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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:

Date Time  (ET) Game Network
Sat, Aug. 25 7 p.m. Prairie View A&M at Rice ESPN+
Thu, Aug. 30 8 p.m. Savannah State at UAB ESPN+
Sat, Sept. 1 6 p.m. Fordham at Charlotte ESPN+
7 p.m. Jackson State at Southern Miss ESPN+
7:30 p.m. Northern Arizona at UTEP ESPN3
Sat, Sept. 8 6 p.m. Appalachian State at Charlotte ESPN+
6:30 p.m. Eastern Kentucky at Marshall ESPN+
7 p.m. UT Martin at Middle Tennessee ESPN+
7 p.m. Southern at Louisiana Tech ESPN+
7 p.m. Louisiana-Monroe at Southern Miss ESPN3
7:30 p.m. Incarnate Word at North Texas ESPN+
7:30 p.m. Maine at Western Kentucky ESPN+
Sat, Sept. 15 6 p.m. Old Dominion at Charlotte ESPN3
Sat, Sept. 22 7 p.m. Texas State at UT-San Antonio ESPN+
7 p.m. Rice at Southern Miss ESPN+
7:30 p.m. New Mexico State at UTEP ESPN3
Sat, Sept. 29 TBA Charlotte at UAB ESPN3
7 p.m. UTEP at UT-San Antonio ESPN+
7:30 p.m. Arkansas-Pine Bluff at Florida International ESPN+
Sat, Oct. 6 7 p.m. UT-San Antonio at Rice ESPN3
Sat, Oct. 13 1 p.m. UAB at Rice ESPN+
2 p.m. Southern Miss at North Texas ESPN3
3:30 p.m. Western Kentucky at Charlotte ESPN+
7 p.m. Louisiana Tech at UT-San Antonio ESPN+
Sat, Oct. 20 3 p.m. Charlotte at Middle Tennessee ESPN3
3:30 p.m. UTEP at Louisiana Tech ESPN+
7 p.m. UT-San Antonio at Southern Miss ESPN+
7:30 p.m. Rice at Florida International ESPN+
7:30 p.m. Old Dominion at Western Kentucky ESPN+
Sat, Oct. 27 2 p.m. Southern Miss at Charlotte ESPN3
3:30 p.m. Middle Tennessee at Old Dominion ESPN+
4 p.m. Rice at North Texas ESPN+
7:30 p.m. UAB at UTEP ESPN+
Sat, Nov. 3 3:30 p.m. UTEP at Rice ESPN3
Sat, Nov. 10 2 p.m. North Texas at Old Dominion ESPN3
2:30 p.m. Charlotte at Marshall ESPN+
3 p.m. Middle Tennessee at UTEP ESPN+
7 p.m. Rice at Louisiana Tech ESPN+
7 p.m. Florida International at UT-San Antonio ESPN+
Sat, Nov. 17 2 p.m. Florida International at Charlotte ESPN3
2 p.m. VMI at Old Dominion ESPN+
Sat, Nov. 24 1 p.m. Old Dominion at Rice ESPN+
3 p.m. Southern Miss at UTEP ESPN+
3 p.m. UAB at Middle Tennessee ESPN3
7:00 p.m. North Texas at UT-San Antonio ESPN+

 

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.

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