Marshall sets TV schedule for season

Published 1:30 am Friday, June 15, 2012

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.

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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. 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.