Aug. 24, 2011
By: Brandon Mellor, Seminoles.com Senior Writer
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — If you enjoy watching Florida State basketball, you’ve got to love this
The FSU men’s basketball program officially unveiled its 2011-12 schedule Wednesday afternoon and — in addition to boasting a challenging slate of games that will prepare the Seminoles for another deep run into March — the lineup features a whopping 17 nationally-televised games.
That’s over 50 percent of the team’s games and is a new school record for total number of televised contests. For just the second time ever, all of the ‘Noles’ 16 in-conference games will be live on television.
It’s an FSU basketball junkie’s dream.
The Seminoles’ games will appear on ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU and other networks could step in as well when the rest of the non-conference games are are chosen for broadcast.
The increased television coverage is a product of the stellar job that head coach Leonard Hamilton has done while at the helm of the program. Hamilton guided the Seminoles to the Sweet 16 last season and has turned the team into a top-20 team year in and year out.
FSU fans that watch a game at the Donald L. Tucker Center or watch the games live on television will see a ‘Noles squad that, despite replacing star Chris Singleton, is poised to dance in March again.
And they’ll do so live on national TV.