Earlier this year the American Sports Network, Campus Insiders, and 120 Sports announced their intention to merge their services into an all-encompassing singular network providing both traditional TV broadcasts as well as live streaming and on-demand programming. Stadium will be available for free on several platforms such as Twitter, iOS and Android apps, AppleTV, and PlutoTV, providing terrific ease of access to sports fans across the world. Stadium will be added to additional broadcast platforms in the future. All games broadcast on Stadium will be archived for on-demand replay viewing on Stadium’s website and mobile apps after each game ends.
Stadium released their initial broadcasting schedule for the college football season this morning and Conference USA will be prominently featured. The network will also provide broadcasts for games in the Patriot League and Southern Conference. Additional games are planned to be added in the near future.
The current Stadium college football broadcast schedule can be found below (all times in ET).
Saturday, September 2
Alabama A&M at UAB, 3:30 p.m. ET
Houston at UTSA, 7:00 p.m. ET
Saturday, September 9
Richmond at Colgate, 1:00 p.m. ET
Southern at Southern Miss, 7:00 p.m. ET
Saturday, September 16
Eastern Washington at Fordham, 1:00 p.m. ET
North Carolina at Old Dominion, 3:30 p.m. ET
Louisiana Tech at WKU, 7:00 p.m. ET
Saturday, September 23
Chattanooga at VMI, 1:30 p.m. ET
Ball State at WKU, 7:00 p.m. ET
Saturday, September 30
Harvard at Georgetown, 2:00 p.m. ET
Middle Tennessee at Florida Atlantic, 7:00 p.m. ET
Saturday, October 7
Lehigh at Colgate, 1:00 p.m. ET
Florida Atlantic at ODU, 6:00 p.m. ET
Saturday, October 14
Fordham at Colgate, 12:00 p.m. ET
Chattanooga at Mercer, 3:30 p.m. ET
UTEP at Southern Miss, 7:00 p.m. ET
Saturday, October 21
Colgate at Holy Cross, 12:00 p.m. ET
Southern Miss at Louisiana Tech, 7:00 p.m. ET
Saturday, October 28
Lehigh at Fordham, 1:00 p.m. ET
Florida Atlantic at WKU, 4:30 p.m. ET
Saturday, November 4
Holy Cross at Fordham, 1:00 p.m. ET
UTSA at FIU, 7:00 p.m. ET
Saturday, November 11
Holy Cross at Lehigh, 12:30 p.m. ET
Florida Atlantic at Louisiana Tech, 3:30 p.m. ET
Saturday, November 18
Bucknell at Fordham, 12:00 p.m. ET
Furman at Samford, 3:30 p.m. ET
FIU at Florida Atlantic, 7:00 p.m. ET
Saturday, November 25
Southern Miss at Marshall, 2:30 p.m. ET
Stadium was able to secure broadcasting rights to several premier C-USA matchups including the Shula Bowl between FIU and FAU and a potential C-USA championship preview between Western Kentucky and Louisiana Tech. Conference USA fans will have plenty of reason to tune in to Stadium this fall and the network’s free access has made it easier than ever to find and follow these games online.
While watchstadium.com is still under construction, fans can get a sneak peak at the network on Twitter at @WatchStadium. Stadium has been broadcasting several classic football games throughout the summer. I happened to check Stadium’s Twitter feed while they were streaming a replay of the 1987 Miami - FSU match up last week and came away impressed with both the picture quality as well as the buffering speed of the feed. It’s exciting to think of how much exposure this could provide to G5 football programs this fall as college football fans discover these teams playing live on Twitter.
Stay tuned for additional updates as we speed towards the kick off of college football season as well as Stadium’s inaugural college football broadcast of #TheReturn of UAB football.