May 2, 2008 - by
Florida State Seminoles Spring Football Goes “Under The Lights” On Sun Sports

May 2, 2008

Orlando. FL –

Back for the third consecutive year, Sun Sports’ acclaimed UNDER THE LIGHTS®: SEMINOLES SPRING FOOTBALL gives Seminole fans a sneak peek at the team as they get set for the 2008 college football season.  Hosted by Sun Sports’ Tom Block, this season’s UNDER THE LIGHTS®: SEMINOLES SPRING FOOTBALL premieres on Monday, May 5 at 8:30pm with multiple encore presentations throughout the month, including 5/10, 5:30pm; 5/12, 1pm, 5/14, 5pm, 5/16, 10pm, and 5/17, 10pm (ET).

Sun Sports’ cameras followed three players who were looking to make a huge impact this spring.  Looking to make the most of his last spring, senior quarterback Drew Weatherford’s play came to an unfortunate and premature end.  Because of Drew’s absence, former scout team quarterback Christian Ponder looks to capitalize to become the Seminoles’ starting quarterback.   With the unprecedented access only Sun Sports can provide, Ponder wore a microphone during select scrimmages as he made his push for the starting position. 

UNDER THE LIGHTS® also follows the highly recruited and early enrolled freshman linebacker Nigel Bradham, who experienced his first spring wearing the Garnet and Gold.  Fans will see what it’s like to go into the practice fields and the weight room with Bradham as he attempts to impress his teammates and coaches with his attitude and athletic ability.   

Plus, Sun Sports’ cameras were granted exclusive access into FSU’s offensive coordinator/quarterback coach Jimbo Fisher’s film sessions to find out his first impressions.

Not only does the show offer early insight from the players and coaches on the `Noles upcoming season, it also offers fans a backstage pass from FSU spring football practice in Tallahassee.  It’s a show unlike any other offering rare access, letting fans see and hear first-hand what goes on as Sun Sports goes inside the locker room, into the conditioning room, around campus and closer to the action, uncovering the personalities of players and coaches.


UNDER THE LIGHTS®: SEMINOLE SPRING FOOTBALL premieres statewide 5/5, 8:30pm with replays scheduled on Sun Sports 5/10, 5:30pm; 5/12,1pm; 5/14, 5pm;  5/16, 10pm; 5/17, 10pm; 5/19, 8:30pm; 5/28, 9:30pm 5/31, 6pm; 6/6, 8pm; and 6/21, 6pm (ET).

The Emmy Award-winning UNDER THE LIGHTS® series draws upon Sun Sports’ longstanding television partnerships with many of the state’s professional and collegiate teams providing viewers with a behind-the-scenes look at some of Florida’s top sports stories and newsmakers away from the playing fields.  Given unparalleled access by the schools, coaches and teams, the series allows viewers to witness preparations rarely seen by anyone outside the teams/programs. 

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