WISH Indianapolis will air 11 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) football games this fall. The games will involve Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) teams, including Arkansas-Pine Bluff, Florida A&M, Texas Southern and Alcorn State.
The weekly broadcasts will include halftime shows and the high-level marching bands HBCU colleges are known for. The action starts September 3 with the HBCU Go Sport Kick-Off Show, featuring HBCU alum and NFL standouts. A week later, Albany State plays Florida A&M.
Circle City Broadcasting owns WISH. It acquired WISH-WNDY, a CW-MyNetworkTV duo, in 2019.
“Circle City Broadcasting is committed to offering unique and diverse programming, and we are excited to expand our sports lineup to include this power-packed conference,” said DuJuan McCoy, owner, president and CEO of Circle City.
WISH said the “must-watch games” on the station schedule include Southern versus Texas Southern September 17, on tape delay starting at 1 a.m., and Florida A&M versus Grambling State at 2 p.m. on October 15. The schedule concludes November 19 with Texas Southern versus Alabama A&M. ■
Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.
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