June 7, 2011
DALLAS (SMU) - Even television networks are taking note of the Mustang football program's rise, as Fox Sports and CBS Sports have selected 10 SMU football games for broadcast in 2011, it was announced today.
SMU will open the season on Fox Sports, playing at Texas A&M on Sunday, Sept. 4, at 6:30 p.m. before returning home to host UTEP, also on Fox, on Saturday, Sept. 10.
The Mustangs will then have an early wake-up call for an 11 a.m. kickoff at Memphis on Fox on Sept. 24. SMU's game at TCU has been moved to Friday, Sept. 30, and will kick at 7 p.m. CT on CBS Sports. Continuing the five-week run of TV games, the Mustangs also have the home UCF game (Oct. 15/Fox/TBD) and road Southern Miss (Oct. 22/CBSSN/7 p.m. CT) and Tulsa (Oct. 29/Fox/TBD) games set for broadcast.
The Navy Midshipmen will come to Dallas to battle for the Gansz Trophy on Nov. 12 on Fox, and then SMU and Houston, the two teams that have shared C-USA Western Division Championship in each of the past two seasons, will do battle in Space City on Nov. 19 on Fox.
SMU then wraps up the regular season by hosting Rice in a fight for the Mayors' Cup on Nov. 26 on Fox.
More television selections may be made in the coming weeks.
For Mustang ticket information, go to SMUMustangs.com.
Conference USA Football on FOX Sports Networks
The 2011 football season marks the beginning of a new long-term agreement between Conference USA and Fox Sports Media Group for national television rights to a variety of marquee Conference USA events, including a minimum of 20 regular-season football games. Through two dozen owned and affiliated networks, FOX Sports Networks (FSN) programming reaches more than 85 million homes across the country. Conference USA joins Fox's impressive roster of other conference partners that includes the Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-12, ACC, and SEC.
Conference USA Football on CBS Sports Network
CBS Sports Network is the original 24-hour sports channel dedicated to covering college sports. Available to 95 million homes nationwide, CBS Sports Network provides comprehensive college sports coverage, including 25 men's and women's sports, hundreds of live games annually, as well as in-depth studio and original programming. Conference USA enters its seventh year on CBS Sports Network, which will feature a minimum of 20 C-USA football games in 2011. For more information, go to www.cbssportsnetwork.com.