Cleveland, Ohio – The Mid-American Conference (MAC) announced today the 2013 MAC Football Preview Show will debut on Time Warner Cable SportsChannel on Wednesday, August 28 at 7 pm ET. The 2013 MAC Football Preview Show will take a look at each of the MAC’s 13 football programs and preview the upcoming football season. The MAC Football Preview Show will be hosted by Dan Fronczak, with commentary from Frank Stams and Ashleigh Ignelzi.
In addition, the MAC and Time Warner Cable SportsChannel will televise three conference games during the 2013 college football season.
MAC – Time Warner Cable SportsChannel 2013 Televised Games:
Saturday, Oct. 5 Northern Illinois at Kent State, 3:30 pm ET
Saturday, Oct. 26 Buffalo at Kent State, 3:30 pm ET
Saturday, Nov. 2 Kent State at Akron, 3:30 pm ET
The MAC and Time Warner Cable SportsChannel live games kick off with a rematch of last season’s Marathon MAC Football Championship Game as West Division Champion Northern Illinois will travel to East Division Champion Kent State on Saturday, October 5 at 3:30 pm ET. The MAC will also feature top NFL prospect linebacker Khalil Mack and the Buffalo Bulls on the road at Kent State on Saturday, Oct. 26 at 3:30 pm ET. The third game will feature the ‘Wagon Wheel’ game between rivals Kent State at Akron on Saturday, Nov. 2 at 3:30 pm ET.
The 2013 MAC Football Preview Show will air on the following cable outlets:
Time Warner Cable SportsChannel: 1311 (HD) and 311.
BCSN: Check your local listings
Comcast Indiana: Channel 81
Air Dates: Friday, August 30 @ 6:00 pm; Saturday, August 31 @ 12:00 pm; Sunday, September 1 @ 6:00 pm; Monday, September 2 @ 9:30 pm; Wednesday, September 4 @ 8:00 pm; Friday, September 6 @ 6:00 pm; Saturday, September 7 @ 12:00 pm; Sunday, September 8 @ 6:00 pm.
Comcast Sports Net Chicago:
Air Date: Saturday, August 31 @ 10 pm ET/9 pm CT
Comcast: Channel 900
Air Dates: Friday, August 30 @ 5:30 pm; Saturday, August 31 @ 12:00 pm; Sunday, September 1 @ 6:00 pm; Monday, September 2 @ 9:00 pm; Wednesday, September 4 @ 8:30 pm; Friday, September 6 @ 5:30 pm; Saturday, September 7 @ 12:00 pm; Sunday, September 8 @ 6:00 pm.
Albany, Time Warner Cable SportsChannel: 1803
Buffalo, Time Warner Cable SportsChannel: 713
Central New York, Time Warner Cable SportsChannel: 323 (HD)
Hudson Valley, Time Warner Cable SportsChannel: 461
New York City, Time Warner Cable: 197
Rochester, Time Warner Cable SportsChannel: 1026
Syracuse, Time Warner Cable SportsChannel: 323
Milwaukee, Time Warner Cable: 1332 (HD) and 32 analog
Air Date: Saturday, August 31 @ 11:00 am.
Subject to blackout.
2013 MAC Football Preview Show – Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013 – 7:00 pm ET
Last week, 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, 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 www.mac-sports.com.
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.
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Founded in 1946, the Mid-American Conference is an NCAA Division I, 12-member conference that sponsors 23 championships and is one of ten members of the Football Bowl Subdivison (FBS). With total enrollment of nearly 300,000 students, the league represents institutions of higher learning in six (6) states - Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, New York, and Ohio. In addition a 13th school–University of Massachusetts in Amherst, MA.—is an affiliate member for football.
Current MAC schools that hold full membership and the year they joined are -- East Division: University of Akron (1992), Bowling Green State University (1952), University at Buffalo (1998), Kent State University (1951), Miami University (1947), Ohio University (1946). West Division: Ball State University (1973), Central Michigan University (1971), Eastern Michigan University (1971), Northern Illinois University (1975-86, rejoined in 1997), University of Toledo (1950), Western Michigan University (1947). The University of Massachusetts (2012) competes in the East Division in football only.