Arkansas State football reveals 2019 home kickoff times & themes

Arkansas State football reveals 2019 home kickoff times & themes

Press Release from Arkansas State Athletics

The Arkansas State Athletics Department announced Thursday the kickoff times, themes and several special events for the Red Wolves’ six home football games, along with television information for two of its first three contests to begin the 2019 season.

A-State’s season and home opener against SMU on Aug. 31 will appear on ESPN+ and kickoff at 6:00 p.m., while its Sept. 14 game at Georgia is set for an 11:00 a.m. CT start and will air on either ESPN or ESPN2 as determined after Sept. 7.

Along with their Thursday-night home game against Louisiana that will be broadcast on ESPNU, the Red Wolves’ now have two nationally-televised games announced thus far. The Red Wolves’ matchup against the Ragin’ Cajuns will kickoff at 6:30 p.m.

A-State’s home games versus Southern Illinois and Texas State on Sept. 21 and Oct. 26, respectively, will begin at 6:00 p.m. Also being played at Centennial Bank Stadium, its games against Coastal Carolina on Nov. 16 and Georgia Southern on Nov. 23 will kickoff at 2:00 p.m. A-State’s game times are still subject to change.

The Sun Belt Conference also announced today that its championship game on Dec. 7 will kick at 11:00 a.m. CT and air on either ESPN or ESPN2 as determined at a later date.

Additional details will be announced in the future regarding game themes, special events and promotions surrounding the Red Wolves’ six home games, which include the “Paint the Town Red” tradition for their home opener when fans are encouraged to wear red to the game.

A-State’s contest against Southern Illinois will feature a “Stripe the Stadium” theme, where fans will be encouraged to wear different colors based on what section of the stadium their seats are located. A map of the sections and colors, along with more information, will be announced soon. The game has also been tabbed as Family Weekend and Band Day to go along with the Extra Yard for Teachers promotion.

The Red Wolves’ contest against Louisiana will have a “Throwback Thursday” theme where fans are encouraged to wear their ‘old school’ A-State gear. Their Homecoming game will be played against Texas State on Oct. 26, which will also be Spirit Day and Ag Day.

A “Heroes Appreciation” theme is set for the game against Coastal Carolina, while A-State’s home finale against Georgia Southern will be its annual “Senior Day.”

Season tickets for A-State’s 2019 campaign are currently on sale through the A-State Ticket Office, located at First National Bank Arena’s lower red entrance. They are available by calling 870-972-2781, by visiting the ticket office in person or going online to AStateRedWolves.com.

2019 A-STATE FOOTBALL SCHEDULE

SAT., AUG. 31 vs. SMU (ESPN+)# (6 p.m.)

Sat., Sept. 7 at UNLV (TBA)

Sat., Sept. 14 at Georgia (ESPN or ESPN2) (11 a.m.)

SAT., SEPT. 21 vs. SOUTHERN ILLINOIS& (6 p.m.)

Sat., Sept. 28 at Troy* (5 p.m.)

Sat., Oct. 5 at Georgia State* (TBA)

THUR., OCT. 17 vs. LOUISIANA*! (ESPNU) (6:30 p.m.)

SAT., OCT. 26 vs. TEXAS STATE*^ (6 p.m.)

Sat., Nov. 2 at Louisiana-Monroe* (TBA)

SAT., NOV. 16 vs. COASTAL CAROLINA*+ (2 p.m.)

SAT., NOV. 23 vs. GEORGIA SOUTHERN*% (2 p.m.)

Fri., Nov. 29 at South Alabama* (TBA)

*Sun Belt Conference Game | All Times Central

^Homecoming, Spirit Day, Ag Day

#Paint the Town Red

&Stripe the Stadium, Family Weekend, Band Day, Extra Yard for Teachers

!Throwback Thursday

+Heroes Appreciation

%Senior Day

2019 SUN BELT CONFERENCE FOOTBALL SCHEDULE

Thursday, August 29

Texas State at Texas A&M, 7:30 p.m. (SEC Network)

Saturday, August 31

1-Mississippi State vs. Louisiana, 11 a.m. (ESPNU)

South Alabama at Nebraska, 11 a.m. (ESPN)

Georgia State at Tennessee, 2:30 p.m. (ESPNU)

