ASN and the Southland Conference will kick off the 2016 college football season on opening night, Thursday, Sept. 1, with a conference showdown between Houston Baptist and Central Arkansas at 7 p.m. ET.
The Southland will feature prominently early in the season on ASN with Incarnate Word at Northwestern State on Thursday, Sept. 8, SFA at McNeese on Saturday, Sept. 17 and Central Arkansas at Abilene Christian on Saturday, Oct. 1.
ASN will carry the River Bell Classic between Southeastern Louisiana and Nicholls to close out the season on Thursday, Nov. 17.
For games after Oct. 8, except where noted, the conference and network partners will unveil the broadcast games 12 days before kickoff. Conference games will also be shown on ESPN3 and Cox Sports Television as well as online at the Southland Digital Network and the Southland app.
The schedule (all times Eastern):
Thursday, Sept. 1
Houston Baptist at Central Arkansas, 7 p.m., ASN
Friday, Sept. 2
Northwestern State at Baylor, 7:30 p.m., Fox Sports Net
Saturday, Sept. 3
Southeastern Louisiana at Oklahoma State, 3:30 p.m., Fox Sports Net
Oklahoma Panhandle State at Sam Houston State, 7 p.m., ESPN3
Coastal Carolina at Lamar, 8 p.m., ESPN3
Stephen F. Austin at Texas Tech, 8 p.m., Fox Sports Net
Thursday, Sept. 8
UIW at Northwestern State, 7 p.m., ASN
Saturday, Sept. 10
McNeese at Louisiana-Lafayette, TBD, ESPN Network TBD
Nicholls at Georgia, noon, SEC Network
Lamar at Houston, noon, ESPN3
West Alabama at Stephen F. Austin, 7 p.m., ESPN3
Texas Southern at Houston Baptist, 8 p.m., ROOT Sports Southwest
Saturday, Sept. 17
Stephen F. Austin at McNeese, 7 p.m., ASN
Abilene Christian at Houston Baptist, 8 p.m., Fox College Sports
Sam Houston State at Lamar, 8 p.m., ESPN3
Saturday, Sept. 24
Central Arkansas at Arkansas State, TBD, ESPN Network TBD
Nicholls at South Alabama, TBD, ESPN Network TBD
Northwestern State at Southeastern Louisiana, 7 p.m., Cox Sports TV
Abilene Christian at Stephen F. Austin, 7 p.m., ESPN3
Sam Houston State at Houston Baptist, 8 p.m., Fox College Sports
Saturday, Oct. 1
Central Arkansas at Abilene Christian, 3:30 p.m., ASN
Stephen F. Austin vs. Sam Houston State, 4 p.m., ESPN3
Nicholls at McNeese, 7 p.m., Cox Sports TV
UIW at Texas State, 7 p.m., ESPN Network TBD
Southeastern Louisiana at Lamar, 8 p.m., ESPN3
Thursday, Nov. 17
Southeastern Louisiana at Nicholls, 7 p.m., ASN
Other television selections will be made no later than 12 days prior to kickoff.