The Youngstown State football teams home contests against North Dakota State (Oct. 14) and Illinois State (Oct. 28) will be part of the Missouri Valley Football Conference's 2017 Game of the Week package, with each streaming live on "Valley Football on ESPN3."
Overall, the Missouri Valley Football Conference will have more than 50 events on ESPN's networks during the 2017 season, Commissioner Patty Viverito has announced.
The league's eight-game production schedule begins on Saturday, Sept. 30. Approximately 50 additional games will stream live in conjunction with MVFC institutional packages, with all of those games carried on "Valley Football on ESPN3."
All YSU home football games and road MVFC contests will be part of the Valley Football on ESPN3 package. The Penguins will have all games carried on 570 AM WKBN and iHeartMedia as well in 2017 starting with the season opener at Pittsburgh. The game against the Panthers will also be available on ESPN3, the Watch ESPN app and The ACC Network Extra.
Season-ticket packages and Penguin Club memberships for the upcoming campaign are available. The Penguins play six home games, with three of the four conference games against 2016 FCS playoff foes.
The 2017 conference package is below. Additional scheduling information will be added as schools formalize their institutional telecast agreements.
S30 – South Dakota at Western Illinois, 4 pm ET (Homecoming)
O7 – Southern Illinois at South Dakota State, 7 pm ET
O14 – North Dakota State at Youngstown State, 7 pm ET
O21 – South Dakota State at Missouri State, 3 pm ET
O28 – Illinois State at Youngstown State, 2 pm ET (Homecoming)
N4 – Western Illinois at Illinois State, 1 pm ET (100th Meeting)
N11 – UNI at Missouri State, 3 pm ET
N18 – Indiana State at UNI, 5 pm ET