SAU, HSU to be featured on ESPN3

Southern Arkansas and Henderson State will have a national audience for a late season tussle.

The NCAA announced Wednesday the 18 regular-season football games that will be streamed live on ESPN3 as part of an ongoing three-year agreement to highlight Division II athletics events.

The contest between the Muleriders and Reddies in Arkadelphia is one of those matchups.

Henderson State owns a 44-34-1 series lead, but Southern Arkansas won 50-24 last season in the Murphy USA Classic in El Dorado.

The Great American Conference will also be featured in the season opener as East Central and Oklahoma Baptist play in Shawnee on Saturday, Sept. 2.

The first 18 games of the football showcase are predetermined matchups. Four additional flex games — highlighting crucial matchups — will be finalized later in the football season and played in November.

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