FOX Sports Net Florida Announces April Programming Schedule

Sunrise, FL (March 20, 2000) FOX Sports Net has something for all sports fans in April. With the 2000 Major League Baseball regular season underway in April, FOX Sports Net will bring baseball fans 28 live match ups featuring 16 Florida Marlins, 9 Tampa Bay Devil Rays and 3 FOX Thursday Night Baseball telecasts. This schedule includes 6 doubleheaders on FOX Sports Net in April.

The NHL’s Florida Panthers will wind up their regular season on FOX Sports Net with four televised games in April. The Panthers will continue their Stanley Cup pursuit and FOX Sports Net will follow the first two rounds of the playoffs. The telecast schedule is to be announced in the coming weeks

On Tuesday, April 25th, FOX Sports Net will debut FOX SPORTS NEWS live every night at 10PM and Midnight, or immediately following any live programming scheduled at that time. Veteran sportscaster Keith Olbermann teams up with Kevin Frazier for the 10pm show and Chris Myers and Steve Lyons partner for the Midnight show. FOX Sports Net Baseball Today will also debut April 25th at 5:00pm with the latest Major League Baseball news from around the country.

NCAA baseball fans can enjoy six live telecasts featuring the University of Miami, the University of South Florida, the University of Central Florida and Florida State University. In-state rivalries on FOX Sports Net include #1 FSU heading south to Miami to take on the 1999 defending champion Hurricanes and the USF Bulls play host to the UCF Knights.

Other highlights of the month include live PGA Tour coverage of the MCI Classic from Hilton Head, the Greater Greensboro Chrysler Classic and the Shell Houston Open. Tennis fans can hit the court with live coverage of the WTA Tour Family Circle Cup from Hilton Head. The NFL Europe season gets started in April and FOX Sports Net will bring fans a live matchup between Rhein and Amsterdam. FOX Sports Net will also televise the “Heisman Trophy” of college basketball with the John R. Wooden Awards Show from Los Angeles.

Weekly FOX Sports Net shows include the new SPORTS GENIUSES weeknights at 6:00pm, The Last Word with Jim Rome weeknights at 6:30 and 11:30pm, Marlins Weekly Sunday mornings at 10:30am followed by Devil Rays Magazine at 11:00am, The Daily Sports Source weekdays at Noon, Goin’ Deep with Chris Myers on Sunday evenings, Sunday Night Fights at 8:00pm,Hardcore Baseball on Tuesdays at 5:30pm and many more action-packed weekly shows for all sports fans.

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The following page highlights FOX Sports Net’s April programming schedule:

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL: Includes Tampa Bay Devil Rays, Florida Marlins and Thursday Night Baseball. Pre-game show immediately precedes all Marlins and Devil Rays games.

Tues. 4/1 San Francisco @ Marlins 7:00pm
Wed. 4/5 Devil Rays @ Minnesota 8:00pm
Thur. 4/6 San Francisoc @ Marlins 1:00pm
Thur. 4/6 San Diego @ NY Mets 7:00pm
Fri. 4/7 Colorado @ Marlins 7:00pm
Sat. 4/8 Cleveland @ Devil Rays 4:00pm
Mon. 4/10 Marlins @ Milwaukee 2:00pm
Wed. 4/12 Marlins @ Milwaukee 7:00pm
Thur. 4/13 Chicago W. Sox @ Devil Rays 12:00pm
Thur. 4/13 Texas @ NY Yankees 7:00pm
Fri. 4/14 Marlins @ Chicago Cubs 3:00pm
Fri. 4/14 Devil Rays @ Detroit 7:00pm
Sat. 4/15 Marlins @ Chicago Cubs 2:00pm
Mon. 4/17 Marlins @ Chicago Cubs 2:00pm
Mon. 4/17 Devil Rays @ Baltimore 7:00pm
Wed. 4/19 Devil Rays @ Baltimore 7:00pm
Thur. 4/20 Pittsburgh @ Marlins 7:00pm
Fri. 4/21 Philadelphia @ Marlins 7:00pm
Sun. 4/23 Philadelphia @ Marlins 1:00pm
Mon. 4/24 Philadelphia @ Marlins 7:00pm
Tues. 4/25 San Francisco @ Marlins 7:00pm
Wed. 4/26 Devil Rays @ Kansas City 8:00pm
Thur. 4/27 Devil Rays @ Anaheim 10:00pm
Fri. 4/28 Marlins @ Los Angeles 10:00pm
Sat. 4/29 Devil Rays @ Anaheim 10:00pm
Sun. 4/30 Marlins @ Los Angeles 4:00pm

NHL’S FLORIDA PANTHERS as they continue their pursuit of the Stanley Cup Playoffs (Territorial Restrictions Apply) Televised Playoff Games to be announced on FOX Sports Net

Sat. 4/1 Panthers Tonight! Tampa Bay @ Florida 7:00pm
Mon. 4/3 Panthers Tonight! New Jersey @ Florida 7:00pm
Sat. 4/8 Panthers Tonight! Florida @ New Jersey 12:30pm
Sun. 4/9 Panthers Tonight! Florida @ NY Islanders 11:30am


Sat. 4/1 Louisville @ South Florida 1:00pm
Sun. 4/5 Louisville @ South Florida 1:00pm
Tue. 4/11 Central Florida @ South Florida 7:00pm
Fri. 4/14 Florida State @ Miami (same day delayed) 10:30pm
Sat. 4/15 Florida State @ Miami 7:00pm
Sun. 4/16 St. Louis @ South Florida 1:00pm
Sat. 4/29 UNCC @ South Florida 1:00pm
Sun. 4/30 Long Beach State @ Miami 7:30pm


Sun. 4/2 Debut of Marlins Weekly (runs throughout the season)

Sun. 4/2 Sebut of Devil Rays Magazine (runs throughout the season) 11:00am
Fri. 4/7 John R. Wooden Awards Show – from Los Angeles 10:00pm
Sun. 4/9 Univ. of Miami Post Season Basketball Special 6:30pm
Thur. 4/13 PGA Tour-MCI Classic from Hilton Head, SC Live 4:00pm
Thur. & Fri.
4/20 & 4/21
WTA Tour – Family Circle Cup from Hilton Head 1:30pm
Thur. & Fri. 4/20 & 4/21 PGA Tour – Greater Greensboro Chrysler Classic Live 3:30pm
Sat. 4/22 NFL Europe: Rhein @ Amsterdam Live 1:00pm
Tue. 4/25 Dbut of FOX Sports Net Baseball Today Live 5:00pm
Tue. 4/25 Debut of FOX SPORTS NEWS Live 10:00pm & 12:00am
Thur. & Fri.
4/27 & 4/28
PGA Tour-Shell Houston Open from The Woodlands Live 4:00pm


Michelle Stevens
Communications Manager