EIU Football Game To Be Televised on FOX Saturday


Published on November 8 2012 12:21 pm
Last Updated on November 8 2012 12:21 pm
Written by Millie Lange

CHARLESTON – Eastern Illinois and Southeast Missouri will meet in an important Ohio Valley Conference football game this Saturday at O’Brien Field with the game to be televised nationally on FOX College Sports with an 11 a.m. kickoff.  This start time is a change from some previously printed materials.

EIU enters the game 6-3 overall, 5-1 in the OVC.  The Panthers feature Walter Payton Award Candidates Jimmy Garoppolo and Erik Lora on offense while the defense is led by OVC sacks leader Artavious Dowdell.  The Panthers are playing for a share of the Ohio Valley Conference title as its Senior Day and Hall of Fame Day at O’Brien Field.  The game is Fan Appreciation Day with reduced ticket prices.  SEMO is currently 3-6 overall, 2-4 in the OVC.  The Redhawks like to run the football and are led by running back Levi Terrell who ranks 13th in the country in rushing.

Fans locally will be able to watch the game live through Consolidated Communications on Channel 38 as part of the FOX College Sports Atlantic package.  The game airs at 11 a.m. (central).  FOX College Sports Atlantic is currently available on the Expanded TV plan from Consolidated.

In addition to being available on Consolidated Communications this weekend as part of the Expanded TV package, FOX College Sports Atlantic is also available via AT&T U-Verse on Channel 647 as part of the Sports Package; via Mediacom on Channel 172 as part of the Sports & Information Digital Pak; and on DirecTV on Channel 623 or 626 as part of the SPORTS PACK.

In addition to the national television broadcast, the game can be heard on the Panther Radio Network airing on WRJM 1270 AM and Hit Mix 88.9 FM WEIU in the Charleston/Coles County Market.  Additional network stations include WHOW 1510 AM (Clinton) and WMKR 94.3 FM (Taylorville).