WEEK 2Saturday, September 8Prairie View at Sam Houston State, 6 pm, ESPN+Lamar at Texas Tech, 3 pm, FSNSoutheastern La. at LSU, 6 pm, ESPN2/ESPNUTarleton State at Stephen F. Austin, 6 pm, ESPN+McNeese at Houston Baptist, 6 pm, Eleven SportsIncarnate Word at North Texas, 6:30 pm, ESPN+Nicholls at Tulane, 7 pm, ESPN3 Week 2 includes the first conference game of the season, as McNeese travels to Houston Baptist for a nationally televised game on Eleven Sports, also available on the Southland Digital Network. Earlier in the day, FOX Sports Southwest will broadcast Lamar at Texas Tech regionally, while additional FSN affiliates are set to carry it elsewhere. Two Southland home games will stream on ESPN+, as Sam Houston hosts Prairie View and Stephen F. Austin welcomes Tarleton State. UIW-North Texas is also set for ESPN+ coverage, while Nicholls-Tulane will reside on ESPN3. Southeastern Louisiana makes the short trek to LSU, and its television home on ESPN2 or ESPNU will be determined closer to game day. The schedule is subject to change. Additional early games may be selected at a later date. FRISCO, Texas – The Southland Conference’s 2018 football television plans for the first four weeks of the season include over two dozen matchups set for coverage across ESPN platforms, Cox Sports Television, Eleven Sports, FOX Sports Networks and other outlets. WEEK 1Thursday, August 30Southeastern La. at ULM, 7 pm, ESPN+Northwestern State at Texas A&M, 7:30 pm, SEC Network North Dakota TV stations finalized for Sept. 15 @UNDfootball at @BearkatsFB game.Streaming available via ESPN3 throughout the rest of the country. @NCAA_FCS @mattsarz pic.twitter.com/w3Ro9b9HMN— Chris Mycoskie (@mycoskie) August 22, 2018 September 22 features a pair of playoff teams from last season, as Sam Houston State goes to Nicholls on ESPN+. Abilene Christian-Stephen F. Austin will also be streamed on ESPN+, while Southeastern Louisiana-Lamar is set for ESPN3. McNeese also goes to BYU as part of Week 4 action, with BYUtv producing the game and ESPN3 simulcasting. Saturday, September 1McNeese at Northern Colorado, 3 pm, Pluto TVKentucky Christian at Lamar, 6 pm, ESPN3Central Arkansas at Tulsa, 6 pm, ESPN3Nicholls at Kansas, 6 pm, JTV/ESPN+Southwest Baptist at Houston Baptist, 6 pm, Southland Digital NetworkStephen F. Austin at Miss. State, 6:30 pm, ESPNUIncarnate Word at New Mexico, 7 pm, ESPN3Abilene Christian at Baylor, 7 pm, FSN ESPN+ is an integrated part of the ESPN App, the leading sports app and the premier all-in-one digital sports platform for fans. The ESPN App is a showcase of the company’s culture of innovation, delivering a rich, personalized experience that curates all of ESPN’s incredible content around each fan’s individual tastes. ESPN+ is also available through ESPN.com. WEEK 3Saturday, September 15North Dakota at Sam Houston State, 6 pm, KXMB/WDAY/ESPN3Nicholls at McNeese, 6 pm, Cox Sports TVAbilene Christian at Houston Baptist, 6 pm, ESPN3Northwestern State at Lamar, 6 pm, ESPN+Central Arkansas at Southeastern La., 7 pm, ESPN+ About ESPN+ The Southland schedule begins with a pair of games on Thursday night of week one, August 30. Southeastern Louisiana visits former Southland member ULM, set for coverage on ESPN+, the premium multi-sport, direct-to-consumer subscription streaming service from The Walt Disney Company’s Direct-to-Consumer and International group in conjunction with ESPN. Northwestern State goes to Texas A&M that evening, with the broadcast carried on the SEC Network. The first Saturday of the season features five games on ESPN platforms, another on the league’s portal, plus one produced for regional FOX audiences. The day begins with McNeese at Northern Colorado on Pluto TV. Nicholls at Kansas will air regionally on the Jayhawk Television Network, simulcast on ESPN+. Lamar’s opener against Kentucky Christian on September 1, Central Arkansas-Tulsa and Incarnate Word-New Mexico are locked into ESPN3. Stephen F. Austin’s matchup with Mississippi State will receive national coverage on ESPNU. Houston Baptist’s home game vs. Southwest Baptist will stream on the Southland Digital Network, available via Southland.org/live and Southland Conference apps. To cap the night, Abilene Christian vs. Baylor will air regionally on FOX Sports Southwest+, in addition to other FSN affiliates across the country. SOUTHLAND CONFERENCE FOOTBALL: EARLY SEASON TV SCHEDULEALL TIMES CENTRAL Conference play kicks into full gear on September 15. Week 3 features Nicholls-McNeese on Cox Sports Television, which will be available on ESPN3 outside CST territory. ESPN+ will carry Northwestern State-Lamar and Central Arkansas-Southeastern Louisiana. ESPN3 will have exclusive coverage of Abilene Christian at Houston Baptist, while Sam Houston’s home game vs. North Dakota will be televised by local affiliates in the Flickertail State and streamed on ESPN3 elsewhere. WEEK 4Saturday, September 22Sam Houston State at Nicholls, 3 pm, ESPN+McNeese at BYU, 5 pm, BYUtv/ESPN3Abilene Christian at Stephen F. Austin, 6 pm, ESPN+Southeastern La. at Lamar, 6 pm, ESPN3 ESPN+ is the premium multi-sport, direct-to-consumer video service from The Walt Disney Company’s Direct-to-Consumer and International (DTCI) segment in conjunction with ESPN. It offers fans thousands of additional live events, on-demand content and original programming not available on ESPN’s linear TV or digital networks. Programming on ESPN+ includes hundreds of MLB, NHL and MLS games, thousands of college sports events (including football, basketball and multiple other sports from more than 15 conferences), exclusive Top Rank boxing, UFC (beginning in 2019), Grand Slam tennis, international and domestic rugby, cricket, new and exclusive documentary films and series, acclaimed studio shows and the full library of ESPN’s award-winning 30 for 30 films. Fans subscribe to ESPN+ for $4.99 a month (or $49.99 per year) and cancel at any time. For games in the remaining weeks, the Southland will reveal its television selections 12 days prior to kickoff. This will allow for the best matchups to be selected each week for various broadcast partners.