University of Houston

    College football fans can enjoy an exciting season of American Athletic Conference football on television in 2013 and Houston Football will have TV exposure like it has not seen in some time. The American has an exclusive agreement with ESPN Inc. that gives the conference extensive television exposure. In addition to contracted games on ABC, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU and ESPN Regional Television, American Athletic Conference teams will appear on NBC, CBS Sports Network, FSN, CSS and the Big Ten Network in selected road non-conference games.

    The 2013 season is the last year of a six-year arrangement with ESPN that gives the conference significant exposure on the ESPN family of networks. ABC, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU will carry a minimum of 24 American home games this season. Every conference-controlled game will be televised on the above platforms or on ESPN3.

    The American Athletic Conference Game of the Week, produced by ESPN Regional Television, is one of the largest regional college football networks in the nation. In addition, nearly all games broadcast by ERT are offered as part of the ESPN GamePlan subscription service and ESPN3. ESPN Regional Television is the largest syndicator of college sports programming in the United States.

    ESPN3 is ESPN's live multi-screen sports network, giving fans an online destination that delivers thousands of global sports events annually, including more than 400 college football games. It is available at no cost to approximately 86 million homes with a highspeed Internet connection from an affiliated provider, as well as to approximately 21 million U.S. college students and U.S.-based military personnel. It is also accessible through ESPN on Xbox LIVE and on smartphones and tablets through the WatchESPN app through an affiliated provider.

    Currently, ESPN and ESPN2 both reach nearly 100 million households across the nation. ESPNU's reach has expanded to 74 million households.

    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.

    ESPNews Channel Finder
    Comcast (116/716 HD), uVerse (604/1604 HD), Direct TV (207), Dish (142/5301 HD).

    Date Game Game Time (CT) TV
    Friday, Aug. 30 Houston vs. Southern 7:30 p.m. ESPN3.com
    Saturday, Sept. 7 Houston at Temple 11 a.m. ESPN Regional (affiliates) / ESPN3.com
    Saturday, Sept. 21 Houston vs. Rice 2 p.m. FSN (affiliates)
    Saturday, Sept. 28 Houston at UTSA 3 p.m. FSN (affiliates)
    Saturday, Oct. 12 Houston vs. Memphis 11 a.m. ESPNews
    Saturday, Oct. 19 Houston vs. BYU 2:30 p.m. ESPNews
    Saturday, Oct. 26 Houston at Rutgers 11 a.m. ESPNews
    Thursday, Oct. 31 Houston vs. USF 6 p.m. ESPN
    Saturday, Nov. 9 Houston at UCF 6 p.m. ESPN2
    Saturday, Nov. 16 Houston at Louisville 6 p.m. ESPNU
    Saturday, Nov. 23 Houston vs. Cincinnati 11 a.m. ESPNews
    Friday, Nov. 29 Houston vs. SMU 11 a.m. ESPN2

    Houston Cougar Football returns to its flagship stations SportsTalk 790 AM in 2013. 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 an hour and a half before each kickoff with the Houston Football pregame show.

    Due to a conflict with the Houston Astros, Houston's season opener on Aug. 30 will air on KTRH 740 AM while its pregame show will air on SportsTalk 790 AM beginning at 5:30 p.m.

    Date Game Air Time Houston Radio
    Friday, Aug. 30 Houston vs. Southern (pregame only) 5:30 p.m. SportsTalk 790 AM
    Friday, Aug. 30 Houston vs. Southern 7 p.m. KTRH 740 AM
    Saturday, Sept. 7 Houston at Temple 9:30 a.m. SportsTalk 790 AM
    Saturday, Sept. 21 Houston vs. Rice 12:30 p.m. SportsTalk 790 AM
    Saturday, Sept. 28 Houston at UTSA 1:30 p.m. SportsTalk 790 AM
    Saturday, Oct. 12 Houston vs. Memphis 9:30 a.m. SportsTalk 790 AM
    Saturday, Oct. 19 Houston vs. BYU 1 p.m. SportsTalk 790 AM
    Saturday, Oct. 26 Houston at Rutgers 9:30 a.m. SportsTalk 790 AM
    Thursday, Oct. 31 Houston vs. USF 4:30 p.m. SportsTalk 790 AM
    Saturday, Nov. 9 Houston at UCF 4:30 p.m. KTRH 740 AM
    Saturday, Nov. 16 Houston at Louisville 4:30 p.m. KTRH 740 AM
    Saturday, Nov. 23 Houston vs. Cincinnati 9:30 a.m. SportsTalk 790 AM
    Friday, Nov. 29 Houston vs. SMU 9:30 a.m. SportsTalk 790 AM

    Watch Parties

    For those unable to make it to away games - be sure to catch the game at one of the official Houston Football Watch Parties.
    • Firkin and Phoenix (1915 Westheimer Rd., Houston, TX 77098)
    • Ragin Cajun (4302 Richmond Ave., Houston, TX 77027)
    • Buffalo Wild Wings throughout the Houston area (BWW Locator)
    • Lucky's Pub (801 St Emanuel St., Houston, TX 77003)

    For those of you outside the Houston area, we'll list the unofficial Houston watch party locations that have been given to us below. Live outside of Houston and get together with your fellow Coogs for the games? Shoot us an Email with your location and we'll add you!

    • Dallas: Sherlock's Baker St. Pub & Grill (9100 N. Central Expy, Dallas, TX)
    • Fort Worth: Sherlock's Baker St. Pub & Grill (6333 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth TX)
    • New York City: Firehouse Tavern (522 Columbus Ave, NYC, NY)

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