Eastern Michigan at Coastal Carolina, 2:30 p.m. (ESPN+)

East Tennessee State at Appalachian State, 2:30 p.m. (ESPN+)

Campbell at Troy, 5 p.m. (ESPN+)

Georgia Southern at LSU, 6:30 p.m. (ESPNU)

Grambling at ULM, 7 p.m. (ESPN3)

Saturday, September 7

Charlotte at Appalachian State, 2:30 p.m. (ESPN+)

ULM at Florida State, 4 p.m. (ACC Network)

Maine at Georgia Southern, 5 p.m. (ESPN+)

Furman at Georgia State, 6 p.m. (ESPN+)

Jackson State at South Alabama, 6 p.m. (ESPN+)

Wyoming at Texas State, 6 p.m. (ESPN+)

Coastal Carolina at Kansas, 6 p.m. (ESPN+)

Liberty at Louisiana, 6:30 p.m. (ESPN+)

Saturday, September 14

Norfolk State at Coastal Carolina, 1 p.m. (ESPN3)

Georgia Southern at Minnesota, 2:30 p.m. (BTN)

Memphis at South Alabama, 2:30 p.m. (ESPNU)

Southern Miss at Troy, 5 p.m. (ESPN+)

Georgia State at Western Michigan, 6 p.m. (ESPN+)

Texas State at SMU, 6 p.m. (ESPN3)

Texas Southern at Louisiana, 6:30 p.m. (ESPN3)

Saturday, September 21

South Alabama at UAB, 2:30 p.m. (NFL Network)

Appalachian State at North Carolina

Coastal Carolina at UMass*

Georgia State at Texas State

Louisiana at Ohio

ULM at Iowa State

Troy at Akron

Saturday, September 28

* Coastal Carolina at Appalachian State*

*Louisiana at Georgia Southern

*South Alabama at ULM

Nicholls State at Texas State

Thursday, October 3

*Georgia Southern at South Alabama, 6:30 p.m. (ESPNU)

Saturday, October 5

Memphis at ULM

Troy at Missouri

Wednesday, October 9

*Appalachian State at Louisiana, 7 p.m. (ESPN2)

Thursday, October 10

*ULM at Texas State, 8:15 p.m. (ESPNU)

Saturday, October 12

*Georgia State at Coastal Carolina

Wednesday, October 16

*South Alabama at Troy, 7 p.m. (ESPN2)

Saturday, October 19

*ULM at Appalachian State

*Coastal Carolina at Georgia Southern

Army at Georgia State

Saturday, October 26

*Appalachian State at South Alabama

New Mexico State at Georgia Southern

*Troy at Georgia State

Thursday, October 31

*Georgia Southern at Appalachian State, 7 p.m. (ESPNU)

Saturday, November 2

*Troy at Coastal Carolina

*Texas State at Louisiana

Thursday, November 7

*Louisiana at Coastal Carolina, 6:30 p.m. (ESPNU)

Saturday, November 9

Appalachian State at South Carolina

*Georgia Southern at Troy

*Georgia State at ULM

*South Alabama at Texas State

Saturday, November 16

Appalachian State at Georgia State

*ULM at Georgia Southern

*Louisiana at South Alabama

*Troy at Texas State

Saturday, November 23

* Texas State at Appalachian State

* Coastal Carolina at ULM

* South Alabama at Georgia State

*Troy at Louisiana

Friday, November 29

*Appalachian State at Troy*

Saturday, November 30

*Texas State at Coastal Carolina

*Georgia State at Georgia Southern

*ULM at Louisiana

Saturday, December 7

Sun Belt Football Championship Game, 11 a.m. (ESPN or ESPN2)

Saturday, December 21

AutoNation Cure Bowl (Orlando, Fla.) – 1:30 p.m. (CBS Sports Network)

Raycom Media Camellia Bowl (Montgomery, Ala.) – 4:30 p.m. (ESPN)

R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl (New Orleans, La.) – 8 p.m. (ESPN)

Tuesday, December 31

NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl (Tucson, Ariz.) – 3:30 p.m. (CBS Sports Network)

Monday, January 6

Mobile Alabama Bowl (Mobile, Ala.) – 6:30 p.m. (ESPN)

*Sun Belt Conference contest

1-Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, La.

All Times Central and Subject to change

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