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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):

DateTime (ET)GameNetwork
Thu, Sept 12TBDTroy at Arkansas StateESPNU
Thu, Oct 3TBDWestern Kentucky at Louisiana-MonroeESPNU
Tue, Oct 15 or Wed, Oct 16TBDLouisiana-Lafayette at Western KentuckyESPN or ESPN2
Tue, Oct 22 or Wed, Oct 23TBDLouisiana-Lafayette at Arkansas StateESPN or ESPN2
Thu, Oct 31TBDLouisiana-Monroe at TroyESPNU
Tue, Nov 58 p.m.Bowling Green at Miami (Ohio)ESPN2 or ESPNU
 8 p.m.Ohio at BuffaloESPN2 or ESPNU
Wed, Nov 68 p.m.Central Michigan at Ball StateESPN2
Thu, Nov 7TBDTroy at Louisiana-LafayetteESPNU
Tue, Nov 12TBDOhio at Bowling GreenESPNU or ESPN3
 TBDBuffalo at ToledoESPNU or ESPN3
Wed, Nov 13TBDBall State at Northern IllinoisESPN2 or ESPNU
 TBDMiami (Ohio) at Kent StateESPN2 or ESPNU
Tue, Nov 19TBDKent State at OhioESPN2 or ESPNU
 TBDBuffalo at Miami (Ohio)ESPN2 or ESPNU
Wed, Nov 208 p.m.Northern Illinois at ToledoESPN2
Tue, Nov 267 p.m.Western Michigan at Northern IllinoisESPN2
Fri, Dec 68 p.m.Marathon MAC Championship Game (from Detroit)ESPN2