Aug. 11, 2008
Tallahassee, Fla. – Sun Sports & FSN Florida in conjunction with Florida State University announced the television schedule for the 2008 Seminole soccer season. The two networks will combine to broadcast four of the nine home games at the Seminole Soccer Complex. Three of the four games will feature Atlantic Coast Conference foes while the lone non-conference match-up pits the Seminoles against their intra-state rival, the Florida Gators.
The Seminoles will kick-off their 2008 television debut on Sunday, September 7 as FSU play host to Florida. Game time is set for 4:30 pm and it will air live on FSN Florida. Last year, the Gators defeated the Seminoles 2-1 in Gainesville while the Garnet and Gold have been victorious in three of the last five meetings.
The three remaining broadcasts will highlight ACC action with the first coming on Sunday, September 28 as Florida State welcomes Virginia Tech to Tallahassee for a 1:00 pm kick-off on Sun Sports. The Seminoles’ showdown against Wake Forest on Thursday, October 16 as well as with Clemson on Thursday, October 23 will all be shown live on FSN Florida. Times for both games against the Demon Deacons and Tigers are set for 7:00 pm.
The Clemson game will also be `Senior Day’ at the complex as Florida State will honor its 2008 senior class before the final home game of the regular season.
The games against Florida and Clemson will be shown statewide on FSN Florida. The match against Virginia Tech will be shown to the non-Florida Marlins territory on Sun Sports, while the game against Wake Forest will be seen in the North and Central Florida markets as well as in the non-Florida Panthers territory.
Sun Sports can be found in Tallahassee on Comcast channel 28 and nationally on DirecTV channel 649 and the Dish Network channel 422. FSN Florida can be seen in Tallahassee on Comcast channel 29 and nationally on DirecTV channel 654 and Dish Network channel 423.
Florida State will get its first live action of the 2008 season in an exhibition game against the University of Georgia on Friday, August 15 at 2:00 pm at the Seminole Soccer Complex before kicking off the regular season schedule at home against UCF on Friday, August 22. Game time for the season opener is 7:00 pm.