Troy State to play on TV

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, July 9, 2003

Special to The Messenger

Troy State's scheduled game at North Texas has been moved to Thursday, Oct. 30, at 6 p.m. to accommodate ESPN Regional television, Athletics Director Johnny Williams announced on Wednesday.

The game was originally scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 1.

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ESPN Regional will also televise the Trojans' games against Marshall on Sept. 27 in Troy and Middle Tennessee on Nov. 8 in Murfreesboro.

Kickoff for the MTSU game has been moved to 6 p.m. All three games can also be seen on WRJM UPN-67 in Montgomery, WSWS UPN-66 in Columbus, Ga., and WFGX-TV 35 in Fort Walton Beach, Fla.

"We want to bring as many of our road games back to Troy as possible so our fans and supporters can watch the Trojans play," Williams said. "Televising these games allows us to do that against some of our future competition in the Sun Belt Conference. We are always excited about being on television."

The games are part of Troy State's agreement with ESPN Regional, under which the network has all national and regional cable television rights to TSU football through the 2004 season.

Other football games are likely to be added to the television schedule this season, Williams said.

The Trojans open their 2003 season at Kansas State on Aug. 30. The Trojans' first home game will be Sept. 20 against Southeastern Louisiana.

2003 Troy State Schedule

Aug. 30at Kansas StateManhattan, Kan. TBA

Sept. 6at MinnesotaMinneapolis, Minn. TBA

Sept. 13at UABBirmingham, Ala. 6 p.m.



Oct. 4at NebraskaLincoln, Neb.TBA

Oct. 11OPEN


Oct. 25at VirginiaCharlottesville, Va.2 p.m.

Oct. 30(1) at North TexasDenton, Texas6 p.m.

Nov. 8(1) at Middle TennesseeMurfreesboro, Tenn.6 p.m.

Nov. 15at Utah StateLogan, Utah2 p.m.