Approximately 50 league games will air on a myriad of television networks during the 2013 season, the Missouri Valley Football Conference announced today. The Conference will produce seven league games as part of its 2013 Game of the Week package, and more than 40 additional games will air in conjunction with MVFC institutional packages.

The MVFC will work with two production companies, renewing partnerships from last season. Mediacom, which has partnerships with a number of Valley Football institutions, will produce and air five league games. Mediacom will distribute those games on its family of networks and simulcast four of the games on ESPN3. Kansas City-based Niles Media Group returns as a league partner and will produce a pair of games for the conference -- and those two contests will air on over-the-air stations and on ESPN3. Veteran broadcasters Scott Warmann and Danan Hughes will provide play-by-play and analyst duties for the 2013 package.

The 2013 conference package is listed immediately below.  A full schedule of telecasts and clearances is later in this release.

Sept. 28 – Youngstown State at Southern Illinois, 6 pm CT / 7 pm ET (Mediacom/ESPN3)
Oct. 5 – Southern Illinois at South Dakota State, 2 pm CT / 3 pm ET (Mediacom/ESPN3)
Oct. 12 – South Dakota State at Western Illinois, 3 pm CT / 4 pm ET (Mediacom/ESPN3)
Oct. 19 – Indiana State at Illinois State, 1 pm CT / 2 pm ET (Mediacom/ESPN3)
Oct. 26 – North Dakota State at Indiana State, 2 pm CT / 3 pm ET (ND NBC/ESPN3)
Nov. 2 – Youngstown State at South Dakota, 1 pm CT / 2 pm ET (ESPN3/over-the-air stations in both markets)
Nov. 16 – UNI at Missouri State, 1 pm CT / 2 pm ET (Mediacom)


About ESPN3
ESPN3 is ESPN’s live multi-screen sports network, a destination that delivers thousands of global sports events annually and accessible online via WatchESPN.com, on smartphones and tablets via the WatchESPN app, through ESPN on Xbox LIVE to Gold members and on Apple TV. It is currently available to more than 85 million homes at no additional cost to fans who receive their high-speed Internet connection or video subscription from an affiliated service provider. The network is also available at no cost to approximately 21 million U.S. college students and U.S.-based military personnel via computers connected to on-campus educational networks and on-base military networks.

About Mediacom
For five games, Mediacom will coordinate all aspects of production, including all commercial reels, in-telecast graphics, satellite transmission and uplink, etc., as part of its agreement with the MVFC. Mediacom will distribute those games on its family of networks thorughout the Midwest. Mediacom reaches 700,000 homes in Iowa, Minnesota, Illinois, Kentucky, Missouri, South Dakota, Indiana, and Kansas. ESPN3 and Mediacom have agreed to air select Mediacom-produced games to air on ESPN3 in non-Mediacom markets.

About Niles Media Group
The founders of Niles Media Group -- John Denison, John Sprugel and Neil Harwell -- have created and operated two other regional sports channels. Niles Media Group services include television production, staffing, advertising sales and telecast distribution. For its two games, Niles Media Group will coordinate all aspects of production, including all commercial reels, in-telecast graphics, satellite transmission and uplink, etc., as part of its agreement with the MVFC.

League composite schedule, with known clearances and telecast plans as of July 25, is below.

