All Southland Football Games Televised This Spring

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FRISCO, Texas –The Southland Conference announced all 21 league football contests will be available on ESPN+ this spring, including three games that will also be shown on Cox Sports Television.

The Southland Conference season kicks off Saturday, Feb. 20, as Lamar hosts Northwestern State for a 3 p.m. contest. The Cardinals then hit the road to face defending Southland co-champion Nicholls on Feb. 27 at 3 p.m. That match-up is one of three on the schedule for Feb. 27. UIW is at McNeese for a noon kick, while Sam Houston hosts Southeastern Louisiana for a 6 p.m. game. The Bearkats and Lions were selected two and three, respectively, in the Southland’s preseason poll.

Cox Sports Television will show three games this season, while also making them available for ESPN+. Cox will also televise a non-conference game as Nicholls hosts Lincoln (Mo.) this Friday at 6 p.m.

Fans can sign up to ESPN+ for just $5.99 a month (or $59.99 per year) at, or on the ESPN App (mobile and connected devices). It is also available as part of The Disney Bundle offer that gives subscribers access to Disney+, ESPN+ and Hulu (ad-supported) — all for just $12.99/month.

On Feb. 13, McNeese got the season started with a dramatic 40-37 double-overtime, non-conference road win at Tarleton State as the first FCS game of the season. The Southland announced a revised regular-season schedule for its seven members participating in football this spring – UIW, Lamar, McNeese, Nicholls, Northwestern State, Sam Houston State and Southeastern Louisiana. The six-game, single round-robin football schedule will feature each team playing three home and three away games over an eight-week period.  Each team has multiple open dates during the slate to provide flexibility if changes are necessary. 

Date                                   Conference Game                                                         Kickoff Time (CT)

Sat, Feb. 20                        Northwestern State at Lamar                                       3 p.m.

Sat, Feb. 27                        UIW at McNeese                                                              12 p.m.

Sat, Feb. 27                        Lamar at Nicholls                                                             3 p.m.

Sat, Feb. 27                        Southeastern Louisiana at Sam Houston                   6 p.m.

Sat, March 6                      UIW at Lamar                                                                    3 p.m.

Sat, March 6                      McNeese at Southeastern Louisiana                          6 p.m.

Sat, March 6                      Nicholls at Northwestern State                                    6 p.m.

Sat, March 13                   Lamar at McNeese                                                          12 p.m.

Sat, March 13                   Nicholls at Sam Houston                                                12 p.m.

Sat, March 13                   Northwestern State at Southeastern Louisiana       6 p.m.

Sat, March 20                   Southeastern Louisiana at UIW                                    2 p.m.

Sat, March 20                  McNeese at Northwestern State*                               4 p.m.

Sat, March 20                  Sam Houston at Lamar                                                   6 p.m.

Sat, March 27                  UIW at Nicholls                                                                 11 a.m.

Thu, April 1                        Sam Houston at Northwestern State                          6 p.m.

Sat, April 3                         Nicholls at McNeese*                                                     1:30 p.m.

Sat, April 3                         Lamar at Southeastern Louisiana                                6 p.m.

Sat, April 10                       Southeastern Louisiana at Nicholls*                           3 p.m.

Sat, April 10                       McNeese at Sam Houston                                             4 p.m.

Sat, April 10                       Northwestern State at UIW                                          7 p.m.

Sat, April 17                       Sam Houston at UIW                                       TBD

*Also available on Cox Sports Television cable systems


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Fans can sign up to ESPN+ for just $5.99 a month (or $59.99 per year) at, or on the ESPN App (mobile and connected devices). It is also available as part of The Disney Bundle offer that gives subscribers access to Disney+, ESPN+ and Hulu (ad-supported) — all for just $12.99/month.


Founded in 1963, the Southland Conference sponsors 19 NCAA Division I sports, including FCS football, and serves more than 4,200 student-athletes at its 13 member institutions in Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas. The membership of the Southland encompasses nearly 140,000 current students and an alumni base of over 800,000. The collective group of athletic programs serves a local population base of nearly 14 million people, and the league boasts six television markets in the Top 100 of the U.S., including Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, San Antonio, New Orleans and Little Rock. The Southland Conference is located in Frisco, Texas, one of America’s fastest-growing cities Sports organizations affiliated with the National Football League, Major League Baseball, the National Basketball Association, the National Hockey League and Major League Soccer are also headquartered in Frisco. The Southland annually serves as the host conference for the NCAA Division I Football Championship Game.

{Courtesy: Press Release from the Southland Conference}

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