CARROLLTON, Ga. – The Gulf South Conference released the 2017 GSC Game of the Week schedule on Thursday, and University Stadium will be the site for two games this fall to be featured exclusively on ESPN3 and the WatchESPN app.
ESPN3 will serve as the exclusive carrier of the league’s package for the fourth straight season. This year’s slate will feature nine Saturday games and one Thursday night contest.
New UWG head coach David Dean and the Wolves, who enter the season ranked 24th by Lindy’s Magazine, will make their 2017 ESPN3 debut on October 7 when the Valdosta State Blazers visit Carrollton for Dean’s first game against his former school. The Wolves and Blazers will kick off on that Saturday at 2 p.m. on Ra-Lin Field.
West Georgia will play their first night game at home on TV since the 2013 season when the Wolves welcome another in-state rival to University Stadium. UWG will host Shorter on Thursday, October 26 in a 7 p.m. kickoff.
Florida’s Space Coast Office of Tourism will serve as the title sponsor of the package, which will include in-game features and online promotional contests throughout the season.ESPN3 will serve as the exclusive carrier of the league’s package for the fourth straight season. This year’s slate will feature nine Saturday games and one Thursday night contest.
The Wolves are now less than 50 days away from kickoff as UWG hosts Fort Valley State in the season opener on Thursday night, August 31 at 7 p.m. at University Stadium.
Don Russell will continue to be the play-by-play voice of the league, and he will once again be joined by Rick Rhodes as the color commentator. Gulf Coast Mobile L.L.C. will produce the package for the sixth year in a row.
ESPN3 is ESPN’s live multi-screen sports network, a destination that delivers thousands of exclusive sports events annually. It is accessible on computers, smartphones, tablets and streaming devices through the ESPN app. The network is currently available nationwide at no additional cost to those who receive their high-speed Internet connection or video subscription from an affiliated service provider. It is also available at no cost to U.S. college students and U.S.-based military personnel via computers, smartphones and tablets connected to on-campus educational and on-base military broadband and Wi-Fi networks.