CARROLLTON, Ga. – A fourth game has been added to the West Georgia Wolves’ list of televised contests for the upcoming football season. It was announced Tuesday that UWG’s October 26 visit to West Alabama would be featured as part of the Division II Showcase Package for 2019.
NCAA Division II announced Tuesday the 18 regular-season football games that will be showcased on ESPN3 or NCAA social media as part of a media agreement intended to promote the division on several platforms throughout the academic year. The first 18 games of the football showcase are predetermined games, 16 of which are conference matchups. An additional four flex games—intended to highlight crucial matchups—will be finalized later in the season and played in November.
The clash between the Wolves and Tigers was chosen for the package. The contest is set for 2:05 kickoff time and will available nationwide on EPSN 3 and the ESPN App.
Now in its second year, the division’s media agreement features two distribution models for football and basketball. For football, 11 games will be streamed on ESPN3, available on the ESPN App. Eleven additional football games are part of the hybrid model, and they have the flexibility to be distributed on TV and online. The division will work with the TV partners of the participating conferences and schools on the opportunity to air games on TV. These games also will be distributed online through NCAA social media accounts—specifically, Division II Facebook (facebook.com/ncaadivisionii) and Twitter (@NCAADII)—and through conference and school digital networks.
“It’s always exciting to begin a new academic year and the start of the Division II season,” said Terri Steeb Gronau, vice president of Division II. “We’re looking forward to highlighting the teams that will be featured in the football showcase and promoting the Division II brand on several platforms for fans to see across the country.”
Earlier this month it was announced that three UWG games would be featured on this season’s Gulf South Conference TV package. Home games on November 2 vs. Mississippi College and November 16 vs. Valdosta State were chosen, as was the Wolves’ October 12 road game at North Greenville.
West Georgia kicks off its 2019 season next Saturday, September 7, at Catawba. The Wolves’ home opener is September 21 when Albany State visits Ra-Lin Field.