Hattiesburg, Miss. – The Southern Miss Department of Athletics announced Wednesday the start time for its season opener and Conference USA added a television game to the 2013 Golden Eagle football schedule.
The season opener, set for Aug. 31, against Texas State will start at 6 p.m., at Carlisle-Faulkner Field at Roberts Stadium.
In addition, Conference USA announced that the Southern Miss football game with North Texas, slated for Sat., Oct. 26, will kick off at 6 p.m., on Fox College Sports (FCS) at The Rock. The game also will be the school's homecoming contest.
The North Texas game now gives Southern Miss football nine games on television for the 2013 season. The Golden Eagles will be featured once by Fox Sports Net, the Big Ten Network and the ESPN Family of Networks, twice by the CBS Sports Network and three times by Comcast Sports Southeast (CSS).
FOX College Sports (FCS) offers three nationally distributed college sports networks - FCS Pacific, FCS Central and FCS Atlantic. The three networks combine to telecast more than 1,100 live NCAA events annually. FCS is seen by viewers in the nation's 25 largest cities, including New York, Los Angeles and Chicago, San Francisco, Dallas and Atlanta, Houston, Seattle, Minneapolis and Tampa. Key distribution partners include Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Charter Communications, Cox Communications, Cablevision Systems, Verizon FiOS, AT&T U-Verse, Mediacom Communications, and Cable One. FCS is also available on satellite through DirecTV.
Southern Miss football season tickets are available online at SouthernMissTickets.com, by phone at 1-800-844-TICK (8425) or in person weekdays at the Pat Ferlise Center, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
2013 Southern Miss Football Schedule
Sat., Aug. 31 Texas State 6 p.m.
Sat., Sept. 7 at Nebraska (BTN) 5 p.m.
Sat., Sept. 14 at Arkansas TBA
Sat., Sept. 28 at Boise State (ESPN Family) TBA
Sat., Oct. 5 FIU* (CSS) TBA
Sat., Oct. 19 at East Carolina* (FSN) TBA
Sat., Oct. 26 North Texas* (FCS/HC) 6 p.m.
Sat., Nov. 2 at Marshall* (CBS SN) 11:30 a.m.
Sat., Nov. 9 at Louisiana Tech* (CBS SN) 6 p.m.
Sat., Nov. 16 Florida Atlantic* (CSS) TBA
Sat., Nov. 23 Middle Tennessee* (CSS) TBA
Sat., Nov. 30 at UAB* TBA
* Conference USA game; All Game Times Central (as of 6/12/13)