MU opener will be broadcast on pay-per-view
08/24/2012 12:00 AM
05/16/2014 7:30 PM
Missouri announced Friday that the Tigers’ season-opening football game Sept. 1 against Southeastern Louisiana will be broadcast on pay-per-view for $39.99.
The broadcast, which will be in high-definition, will be made available in the state of Missouri and spillover markets. Southeastern Conference television contacts dictate that when none of the league’s television partners option to air a SEC school’s game, the school is allowed to air the game on pay-per-view.
The telecast, which will be produced by Fox Sports, will feature Dave Armstrong doing play-by-play and former Missouri quarterback Corby Jones as his color analyst.
• The school also announced Friday that former star wideout Jeremy Maclin has a created a scholarship in his name to benefit future Missouri football players.
The Jeremy Maclin Football Scholarship will be awarded to Missouri natives, with a preference given to student athletes from Maclin’s alma mater, Kirkwood High School, and students who have demonstrated financial hardship.
“My time at Mizzou was life-changing, and I want to help provide that same kind of experience for others for years to come, so that they can see just how special of a place it is,” Maclin, now a Philadelphia Eagles star, said in a statement.
The endowment also seeks to reward a student who carries a 3.5 grade-point average or better, demonstrates “exemplary” character or serves their hometown or Columbia in a positive manner.
Maclin was a first-team All-American at Missouri in 2008 and 2009.
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