WKU on Thursday announced that its Sept. 17 game against Indiana State at Smith Stadium will be broadcast on ESPN3.com, marking the fifth game this season on the ESPN family of networks.
Each of the Toppers’ first five games of the season will be broadcast on ESPNU, ESPN3.com, or the Sun Belt Network, which is part of the conference’s regional package with ESPN.
WKU’s season opener on Sept. 1 against Kentucky at L.P. Field in Nashville will be broadcast on ESPNU, as will the Oct. 6 game at Middle Tennessee.
The Sept. 10 game against Navy, which is also WKU’s first game of the season at Smith Stadium, will be broadcast on ESPN3.com
The Oct. 1 game against Arkansas State will be broadcast on the Sun Belt Network.
“You can’t put a value on national exposure, particularly for a program like ours that wants exposure, needs exposure, and really have a lot of players and coaches that deserve it,” said Todd Stewart, Senior Associate Athletic Director for Communications. “Bobby Rainey deserves a national television audience to see what he can do.”
Last season, WKU had two games on the Sun Belt network and one game — against South Florida — broadcast regionally on ESPN.
ESPN3.com is available at no cost to all U.S. Military bases and students living on a college campus. It’s also provided to customers of selected internet providers, such as Insight in Bowling Green.