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June 24, 2014

OVC FOOTBALL: EKU FOOTBALL OVC OPENER ON ESPN3

RICHMOND — On Tuesday, the Ohio Valley Conference revealed the first two games that are part of the league’s eight-game football “Game of the Week” package that will be carried exclusively on ESPN3 this fall.

The package will kick-off on Saturday, Sept. 20 when UT Martin hosts Eastern Kentucky at 1 p.m. ET. The second game will take place on Saturday, Oct. 4 and will be a “Wild Card” selection which will be announced roughly 12 days before the contest.

The four games up for consideration for the Oct. 4 “Wild Card” selection are Eastern Kentucky at Austin Peay, UT Martin at Jacksonville State, Murray State at Tennessee Tech and Tennessee State at Southeast Missouri.

This marks the second straight season the league has produced the Game of the Week package in conjunction with WebStream Sports, an Indianapolis-based company which is a proven leader in video production, streaming video and content creation. The company, founded in 2006, produces more than 1,000 events annually and has also served as a web streaming consultant for the OVC for the past year.

Kevin Ingram, host of “The Wake Up Zone” on 104.5 The Zone in Nashville, will handle play-by-play duties while Bob Belvin, on-air talent and contributor at 100.7 FM/AM 540 (ESPN Clarksville), will provide analysis. The duo has worked together each of the past two years in the league’s TV package.

The OVC Football Game of the Week package is part of a five-year agreement with ESPN which was announced last October. The deal runs through the completion of the 2017-18 season.

ESPN3 is ESPN’s live multi-screen sports network, a destination that delivers thousands of global sports events annually and accessible online via WatchESPN.com, on smart phones and tablets via the WatchESPN app, through ESPN on Xbox LIVE to Gold members and on Apple TV and Roku.

Eastern Kentucky begins the 2014 fall season with a Thursday night road game at Robert Morris on Aug. 28.

Fans can reserve 2014 season tickets by contacting the EKU athletics ticket office at 859-622-2122.

 

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