Bears have 5 televised football games, three at home

CONWAY (UCA Sports Information) - The University of Central Arkansas Bears will have five televised football games this fall, with three of those in Conway, the Southland Conference announced on Tuesday.

The Bears, the defending co-champions of the SLC, will open the SLC Television Network broadcast schedule with a home game against McNeese State on Oct. 5 in the annual Red Beans and Rice Bowl from First Security Field at Estes Stadium. Three of UCA's televised games will be on "The Stripes," where the Bears are undefeated (11-0) over the past two seasons.

UCA, 9-3 last season, will have one other game on the SLC Network, at home against Stephen F. Austin on Oct. 26. The Bears will play twice on ESPN3, including consecutive weeks at Northwestern State in Natchitoches, La., on Nov. 2 and at home against Southeastern Louisiana on Nov. 9. UCA will also play at Lamar on Comcast SportsNet Houston on Oct. 19.