Braves football team to have five televised games in the upcoming season

A slew of new spectators will get the chance to witness the exciting Alcorn State University Braves football team take the field this upcoming season.

The defending Southwestern Athletic Conference champions will have five televised games in the 2016 season. The Braves will kick off their television appearances in Daytona Beach, Florida for the Sept. 4 MEAC/SWAC Challenge against the Bethune-Cookman University Wildcats at 12 p.m. CT on ESPN. Following the MEAC/SWAC Challenge, the Braves will head back to Spinks-Casem Stadium to face the Alabama State University Hornets Saturday, Sept. 10 at 6 p.m. on ESPN3 and the Arkansas Pine Bluff Golden Lions Thursday, Sept. 15 on ESPNU.

On Oct. 1, the Braves will travel to Fayetteville, Arkansas to compete against the Arkansas Razorbacks of the Southeastern Conference (SEC) on the SEC Network. The Braves’ television finale will be featured on ESPN3 when they make their way to Prairie View, Texas to challenge the Prairie View A&M Panthers Saturday, Nov. 5. The times for these games are to be determined.

The Braves are one of eight SWAC institutions that will either be featured on ABC, ESPN, ESPNU, ESPN3 or NBC Sports Network. All games will be available in standard high definition. If the Braves make their third consecutive trip to the SWAC Championship in Houston, Texas, their match against the SWAC West representative will be shown on ESPNU Saturday, Dec. 3. The Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl will air Saturday, Dec. 17 at 11 a.m. CT on ABC.

Let’s support our Braves football team as they work toward keeping the SWAC title on “The Reservation.” Tickets for the games are available on For more information about purchasing game tickets, contact the Alcorn State University Ticket Office at (601) 877-6818, 6823, 6822 or for automated information at 6800.

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