JONESBORO, Ark. (6/30/2011) — The Arkansas State Department of Athletics has announced that KNWA, the NBC affiliate in Fayetteville, Ark. will air the broadcast of the Red Wolves' home football game against the University of Central Arkansas scheduled for Sept. 24.
KNWA becomes the second announced affiliate for the broadcast of the game, joining KAIT, the ABC affiliate in Jonesboro. The game will be sponsored by Centennial Bank and will originate from KATV, the ABC affiliate in Little Rock. The telecast of the game as been tabbed as the "Centennial Shootout" and will include a pregame show prior to the 7:00 p.m. kickoff.
"We are delighted that KNWA has picked up this game and will provide this opportunity to expose Red Wolves Football to our fans and supporters in Northwest Arkansas," said ASU Director of Athletics Dr. Dean Lee. "We anticipate a tremendous crowd and know the environment at ASU Stadium will be outstanding."
"KNWA is proud to be airing the Arkansas State-University of Central Arkansas game on Sept. 24.," said Lisa Kelsey, Director of Sales at KNWA. "KNWA anticipates an exciting game between these two in-state universities, and we look forward to sharing this excitement with our viewers in Northwest Arkansas and the River Valley."
The Red Wolves set a school record with 10 televised games during the 2010 season, and already have four contests set for broadcast during the 2011 campaign. The Sept. 3 season-opener at Illinois will be broadcast by the Big 10 Network, the Sept. 17 contest at Virginia Tech will air on Fox Sports, and the Oct. 18 game against Florida International will be broadcast nationally from ASU Stadium on ESPN2.
Season tickets for the Red Wolves' 2011 campaign, which includes six home games, are on sale and can be ordered by contacting the ASU Box Office at 870-972-ASU1 or 1-888-ASU-FANS or by visiting AStateRedWolves.com.