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FSN to Broadcast ACC Basketball Preview Shows

Nov. 4, 2005

ATLANTA – Beginning tonight, Nov. 4, FSN South will premiere a series of 30-minute special programs that provide an in-depth look into the 2005 men’s basketball season for each Atlantic Coast Conference school.

The series will feature Georgia Tech on Monday evening, Nov. 7, at 7:30 p.m. The Tech program re-airs on Monday, 11/14 at 7:30 p.m., and Monday, 11/21 at 7:30 p.m.

The ACC COLLEGE HOOPS PREVIEW: 2005 series will air in prime time across FSN South’s seven-state territory, reaching more than 11 million homes in Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.

Each edition of ACC COLLEGE HOOPS PREVIEW: 2005 will focus on one ACC school and will provide viewers with a review of that school’s ’04-05 season as well as offer insights, analysis and projections for the ’05-06 season. Shot largely on-location at the campus of each ACC school, the shows will also include profiles and interviews with the head coach and key players; a segment featuring several prominent former college basketball coaches and current telecast analysts; and key team story lines that may unfold during the season.

The ACC COLLEGE HOOPS PREVIEW: 2005 series will be hosted by Sage Steele and Julie Donaldson and will feature reports from FSN South’s ACC ALL ACCESS reporter Jenn Hildreth. FSN college basketball analyst and former Duke star Mike Gminski will interview coaches and players from each school, and FSN South college basketball analysts and former head coaches Bobby Cremins, Perry Clark and Eddie Fogler will offer their perspective on each team.

“The ACC basketball season is more than just a sport for millions of passionate fans across the South. It’s a seasonal preoccupation that consumes and dictates their livelihood for five months out of the year,” said Jeff Genthner, FSN South’s vice president and general manager. “This preview series represents FSN South’s commitment to providing the ACC and its millions of passionate fans with the most comprehensive television coverage available. We’re very excited to preview the coming season with these entertaining and insightful preview shows, and we look forward to the excitement and drama of the 2005-06 ACC basketball season.”

FSN South will televise 47 ACC men’s basketball games this season, including 19 games telecast nationally on FSN. ACC women’s basketball coverage on FSN South will feature 28 regular season games plus coverage of the ACC women’s tournament through the championship game.

The ACC COLLEGE HOOPS PREVIEW: 2005 series premieres on Friday, Nov. 4, with a prime time block of shows, and the first preview spotlights defending NCAA Champion North Carolina (7:30 p.m.) followed by Duke (8 p.m.); Maryland (8:30 p.m.); NC State (9 p.m.); and Wake Forest (9:30 p.m.). All times are Eastern Standard.

Additionally, each of the ACC COLLEGE HOOPS PREVIEW: 2005 shows airs nationally on Fox College Sports (FCS) – three regionally-aligned channels (FCS Atlantic, FCS Central, FCS Pacific) programmed from the 20 FSN and FSN-affiliated regional sports networks. FCS is available to 40 million digital homes nationwide and is seen by viewers in the nation’s 25 largest cities.

ACC COLLEGE BASKETBALL PREVIEW: 2005Schedule subject to change  *  Times are Eastern

Air Date (Day) Time School Profile 11/ 4 (Fri.) 7:30 p.m. North Carolina 8 p.m. Duke 8:30 p.m. Maryland 9 p.m. NC State 9:30 p.m. Wake Forest ————————————————————————– 11/ 7 (Mon.) 7:30 p.m. Georgia Tech 8:30 p.m. Clemson ————————————————————————– 11/ 8 (Tue.) 7:30 p.m. Boston College 8 p.m. Virginia 8:30 p.m. Virginia Tech 9 p.m. Florida State 9:30 p.m. Miami ————————————————————————- 11/13 (Sun.) 3:30 p.m. Maryland 4 p.m. Miami 4:30 p.m. Clemson 5 p.m. Florida State 5:30 p.m. Virginia 6 p.m. Virginia Tech ————————————————————————– 11/14 (Mon.) 7 p.m. Boston College 7:30 p.m. Georgia Tech 8 p.m. Wake Forest 8:30 p.m. NC State 9 p.m. North Carolina 9:30 p.m. Duke ————————————————————————– 11/21 (Mon.) 7 p.m. Clemson 7:30 p.m. Georgia Tech 8 p.m. Maryland ————————————————————————– 11/22 (Tue.) 7 p.m. NC State 7:30 p.m. Wake Forest 8 p.m. Duke 8:30 p.m. North Carolina

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