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The 2016 Black College Football Season begins in less than two weeks. Fittingly, the "Battle of the Firsts" kicks off the televised schedule that includes 46 games involving HBCUs on a variety of distribution platforms.bcf tv sked

Thursday, September 1, Cheyney University visits Lincoln (Pa) University marking the 100th collegiate production for the SPORTSfever Television Network (STN). Kickoff is set for 7:00pm (ET).

STN affiliates include ESPN3 nationally along with several Sinclair Broadcasting TV Stations in Pennsylvania and Maryland.  Sinclair Broadcast Group is the parent company for the American Sports Network which televises live games from multiple NCAA college sports conferences.

After the matchup of the "firsts", Jackson State will take on Nevada-Las Vegas at 7:00pm (PT).

Saturday, September 3 finds six televised games beginning with Howard facing Maryland at noon (ET) on the Big Ten Network.  Johnson C. Smith will make its season debut when the Golden Bulls visit Wingate at 1:30pm (ET) on ESPN3.

Later that day, N.C. Central meets Duke and Florida A&M takes on Miami at 6:00pm (ET).  Both games will be televised on ESPN3.  Also on ESPN3, South Carolina State faces Central Florida at 7:00pm (ET).

Tuskegee travels to Atlanta to meet Clark Atlanta (7:00pm ET) on the American Sports Network Saturday in the season opener for both SIAC schools.

Sunday, September 4 begins with Bethune-Cookman hosting Alcorn State in the MEAC/SWAC Challenge at 1:00pm ET on ESPN.  Miles College hosts Fort Valley State in the Labor Day Golden Classic at Birmingham's Legion Field at 4:00pm (CT).  Prairie View A&M closes out the weekend's television schedule when the Panthers christen their new multi-million dollar stadium against Texas Southern in the Labor Day Classic at 5:00pm (CT) on ESPNU.

The remainder of the HBCU football television schedule features games on a variety of networks culminating with the Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl Saturday, December 17 at noon ET on ABC.

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