CHICAGO, Ill. – Illinois State Football will continue to maintain its television footprint in the Chicago media market with a new five-game agreement between Redbird Sports Properties and Marquee Sports Network to broadcast all of home games during the 2021 Redbird football season. All contests will also be simulcast live on ESPN3/+ as part of the Missouri Valley Football Conference’s broadcast agreement.
Broadcasts will include the team’s season opener against Butler on September 4 (6:30 p.m.), its Family Weekend contest against Missouri State on October 2 (1 p.m.), the Homecoming game against North Dakota State (2 p.m.), a November 2 tilt against Northern Iowa (Noon) and the regular-season finale against Indiana State on November 20 (Noon).
“We’re excited to extend our partnership with Redbird Athletics this year and offer five home games – our viewers love live and local content,” Marquee Sports Network Programming Manager Allison Bertucci said. “Between ISU football and the Cubs, it’s bound to be a very exciting fall at Marquee Sports Network!”
Debuting in February of 2020, Marquee Sports Network is the exclusive television network for Chicago Cubs baseball, except for games selected by national broadcasts. In addition to game broadcasts, the network features pregame and postgame coverage, exclusive Cubs content, local sports programming and original shows geared towards sports fans.
Marquee Sports Network is available on more than 50 cable providers in portions of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa and Wisconsin, as well as on the streaming platforms AT&T TV and fuboTV. For a full list of providers carrying Marquee Sports Network in your area, check out https://www.marqueesportsnetwork.com/providers/.
Illinois State Athletics Percy Family Hall of Famer and WMBD Sports Director Kurt Pegler will serve as the play-by-play voice on the telecasts and will be joined in the booth by former Illinois State All-American Chris Highland as the analyst.
For more game information and updates regarding coverage of Redbird football games, visit GoRedbirds.com and click on the football schedule page.
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