ABOUT AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE TELEVISION AGREEMENTS
The American Athletic Conference is proud of its association with two of the most prestigious media organizations in sports - ESPN and CBS Sports. Those agreements will give the newly branded conference and its members unprecedented exposure on the nation's leading sports platforms.
The American Athletic Conference has entered into a multiyear, wide-ranging television contract with ESPN to telecast its football, basketball and Olympic sports. The contract will run through 2019-20.
The contract includes comprehensive national exposure via the acknowledged leader in college sports television, the ESPN networks.
In football, the new contract will provide unprecedented national coverage for the league. In essence, the extensive national television coverage replaces previous syndication and local telecasts. All conference controlled games, which are conference games and non-conference home games, will be televised.
- Nearly 90 percent of the games will be carried on national broadcast or national cable.
- The minimum number of telecasts collectively on ABC/ESPN/ESPN2/ESPNU will be higher than the number of telecasts in the former contract, which expires at the end of the 2013 season.
- The conference championship game, which is expected to begin in 2015, will be carried by ABC or ESPN on Championship Saturday.
In men's basketball, all conference controlled games will be televised.
- More than 63 percent of the games will be carried on national broadcast or national cable, which will be a minimum of 107 games.
- The entire conference postseason basketball tournament will be on national television. The championship game will be televised on ABC or ESPN.
In women's basketball, there is tremendous national and regional coverage.
- Nearly 60 games will be televised on national cable, regional sports networks and ESPN3, including the entire women's basketball postseason tournament. Eighteen regular-season games will be televised nationally.
- The women's basketball tournament championship game will be on ESPN or ESPN2. The semifinals also will be on national cable.
In Olympic sports, numerous championship contests will be televised nationally.
CBS SPORTS PARTNERSHIP
The American Athletic Conference, demonstrating the continuing vitality of its basketball programs, has entered into an agreement with long-time partner CBS Sports to telecast men's basketball games through the 2019-20 season
The contract includes up to 12 appearances per season. Half of the appearances each season will be conference games. CBS Sports retains the right to have the first selections among conference, non-conference and neutral site games. Financial terms of the agreement were not announced.
A handful of kickoff times have been set by TV networks while other games will be added via the 12-day and 6-day advance selection process.
ESPN Channel Finder
Comcast (33/633 HD), uVerse (602/1602 HD), Direct TV (206), Dish (140 HD)
ESPN2 Channel Finder
Comcast (34/634 HD), uVerse (606/1606 HD), Direct TV (209), Dish (144 HD)
ESPNU Channel Finder
Comcast (125/725 HD), uVerse (605/1605 HD), Direct TV (208), Dish (141 HD)
ESPNews Channel Finder
Comcast (116/716 HD), uVerse (604/1604 HD), Direct TV (207), Dish (142 HD)
CBS Sports Network Channel Finder
Comcast (108/706 HD), uVerse (6434/1643 HD), Direct TV (221), Dish (158 HD)
ESPN3/ESPN College Extra
ESPN College Extra, a college sports service that brings hundreds of ESPN3 exclusive live college sports events to the TV. Live events will be accessible to customers of AT&T U-verse, DIRECTV, Bright House Networks, Cox, Time Warner Cable, Verizon FiOS and select NCTC members. Any additional providers to carry ESPN College Extra will be announced at a later date. Click here for more info.
|Date||Game||Game Time (CT)||TV|
|Saturday, Sept. 3||Houston vs. Oklahoma||11 a.m.||ABC|
|Saturday, Sept. 10||Houston vs. Lamar||11 a.m.||ESPN3|
|Thursday, Sept. 15||Houston at Cincinnati||6:30 p.m.||ESPN|
|Saturday, Sept. 24||Houston at Texas State||TBA||TBA|
|Thursday, Sept. 29||Houston vs. UConn||7 p.m.||ESPN|
|Saturday, Oct. 8||Houston at Navy||2 p.m.||CBS Sports Network|
|Saturday, Oct. 15||Houston vs. Tulsa||TBA||TBA|
|Saturday, Oct. 22||Houston at SMU||TBA||TBA|
|Saturday, Oct. 29||Houston vs. UCF||TBA||TBA|
|Saturday, Nov. 12||Houston vs. Tulane||TBA||TBA|
|Thursday, Nov. 17||Houston vs. Louisville||7 p.m.||ESPN|
|Friday, Nov. 25||Houston at Memphis||TBA||TBA|
|Saturday, Dec. 3||The American Championship||11 a.m.||ABC or ESPN|
Catch Houston Football on its flagship stations KPRC 950 AM. Play-by-play host Kevin Eschenfelder will be joined by color analyst Ted Pardee and sideline reporter Jeremy Branham for every Houston game this season. Pregame host Matt Thomas will get things started 90 minutes before each kickoff with the Houston Football pregame show.
|Date||Game||Air Time (CT)||Houston Radio|
|Saturday, Sept. 3||Houston vs. Oklahoma||9:30 a.m.||KPRC 950 AM|
|Saturday, Sept. 10||Houston vs. Lamar||9:30 a.m.||KPRC 950 AM|
|Thursday, Sept. 15||Houston at Cincinnati||5 p.m.||KPRC 950 AM|
|Saturday, Sept. 24||Houston at Texas State||TBA||KPRC 950 AM|
|Thursday, Sept. 29||Houston vs. UConn||5:30 p.m.||KPRC 950 AM|
|Saturday, Oct. 8||Houston at Navy||12:30 p.m.||KPRC 950 AM|
|Saturday, Oct. 15||Houston vs. Tulsa||TBA||KPRC 950 AM|
|Saturday, Oct. 22||Houston at SMU||TBA||KPRC 950 AM|
|Saturday, Oct. 29||Houston vs. UCF||TBA||KPRC 950 AM|
|Saturday, Nov. 12||Houston vs. Tulane||TBA||KPRC 950 AM|
|Thursday, Nov. 17||Houston vs. Louisville||5:30 p.m.||KPRC 950 AM|
|Friday, Nov. 25||Houston at Memphis||TBA||KPRC 950 AM|
|Saturday, Dec. 5||The American Championship||9:30 a.m.||KPRC 950 AM|