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BIRMINGHAM, Ala.- The Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) has announced additions to its 2021 SWAC Football television schedule on Friday which is highlighted by a record number of league games slated to be available on ESPN’s linear and digital platforms.

The 2021 slate of ESPN games now features five additional games that have been slated to be carried live on ESPN+.

Those matchups include McNeese State at Southern (Sept. 18), Alcorn State at Bethune-Cookman (Nov. 6), Florida A&M at Arkansas-Pine Bluff (Nov. 13), Texas Southern at Alabama State (Nov. 20), and Tuskegee at Alabama State (Nov. 25).

Also read: MEAC/SWAC Challenge Preview: Expect Alcorn State to pick up where it left off

Alcorn State will kickoff league coverage this week on Saturday, August 28 when the Braves travel to Atlanta to face North Carolina Central in the Cricket MEAC/SWAC Challenge Kickoff live on ESPN.

ESPN’s College GameDay Built by The Home Depot will kick off the 2021 college football season by making its first-ever visit to the Cricket MEAC/SWAC Challenge Kickoff in Week Zero (Saturday, Aug. 28 at 9:00 a.m. ET, live from outside Center Parc Stadium).

The 2021 Cricket Wireless SWAC Football Championship Game is also slated to be shown live on ESPNU on Saturday, December 4.

The complete listing of upcoming SWAC football ESPN games can be found below.

Date Time Game Watch
Aug. 28 6:00 PM Alcorn State vs. North Carolina Central ESPN
Sept. 4 6:00 PM Southern at Troy ESPN3
Sept. 4 7:00 PM Prairie View A&M at Texas Southern ESPN+
Sept. 4 8:00 PM Bethune-Cookman at UTEP ESPN3
Sept. 5 2:00 PM Jackson State vs. Florida A&M ESPN2
Sept. 11 11:00 AM Alabama State at Auburn SECN
Sept. 11 5:30 PM Bethune-Cookman at UCF ESPN+
Sept. 11 6:00 PM Grambling State at Southern Mississippi ESPN3
Sept. 11 6:00 PM Texas Southern at Baylor ESPN+
Sept. 11 6:00 PM Tennessee State vs. Jackson State * ESPN3
Sept. 16 6:30 PM Alabama A&M at Bethune-Cookman ESPNU
Sept. 18 6:00 PM Grambling State at Houston ESPN+
Sept. 18 6:00 PM Florida A&M at South Florida ESPN+
Sept. 18 6:00 PM McNeese State at Southern ESPN+
Sept. 18 7:00 PM Jackson State at Louisiana-Monroe ESPN3
Sept. 18 7:00 PM Alcorn State at South Alabama ESPN3
Sept. 23 6:30 PM Alcorn State at Arkansas-Pine Bluff ESPNU
Sept. 25 5:00 PM Bethune-Cookman at Alabama State ESPN+
Sept. 26 2:00 PM Southern vs. Mississippi Valley State ESPN+
Sept. 30 6:30 PM Arkansas-Pine Bluff at Prairie View A&M ESPNU
Oct. 2 2:00 PM Alabama A&M at Grambling State ESPN+
Oct. 9 2:00 PM Jackson State at Alabama A&M ESPN+
Oct .9 2:00 PM Grambling State at Alcorn State ESPN+
Oct. 16 1:00 PM Florida A&M at Alabama A&M ESPN+
Oct. 16 2:00 PM Southern at Arkansas-Pine Bluff ESPN+
Oct. 16 2:00 PM Alabama State at Jackson State ESPN+
Oct. 23 1:00 PM Bethune-Cookman at Jackson State ESPN+
Oct. 23 6:00 PM Prairie View A&M at Southern ESPN+
Oct. 30 2:30 PM Alabama A&M vs. Alabama State * ESPN3
Oct. 30 3:00 PM Grambling State at Florida A&M ESPN+
Oct. 30 6:00 PM Alcorn State at Southern ESPN+
Nov. 6 11:00 AM Alcorn State at Bethune-Cookman ESPN+
Nov. 6 2:00 PM Grambling State at Arkansas-Pine Bluff ESPN+
Nov. 6 6:00 PM Florida A&M at Southern ESPN+
Nov. 13 2:00 PM Alabama A&M at Texas Southern ESPN+
Nov. 13 2:00 PM Florida A&M at Arkansas-Pine Bluff ESPN+
Nov. 13 6:00 PM Jackson State at Southern * ESPN3
Nov. 20 TBA Bethune-Cookman vs. Florida A&M *ESPN3
Nov. 20 1:00 PM Alcorn State at Jackson State ESPN+
Nov. 20 2:00 PM Texas Southern at Alabama State ESPN+
Nov. 25 2:00 PM Tuskegee at Alabama State ESPN+
Nov. 27 2:00 PM Mississippi Valley State at Prairie View A&M ESPN+
Dec. 4 3:00 PM SWAC Football Championship ESPNU

All times listed CST
*Indicates game will also be shown tape-delayed on ESPNU



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