Guins Part of Two Valley Football Produced Telecasts

Quarterback Kurt Hess
Quarterback Kurt Hess

The Youngstown State football team will appear on telecasts twice during the 2013 football season as part of the Missouri Valley Football Conference's television package. YSU's games at Southern Illinois and South Dakota will be televised.

The Penguins open MVFC play with a primetime tilt at Southern Illinois on Sept. 28. Kickoff for the game in Carbondale is set for 7 p.m. Eastern time. YSU's Nov. 2 contest at South Dakota is also part of the package. That contest at the Dakota Dome kicks off at 2 p.m. Eastern time.

Both contests will be picked up by ESPN3 and will air online via and tablets via the Watch ESPN app. Local coverage of both games will be announced in the near future.

Approximately 50 league games will air on a myriad of television networks during the 2013 season. Of those more than 40 games will air in conjunction with MVFC institutional packages.

The Penguins' contest at Michigan State will be carried on the Big Ten Network on Sept. 14. Kickoff at Spartan Stadium is set for 2 p.m.

Earlier this week, UNI announced plans to televise what could be a key contest with the Guins on Nov. 9 in Cedar Falls, Iowa. The game is begin carried live in the Des Moines, Iowa, and Cedar Rapids, Iowa areas. YSU is working to get that broadcast aired live in Youngstown as well as the the Oct. 5 contest at Indiana State.

More details on the Penguins' home telecasts, both live and tape-delay, and on what channels YSU fans can view the two MVFC produced along with the road games at Indiana State and UNI will be released prior to the start of the campaign.

Season tickets for the 2013 campaign are on sale now by calling the YSU Athletic Ticket Office at (330) 941-1978.