The Western Illinois-Nebraska football game on Saturday, Sept. 4 will be telecast via pay-per-view on participating cable systems in the Midwest and nationwide to satellite dish customers.

Big 12 Special Order Sports, FSN’s pay-per-view division, will produce and distribute the telecast. Fans interested in purchasing the telecast should contact their cable or satellite provider for ordering information and pricing. Suggested retail price for the 6:00 PM CT kickoff from Lincoln, Neb., is $29.95.

The game is being televised on pay-per-view because it was not selected for over-the-air broadcast or cable television coverage. Under Conference TV rules, games not picked up for regular television distribution can only be televised live on pay-per-view.

Participating cable and satellite providers will offer the telecast to their customers on a specially designated pay-per-view channel. The telecast will not pre-empt FSN’s regularly scheduled programming, the college football game between Colorado St. and Colorado.

Veteran play-by-play announcer Dave Armstrong and former Kansas City Chiefs cornerback/current NFL on FOX analyst Jayice Pearson call the action. Former Nebraska quarterback Steve Taylor serves as sideline reporter.

The Western Illinois-Nebraska telecast will be the third Nebraska game distributed on pay-per-view. Nebraska appeared on pay-per-view on Oct. 12, 2002 against Missouri and Oct. 25, 2003 against Iowa State. Western Illinois features one of the top programs in 1-AA football. The Leathernecks rank No. 12 in the Sports Network top-25 1-AA pre-season poll.

A list of programming providers that have agreed to offer the telecast follows. Additional providers will be announced later this week. Further details will be posted on Huskers.com and FOXSports.com on MSN (search: Midwest) as they become available.

To date, the following programming providers have agreed to offer the Western Illinois-Nebraska pay-per-view telecast. For availability in their specific areas, customers should contact their cable or satellite provider. Additional providers will be announced later this week. Check Huskers.com and FOXSports.com on MSN (search: Midwest) for updates.

Programming Provider

Ordering Information

Cities

ILLINOIS MARKETS

Insight

Order with remote control or call local operator

Including: Peoria [(309) 686-2600]

Quincy (call local operator)

Springfield [(217) 788-5898]

and outlying areas (call local operator)

IOWA

Cable One

Order with remote control or call local operator

Sioux City

KANSAS CITY AREA

Comcast

(816) 795-1100

Including: Kansas City, Independence and additional areas

Everest Connections

(913) 825-3000

Including: Lenexa and additional areas

Time Warner

Order with remote control or call (816) 358-8833

Throughout Kansas City and outlying areas

NEBRASKA

Arapahoe Cable TV

Call local operator

Arapahoe

CableOne

Order with remote control or call (402) 379-2330

Including: Norfolk, Madison, West Point, Wisner, Battle Creek, Tilden, Randolph, Pierce

Cable Nebraska

Call (877) 234-0102

Kearney

Charter

Order with remote control or call (800) Get-Charter

Including: Alliance, Beatrice, Broken Bow, Chadron, Crawford, Elm Creek Wireless, Grand Island, Hemingford, Julesburg, Kearney, Kimball, Lexington, McCook, North Platte, Ord, Rushville, Scottsbluff, Sidney, Springfield

Cox

Order with remote control or call (402) 933-3000

Including: Omaha, Bellevue, Elkhorn, LaVista, Offutt AFB, Papillion, Ralston, portions of Douglas County and Sarpy Counties

Galaxy

Call (800) Enjoy-TV

[(800) 365-6988]

Including: Wilber; Counties: Clay, Fillmore, York, Thayer, Saline, Seward, Lancaster, Gage, Jefferson, Otoe, Cass, Johnson, Nemaha

Qwest

Call (402) 619-1999 x1

Including: Omaha – Douglas and Sarpy Counties and part of Omaha proper

Time Warner

Order with remote control or call (402) 421-0300

Including: Lincoln, Auburn, Columbus, Crete, David City, Denton, Fairbury, Falls City, Fremont, Humboldt, Lincoln, Nebraska City, Pawnee City, Seward, Superior, Table Rock, Tecumseh, York

NATIONAL

DirecTV

Order with remote control (currently scheduled for channel 784)

Dish/Echostar

Order with remote control (currently scheduled for channel 458)