Date Event Location Time/Network(s)^
8/29/2013 Hampton at Western Illinois Macomb, IL 6:00 p.m. WIUS-td
  Illinois State at Ball State Muncie, Ind. 6:00 p.m. ESPN3
  Indiana State at Indiana Bloomington, IN 6:00 p.m. BTN
  Northwestern State at Missouri State Springfield, MO 6:00 p.m. Mediacom
  Dayton at Youngstown State Youngstown, OH 6:30 p.m. MyYTV-td
8/30/2013 North Dakota State at Kansas State Manhattan, KS 7:30 p.m. Fox1
8/31/2013 Southern Illinois at Illinois Champaign, IL 11:00 a.m. BTN
  UC Davis at South Dakota Vermillion, S.D. 2:00 p.m. Midco
  Butler at South Dakota State Brookings, S.D. 6:00 p.m. Midco
  UNI at Iowa State Ames, Iowa 7:00 p.m. Mediacom
9/7/2013 Indiana State at Purdue West Lafayette, IN 11:00 a.m. BTN
  Missouri State at Iowa Iowa City, IA 11:00 a.m. BTN
  Quincy at Western Illinois Macomb, IL 1:00 p.m. WIUS-td
  Morehead State at Youngstown State Youngstown, OH 3:00 p.m. MyYTV-td
  Drake at UNI Cedar Falls, IA 4:00 p.m. PSN
  Ferris State at North Dakota State Fargo, N.D. 4:00 p.m. ND NBC/ESPN3
  South Dakota at Kansas Lawrence, KS 6:00 p.m. Jayhawk TV
  South Dakota State at North Dakota Grand Forks, N.D. 6:00 p.m.
  Eastern Illinois at Southern Illinois Carbondale, IL 6:00 p.m.
9/14/2013 Western Illinois at Minnesota Minneapolis, MN 11:00 a.m. BTN
  Youngstown State at Michigan State East Lansing, MI 1:00 p.m. BTN
  Charleston at Southern Illinois Carbondale, IL 2:00 p.m.
  Quincy at Indiana State Terre Haute, IN 2:00 p.m.
  Missouri State at Murray State Murray, KY 6:00 p.m.
  SE Louisiana at South Dakota State Brookings, S.D. 6:00 p.m.
  Illinois State at Eastern Illinois Charleston, IL 6:00 p.m.
9/21/2013 South Dakota State at Nebraska Lincoln, NE TBA
  Southern Illinois vs SE Missouri State St. Louis, MO 1:00 p.m.
  Delaware State at North Dakota State Fargo, N.D. 2:30 p.m. ND NBC/FCS
  UNI at Northern Colorado Greeley, CO 2:30 p.m.
  Duquesne at Youngstown State Youngstown, OH 3:00 p.m. myYTV-td
  South Dakota at Northern Arizona Flagstaff, AZ 6:00 p.m. Fox AZ Plus
  Abilene Christian at Illinois State Normal, IL 6:00 p.m.
  Central Arkansas at Missouri State Springfield, MO 6:00 p.m.
  Western Illinois at UNLV Las Vegas, NV 9:00 p.m.
9/28/2013 Illinois State at Missouri State * Springfield, MO 1:00 p.m. Mediacom
  North Dakota State at South Dakota St. * Brookings, S.D. 2:00 p.m. ND NBC/Midco
  South Dakota at Western Illinois * Macomb, IL 3:00 p.m. WIUS-td
  McNeese State at UNI Cedar Falls, IA 4:00 p.m.
  Youngstown State at Southern Illinois * Carbondale, IL 6:00 p.m. Valley TV
  Indiana State at Tennessee Tech Cookeville, TN 7:00 p.m.
10/5/2013 Western Illinois at Illinois State * Normal, IL 2:00 p.m.
  Youngstown State at Indiana State * Terre Haute, IN 2:00 p.m. WBCB
  Missouri State at South Dakota * Vermillion, S.D. 2:00 p.m. Midco
  Southern Illinois at South Dakota State * Brookings, S.D. 2:00 p.m. Valley TV
  UNI at North Dakota State * Fargo, N.D. 2:30 p.m. ND NBC/FCS
10/12/2013 Indiana State at South Dakota * Vermillion, S.D. 1:00 p.m.
  Missouri State at North Dakota State * Fargo, N.D. 1:00 p.m. ND NBC/ESPN3
  South Dakota State at Western Illinois * Macomb, IL 3:00 p.m. Valley TV
  Southern Illinois at UNI * Cedar Falls, IA 4:00 p.m.
  Illinois State at Youngstown State * Youngstown, OH 6:00 p.m. MyYTV-td/ESPN3
10/19/2013 Indiana State at Illinois State * Normal, IL 1:00 p.m. Valley TV
  South Dakota State at Missouri State * Springfield, MO 1:00 p.m. Mediacom/ESPN3
  North Dakota State at Southern Illinois * Carbondale, IL 2:00 p.m. ND NBC/ESPN3
  Western Illinois at Youngstown State * Youngstown, OH 3:00 p.m. MyYTV-td/ESPN3
  South Dakota at UNI * Cedar Falls, IA 4:00 p.m.
10/26/2013 South Dakota at Illinois State * Normal, IL 1:00 p.m.
  North Dakota State at Indiana State * Terre Haute, IN 2:00 p.m. Valley TV
  UNI at South Dakota State * Brookings, S.D. 2:00 p.m. Midco
  Missouri State at Western Illinois * Macomb, IL 6:00 p.m. WIUS-td
11/2/2013 UNI at Illinois State * Normal, IL 1:00 p.m.
  Indiana State at Missouri State * Springfield, MO 1:00 p.m.
  Youngstown State at South Dakota * Vermillion, S.D. 1:00 p.m. Valley TV
  Southern Illinois at Western Illinois * Macomb, IL 1:00 p.m. WIUS-td
11/9/2013 Montana at South Dakota Vermillion, S.D. 1:00 p.m. Midco
  Indiana State at South Dakota State * Brookings, S.D. 2:00 p.m.
  Missouri State at Southern Illinois * Carbondale, IL 2:00 p.m.
  Illinois State at North Dakota State * Fargo, N.D. 2:30 p.m. ND NBC/FCS
  Youngstown State at UNI * Cedar Falls, IA 4:00 p.m. PSN
11/16/2013 Western Illinois at Indiana State * Terre Haute, IN 1:00 p.m.
  UNI at Missouri State * Springfield, MO 1:00 p.m. Valley TV
  North Dakota State at Youngstown State * Youngstown, OH 1:00 p.m. ND NBC/ESPN3
  South Dakota State at South Dakota * Vermillion, S.D. 1:00 p.m. Midco
  Illinois State at Southern Illinois * Carbondale, IL 2:00 p.m.
11/23/2013 Southern Illinois at Indiana State * Terre Haute, IN 1:00 p.m.
  South Dakota St. at Youngstown State * Youngstown, OH 1:00 p.m. MyYTV/ESPN3
  South Dakota at North Dakota State * Fargo, N.D. 2:30 p.m. ND NBC/Midco
  Western Illinois at UNI * Cedar Falls, IA 4:00 p.m.
*indicates Conference game; ^check local listings for "Valley TV" clearances