Finding a way to watch the 2021 Northwestern State football season will not be a problem for Demon fans.
Nine of Northwestern State’s 11 games will air on either ESPN+ or Cox Sports Television this fall, including all eight of NSU’s Southland Conference matchups.
The plethora of televised Demon games are part of a package that will see every game hosted by a Southland Conference team air on either ESPN+ or CST. All 30 conference games across the league will be broadcast through the partnership with the networks.
A 10th Demon game – the Sept. 4 season opener at North Texas – will air on ESPN3, according to the Mean Green’s web site.
Northwestern State’s Oct. 16 home matchup against McNeese will air on CST and on ESPN+ for those outside the CST viewing area.
The remainder of the Demons’ games – home or away – are set for ESPN+ broadcasts.
“As the Southland increases its commitment to ESPN as part of an extended agreement signed in 2020, and expands on its longstanding relationship with the network, televising all home football games is now the norm,” Southland Conference Commissioner Tom Burnett said. “Further, the upcoming fall football schedule will mark the beginning of an exponential increase in campus production broadcasts in 2021-22. And we greatly appreciate the continued and growing interest from our valued partners at Cox Sports Television, as the network will feature a number of great rivalries.”
Date Game Kickoff Time
Sat, Sept. 4 Northwestern State at North Texas (ESPN3) 6:30 p.m.
Sat, Sept. 18 UT Martin at Northwestern State 6 p.m.
Sat, Sept. 25 Northwestern State at Southeastern Louisiana 6 p.m.
Sat, Oct. 2 UIW at Northwestern State 6 p.m.
Sat, Oct. 9 Northwestern State at Houston Baptist 6 p.m.
Sat, Oct. 16 McNeese at Northwestern State (CST) 3 p.m.
Sat, Oct. 23 Southeastern Louisiana at Northwestern State 3 p.m.
Sat, Oct. 30 Northwestern State at Nicholls 12 p.m.
Sat, Nov. 6 Houston Baptist at Northwestern State 3 p.m.
Sat, Nov. 20 Northwestern State at McNeese 12 p.m.
All games on ESPN+ unless otherwise noted
Photo: Chris Reich/NSU Photographic Services