The schedule opens July 2, when CST looks back at the thriller between league co-champions Sam Houston State and Central Arkansas. Bears’ quarterback Wynrick Smothers engineered two scoring drives in the final five minutes to help his team pick up a 24-20 win over the Bearkats, a victory that ultimately allowed UCA to earn the Southland’s automatic bid to the NCAA playoffs.
Atlanta Falcons second-round selection Robert Alford led Southeastern Louisiana to a 31-21 victory over Lamar in a game that will re-air July 9. Alford had a 75-yard punt return for a touchdown in the third quarter, plus a game-clinching interception in the game’s final seconds.
Other encore presentations include the Battle of the Piney Woods between Stephen F. Austin and Sam Houston State (July 16), Southeastern Louisiana’s win over Northwestern State (July 23) and Stephen F. Austin’s homecoming victory against Nicholls State (July 30).
Matt Viator’s 50th career win re-airs Aug. 6. Cowboys’ tailback Marcus Wiltz ran for 111 yards and a touchdown in the 35-24 triumph over Stephen F. Austin. The Aug. 13 encore presentation features Central Arkansas beating Northwestern State, which ends with the Bears lifting a championship trophy over their heads. The CST encore schedule concludes on Aug. 20 with the Battle for Chief Caddo, a 34-17 win for the Lumberjacks against the Demons.
The 2013 season kicks off nine days later on Aug. 29.
The New Orleans-based Cox Sports Television launched on Oct. 28, 2002 in front of 450,000 Louisiana viewers.
CST has grown more than 400 percent to 2 million in the nearly 11 years since launch, making it one of the fastest growing regional sports networks in the south.
The 24-hour regional sports network is currently carried in Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, Florida, Mississippi, Georgia, Oklahoma, Missouri and Virginia.
CST is owned and operated by Cox Communications Louisiana, LLC. Initially targeted to be a Louisiana sports network, CST has secured collegiate, professional and high school events that have expanded the networks reach throughout the south.