ESPNU to televise a two of 49ers Big West Conference games, ESPN2 may pick up a third
Aug. 8, 2012
LONG BEACH, Calif. - Long Beach State will make a pair of national television appearances on ESPNU during the 2012-13 Big West Conference season. The 49ers could also pick up an ESPN2 game during the regular season's final week.
The 49ers, winners of back-to-back Big West Conference titles, will host rivals UC Santa Barbara (January 30) and Cal State Fullerton (February 13) on ESPNU. Both games were moved back one day, from Thursday to Wednesday, to accommodate the network's broadcast schedule. Long Beach State's game at UC Davis on March 7 could be broadcast on ESPN2. The network will choose a "Wild Card" game between the 49ers-Aggies game and the Cal State Fullerton at UC Santa Barbara game at a later date.
In addition to moving the UC Santa Barbara and Cal State Fullerton games from Thursdays to Wednesdays, LBSU will flip-flop opponents on its season-ending road trip to UC Davis and Pacific. The 49ers were originally scheduled to play Pacific on March 7 and UC Davis on March 9, but will now play the Aggies on March 7 and the Tigers on March 9.
Long Beach State has become a regular on national television during the Dan Monson Era. In his five seasons at the helm, the 49ers have had 50 games televised nationally, including 30 games on one of the ESPN networks. The remainder of LBSU's television games will be released at a later date.