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Marshall sets TV schedule for season

Staff Report

 

IRVING, Texas — Nine of 12 start times for the 2012 Marshall football season have been set with Thursday’s release of Conference USA’s composite television schedule.

All of the games are on Saturdays, except a Friday, Nov. 23 regular-season finale at East Carolina.

CSS (Comcast Sports South) will show the Thundering Herd three times in Conference USA games this season, with two 4:30 p.m. ET road starts (Sept. 22 at Rice, and Nov. 10 at UAB) and a noon start at home (Nov. 17 vs. Houston).

CBS Sports Network will have four Marshall C-USA telecast games — twice at home, twice on the road — including three consecutive games in October. Marshall will host Tulsa at 3:30 p.m. ET on Oct. 6; travel to Southern Mississippi on Oct. 20 at 7 p.m. ET and return home to face UCF at 8 p.m. ET on Oct. 27. The network also will carry the Herd’s date at East Carolina on Nov. 23 at 2 p.m. ET.

The Herd will also play two 6:30 p.m. ET starts in non-conference games at Joan C. Edwards Stadium – Sept. 8 against Western Carolina and Sept. 15 against Ohio.

Start times for a Sept. 1 game at West Virginia, a Sept. 29 game at Purdue and a Nov. 3 home game against Memphis have not yet been finalized.

Marshall Thundering Herd

2012 Football Schedule

(TV networks in parentheses)

Sept. 1 at West Virginia-TBA

Sept. 8 WESTERN CAROLINA-6:30 p.m. ET

Sept. 15 OHIO-6:30 p.m. ET

Sept. 22 at Rice*-4:30 p.m. ET (CSS)

Sept. 29 at Purdue-TBA

Oct. 6 TULSA*-3:30 p.m. ET (CBSSN)

Oct. 20 at Southern Miss*-7 p.m. ET (CBSSN)

Oct. 27 UCF*-8 p.m. ET (CBSSN)

Nov. 3 MEMPHIS*-TBA

Nov. 10 at UAB*-4:30 p.m. ET (CSS)

Nov. 17 HOUSTON*-noon ET (CSS)

Nov. 23 at East Carolina*-2 p.m. ET (CBSSN)

All times subject to change

Home games are in CAPS.

*- denotes a C-USA game.