Three NCCU Football Games to Air on ESPN Networks
By KYLE SERBA
NORFOLK, Va. – North Carolina Central University will be featured in front of a national television audience when three of the Eagles’ football contests this season will air on ESPN networks, the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference has announced as part of its broadcast partnership with ESPN.
NCCU’s season-opening contest against Prairie View A&M in the MEAC/SWAC Challenge in Atlanta on Sunday, Sept. 2 will be televised live on ESPN2 starting at 12 p.m.
Two weeks later, the Eagles visit Orangeburg, South Carolina, to take on the Bulldogs of S.C. State on Saturday, Sept. 15 at 6 p.m. in a contest that will air live on ESPN3 and later that night on ESPNU.
NCCU’s road game at Bethune-Cookman has moved to Thursday, Nov. 8 at 7 p.m. in order to have the match-up televised live on ESPNU.
Since 2011, when NCCU gained full NCAA Division I membership, the Eagles have played 15 football games that aired on ESPN networks, plus the 2016 Celebration Bowl televised live on ABC.