published Thursday, July 12th, 2012

ESPN3 will show Mocs at Furman

SoCon football on ESPN3

Sept. 8 Montana at Appalachian State

Sept. 29 Samford at Georgia Southern

Oct. 13 UTC at Furman

Oct. 20 Western Carolina at Elon

Oct. 27 The Citadel at Wofford

Nov. 3 Appalachian State at Georgia Southern

Nov. 10 Wild-card weekend

Nov. 17 Wild-card weekend

The Southern Conference released the televising schedule for the 2012 football season Wednesday, and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga's Oct. 13 game at Furman will be shown on

That is the Mocs' only scheduled SoCon game on ESPN3, but the league has left open the Nov. 10 and 17 dates so it can have the flexibility to present the best late-season matchups.

UTC also will be on ESPN3 in its season opener at South Florida.

The SoCon's eight-game schedule starts on Sept. 8 with a premier nonconference Football Championship Subdivision meeting between national powers Appalachian State and Montana in Boone, N.C. Another marquee matchup will be App State at Georgia Southern on Nov. 3. Those two schools are the only ones with two regular-season games on the current schedule

All eight SoCon games will be shown exclusively on ESPN3.

The Mocs' game at Furman, as well as its Nov. 10 visit to Wofford, will kick off at 1:30 p.m. Those were the only two UTC games awaiting start times.

about John Frierson...

John Frierson is in his seventh year at the Times Free Press and seventh year covering University of Tennessee at Chattanooga athletics. The bulk of his time is spent covering Mocs football, but he also writes about women’s basketball and the big-picture issues and news involving the athletic department. A native of Athens, Ga., John grew up a few hundred yards from the University of Georgia campus. Instead of becoming a Bulldog he attended Ole ...

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