MUNCIE, Ind.—The Mid-American Conference announced its 2010 football schedule with a minimum of 19 regular-season national television games on ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU or ESPN360.com highlighting the conference schedule.
Ball State's game at Buffalo Fri., Nov. 12, is scheduled for a 6 p.m. kickoff on ESPNU.
The regular season will conclude with the 13th Marathon MAC Football Championship game on Friday, Dec. 3 at Ford Field in Detroit on ESPN2. This will mark the seventh Marathon MAC Football Championship game at Ford Field, home of the Detroit Lions, Super Bowl XL, and the 2009 NCAA Men's Final Four.
Most of the television exposure will occur in November when 10 mid-week league games will be televised by ESPN2, ESPNU or ESPN360.com as the conference race unfolds in each division.
For the third year in a row, league schools will face a formidable non-conference slate of opponents from the following Football Bowl Subdivision (formerly I-A) conferences ACC, Big East, Big Ten, Big 12, PAC 10 and SEC. In addition, the conference will also face each independent-- Notre Dame, Navy and Army, as well as Boise State from the Western Athletic Conference. A total of 11 of the schools' non-league games will feature an opponent from the Big Ten, and the MAC will match up with a foe from the SEC (3), Big 12 (3), ACC (3), Big East (4), PAC 10 (1) and WAC (2).
Ball State's 2010 football schedule is as follows:
Sept. 2 Thurs. SOUTHEAST MISSOURI STATE
11 Sat. LIBERTY
18 Sat. at Purdue
25 Sat. at Iowa
Oct. 2 Sat. at Central Michigan *
9 Sat. WESTERN MICHIGAN *
16 Sat. EASTERN MICHIGAN *
23 Sat. at Toledo *
30 Sat. at Kent State *
Nov. 6 Sat. AKRON *
12 Fri. at Buffalo * (6:00) - ESPNU
20 Sat. NORTHERN ILLINOIS *
Bronze Stalk Game
* Denotes Mid-American Conference Games
Home Games are BOLD AND IN ALL CAPS
NOTE: Times listed are local time of home team