May 7, 2013
BOCA RATON, FL - Florida Atlantic University football will have a minimum of four Conference USA games televised in 2013, as announced by the league office Tuesday.
The first conference game to be televised will be the contest on Thursday, September 5 at Eastern Carolina. The game will be carried by FOX and will kick-off at 7:30 p.m. Two weeks later, the Owls will play host to Middle Tennessee, Saturday, September 21. The game will air on CSS at a time to be determined. CSS also has picked up the game versus Southern Miss on Saturday, November 16 with the time to be announced at a later date.
The final game scheduled by C-USA is the game versus FIU on Friday, November 29 at 3 p.m. on FOX. This will be the 12th annual Shula Bowl and will be hosted by FAU. The 2013 football season, FAU's first in C-USA, marks the third year of a multi-platform media rights agreement between Conference USA and FOX Sports Media Group broadcasting a minimum of 20 games. This season, FOX Sports 1, FOX's new national sports cable network launching in August, is scheduled to televise a minimum of 10 regular-season Conference USA football games. Additional games will again be carried nationally on FOX Sports Networks owned-and-affiliated regional networks which reach more than 85 million homes and FOX College Sports.
This season marks the ninth year of C-USA's partnership with CBS Sports Network that includes significant national and regional exposure for football, men's and women's basketball and other C-USA sports. CBS Sports Network is the 24-hour home of CBS Sports and is available across the country through local cable, video and Telco providers and via satellite on DirecTV Channel 613 and Dish Network Channel 158. For more information, and to access the CBS Sports Network channel finder, go to www.cbssportsnetwork.com.