Bowling Green, Ky. — A ninth televised game has been added to the 2012 Western Kentucky University football schedule. Next Saturday’s 6 p.m. (CDT) season opener against Austin Peay will be available exclusively on ESPN3.
It will be the third exclusive ESPN3 game for WKU during the 2012 season, joining the home contest against Southern Miss (Sept. 22) and the Sun Belt Conference opener at Arkansas State (Sept. 29). The Hilltoppers will now open the season with six straight televised games. In addition to the three ESPN3 games, WKU will appear on the SEC Network at Alabama Sept. 8, and have a pair of nationally televised ESPNU games at Kentucky (Sept. 15) and at Troy (Oct. 11) during that six-game stretch.
All three of WKU’s home games in November are also scheduled to be televised, beginning with a third ESPNU appearance against Middle Tennessee on Thursday, Nov. 1. Games against Florida Atlantic (Nov. 10) and North Texas (Nov. 24) will be televised on the Sun Belt Network.
ESPN3 is ESPN's live multi-screen sports network, a 24/7 destination that delivers thousands of global sports events annually and accessible online via WatchESPN.com. It is currently available to 73 million homes at no additional cost to fans who receive their high-speed Internet connection or video subscription from an affiliated service provider. The network is also available at no cost to approximately 21 million U.S. college students and U.S.-based military personnel via computers connected to on-campus educational networks and on-base military networks. It is also accessible through ESPN on Xbox LIVE to Gold members and on smartphones and tablets via the WatchESPN app through an affiliated provider.