May 5, 2005
PROGRAMMING NOTE: On Sunday, 5/15 (4:30 p.m.), FSN South has live coverage of the ACC Softball Championship Game, from College Park. Md.
Reporter Jenn Hildreth profiles Florida State junior outfielders Natasha Jacob and Carly Brieske, who have carried creativity to a different level with their multi-media chronicling of the Seminoles' banner season. On the official FSU athletic website, Jacob files daily diary notes in Tasha's Thoughts, and Brieske, with her Carly's Corner, counters with frequent interview transcripts from her conversations with FSU fans, boosters and athletic department personnel. In helping FSU to a 32-14 record (11-6 in the ACC), this dynamic duo is justifying the notion that college softball really is "fun and games." Jacob leads FSU in batting (.338), hits (52), runs (24) and total bases (63), while Brieske has started 14 games and contributed a pair of doubles in helping the Seminoles land the No. 2 seed in next weekend's ACC Tournament.
"Track Talk" keeps viewers up to date on the latest track and field athletes from around the conference, and on Monday's show, the segment highlights Georgia Tech's two-time ACC Most Valuable Performer, the versatile Chaunte Howard. At the recent ACC Championships, the Riverside, California, junior recorded the world's best mark this year in the high jump (6-4¾) in winning the league title, and among her amazing 27 points scored were sterling showings in the long jump, triple jump, 100-meter dash and 100-meter high hurdles.
The "Athlete Update" segment, ACC LIVE re-examines a profile it ran last fall/winter and updates that student-athlete's performance during the 2005 season. On Monday, the spotlight shines on North Carolina center Sean May, who, along with a talented cast, led the Tar Heels to the NCAA Men's Basketball Championship. "Athlete Update" also weighs in on all the players who, through graduation or early departure for the NBA Draft, have left a seven-player void on the '05-06 UNC roster. With ACC neighbor and perennial powerhouse Duke returning virtually its entire roster for next season, the Tar Heel-Blue Devil rivalry is set for another storied chapter.
Monday's show also profiles Miami pitcher Cesar Carrillo, a junior from Chicago, who hasn't lost a game (22-0) since he first donned a Hurricanes uniform. Carrillo sat out his freshman season ('03), but since taking the mound his sophomore campaign, he has been dominating. With a 97 miles per hour fastball, Carrillo intimidates batters; he freezes them with a stellar changeup; and he buckles their knees with a wicked curve ball. This year, the righthander's 10-0, with a 1.52 earned run average.
"ACC Headlines" delivers the latest news and notes from around the conference, to keep viewers up to date on all the action. Mike Hogewood hosts ACC LIVE from FSN South's Atlanta studio.