ESPN Networks Set to Televise 11 UTEP Football Games
Conference USA Commissioner Judy MacLeod announced a multi-year contract with ESPN today, which will include more than 175 sporting events on ESPN+ and ESPN3 for the upcoming 2018-19 season.
The new deal will air five UTEP home games on ESPN networks, including games against Northern Arizona (Sept. 1/ESPN3/5:30 p.m. MT), NMSU (Sept. 22/ESPN3/5:30 p.m. MT), UAB (Oct. 27/ESPN+/5:30 p.m. MT), Middle Tennessee (Nov. 10/ESPN+/1 p.m. MT) and Southern Miss (Nov. 24/ESPN+/1 p.m. MT). BeIN SPORTS will show UTEP's home game versus North Texas (Oct. 6/5:30 p.m. MT).
ESPN also picked up several of UTEP's away games, including Tennessee (Sept. 15/SEC Network/10 a.m. MT), UTSA (Sept. 29/ESPN+/5 p.m. MT), LA Tech (Oct. 20/ESPN+/1:30 p.m. MT), Rice (Nov. 3/ESPN3/1:30 p.m. MT) and WKU (Nov. 17/beIN SPORTS/5:30 p.m. MT) have also been picked up.
The only game not televised with this new deal will be the Miners' road game against UNLV on Sept. 8.
Beyond football, ESPN will air 60 regular-season men’s basketball games and 28 regular-season women’s basketball games for C-USA. ESPN also picked up the first round of the men’s and women’s basketball 2018 C-USA Championships tournament. The 2018 C-USA football Championship game on Saturday, Dec. 1 will air on CBS Sports Network. ESPN is also set to televise all six of C-USA’s bowl games.
Anyone with an ESPN television package may watch the ESPN3 games. ESPN+ is the newest subscription streaming service from ESPN, which will show five of UTEP's games. Subscription packages to ESPN+ start at $4.99 a month.
Below is UTEP's full 2018 football schedule:
- Sept. 1 vs. Northern Arizona
- Sept. 8 vs. UNLV
- Sept. 15 @ Tennessee
- Sept. 22 vs. NMSU
- Sept. 29 @ UTSA
- Oct. 6 vs. North Texas
- Oct. 20 @ LA Tech
- Oct. 27 vs. UAB
- Nov. 3 @ Rice
- Nov. 10 vs. Middle Tennessee
- Nov. 17 @ Western Kentucky
- Nov. 24 vs. Southern Miss.