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ASU/Montana State season opener will air on


NEW ORLEANS ( and – The Sun Belt Conference and ESPN announced today that 13 games at Sun Belt sites have been added to the ESPN3 schedule for the first three weeks of the season and two games have been added to air on ESPNews during that time.

Blake Anderson's debut-game as A-State's head football coach is set for a 6 p.m. (CT) kickoff, when the three-time defending Sun Belt Conference champions will face Montana State of the Big Sky Conference for the fourth time in school history.
Entering the 2014 season, 43 of Arkansas State's last 52 games have been televised.  The 2013 season saw every A-State football game televised for the first time in school history.  The Red Wolves previous school record for televised games in a season was 10 in 2010, 2011 and 2012.
In addition to their game against Montana State, the Red Wolves have televised contests in 2014 scheduled for Sept. 6 at Tennessee (SEC Network), Sept. 13 at Miami (ESPNU), Oct. 21 at Louisiana-Lafayette (ESPN2) and Nov. 20 at Texas State (ESPNU).  Arkansas State will have additional television opportunities that will be announced as they are finalized.

The slate of Sun Belt home games selected by ESPN for the first three week of the season is as follows:
August 27
Abilene Christian at Georgia State – 6 p.m. (ESPNU) (previously announced)
August 28
Wake Forest at UL Monroe – 6 p.m. (ESPNU) (previously announced)
Cal Poly at New Mexico State – 7 p.m. (ESPN3)
August 30
Montana State at Arkansas State – 6 p.m. (ESPN3)
Southern at UL Lafayette - 6 p.m. (ESPN3)
Arkansas-Pine Bluff at Texas State - 6 p.m. (ESPN3)
September 6
* New Mexico State at Georgia State – 1 p.m. (ESPN3)
Savannah State at Georgia Southern – 5 p.m. (ESPN3)
Campbell at Appalachian State – 5 p.m. (ESPN3)
* Idaho at UL Monroe – 6 p.m. (ESPN3)
Louisiana Tech at UL Lafayette – 6 p.m. (ESPN3)
Duke at Troy – 6 p.m. (ESPN3)
September 13
Air Force at Georgia State – 1 p.m. (ESPN3)
Mississippi State at South Alabama - 3 p.m. (ESPNews)
Western Michigan at Idaho – 4 p.m. (ESPN3)
Abilene Christian at Troy – 6 p.m. (ESPN3)
Navy at Texas State - 7 p.m. (ESPNews)
All times Central (CT) and subject to change
* denotes Sun Belt Conference games

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