Florida State Football on the Sunshine Network
July 28, 2004
Sunshine Network, the home of the Seminoles since 1988, will produce and air taped coverage of 10 Florida State University regular season football games this fall to its statewide audience of over 6.1 million cable and satellite homes. Additionally, Sunshine Network continues its TAILGATE SATURDAY lineup of programming dedicated to covering the Seminoles before and after each game and all the college football action from around the Sunshine State.
The games will be produced by Sunshine Network and air statewide during the network's PRIME TIME 'NOLES time block Sundays at 7:30 p.m. (ET), and will also replay Mondays at 12:30 p.m. Due to on-site stadium construction, Sunshine cannot produce the 'Noles game at NC State. In its place, Sunshine is airing the second installment of its new all-access series that will focus on the entire day on November 11, as FSU prepares for and takes on the Wolfpack.
Returning to call all the action this season for Sunshine will be play-by-play analyst Paul Kennedy alongside 2002 Emmy-award winner Keith Jones, who enters his 17th consecutive season in the booth, and is the longest tenured collegiate or professional analyst in the state.
Sunshine continues its dynamic Saturday lineup focused on the day's college football action entitled TAILGATE SATURDAY. Coverage kicks off Saturday mornings at 9:30 a.m. with the hour-long live COLLEGE KICKOFF. Hosts Whit Watson, Terry Norvelle and Brady Ackerman preview all of Florida's major football programs and will provide gameday insight and analysis to each Florida State game. Immediately following the conclusion of all FSU games, SEMINOLE POSTGAME PRESENTED BY CHEVRON takes over and provides fans with live on-site extended post-game coverage and analysis with Tom Block reporting from outside the FSU locker room. Finally, fans can re-cap all the day's action from around the state and the ACC with FOOTBALL WRAP airing at 10 p.m., a one-hour live show breaking down all the day's games from the Sunshine State.
Sunshine is planning expanded coverage of the Seminoles' much-anticipated showdown with the Hurricanes in the Orange Bowl. Coverage kicks off with the network's popular SPORTSTALK LIVE broadcasting on-site at the Orange Bowl before the game with analysis, predictions and special guests to get fans ready for the big match-up. Then, immediately following the game, SEMINOLE POSTGAME PRESENTED BY CHEVRON will provide live reports from both the Florida State and Miami locker rooms. Tom Block will report live with FSU player and coach interviews, while Terry Norvelle will interview Miami's players and coaches. Finally, Sunshine will present its production of the game with a special additional Tuesday night airing September 7, at 7 p.m. to the network's statewide audience.
New this season, as part of the network's Prime Time 'Noles telecasts, Sunshine's post-game sponsor Chevron will name a "Student-Athlete of the Week" during each game and will make a contribution to Seminole Boosters, providing scholarship support to Florida State student-athletes. Additionally, during the in-game feature, Sunshine will include highlights of each player from that day's game, as well as footage of the student-athlete on the practice field and on campus.
In addition to its coverage of Florida State football games, Sunshine Network has a separate agreement with the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC). Sunshine airs the ACC/JP Game of the Week Saturdays at 12 Noon beginning September 18, plus "ACC Live," a weekly magazine show, airing Mondays at 6:30 p.m. beginning September 13.
Each edition of "The Bobby Bowden Show" will air statewide Sundays at 12:30 p.m. and 11 p.m. and Mondays at 4:30 p.m. Sunshine Network will also produce and air the "2004 SEMINOLES FOOTBALL PREVIEW," premiering Saturday, August 28, at 9:30 a.m. with six repeats scheduled throughout August and September. "Seminole Sports Magazine" airs Saturdays at 9 a.m. and "Seminole Uprising" airs Fridays at 5 p.m. beginning September 10. The "2004 ACC Football Preview" premieres Sunday, August 29 at 3:30 p.m.