Shorter Hawks to play in back-to-back GSC games of the week this sea­son

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The Gulf South Con­fer­ence of­fi­cially an­nounced the lineup for the 11th sea­son of its GSC Football Game of the Week to­day, one that will see the Shorter Hawks play in front of the ESPN3 cam­eras in two con­sec­u­tive weeks.

Shorter’s first GSC Game of the Week ap­pear­ance will be on Satur­day, Oct. 17 when the Hawks head to Liv­ingston, Ala., for a con­fer­ence show­down with West Alabama for a 3 p.m. kick­off.

Five days later, head coach Phil Jones and his team are once again in the spotlight when Shorter re­turns home to Barron Sta­dium on Oct. 22 for a Thurs­day night GSC clash against Valdosta State start­ing at 7:30 p.m.

ESPN3 be­came the ex­clu­sive car­rier of GSC-TV last year and the pack­age’s suc­cess re­sulted in a two-year ex­ten­sion start­ing in 2015.

“The Gulf South Con­fer­ence fields the top teams in NCAA Di­vi­sion II and it makes sense for us to work with ESPN to show­case these in­sti­tu­tions and stu­dent-ath­letes on its live mul­ti­screen net­work, ESPN3,” said GSC Com­mis­sioner Matt Wil­son. “We are ex­cited about the games fea­tured on the slate. Ev­ery week presents in­trigu­ing sto­ry­lines and high-cal­iber match-ups.”

The GSC Football Game of the Week will bring 10 games to ESPN3, in­clud­ing nine Satur­day con­tests and one Thurs­day night clash. All eight Con­fer­ence squads are fea­tured at least twice.

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