UNCG to appear twice on SportSouth
SPARTANBURG, SC - UNC Greensboro will have two home games televised this season as part of the Southern Conference's television package with FoxSportsNet South and SportSouth, according to the slate of games released by the network and the league office Wednesday afternoon.
The Spartans will face College of Charleston at 3 pm on Dec. 6 and backyard-rival Elon on Feb. 28 at 2 pm in games broadcast by SportSouth. All told, 24 games will be broadcast this year in the league's package, 22 on SportSouth and two on FSN South.
The slate includes 19 men's basketball telecasts and five women's basketball telecasts. SportSouth will televise both semifinal games and the championship from the 2009 Southern Conference Women's Basketball Tournament also in Chattanooga, TN. In addition, SportSouth will televise two regular-season contests as part of doubleheaders with SoCon men's games.
"SportSouth's partnership with the Southern Conference enables us to provide outstanding local sports to local fans," said Jeff Genthner, senior vice president and general manager of FSN South and SportSouth. "The quality and caliber of Southern Conference basketball has clearly captured national attention. During the 2008-09 season, we look forward to providing the largest package of games to our viewers across the Southeast."
"We continue to increase the scope of our TV package with SportSouth," said Southern Conference commissioner John Iamarino. "This year's schedule provides good exposure for all our men's programs, highlights some of our top women's programs and gives viewers a chance to watch SoCon Tournament games in March."
SportSouth, the nation's sixth largest regional sports network, reaches more than nine million cable and satellite homes across a six-state region and FSN South, the nation's largest regional sports network, reaches more than 12 million cable and satellite homes in seven states in the Southeast. Through its affiliates and other Fox Networks Group-owned networks, FSN reaches more than 70 million homes through 16 owned-and-operated networks. Headquartered in Los Angeles, FSN serves as the television home to more than half of all MLB, NHL and NBA teams based in the United States and produces close to 5,000 live local events each year, including more than 1,600 in high definition.
2008-09 Southern Conference Television Package
Men's Basketball Broadcast Schedule
Nov. 15 Chattanooga at Tennessee, 7:30 PM (SportSouth)
Dec. 6 NC State at Davidson, Noon (FSN South)
Dec. 6 College of Charleston at UNC Greensboro, 3:00 PM (SportSouth)
Dec. 20 Appalachian State at Kentucky (in Louisville, KY), Noon (FSN South)
Dec. 20 The Citadel at South Carolina, 5:00 PM (SportSouth)
Jan. 5 Wofford at South Carolina, 7:00 PM (SportSouth)
Jan. 17 Davidson at Georgia Southern, 3:00 PM (SportSouth)
Jan. 24 College of Charleston at The Citadel, 3:00 PM (SportSouth)
Jan. 24 Western Carolina at Appalachian State, 5:00 PM (SportSouth)
Jan. 31 Davidson at Samford, 3:00 PM (SportSouth)
Jan. 31 Georgia Southern at Chattanooga, 5:00 PM (SportSouth)
Feb. 5 Chattanooga at Wofford, 7:00 PM (SportSouth)
Feb. 7 Appalachian State at Elon, 4:30 PM (SportSouth)
Feb. 14 Georgia Southern at Wofford, 8:00 PM (SportSouth)
Feb. 21 Samford at Chattanooga, 7:00 PM (SportSouth)
Feb. 28 Elon at UNC Greensboro, 2:00 PM (SportSouth)
Feb. 28 Furman at College of Charleston, 4:00 PM (SportSouth)
March 8 Tourney Semifinal 1 at Chattanooga, TN, 6:00 PM (SportSouth)
March 8 Tourney Semifinal 2 at Chattanooga, TN, 8:30 PM (SportSouth)
Women's Basketball Broadcast Schedule
Feb. 7 Davidson at Elon, 2:00 PM (SportSouth)
Feb. 21 Western Carolina at Chattanooga, 1:00 PM (SportSouth)
March 8 Tourney Semifinal 1 at Chattanooga, TN, Noon (SportSouth)
March 8 Tourney Semifinal 2 at Chattanooga, TN, 2:30 PM (SportSouth)
March 9 Tourney Champ. at Chattanooga, TN, 3:00 PM (SportSouth)
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