Jan. 13, 2006
Comcast SportsNet - Tuesdays at 11:00pm
FOX Sports Net South - Tuesdays at 6:30pm (rebroadcast also at 10:30pm)
NESN (New England Sports Network) - Tuesday nights at various times (check local listings)
FSN South's ACC ALL ACCESS spotlights the Atlantic Coast Conference, with behind-the-scenes, real-life experiences of ACC student-athletes and coaches in a live, weekly, half-hour show.
On the 1/17 show, reporter Jenn Hildreth learns about a budding North Carolina romance - hoops style.
Sophomore forward/center LaToya Pringle and senior forward Bryon Sanders, who are dating, have found that their kindred spirit has its roots in the game they love. Both have contributed substantially in every game for their respective teams - Pringle for the No. 4 UNC women (15-0) and Sanders with the 20th-ranked Tar Heel men (10-2). Whenever their travel and class schedules permit, Pringle and Sanders attend each other's games and even critique their play and offer suggestions on ways to improve.
Also on ALL ACCESS, FSN South's analyst Larry Conley sits down with North Carolina's defending national championship basketball coach Roy Williams, to discover how his young squad has altered what was supposed to have been a down year in Chapel Hill. The third-year Tar Heel coach has worked wonders in projecting his rebuilt club onto the national radar screen, after he lost almost all of his scoring and rebounding power from last year's NCAA title team. Many college hoops watchers had predicted a dramatic drop off for the Tar Heels this season, but Williams has masterfully blended a solid team from among a small core of limited-experience returning players and an outstanding freshman class, three members of which - forward Tyler Hansbrough, guard Bobby Frasor and guard Marcus Ginyard - have started every game.
ALL ACCESS takes viewers on a tour of Clemson's Littlejohn Coliseum, which in 2002-03 underwent a $31 million renovation. The "new" Littlejohn sports improved sight lines and lighting, enhanced fan amenities, and substantial upgrades in auxiliary facilities, such as weight training and sports medicine. During its three and a half decades, Littlejohn has seen the Tigers win more than 70 percent of their games and author numerous memorable moments, including a pair of wins over the nation's top-ranked team.
NC State's Billie McDowell averages more than 10 points and 26 minutes per game for the No. 25 Wolfpack, but her greatest achievement is her return from the torn ACL she suffered during the Wolfpack's NCAA Tournament first-round game last year. ALL ACCESS looks in on this 5-9 guard's sterling senior season.
ACC ALL ACCESS is a live, weekly, half-hour Atlantic Coast Conference program of record, originating from FSN South's Atlanta studio. The show reaches 11 million homes throughout AL, GA, KY, MS, NC, SC and TN, on the nation's largest regional sports television network. Also, in the states of MD and VA as well as in Washington, DC, ACC ALL ACCESS airs on Comcast SportsNet/Mid-Atlantic; and, across the state of FL, the show airs on FSN Florida.