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The Southern Conference has a 40-game league package with ESPN3 for the 2014-15 season. The SoCon is producing eight football games and 14 regular-season basketball games. The broadcasts will all be shot in high definition (HD).

The football package will begin in Birmingham, Ala., as Samford hosts VMI on Sept. 20. The seven remaining football broadcasts feature all eight Southern Conference football institutions. The full basketball broadcast schedule will be released early in the fall.

The entire men's basketball tournament along with the semifinals and championship of the women's tournament will be available as a part of this year's ESPN3 package. Each of the women's soccer, men's soccer, volleyball, softball and baseball championship games will be aired live on ESPN3, as well. 

Select games will also be available on traditional linear networks in addition to those selected for the ESPN3 digital package. The Southern Conference begins a new partnership in 2014 with the Sinclair Broadcast Group, owners of 162 commercial TV stations in 78 markets across the nation. These stations reach nearly 40 percent of all U.S. households and include CBS, NBC, ABC, FOX, MyTV and CW affiliates. A total of 18 live SoCon events, including six football games, are scheduled for carriage by a network of regional Sinclair stations under the banner of the newly formed American Sports Network (ASN).

In addition to the ESPN3 coverage of the women's soccer, men's soccer, volleyball, softball and baseball championship games, you can catch all of the tournament action leading up to the championship games live for free on the SoCon Digital Network, which launched this fall.

