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September 13, 2012

OVC announces TV package on FOX College Sports including one Tech game


BRENTWOOD, Tenn. -- The Ohio Valley Conference announced Thursday a six-game football television package that will air on FOX College Sports (FCS) this fall, including Tennessee Tech's regular season finale at Austin Peay on November 17.

The six-game schedule will feature each of the nine OVC football-playing institutions at least once during the season and will start with a Sept. 29 contest between Eastern Kentucky and UT Martin.

Other games in the package include Tennessee State at Jacksonville State (Oct. 20), Eastern Illinois at Eastern Kentucky (Oct. 27), Tennessee State at Murray State (Nov. 3), Southeast Missouri at Eastern Illinois (Nov. 10) and Tennessee Tech at Austin Peay (Nov. 17).

"We are delighted about our FOX College Sports partnership because it allows us to demonstrate our commitment to being a strong football conference and showcase our brand to a national audience,” said OVC Commissioner Beth DeBauche.

Kevin Ingram, host of “The Wake Up Zone” on 104.5 The Zone in Nashville, will handle play-by-play duties while and Bob Belvin, host of “The Team” on Sports Radio 540 The Fan in Clarksville, will provide analysis.

“FOX College Sports is excited to give every football-playing school in the Ohio Valley Conference national exposure during this six-game schedule,” said Gary Ehrlich, Executive Vice President, FOX Sports Networks. “The slate is full of interesting match-ups and we look forward to some thrilling OVC games this fall on FCS.”

FOX College Sports (FCS) is a set of three national college sports Networks, FCS Atlantic, FCS Central and FCS Pacific, providing 72-hours of college sports programming each day. FCS showcases over 800 NCAA live events each year featuring football, men’s and women’s basketball, baseball, softball, volleyball and more.

FCS is seen by viewers in the nation’s 25 largest cities, including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Dallas and Atlanta.

FCS is available on most major TV providers including AT&T U-verse, Charter, Comcast, DirecTV, Time Warner Cable and Verizon FiOS. For complete TV provider information and availability log onto http://fcs.channelfinder.net/start.asp

2012 OVC Football TV Schedule for FOX College Sports
Sept. 29 -Eastern Kentucky at UT Martin, 11:00 am CT
Oct. 20 - Tennessee State at Jacksonville State, 11:00 am CT
Oct. 27 - Eastern Illinois at Eastern Kentucky, 11:00 am CT
Nov. 3 - Tennessee State at Murray State, 11:00 am CT
Nov. 10 -  Southeast Missouri at Eastern Illinois, 11:00 am CT
Nov. 17 - Tennessee Tech at Austin Peay, 11:00 am CT