June 24, 2013

Football Games Against Wofford and Samford to be Aired on ESPN3

Spartanburg, S.C. – The Citadel will host two football games that will be broadcast on ESPN3 in the fall, the Southern Conference announced today. 

The 2013 season will mark the third consecutive year the SoCon has partnered with ESPN3 to telecast league games and will be the first ESPN3 aired game at Johnson Hagood Stadium since Sept. 10, 2011.

The Citadel will open up the conference's eight-week ESPN3 schedule against Wofford at Johnson Hagood Stadium in a game slated for 6 p.m. Fireworks, sponsored by Kirkman Broadcasting, will follow the conclusion of that game.

The ESPN3 crew will be back in Charleston for The Citadel's Homecoming Game on Nov. 2 against Samford. Kickoff is slated for 2 p.m.

ESPN3 is available in approximately 75 million homes to fans who receive their Internet connection from an affiliated service provider.  The network is also available at no cost to 21 million U.S. college students and U.S.-based military personnel.  ESPN3 programming is also available to subscribers through Xbox LIVE and through the free WatchESPN app available on smartphones and tablets.  The WatchESPN app is now available through Apple TV.

Darren Goldwater returns to handle the play-by-play duties for the league's telecasts.  The 2013-14 year will mark Goldwater's third year on the conference package after three years as director of broadcasting and play-by-play announcer for The Citadel.

Veteran broadcaster Paul Maguire, who played football for the Bulldogs from 1956-59 and is enshrined in The Citadel Athletic Hall of Fame,  will handle the color commentary duties.  Maguire, who has called games at both the professional and collegiate levels, has more than 35 years of experience on air.  He has worked for ABC, NBC, ESPN and HDNet calling games for the NFL, CFL, USFL, UFL and college football.

ESPN3 is available in approximately 75 million homes to fans who receive their Internet connection from an affiliated service provider.  The network is also available at no cost to 21 million U.S. college students and U.S.-based military personnel.  ESPN3 programming is also available to subscribers through Xbox LIVE and through the free WatchESPN app available on smartphones and tablets.  The WatchESPN app is now available through Apple TV.

2013 Southern Conference Football Telecast Schedule on ESPN3

Date

Teams

Time*

Sept. 7

Wofford at The Citadel

6:00 p.m.

Oct. 5

Elon at Furman

1:30 p.m.

Oct. 12

Furman at Chattanooga

6:00 p.m.

Oct. 19

Wofford at Western Carolina

TBA

Oct. 26

Georgia Southern at Appalachian State

3:30 p.m.

Nov. 2

Samford at The Citadel

2:00 p.m.

Nov. 9

Wofford at Chattanooga

2:00 p.m.

Nov. 16

Chattanooga at Samford

3:00 p.m.

*All times Eastern.

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