Sept. 12, 2013
DeKALB, Ill. - Comcast SportsNet Chicago will televise Northern Illinois home football game on Saturday, Oct. 26 versus Eastern Michigan, while the Huskies' home opener versus Eastern Illinois on Sept. 21 will be carried live online on ESPN3 and WatchESPN.
The CSN Chicago telecast of the NIU-Eastern Michigan game will also be available to a national audience online via ESPN3 and WatchESPN, and to subscribers of NIUTube (formerly Huskie All-Access) on NIUHuskies.com.
The telecast of NIU's Oct. 26 game on Comcast SportsNet Chicago marks the continuation of a long-standing broadcast relationship between the regional sports network and Northern Illinois Athletics. Northern Illinois football has been carried on Comcast SportsNet Chicago, or one of its predecessors, since 1985. The game will kick off at 2:30 p.m. (CT) from Huskie Stadium. NIU will celebrate the opening of its new indoor practice facility, the Kenneth and Ellen Chessick Practice Center, that weekend and will hold an open house for the Chessick Practice Center prior to the game.
Comcast SportsNet Chicago will televise the Northern Illinois-Eastern Michigan contest across its entire coverage area, which includes approximately 4.8 million homes in Illinois, Iowa, northwestern Indiana and southern Wisconsin.
The Huskies' game versus Eastern Illinois kicks off at 6 p.m. on Sept. 21. ESPN3 is available through internet providers while WatchESPN requires a video subscription from an affiliated provider. This year, users accessing WatchESPN.com or the WatchESPN mobile application via an on-campus (.edu) or on-base (.mil) network receive complimentary access to ESPN3 games. Check "GameDay Central" on NIUHuskies.com the week of the game for a direct link to the live game content on ESPN3.
The Mid-American Conference also announced that the Huskies' game at Kent State on Saturday, Oct. 5 will be televised on Time Warner Cable SportsChannel through the league's new agreement with Time Warner Cable Sports. The new regional television agreement will broadcast league games to millions of homes across Ohio and western and central New York. The NIU-Kent State game, which kicks off at 2:30 p.m. CT from Dix Stadium in Kent, Ohio, was one of three selected for the initial TWC Sportschannel slate. The league and NIU are also looking to secure additional broadcast outlets in the Chicago area for the Oct. 5 rematch of last year's MAC Championship game combatants.
The only way to see this Saturday's NIU game at Idaho is through Idaho's official athletics website at www.govandals.com
. The stream will be available through VandalXtra, the subscription service, for $9.95. Kickoff is at 4 p.m. (CT) from the Kibbie Dome. Listen to the game via NIUTube on NIUHuskies.com, on WLBK 1360 AM/98.9 FM in DeKalb and WYLL AM 1160.
Season and single game tickets for Northern Illinois' 2013 home schedule are on sale now. The Huskieland Plan, which includes a ticket to all five home games (sections A and G) and $50 in Doggie Dollars good for parking and/or concessions, is just $50. All remaining season ticket locations for the 2013 Huskie Stadium home slate are $100 while NIU Alumni Association members, senior citizens (62+), NIU Varsity Club (former letterwinners) members and faculty and staff can see every game for $88. Season tickets are available by calling NIU Athletics at 815-753-PACK (7225), or online at www.NIUHuskies.com/tickets.
The new Win-Win Ticket provides a seat for the Eastern Illinois game in a prime location of the stadium for $50. If the Huskies continue their record-setting winning streak, the fan will be mailed a ticket for the same seat for the second home game free of charge. As long as the Huskies win, the fan will receive a free ticket to the next game in the mail. For more information on the Win-Win Ticket, click here.
Single game tickets begin at just $15 per game and can be purchased through the NIU Athletics Ticket Office in the Convocation Center, online via Ticketmaster and NIUHuskies.com and on the phone by calling 815-753-PACK (7225).
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