Coastal-Liberty switched to Thursday for primetime TV

ccufoot-libertyThe Big South Conference announced today the highly-anticipated Coastal Carolina at Liberty football season finale on Nov. 21 has been moved to Thursday night, Nov. 19, at 7 pm and will be televised live on ESPNEWS from Lynchburg, Va.

It will be the first time a conference game will air on one of ESPN’s linear networks, as well as the first league contest to be played on a Thursday night.

“We are thrilled to showcase one of the most important FCS games of the year on ESPNEWS,” said Big South Commissioner Kyle Kallander. “We are grateful for the support of our long-time partner ESPN, and their recognition of the high quality of play in the Big South Conference.  This game always has bearing on the Conference championship and postseason play, so it should be a tremendous night on national television.”

Coastal Carolina and Liberty were predicted to finish first and second, respectively, in the Big South preseason poll, and are nationally ranked in the preseason Top 25 polls.  The Chanticleers are ranked No. 5 in both the FCS Coaches and STATS poll, while the Flames are rated No. 14 by the coaches and No. 15 in the media poll.

Photo courtesy of Big South Conference

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