Stadium, the joint venture between Sinclair Broadcast Group, Silver Chalice and 120 Sports, is getting closer to launching. The replacement for American Sports Network will have a multi-platform launch including on broadcast television (the instructure provided by Sinclair), streaming through Twitter and Pluto TV as well as via mobile iOS and Android apps. It will also be available on Stadium’s website.

Stadium has unveiled its partial college football schedule for the 2017 season and it includes 15 Conference USA games, 10 from the Patriot League and three Southern Conference games.

Some of the highlights of the schedule include coverage of Lane Kiffin’s first season as coach of Florida Atlantic University and the return of UAB’s football program after it was eliminated after the 2014 season.

Stadium expects to have live college football and basketball plus daily studio programming plus highlights, cut-ins to the PGA Tour, MLB, NHL and NBA games. Its linear feed will be launched later this month, as well as the stations that will carry its programming.

Here’s the inaugural Stadium college football schedule:

Week 1
Saturday, September 2
Alabama A&M at UAB, 3:30 p.m. ET
Houston at UTSA, 7:00 p.m. ET

Week 2
Saturday, September 9
Richmond at Colgate, 1:00 p.m. ET
Southern at Southern Miss, 7:00 p.m. ET

Week 3
Saturday, September 16
Eastern Washington at Fordham, 1:00 p.m. ET
North Carolina at Old Dominion, 3:30 p.m. ET
Louisiana Tech at WKU, 7:00 p.m. ET

Week 4
Saturday, September 23
Chattanooga at VMI, 1:30 p.m. ET
Ball State at WKU, 7:00 p.m. ET

Week 5
Saturday, September 30
Harvard at Georgetown, 2:00 p.m. ET
Middle Tennessee at Florida Atlantic, 7:00 p.m. ET

Week 6
Saturday, October 7
Lehigh at Colgate, 1:00 p.m. ET
Florida Atlantic at ODU, 6:00 p.m. ET

Week 7
Saturday, October 14
Fordham at Colgate, 12:00 p.m. ET
Chattanooga at Mercer, 3:30 p.m. ET
UTEP at Southern Miss, 7:00 p.m. ET

Week 8
Saturday, October 21
Colgate at Holy Cross, 12:00 p.m. ET
Southern Miss at Louisiana Tech, 7:00 p.m. ET

Week 9
Saturday, October 28
Lehigh at Fordham, 1:00 p.m. ET
Florida Atlantic at WKU, 4:30 p.m. ET

Week 10
Saturday, November 4
Holy Cross at Fordham, 1:00 p.m. ET
UTSA at FIU, 7:00 p.m. ET

Week 11
Saturday, November 11
Holy Cross at Lehigh, 12:30 p.m. ET
Florida Atlantic at Louisiana Tech, 3:30 p.m. ET

Week 12
Saturday, November 18
Bucknell at Fordham, 12:00 p.m. ET
Furman at Samford, 3:30 p.m. ET
FIU at Florida Atlantic, 7:00 p.m. ET

Week 13
Saturday, November 25
Southern Miss at Marshall, 2:30 p.m. ET

The on-air talent for these games will be announced at a later date.

About Ken Fang

Ken has been covering the sports media in earnest at his own site, Fang's Bites since May 2007 and at Awful Announcing since March 2013.

He provides a unique perspective having been an award-winning radio news reporter in Providence and having worked in local television.

Fang celebrates the three Boston Red Sox World Championships in the 21st Century, but continues to be a long-suffering Cleveland Browns fan.