Lone Star Football Festival: MSU-A&M-C game to be played on national television
RICHARDSON, Texas – The national spotlight will be on the Midwestern State and Texas A&M-Commerce game at the 2012 Lone Star Football Festival presented by Firestone at Cowboys Stadium.
The Mustangs and Lions will play at 7 p.m. on Thursday, September 13, on the CBS Sports Network. The Lone Star Conference match-up was selected as one of the six games to be broadcast as part of the NCAA Division II and CBS Sports Network’s regular-season football television schedule.
The announcement stretches the Festival from a two-day event to a three-day affair including all nine LSC football teams. Friday’s lineup now includes one LSC game and a high school contest, with Incarnate Word versus Eastern New Mexico at 3:30 p.m., followed by defending 5A state champion Southlake Carroll against Temple at 7:30 p.m.
On Saturday, the action starts at Noon with Angelo State in opposition to two-time NCAA Division II national champion Valdosta State from the Gulf South Conference, followed by a pair of conference clashes with Tarleton State against Abilene Christian at 4 p.m. and Texas A&M-Kingsville versus West Texas A&M at 8 p.m.
Admission to the event will be offered in daily tickets for Thursday, Friday or Saturday’s games along with an option for a three-day festival pass, with tickets to go on sale in early July.
A daily ticket for Thursday or Friday is $20 for adults and $10 for students. Tickets for Saturday are $25 for adults and $10 for students. The festival pass, which is good for admission all three days, is $35 for adults and $15 for students. Seating will be general admission with children 1-year and older requiring a ticket. To be admitted with a student ticket, bearer must be between 1 and 18 years old or present valid college ID.
The 2011 Lone Star Football Festival drew an LSC attendance record 24,837 fans to a tripleheader of games, which included Midwestern State defeating Texas A&M-Commerce 63-17 in the Harvey Martin Classic, North Alabama stopping Abilene Christian 23-17, and West Texas A&M using a quick start to top Texas A&M-Kingsville 42-21.
2012 NCAA Division II Football Game of the Week TV Schedule
Sept. 6 Bowie State at Benedict
Sept. 13 Texas A&M-Commerce vs. Midwestern State
Sept. 20 Truman State at Central Missouri
Sept. 27 Wingate at Carson-Newman
Oct. 11 Wayne State (Mich.) at Saginaw Valley State
Oct. 18 New Haven at Stonehill