central State

Tuskegee at Miles

ESPN+

ESPN+

ESPN+

ESPN+

Week 11

Nov. 13

1:30 PM

TBA

Edward Waters at Allen

Conference Championship

ESPN+

ESPN3*

*Will re-air on 11/14 on ESPNU



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