Broadcast of five Redbird soccer games on Marquee Network; Home times announced

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CHICAGO, Ill.— Illinois State Football will continue its televised presence in the Chicago media market with a new five-game agreement between Redbird Sports Properties and Marquee Sports Network to broadcast five of the six ISU home games during the 2022 Redbird football season. All competitions will also be streamed live on ESPN3/+ as part of the Missouri Valley Football Conference broadcast agreement.

“We are thrilled that Illinois State football will continue to be broadcast live on Marquee Network this fall,” said the Illinois State Athletics Director Kyle Brennan said. “Hosting our games in the Chicagoland area as well as parts of Indiana, Iowa and Wisconsin helps us connect with our Midwest alumni and expose Redbird Football to potential recruits. That kind of exposure is critical to the success of the football program and department, and we look forward to the fans tuning in to support our student-athletes and coaches when they can’t be in the stands at Hancock Stadium.”

Broadcasts include the team’s home game against Valparaiso on September 10 (6:30 p.m.), the annual Mid-America Classic contest against Eastern Illinois on September 17 (6:30 p.m.), the Family Weekend contest against Southern Illinois on October 1 (6:30 p.m.), a tilt on November 5 against Youngstown State (2 p.m.), and the regular season finale against Western Illinois on November 19 (12 p.m.). ISU’s homecoming contest vs. South Dakota on Oct. 15 (2 p.m.) will be broadcast exclusively on ESPN3/+ as part of the Missouri Valley Football Conference network package.

“We’re excited to be adding Redbird Football to our fall lineup this year, bringing ISU fans and Cubs fans together for all Saturdays of live sports on the Marquee Sports Network this September, and covering ISU all season long,” said Marquee Sports Network said program director Allison Bertucci.

Marquee Sports Network is the exclusive home of Chicago Cubs baseball and a proud broadcast partner of the 2021 WNBA Champion Chicago Sky. In addition to providing live coverage of Cubs and Sky games, Marquee Sports Network provides extensive Cubs pre- and post-game coverage, local college sports programming such as Illinois State, and unique programs and documentaries aimed at sports fans.

Marquee Sports Network, which debuted in February 2020, received three Chicago/Midwest Emmy Awards in 2021, recognizing Outstanding Achievement in a Live Sports Event, Outstanding Achievement in a Sports Documentary, and Outstanding Achievement in a Sports Interview/Discussion.

Marquee Sports Network is available within the Chicago Cubs’ home television territory, established by Major League Baseball and currently carried by more than 50 cable providers in portions of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa and Wisconsin, as well as on the streaming platforms DIRECTV STREAM and fuboTV . For a complete list of providers that carry the Marquee Sports Network in your area, visit

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