Northern Illinois at Kent State Kicks Off Time Warner Cable Coverage

Updated 10/3/2013


Cleveland, Ohio -- This Saturday, Oct. 5th will mark the debut of the first of four regular season football games broadcast as part of the Mid-American Conference regional television package on Time Warner Cable SportsChannel.  The undefeated Northern Illinois Huskies (4-0) will travel to Dix Stadium to face the Kent State Golden Flashes (2-3) at 3:30 pm ET in a rematch of last year’s Marathon MAC Football Championship Game.
The Huskies enter the contest coming off one the program’s premiere victories -- a 55-24 road win at Purdue.  The commanding victory set several school and Conference records including, the most points ever scored by Northern Illinois against a Big Ten opponent, the Huskies become the first MAC program to ever win two regular season games in the same year against Big Ten opponents and the 31 point differential ties the MAC record for largest win over a Big Ten opponent.  Senior quarterback Jordan Lynch led the Huskies with 207 yards passing and three touchdowns, while rushing for another on the ground.  Northern Illinois enters the game having won 11 consecutive road games.
Kent State is coming off an impressive 32-14 road win at Western Michigan as the Flashes earned their first Conference win last Saturday in Kalamazoo, Mich.  In the victory, senior Dri Archer returned to the lineup and made an immediate impact with a 31-yard touchdown reception, which marked his 30th career touchdown reception.  Flashes running back Trayion Durham carried the load for the offense with 154 yards rushing and two touchdowns.
The MAC and Time Warner Cable SportsChannel will televise four conference games during the 2013 college football regular season.
MAC – Time Warner Cable SportsChannel 2013 Televised Games:
Saturday, Oct. 5 Northern Illinois at Kent State, 3:30 pm ET
Saturday, Oct. 12 Central Michigan at Ohio, 2:00 pm ET
Saturday, Oct. 26 Buffalo at Kent State, 3:30 pm ET
Saturday, Nov. 2 Kent State at Akron, 3:30 pm ET
Northern Illinois at Kent State will be broadcast live throughout Ohio courtesy of Time Warner Cable SportsChannel, BCSN2 and Cox.  WTVO-DT2 in Rockford, Illinois will carry the game live and Comcast Sports Net Chicago will carry the game delayed later in the week for the Illinois viewing audience.  ESPN3 will also stream the game, blackout restrictions may apply.  
Mike Cairns, play-by-play, Frank Stams, analyst and Lyndsay Rowley, sideline reporter, will broadcast all the #MACtion from Dix Stadium.  See channel information below and check your local listings for complete details.
Northern Illinois at Kent State on Saturday, Oct. 5 at 3:30 pm ET will air on the following cable outlets:
-Time Warner Cable SportsChannel:  311 and 1311 (HD)
-BCSN2:  109 and 609 (HD).  Check your local listings
-Cox:  45
-WTVO-DT2 in Rockford, Ill.  WTVO-DT2 is available through digital set top boxes and on Comcast/Charter cable systems as well as DirecTV.
-Comcast Sports Net Chicago:  Delayed on Thur., Oct. 10 at 8 pm ET/7 pm CT.
-Erie:  Time Warner Cable Sports Channel:  311 and 1311 (HD)
-Time Warner Cable SportsChannel Milwaukee:  Delayed on Sat., Oct. 5 at 8 pm ET/7 pm CT.
Subject to blackout
In August of 2013, the MAC and Time Warner Cable Sports announced a new regional television agreement which makes Time Warner Cable SportsChannel the exclusive home of MAC sports in Ohio and western and central New York.  
Live games and extensive non-game programming will air on Time Warner Cable SportsChannel and selected programming will be available nationally on Time Warner Cable Video On Demand, additional cable outlets, as well as ESPN3 – ESPN’s live multi-screen sports network available to more than 85 million households on computers, smartphones, tablets, Xbox and Apple TV via WatchESPN through an affiliated Internet or video provider – and the official Mid-American Conference website
As part of the three-year partnership, Time Warner Cable SportsChannel will televise an expanded number of live conference football games, men’s and women’s basketball games, including both conference basketball tournaments, ancillary programming opportunities and additional neutral site conference championship programming in the sports of volleyball, baseball, softball and men’s and women’s soccer.  
MAC programming on Time Warner Cable SportsChannel this academic year will include live regular season football and men’s and women’s basketball games, live men’s and women’s basketball, volleyball, baseball and softball tournament and championship games, preview shows, a signing day special, coaches shows, and other special event programming.  Starting next season, Time Warner Cable SportsChannel will produce weekly magazine, studio and long-form shows around MAC athletics.
Time Warner Cable SportsChannel is a 24/7 sports network that carries distinct regional programming on different channel locations across the nation.  Time Warner Cable Sports also partners with the Los Angeles Lakers, LA Galaxy, Los Angeles Sparks, FC Dallas (MLS), University of Kansas Athletics, Syracuse University Sports and others to televise live games and non-game programming.