Jan. 23, 2012
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (seminoles.com) – As part of the Atlantic Coast Conference’s enhanced television package, the Florida State University softball team will now have six regular-season games aired on ESPN platforms as well as all of its conference tournament matchups in 2012.
The ACC announced in the early afternoon that at least 14 ACC softball games are scheduled to be on an ESPN platform or on the ACC’s Regional Sports Network this season. The total is a new record for the conference.
“We are very excited to have this additional exposure for our program as well as for the conference,” FSU softball head coach Lonni Alameda said as she enters her fourth year in Tallahassee. “Having the extra publicity on any ESPN platform is very important for our ballclub. Through the amount of regular-season games as well as the possible amount of conference tournament games on television; our program can continue to promote itself on a national level.”
For the first time, all seven games of the ACC Championship on May 10-12 in Chapel Hill, N.C., will be on television. The four quarterfinal games on the first day of the tournament will be split between RSN and ESPN3. Both of the semifinals will be on RSN, and the ACC Championship will be on ESPN2.
RSN, which reaches up to 24 million households, includes Fox Sports South, Sun Sports, Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic and NESN. All ACC games on RSN will also be available on ESPN3 in locations beyond the RSN territory.
FSU softball’s two ESPNU contests at home against North Carolina (April 2 at 7 p.m.) and Georgia Tech (April 16 at 7 p.m.) had previously been announced by the conference. The additional four games include the Sunday doubleheaders versus both UNC (April 1) and Georgia Tech (April 15) that will air on ESPN3.
In addition to the events announced Monday, other games may be carried by the ACC Digital Network and by the regional cable partners of various ACC institutions. A complete listing of those games will be announced at a later date.
The Seminoles begin their 2012 slate on Friday, Feb. 10, with the first Seminole Classic at JoAnne Graf Field. FSU takes on Stephen F. Austin in its season opener at 12:15 p.m., followed by a 2:30 p.m. first pitch against Ole Miss.