, February 23, 2000

FOX Sport Net Announces Powerful Debut Programming Schedule

Sunrise, FL (February 23, 2000) SportsChannel Florida will be relaunched as FOX Sports Net on March 1st at 6:30pm. March will bring FOX Sports Net viewers the most powerful March programming lineup in the 24-hour regional sports network’s history.

As Florida’s exclusive FOX Sports Net affiliate, viewers will continue to enjoy live coverage of Florida’s “Home Teams” including the Florida Panthers, Tampa Bay Devil Rays, Florida Marlins, University of Miami, University of South Florida and the University of North Florida. In addition, viewers will now have access to a wide variety of exciting national and regional sports programming.

FOX Sports Net’s March schedule features the debut of national FOX Sports Net programming including The Last Word with Jim Rome, Goin’ Deep with Chris Meyers, Hardcore Baseball and Sports Geniuses. FOX SPORTS NEWS with Keith Olbermann will debut in Florida on April 25th. Local, regional events include the NHL’s Florida Panthers as they march towards the Stanley Cup Playoffs, live Florida Marlins and Tampa Bay Devil Rays spring training as well as MLB Opening Day live from Japan when the NY Mets face the Chicago Cubs, the FHSAA Girl’s and Boy’s Basketball Championships, extensive coverage of March Madness and much more!

Please refer to the following guidelines for listings and video courtesy as of March 1st:

3-Letter Video courtesy
FSN Fox Sports Net

March highlights on FOX Sports Net includes:

NHL’s FLORIDA PANTHERS as they continue their pursuit to the Stanley Cup Playoffs (Territorial Restrictions Apply)

Wed. 3/1 Panthers Tonight! Toronto @ Florida 7:00pm
Tue. 3/7 Panthers Tonight! Florida @ Washington 7:00pm
Fri. 3/10 Panthers Tonight! Florida @ Tampa Bay 7:00pm
Sat. 3/11 Panthers Tonight! Chicago @ Florida 7:00pm
Thur. 3/16 Panthers Tonight! Florida @ Pittsburgh 7:00pm
Sat. 3/18 Panthers Tonight! Florida @ NY Islanders 6:30pm
Sun. 3/19 Panthers Tonight! Florida @ New Jersey 7:00pm
Tue. 3/21 Panthers Tonight! Florida @ NY Rangers 7:00pm
Thur. 3/23 Panthers Tonight! Florida @ Boston 6:30pm
Sat. 3/25 Panthers Tonight! Montreal @ Florida 7:00pm
Wed. 3/29 Panthers Tonight! Dallas @ Florida 6:30pm
Fri. 3/31 Panthers Tonight! Ottawa @ Florida 7:00pm

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL: Includes Tampa Bay Devil Rays and Florida Marlins Spring Training and MLB Opening Day Live from Japan

Sat. 3/4 Atlanta Braves vs. Devil Rays 1:00pm
Sun. 3/5 Florida Marlins vs. Baltimore Orioles 1:00pm
Sat. 3/11 Boston Red Sox vs. Devil Rays 1:00pm
Sun. 3/12 Detroit Tigers vs. Florida Marlins 1:00pm
Sun. 3/19 NY Mets vs. Florida Marlins 1:00pm
Sat. 3/25 Cincinnati vs. Devil Rays 1:00pm
Wed. 3/29 MLB Opening Day live from Japan:
NY Mets vs. Chicago Cubs
Thur. 3/30 MLB Opening Day live from Japan:
NY Mets vs. Chicago Cubs

NCAA BASKETBALL: March Madness coverage

Thur. 3/2 Pac-10 Men’s Basketball:
UCLA @ California
Sat. 3/4 Memphis @ South Florida 7:00pm
Mon. 3/6 Big East Women’s Basketball:
Semifinal Doubleheader
Wed. 3/8 Conference USA Tournament:

Game #1 1:00pm Game #3 7:00pm
Game #2 3:30pm Game #4 9:30 pm
Thur. 3/9 Conference USA Tournament: Game #5 1:00pm Game #7 7:00pm
Game #6 3:30pm Game #8 9:30pm
Fri. 3/10 Conference USA Semifinals: Game # 1 11:00pm Game #2 1:00am
Sat. 3/11 WAC Men’s Basketball Tournament: TBA 11:00pm


Sat. 3/4 FHSAA Girl’s Basketball Finals: Tape Delayed
Class A-5:00pm Class 3A-9:00pm Class 5A-10:30pm
Sun. 3/5 Class 2A-5:00pm Class 4A-7:00pm Class 6A-8:30pm
Sun. 3/12 FHSAA Boy’s Basketball Finals: Tape Delayed
Class A-5:00pm Class 3A- 7:00pm Class 5A- 8:30pm
Mon. 3/13 Class 2A-5:00pm Class 4A- 7:00pm Class 6A-8:30pm


Sun. 3/5 ATP Tour: Citrix Tennis Champ. Final-Delray Bch 10pm TD
Sun. 3/12 Formula One Championship Racing:
Australian Grand Prix from Melbourne, Australia
10am TD
Sun. 3/26 Brazilian Grand Prix from San Paolo, Brazil 11:30am
Fri. 3/17 NCAA Baseball: Michigan @ Miami 7:00pm
Wed. 3/22 NCAA Baseball: Northwestern @ Miami 7:00pm


Wed. 3/1 The Last Word with Jim Rome 11:30pm
Sun. 3/5 Goin’ Deep with Chris Meyers 12:00am
Sun. 3/26 Sunday Night Fights 8:00pm
Mon. 3/27 Sports Geniuses 6:00pm
Thur. 3/30 Hardcore Baseball 7:30pm



Michelle Freeman Stevens
SportsChannel Florida