The Southwestern Athletic Conference released its 2013 television schedule Thursday and Alabama State will get more than its fair share of air time.
The Hornets, who went 7-4 last season, will have four games shown on ESPN in 2013, including its marquee matchup against arch-rival Alabama A&M in the 72nd State Farm Magic City Classic the last weekend in October.
That game, the most-heavily attended in all of black college football, is set for a 2:30 p.m. kickoff on October 26th.
Alabama State’s first appearance on national television will come in Week 2 when it travels to Mississippi to face last year’s SWAC runner-up Jackson State in a 6 p.m. matchup Sept. 7th.
The following week the Hornets will take on defending conference champion Arkansas-Pine Bluff on the road at 6:30 p.m.
Alabama State will end its 2013 campaign on Nov. 28th in the Turkey Day Classic against Division II Stillman College at 3 p.m. at its new stadium. That game will be shown live on ESPNU.