ESPNU Launches Interactive College Football Fan Center
In celebration of its third season covering college football, ESPNU, the
24-hour college sports network, in collaboration with DISH Network and
rEvolution (a sports marketing and media company), will travel to select
college football game sites with an interactive center called, “ESPNU
Football Fan Fest.” The attraction offers fans two interactive game
areas, including the ESPNU Wide Receiver Challenge and Quarterback Challenge,
along with an information area that will allow access to ESPNU.com to check the
latest news and scoring updates. Each appearance will originate from a game
ESPNU will televise. The first stop was Sept. 1 at
Solider Field for a college football matchup featuring
Northern Illinois. This Saturday, the
“Fan Fest” will travel to
for Samford at Georgia Tech at 1:30 p.m. ET on ESPNU. Other sites will
be determined on a weekly basis.
addition, there are opportunities for fans representing one of the teams
playing in the aforementioned games to win a prize at the local and national
level. In each market, fans can compete in the ESPNU Quarterback/Wide
Receiver Challenge, which involves various passing drills. The individual
with the highest score in the local market will then qualify for the national competition.
Upon completion of the tour, whoever resides on top of the score board
will be the national winner and will receive the ESPNU Quarterback/Wide
Receiver Challenge trophy.
Football on ESPNU
This season, ESPNU will showcase more than 70 live exclusive games. The network
will average five live games weekly, featuring a selection of teams from top
Bowl Subdivision (formerly Division I-A) conferences the ACC, BIG EAST, Big
Ten, MAC, along with games involving Championship Subdivision (formerly Division
I-AA and II) programs from the Ivy League, MEAC, Ohio Valley, Southern and
SWAC. For additional coverage, fans can visit ESPNU.com, the online
college sports hub, for exclusive online video and audio content, as well as
up-to-date news and information.
ESPNU has secured distribution agreements with Charter, Cox, DIRECTV (Channel
609), Echostar’s DISH Network (Channel 148), Insight Communications, Mediacom,
Time Warner, Verizon, many smaller affiliates and is close to distribution
agreements with others. The 24-hour television network is the key
component of the multimedia ESPNU initiative that also delivers college sports
content across ESPN’s family of services, such as ESPN The Magazine, ESPN
Radio, ESPN360.com, merchandising and more.