ESPN has announced a new, multi-year agreement with Conference USA. The digital deal includes more than 125 combined football, men’s and women’s basketball games, with more than 100 of the total games on ESPN+ and the remaining games on ESPN3. In addition, ESPN’s digital platforms become the primary home of multiple C-USA Conference Championships, while also adding exclusive early round men’s and women’s basketball championship action.

What They Are Saying:

  • Burke Magnus, ESPN executive vice president of programming and scheduling: “As we look forward to the 2018-19 season and beyond, ESPN+ will offer the most expansive college sports lineup in the industry, right alongside professional leagues such as MLB, NHL, MLS and premier events from Grand Slam tennis, Top Rank boxing, UFC, the PGA Tour and more. We are thrilled to grow our relationship with Conference USA and have its 14 member institutions as part of the impressive digital lineup which now features more games from the conference than any other network, including a significant number of post season games.”
  • Conference USA Commissioner Judy MacLeod: “ESPN has continually positioned itself on the forefront of digital distribution and emerging platforms, which makes them an ideal fit for us. We look forward to sharing the C-USA brand with their extensive audience for many more years.”

Conference USA 2018 Football Schedule:

DateTime  (ET)GameNetwork
Sat, Aug. 257 p.m.Prairie View A&M at RiceESPN+
Thu, Aug. 308 p.m.Savannah State at UABESPN+
Sat, Sept. 16 p.m.Fordham at CharlotteESPN+
7 p.m.Jackson State at Southern MissESPN+
7:30 p.m.Northern Arizona at UTEPESPN3
Sat, Sept. 86 p.m.Appalachian State at CharlotteESPN+
6:30 p.m.Eastern Kentucky at MarshallESPN+
7 p.m.UT Martin at Middle TennesseeESPN+
7 p.m.Southern at Louisiana TechESPN+
7 p.m.Louisiana-Monroe at Southern MissESPN3
7:30 p.m.Incarnate Word at North TexasESPN+
7:30 p.m.Maine at Western KentuckyESPN+
Sat, Sept. 156 p.m.Old Dominion at CharlotteESPN3
Sat, Sept. 227 p.m.Texas State at UT-San AntonioESPN+
7 p.m.Rice at Southern MissESPN+
7:30 p.m.New Mexico State at UTEPESPN3
Sat, Sept. 29TBACharlotte at UABESPN3
7 p.m.UTEP at UT-San AntonioESPN+
7:30 p.m.Arkansas-Pine Bluff at Florida InternationalESPN+
Sat, Oct. 67 p.m.UT-San Antonio at RiceESPN3
Sat, Oct. 131 p.m.UAB at RiceESPN+
2 p.m.Southern Miss at North TexasESPN3
3:30 p.m.Western Kentucky at CharlotteESPN+
7 p.m.Louisiana Tech at UT-San AntonioESPN+
Sat, Oct. 203 p.m.Charlotte at Middle TennesseeESPN3
3:30 p.m.UTEP at Louisiana TechESPN+
7 p.m.UT-San Antonio at Southern MissESPN+
7:30 p.m.Rice at Florida InternationalESPN+
7:30 p.m.Old Dominion at Western KentuckyESPN+
Sat, Oct. 272 p.m.Southern Miss at CharlotteESPN3
3:30 p.m.Middle Tennessee at Old DominionESPN+
4 p.m.Rice at North TexasESPN+
7:30 p.m.UAB at UTEPESPN+
Sat, Nov. 33:30 p.m.UTEP at RiceESPN3
Sat, Nov. 102 p.m.North Texas at Old DominionESPN3
2:30 p.m.Charlotte at MarshallESPN+
3 p.m.Middle Tennessee at UTEPESPN+
7 p.m.Rice at Louisiana TechESPN+
7 p.m.Florida International at UT-San AntonioESPN+
Sat, Nov. 172 p.m.Florida International at CharlotteESPN3
2 p.m.VMI at Old DominionESPN+
Sat, Nov. 241 p.m.Old Dominion at RiceESPN+
3 p.m.Southern Miss at UTEPESPN+
3 p.m.UAB at Middle TennesseeESPN3
7:00 p.m.North Texas at UT-San AntonioESPN+

 

C-USA Men’s and Women’s Basketball Offerings:

  • Conference USA men’s and women’s basketball will expand their presence on ESPN’s digital platforms under the new deal
  • More than 85 regular season games available each season
  • Features exclusive coverage of both conference championship’s first rounds.

Digital Coverage of Conference Championships:

  • Men’s Soccer: All six games including the championship finals
  • Women’s Soccer: All seven games including the championship finals
  • Volleyball: All seven games including the championship finals
  • Baseball: All games leading up the championship game
  • Softball: All games leading up to the championship game
  • ESPN’s digital platforms will also spotlight additional Conference USA Championships throughout the year with special highlight shows. Among the sports expected to be featured include cross country, indoor and outdoor track and field, swimming and diving, golf and tennis.