August 18, 2010

2010 Southland Conference Football Games to be Broadcast On WFAA 8.2 Beginning September 25

Dallas, Texas - WFAA has announced it will broadcast Southland Conference (SLC) college football games this fall on WFAA 8.2 (WFAA2), one of the station's digital sub channels. Texas teams to be featured include Sam Houston State, Texas State and early season conference favorite, Stephen F. Austin.

"In addition to the significant slate of ABC college football games such as Texas-Oklahoma and others already on tap this fall on WFAA, we are pleased to offer these additional SLC games on our digital sub channel," said WFAA president and general manager, Mike Devlin.

WFAA2 is available free, over-the-air to the entire broadcast market, as well as on select cable systems in the Dallas-Fort Worth area including Charter Cable and Time Warner.

SLC is a competitive league that boasted 14 former players on NFL rosters at the start of the 2009 season. This season college football experts expect the conference to feature stronger balance on defense to compliment the high-octane offensive attacks the SLC has been known for over the past several years.

SLC football games scheduled to be broadcast this fall on WFAA2 includes the following match-ups:

Saturday, September 25 Gardner-Webb at Sam Houston State 6 p.m.
Saturday, October 2 McNeese State at Northwestern State 2 p.m.
Saturday, October 9 Texas State at Southeastern Louisiana 2 p.m.
Saturday, October 16 Central Arkansas at Stephen F. Austin 2 p.m.
Saturday, October 23 Stephen F. Austin at Sam Houston State 2 p.m.
Saturday, October 30 Southeastern Louisiana at Central Arkansas 2 p.m.
Saturday, November 6 Central Arkansas at Texas State 2 p.m.
Saturday, November 13 Nicholls State at Northwestern State 2 p.m.
Thursday, November 18 Southeastern Louisiana at Nicholls State 6 p.m.
Saturday, November 20 Wild Card Game/TBA 2 p.m.

WFAA is part of Belo Corp. (BLC), one of the nation's largest pure-play, publicly traded television companies, that owns and operates 20 television stations (nine in the top 25 markets) and their associated Web sites. Belo stations, which include affiliations with ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, CW and MyNetwork TV, reach more than 14 percent of U.S. television households in 15 highly-attractive markets. Belo stations rank first or second in nearly all of their local markets. Additional information is available at www.belo.com or by contacting Dave Muscari, WFAA vice president/product development at 214-977-6490.