Three Western Carolina football games will be included in the Ingles Southern Conference Game of the Week package, which was announced Monday.

The Catamounts’ season-opener against Mercer at 6 p.m. Aug. 31 will be the first game of the package. Also to be televised are games with Wofford at 1:30 p.m. Oct. 19 and East Tennessee at 3:30 p.m. Nov. 9.

Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc., Ingles Markets and the Southern Conference are partnering to broadcast 13 games on four Nexstar stations. The local affiliate is WYCW-TV, channel 62.

The games in the package will also air online on either ESPN3 or ESPN+.

“I would like to thank Nexstar Broadcasting and Ingles for their partnership with the Southern Conference to air an outstanding lineup of football games this year,” said Conference Commissioner Jim Schaus. “These telecasts do an outstanding job of promoting our talented football programs and student-athletes to our many fans throughout the conference region.”

Pete Yanity, sports director for WSPA-TV, will provide play-by-play. Former Wofford All-American offensive lineman Jared Singleton will serve as analyst.

“Ingles is thrilled to bring the fun and excitement of SoCon football to fans throughout the conference,” said Ingles Advertising Director Melissa Leavell. “The partnership with Nexstar is a natural given our longstanding relationship with their affiliates in our markets and our joined commitment to service in those areas, a philosophy shared with our neighbors, the Southern Conference. Buckle up, this is great football.”