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Wednesday, August 13, 2014
By: Tonya Lowentritt
HAMMOND -- The Southeastern Channel, Southeastern Louisiana University's educational cable access channel, will provide area football fans their first opportunity to relive the Lions' historic NCAA playoff games from the 2013 championship season beginning Thursday, Aug. 21.
The Southeastern Channel has licensed the rights to rebroadcast the Lions' opening round win over Sam Houston State and their quarterfinal loss to New Hampshire, the first NCAA playoff games in Southeastern football history and the first televised replays of the playoff games anywhere since the games were played last December.
Southeastern's last-second, 30-29 win over Sam Houston State will debut at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 21, while the 20-17 quarterfinal loss to New Hampshire will first air at 8 p.m. the following Thursday, Aug. 28. Both games will re-air at 2 p.m. Friday, 8 a.m. Saturday, and 1 p.m. Sunday right after the initial Thursday broadcast.
"We purchased the rights to rebroadcast these games so that Southeastern football fans could relive and enjoy two of the most dramatic and historic moments in Lion football history on the Southeastern Channel," said Southeastern Channel General Manager Rick Settoon. "It's a great way to lead into the beginning of what should be another very exciting season."
Settoon said that the playoff games will also re-air on the Southeastern Channel at selected times throughout the next year.
The Lions, ranked third in the nation in most pre-season FCS polls, open their season Aug. 30 in Strawberry Stadium against Jacksonville.
The Southeastern Channel, which replays Southeastern football broadcasts each week during the season, can be seen on Charter Cable Channel 18 in Tangipahoa, St. Tammany and Livingston parishes and on Channel 17 in Washington Parish. The live 24-7 webcast and archived video can be viewed at www.southeastern.edu/tv.