 
2014-15 Television/Digital Broadcast Schedule of Events     
Date Sport Matchup Network
Aug. 28 FB Reinhardt at Mercer
ESPN3
Aug. 30 FB Wofford at Georgia Tech
Fox Sports South/ACC Regional Networks
Aug. 30 FB Samford at TCU
SportSouth/Fox Sports Net
Aug. 30 FB Western Carolina at USF
ESPN3
Sept. 6
FB VMI at Bowling Green
ESPN3
Sept. 6
FB Furman at Mercer
ESPN3
Sept. 6 FB The Citadel at Florida State
SportSouth/ACC Regional Networks
Sept. 20 FB VMI at Samford
ESPN3
Sept. 20 FB Ave Maria at Mercer
ESPN3
Sept. 27 FB Western Carolina at Furman
ASN
Sept. 27 FB Samford at Chattanooga
ASN
Oct. 4
FB The Citadel at Wofford
ESPN3
Oct. 11 FB Wofford at Western Carolina
ESPN3
Oct. 11 FB VMI at Navy
CBS Sports Network
Oct. 11 FB Austin Peay at Mercer
ESPN3
Oct. 18 FB Chattanooga at The Citadel
ASN
Oct. 18 FB Western Carolina at Mercer
ESPN3
Oct. 25 FB Mercer at Chattanooga
ASN
Oct. 25 FB Samford at Furman
ESPN3
Nov. 1 FB Furman at VMI
ESPN3
Nov. 1 FB The Citadel at Mercer
ESPN3
Nov. 2 WSOC Western Carolina at Mercer
ESPN3
Nov. 8 FB Wofford at Chattanooga
ESPN3
Nov. 8 FB Western Carolina at Samford
ASN
Nov. 9 WSOC Tournament championship game
ESPN3
Nov. 14 MBK College of Charleston at Furman
ESPN3
Nov. 14 MBK Piedmont College at Mercer
ESPN3
Nov. 14 MBK Wofford at Stanford
Pac-12 Network
Nov. 15 FB Wofford at Furman
ESPN3
Nov. 15 FB Warner at Mercer
ESPN3
Nov. 15 MSOC Tournament championship game
ESPN3
Nov. 16 MBK Chattanooga at Wisconsin
ESPNEWS
Nov. 16 MBK Mercer at Seton Hall
SportSouth
Nov. 16 MBK Samford at Pittsburgh
Fox Sports South
Nov. 17 MBK Western Carolina at Alabama
SEC Network
Nov. 18 MBK Chattanooga at Butler
Fox Sports 2
Nov. 18 MBK Iona at Wofford
ESPN2
Nov. 19 MBK Kennesaw State at Mercer
ESPN3
Nov. 22 FB The Citadel at VMI
ESPN3
Nov. 22 FB Chattanooga at Furman
ASN
Nov. 23 MBK Mercer at Colorado State
CBS Sports Network
Nov. 24 VB Tournament championship match
ESPN3
Nov. 25 MBK The Citadel at Florida State
ESPN3
Nov. 25 WBK Tennessee Tech at Mercer
ESPN3
Nov. 26 MBK Furman at Duke
ESPNU
Nov. 26 MBK Samford at Kennesaw State
ESPN3
Nov. 26 MBK VMI vs. West Virginia
WV Media
Nov. 27 MBK Mercer vs. Rice
CBS Sports Network
Nov. 28 MBK Mercer vs. UC Santa Barbara/Washington State
CBS Sports Network
Nov. 28 MBK UNCG at Indiana
Big Ten Network
Nov. 28 MBK Samford at Louisiana Tech
American Sports Network
Nov. 29 MBK Chattanooga at Kennesaw State
ESPN3
Nov. 29 MBK Mercer vs. TBA
CBS Sports Network
Nov. 30 MBK VMI at Maryland
ESPN3
Dec. 1 MBK Jacksonville at Samford
ESPN3
Dec. 2 MBK Georgia at Chattanooga
ESPN3
Dec. 2 MBK St. Andrew's at Mercer
ESPN3
Dec. 3 MBK Western Carolina at ETSU
American Sports Network
Dec. 4 WBK Georgia at Mercer
ESPN3
Dec. 5 MBK Western Carolina at Minnesota
ESPN3
Dec. 6 MBK Navy at The Citadel
ESPN3
Dec. 6 MBK VMI at Mercer
ESPN3
Dec. 14 MBK Samford at Wake Forest
ESPN3
Dec. 14 MBK Wofford at NC State
Fox Sports South
Dec. 14 WBK Mercer at Alabama
SEC Network
Dec. 16 MBK Dartmouth at Mercer
ESPN3
Dec. 16 MBK North Carolina at UNCG
ESPN2
Dec. 16 MBK Western Carolina at Vanderbilt
SEC Network
Dec. 16 WBK Kennesaw State at Mercer
ESPN3
Dec. 18 MBK Wright State at Western Carolina
ESPN3
Dec. 19 MBK Bethune-Cookman at Mercer
ESPN3
Dec. 19 MBK Chattanooga at Middle Tennessee
American Sports Network
Dec. 19 WBK Belmont at Mercer
ESPN3
Dec. 22 MBK UAB at Chattanooga
American Sports Network
Dec. 22 MBK Furman at Minnesota
ESPN3
Dec. 22 MBK Mercer at Tennessee
SEC Network
Dec. 22 MBK VMI at Virginia Tech
ESPN3
Dec. 22 MBK Wofford at West Virginia
WV Media
Dec. 27 MBK Mercer at Georgia
SEC Network
Dec. 29 MBK Mercer at Texas A&M
SEC Network
Dec. 31 MBK ETSU at Tennessee
SEC Network
Dec. 31 MBK Wofford at Duke
Fox Sports South
Jan. 3 MBK Wofford at Samford
American Sports Network
Jan. 5 MBK Wofford at Chattanooga
American Sports Network
Jan. 4 WBK Florida A&M at Mercer
ESPN3
Jan. 10 MBK The Citadel at Mercer
ESPN3
Jan. 15 MBK Furman at Mercer
ESPN3
Jan. 17 MBK Samford at Mercer
ESPN3
Jan. 17 WBK Wofford at Mercer
ESPN3
Jan. 19 WBK Furman at Mercer
ESPN3
Jan. 24 WBK Furman at Chattanooga
ESPN3
Jan. 24 MBK UNCG at Chattanooga
ESPN3
Jan. 26 WBK ETSU at Mercer
ESPN3
Jan. 29 MBK Chattanooga at Mercer
ESPN3
Jan. 31 MBK Mercer at Wofford
ESPN3
Jan. 31 WBK UNCG at Wofford
ESPN3
Feb. 3 MBK UNCG at VMI
American Sports Network
Feb. 7 WBK UNCG at Mercer
ESPN3
Feb. 9 WBK Western Carolina at Mercer
ESPN3
Feb. 12 MBK Western Carolina at Mercer
ESPN3
Feb. 14 MBK Furman at ETSU
ESPN3
Feb. 14 MBK UNCG at Mercer
ESPN3
Feb. 14 WBK Western Carolina at ETSU
ESPN3
Feb. 15 MBK VMI at The Citadel
American Sports Network
Feb. 21 MBK ETSU at Chattanooga
American Sports Network
Feb. 21 MBK VMI at Western Carolina
ESPN3
Feb. 22 MBK Furman at UNCG
American Sports Network
Feb. 23 WBK Chattanooga at Mercer
ESPN3
Feb. 26 MBK Wofford at Mercer
ESPN3
Feb. 28 MBK ETSU at Mercer
ESPN3
Feb. 28 WBK Samford at Mercer
ESPN3
March 6 MBK Tournament Game 1 ESPN3
March 6 MBK Tournament Game 2 ESPN3
March 6 WBK Tournament semifinal ESPN3
March 6 WBK Tournament semifinal ESPN3
March 7 MBK Tournament quarterfinal ESPN3
March 7 MBK Tournament quarterfinal ESPN3
March 7 MBK Tournament quarterfinal ESPN3
March 7 MBK Tournament quarterfinal ESPN3
March 8 WBK Tournament championship game
ESPN3
March 8 MBK Tournament semifinal ESPN3
March 8 MBK Tournament semifinal ESPN3
March 9 MBK Tournament championship game
ESPN or ESPN2
May 2 MLAX Tournament championship game
ESPN3
May 9 SB Tournament championship game
ESPN3
May 24 BB Tournament championship game ESPN3
       

