There’s a new challenge! And it involves the HBCU Football Season and ESPN. The MEAC/SWAC Challenge will kick off showing HBCU Football on ESPNU and ESPN3 during this college football season from the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) and Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC).
There will be a total of 13 games broadcasted over the ESPN network and live stream through the WatchESPN app. The first televised game in the 13th annual MEAC/SWAC challenge was between South Carolina State University and Southern University where the Southern Jaguars defeated South Carolina State 14 to 8 at the A.W. Mumford Stadium in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
The next matchup is between Sam Houston and Prairie View A&M on September 7th at Panther Stadium in Prairie View, Texas at 7:30pm. Below shows the full schedule and the SWAC Football championship will be televised on December 2nd.
Sept. 21, 7:30 p.m. South Carolina State at North Carolina Central (Live on ESPNU)
Sept. 28, 7:30 p.m. North Carolina Central at Florida A&M (Live on ESPNU)
Oct. 6, 7:30 p.m. Morgan State at South Carolina State (Live on ESPNU)
Oct. 14, 2 p.m. Hampton at Norfolk State (Live on ESPN3/tape-delayed on ESPNU)
Oct. 21, 1 p.m. Bethune-Cookman at North Carolina A&T State (Live on ESPN3/tape-delayed on ESPNU)
Nov. 18, Time TBD Wild Card (Live on ESPN3/tape-delayed on ESPNU)
Sept. 7, 7:30 p.m. Sam Houston State at Prairie View A&M (Live on ESPNU)
Oct. 5, 7:30 p.m. Alcorn State at Alabama State (Live on ESPNU)
Sept. 16, 5 p.m. Jackson State at Grambling (Live on ESPN3/tape-delayed on ESPNU)
Oct. 28, Time TBD Alabama A&M vs. Alabama State (Magic City Classic — Live on ESPN3/tape-delayed on ESPNU)
Nov. 18, Time TBD, Bethune-Cookman vs. Florida A&M (Florida Classic – ESPN3/ESPN Classic Live)
Dec. 2, Time TBD, SWAC Football Championship (Live on ESPNU)