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Posted by Michael Humes on March 1, 2013

18 Mid-American & Sun Belt Conference Midweek Telecasts for 2013

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ESPN announced 18 midweek college football games for the 2013 season, all involving the Mid-American Conference or Sun Belt Conference, for coverage across ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU and ESPN3. Additional games will be announced in the coming months.

All of the pre-season selections are for Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday or Friday. Select games will have network designation, day and time determined on a six or 12-day basis from the date of that game.

ESPN2 and ESPNU will showcase multiple games involving the participants in last year’s MAC championship game. Defending conference champion Northern Illinois will be featured three times, highlighted by games against West Division rivals Ball State (Wed, Nov. 13) and Toledo (Wed, Nov. 20), both of which finished 2012 with a 9-4 record. Kent State, with an 8-0 conference record last year, will play in consecutive midweek games: against Miami (Ohio) on Wednesday, Nov. 13, and at Ohio on Tuesday, Nov. 19.

ESPN2 will also televise the 16th annual MAC Football Championship Game at Ford Field in Detroit on Friday, Dec. 6, at 8 p.m.

Defending Sun Belt Conference champion Arkansas State will play in two midweek games, including a matchup against Louisiana-Lafayette on October 22 or 23. Louisiana-Lafayette, the second place team in the Sun Belt in 2012, finished with a 6-2 record against conference opponents, with one of the losses coming to Arkansas State.

2013 MAC and Sun Belt Schedule as of March 1 (additional selections will be announced):

Date Time (ET) Game Network
Thu, Sept 12 TBD Troy at Arkansas State ESPNU
Thu, Oct 3 TBD Western Kentucky at Louisiana-Monroe ESPNU
Tue, Oct 15 or Wed, Oct 16 TBD Louisiana-Lafayette at Western Kentucky ESPN or ESPN2
Tue, Oct 22 or Wed, Oct 23 TBD Louisiana-Lafayette at Arkansas State ESPN or ESPN2
Thu, Oct 31 TBD Louisiana-Monroe at Troy ESPNU
Tue, Nov 5 8 p.m. Bowling Green at Miami (Ohio) ESPN2 or ESPNU
  8 p.m. Ohio at Buffalo ESPN2 or ESPNU
Wed, Nov 6 8 p.m. Central Michigan at Ball State ESPN2
Thu, Nov 7 TBD Troy at Louisiana-Lafayette ESPNU
Tue, Nov 12 TBD Ohio at Bowling Green ESPNU or ESPN3
  TBD Buffalo at Toledo ESPNU or ESPN3
Wed, Nov 13 TBD Ball State at Northern Illinois ESPN2 or ESPNU
  TBD Miami (Ohio) at Kent State ESPN2 or ESPNU
Tue, Nov 19 TBD Kent State at Ohio ESPN2 or ESPNU
  TBD Buffalo at Miami (Ohio) ESPN2 or ESPNU
Wed, Nov 20 8 p.m. Northern Illinois at Toledo ESPN2
Tue, Nov 26 7 p.m. Western Michigan at Northern Illinois ESPN2
Fri, Dec 6 8 p.m. Marathon MAC Championship Game (from Detroit) ESPN2

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