 

What is ESPN3
ESPN3 is ESPN's live multi-screen sports network, a 24/7 destination that delivers thousands of global sports events annually and is accessible online via WatchESPN.com. It is currently available to approximately 85 million homes at no additional cost to fans who receive their high-speed Internet connection or video subscription from an affiliated service provider. The network is also available at no cost to approximately 21 million U.S. college students and U.S.-based military personnel via computers connected to on-campus educational networks and on-base military networks.

ESPN3 on XBox Live
Xbox LIVE Gold members who receive their highspeed Internet connection from an affiliated service provider will be able to watch live events from ESPN3 on their TV screen through ESPN on Xbox LIVE. Additionally, all Xbox LIVE members have full access to video on demand clips from ESPN.com and more on their Xbox 360 consoles.

A list of participating providers for both ESPN3 online and ESPN on Xbox LIVE can be found here

ESPN3 on Apple TV
On Apple TV, the WatchESPN app is the ultimate video destination for sports fans. Authenticated customers will have access to ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3, ESPNU, Goal Line and Buzzer Beater plus curated on-demand video like ESPN.com clips and highlights. 

There are an estimated 13 million Apple TVs in the United States. Along with Microsoft XBOX, ESPN3 is available to an estimated 48 million connected TV devices in the U.S.

ESPN3 on Roku
Roku streams the biggest selection of live streaming sports packages out there, including WatchESPN, MLB.TV, NBA League Pass Broadband, NHL GameCenter, MLS LIVE, UFC, WWE and more.

Roku players connect directly to your TV and to your high-speed Internet service via your home network.

 

How to Watch ESPN3 on Your Television
If your TV has a VGA or HDMI input, you can connect it directly to your home computer to watch all of the action on your big screen. If one requires a VGA and the other requires a HDMI connection, you can find converters and connectors at your local electronics store. The TV will act as an external display by pressing function F8 (this varies) on your computer. Select the proper input from your TV remote and you are watching ESPN3 on your home TV. To amplify the audio, connect a cable from your computer's headphone jack to your home stereo.

ESPN3 Through the WatchESPN App on Your Smartphone or Tablet
The WatchESPN app delivers live access to ESPN3 in addition to ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU and ESPN Buzzer Beater/Goal Line smartphones and tablets to fans who receive their video subscription from Time Warner Cable, Bright House Networks, Verizon FiOS TV, Comcast Xfinity TV, Midcontinent Communications, Cablevision, Cox, Charter and AT&T U-verset. Once fans download the free app, they will receive instructions to enter the appropriate cable subscriber credentials to begin accessing ESPN content from the device.

For any questions, contact ESPN Customer Care at 1-888-549-3776 between the hours of 8 a.m. to 1 a.m. EST daily.

 

American Sports Network (ASN)
The Southern Conference begins a three-year agreement with the new American Sports Network (ASN) in 2014. The network will carry a minimum of 18 live SoCon events in 2014-15, including six Conference football games.

ASN is operated by the Sinclair Broadcast Group, which owns and operates 162 television stations in 78 markets across the United States. SBG-owned stations reach nearly 40 percent of all U.S. households. Stations include FOX, MyTV, CW, ABC, NBC and CBS affiliates. Many of these local stations are also available on DirecTV and DISH satellite systems. Some may only be available on cable systems.

Coverage will be provided throughout the vast majority of the conference’s geographic footprint, as well as in areas well beyond the footprint. Games will be produced in high definition (HD).

The lineup of ASN affiliates carrying Southern Conference events will be updated on the Conference website on a weekly basis.

 

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