Memphis Football 2010 Info - National Exposure


Tigers Enjoy National Exposure with ESPN and CBS TV Packages

Tigers on National TV
Date Opponent (TV) Result
11/4/67 Florida State (ABC) L, 26-7
10/25/80 Florida State (ABC) L, 24-3
10/30/82 Georgia (ESPN) L, 34-3
9/21/85 Florida State (WTBS) L, 19-10
9/24/88 Florida (Sport Channel) W, 17-11
11/18/89 Florida St. (Sunshine Network) L, 57-20
11/17/90 Florida St. (Sunshine Network) L, 35-3
9/2/91 USC (Prime Ticket) W, 24-10
10/31/92 Tulane (SportsSouth) W, 62-20
11/27/93 Miami (ESPN) L, 41-17
8/31/96 Miami (Fox Sports) L, 30-7
10/19/96 Southern Miss (Fox Sports) L, 16-0
11/9/96 Tennessee (CBS) W, 21-17
8/30/97 at Mississippi State (Fox) L, 13-10
9/20/97 Minnesota (Midwest Sports Channel) L, 20-17
10/25/97 at East Carolina (Fox) L, 32-10
11/22/97 Southern Miss (Fox) L, 42-18
9/5/98 Ole Miss (Jefferson-Pilot) L, 30-10
9/12/98 Mississippi State (Fox) L, 14-6
9/19/98 Minnesota (Midwest Sports Channel) L, 35-14
10/10/98 Arkansas (FX Network) L, 23-9
9/11/99 Mississippi State (Fox) L, 13-10
10/2/99 Missouri (Fox) L, 27-17
11/6/99 Southern Miss (Fox) L, 20-5
9/2/00 Mississippi State (Fox) L, 17-3
9/30/00 Southern Miss (Fox) L, 24-3
10/7/00 East Carolina (Fox) W, 17-10
11/4/00 Tennessee (Fox) L, 19-17
9/3/01 at Mississippi State (ESPN) L, 30-10
9/7/02 at Ole Miss (Jefferson Pilot) L, 38-16
10/8/02 Louisville (ESPN2) L, 38-32
9/6/03 Ole Miss (ESPN2) W, 44-34
12/16/03 vs. North Texas (ESPN2) W, 27-17
11/4/04 Louisville (ESPN) L, 56-49
11/12/04 Southern Miss (ESPN2) W, 30-26
11/27/04 at USF (ESPN2) W, 31-15
12/22/04 vs. Bowling Green State (ESPN) L, 52-35
9/5/05 Ole Miss (ESPN) L, 10-6
9/24/05 at Tulsa (CSTV)# L, 37-31
10/1/05 UTEP (CSTV) W, 27-20
10/8/05 at UCF (CSTV)# L, 38-17
10/15/05 at Houston (CSTV) W, 35-20
10/22/05 East Carolina (CSTV) W, 27-24
11/1/05 UAB (ESPN2) L, 37-20
11/19/05 at Southern Miss (CSTV) W, 24-22
11/26/05 Marshall (CSTV) W, 26-3
12/26/05 vs. Akron (ESPN) W, 38-31
9/3/06 at Ole Miss (ESPN) L, 28-25
9/30/06 Tennessee (ESPN/CSS delay) L, 41-7
10/21/06 Tulsa (CSTV) L, 35-14
11/5/06 Southern Miss (ESPN) L, 42-21
11/11/06 UCF (CSTV) L, 26-24
9/1/07 Ole Miss (CSS) L, 23-21
9/22/07 at UCF (CSS) L, 56-20
10/2/07 Marshall (ESPN2) W, 24-21
11/10/07 at Southern Miss (CSS) W, 29-26
11/17/07 UAB (CSS) W, 25-9
12/21/07 vs. Florida Atlantic (ESPN2) L, 44-27
9/6/08 Rice (CBS C) L, 42-35
9/13/08 at Marshall (CSS) L, 17-16
10/2/08 at UAB (CBS C) W, 33-30
10/10/08 Louisville (ESPN) L, 35-28
10/18/08 at East Carolina (CSS) L, 30-10
10/25/08 Southern Miss (CBS C) W, 36-30
11/29/08 Tulane (CSS) W, 45-6
12/20/08 vs. USF (ESPN2) L, 41-14
9/6/09 vs. Ole Miss (ESPN) L, 45-14
9/12/09 at Middle Tennessee (CSS) L, 31-14
9/26/09 vs. Marshall (CSS) L, 27-16
10/27/09 vs. East Carolina (ESPN2) L, 38-19
11/7/09 at Tennessee (ESPNU) L, 56-28
11/14/09 UAB (CSS) L, 31-21
11/21/09 at Houston (CSS) L, 55-14
11/27/09 at Tulsa (CBS C) L, 33-30 (ot)
# - Local broadcast aired on CSTV
In 2005, Conference USA entered into long-term agreements with ESPN, Inc. and CBS College Sports Network (formerly CSTV). The new agreements contain six-year initial terms to begin July 1, 2005, and conclude June 30, 2011.

In 2009, Memphis had eight of its 12 games carried by either ESPN, CBS College Sports or CSS.

The agreement with ESPN extends the conference's current regular season football package to include the broadcast of the conference's Football Championship Game. It also encompasses distribution of men's basketball and women's basketball on ESPN/ESPN2 and both tournament championship games. The C-USA content granted to ESPN may also be available through the collection of ESPN entities such as ESPN Mobile (wireless), ESPN Interactive, ESPN Broadband (ESPN 360), ESPN.com, ESPN Pay-Per-View, ESPN Video-on-Demand, ESPN HD, ESPN2 HD, ESPN Deportes and more.

The University of Memphis is no stranger to the talent and leadership of ESPN, having played football and basketball games on the prestigious sports-entertainment network for a number of years.

The Tigers' first appearance on ESPN occurred during the 1982 season when Memphis traveled to Athens, Ga., to take on Herschel Walker and the 14th-ranked Georgia Bulldogs. In 1993, Memphis played a Thanksgiving weekend contest against the Miami Hurricanes in Orange Bowl Stadium. In 2004, four of Memphis' last five games of the season were broadcast nationally by ESPN, and the Tigers have been carried by the national outlet 19 times since 2003.

The contract with ESPN includes several key events, including the C-USA Football Championship game and 10 regular-season football games to be aired on ESPN or ESPN2. In 2010, C-USA will have great exposure on ESPN and its family of networks, having at least 15 contests televised this fall. In addition to the 10 contracted games, five additional non-league games have been selected through agreements with other conferences.

Conference USA's partnership with CBS College Sports Network (CBS C) is comprehensive in nature, and includes significant national and regional exposure for football, men's and women's basketball, and other Conference USA sports. Additionally, the partnership includes video-on-demand, Internet, broadband, national over-the-air and satellite radio, and wireless distribution as well as website production through CBS College Sports Online.

Available in HD, CBS College Sports Network is the original 24-hour cable network dedicated to college sports. CBS College Sports Network has over 30 million subscribers, and is available in 80 million homes in markets on cable and satellite systems across the country. Locally in Memphis, it is available on Comcast cable (222) as well as on DirecTV (Ch. 613) and DISH Network (Ch. 152).

CBS College Sports Network provides the most comprehensive coverage of all Conference USA sports, featuring an array of programming that includes live games, original shows, documentaries and the network's new nightly studio show "College Sports Tonight." CBS College Sports Network will be the number one source for complete college football coverage this fall, with more Conference USA programming than anywhere else and a full lineup of shows that connect fans to their favorite teams.

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