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Fox Sports Net New England Heads Into Football Season With a New England Sports Tonight Tailgating Special Featuring Todd English
and the Kickoff of The New England Tailgate

Bobby Bowden Profiled on Beyond The Glory


New England Sports Tonight kicks off Labor Day week with a tailgate special. Uber chef Todd English of Olives fame will grill from the Fox Sports Net back lot and offer his tailgating tips to Greg & Gary. The show airs Monday night at 6:30 and 10:00 p.m. with repeats at 7:00 and 10:30 p.m.

For the remainder of the week, Greg & Gary will preview the Patriots season opener against Drew Bledsoe and the Buffalo Bills, the crucial Sox/Yankee series in the Bronx and Robert Parish’s induction into the Basketball Hall of Fame.

Glenn Ordway hosts the 7th season of the New England Tailgate on Fox Sports Net beginning Thursday, September 4, at 7:00 p.m. Ordway will again be joined by Fred Smerlas and Steve DeOssie as New England Patriots and NFL Football fans will get the weekly lowdown on the Pats’ upcoming games, along with expert analysis and inside news from Foxboro. The New England Tailgate will re-run Friday, September 5 at 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, September 6 at 8:30 p.m.

College football returns to Fox Sports Net this week and the network’s new-look pre-game show reports all the happenings in college football each Saturday. COLLEGE FOOTBALL SATURDAY KICKOFF is regularly telecast 30 minutes prior to FSN’s first college game of the day and provides all the highlights and scores from that day’s action. The show debuts Saturday, Aug. 30 at 6:30 PM, ET before pre-season No. 1 Oklahoma takes on North Texas. Mike Goldberg hosts along with analysts Kellen Winslow and Billy Ray Smith.

This weekend’s College Football action on Fox Sports Net:

Saturday, August 30

7:00 PM ET

Big 12 National: North Texas at Oklahoma
(Bill Land PXP, Gary Reasons, analyst)

Sunday, August 31

7:00 PM ET

Big 12 National: New Mexico State at Texas
(Joel Meyers PXP, Dave Lapham, analyst)

Florida State head coach Bobby Bowden, a college football legend, shares his story on this week’s installment of Fox Sports Net’s critically acclaimed documentary series BEYOND THE GLORY (Sunday, Aug. 31 at 9:00 PM local time). Bowden discusses growing up and playing football in the South, his failure and success on the football field, the pressure of being a head coach and the importance of family. This season marks his 28th at Florida State and Bowden has compiled 259 victories with the Seminoles, winning two national championship teams (1993 and 1999). His 332 career victories rank second among the list of all-time winningest coaches in Division 1-A, trailing only Penn State’s Joe Paterno. Those interviewed in addition to Bowden include Florida State assistant coach Billy Sexton, former Florida State Athletic Director Bob Goin, former Florida State players Derrick Brooks and Charlie Ward, wife Ann, sons Tommy, Terry and Jeffd daughter Robyn Hines.

  • Bobby Bowden on his coaching style: “The one thing that I’ve tired to do in coaching is not let public opinion tell me what to do. I’m going to do what I think is best for us, and I’m going to try to do what’s right.”

  • Tommy Bowden on his father’s success at Florida State: “A lot of people thought (his success) was a flash in the pan, but he didn’t sustain tradition or history…he built it.”

  • Derrick Brooks on playing for Florida State: “We’re (former FSU players) not silent about where we’ve come from…we brag. You do feel special…you feel a part of that fraternity.”

– Loaded with 90 minutes of up-to-the-minute racing news and trackside analysis, Fox Sports Net’s pre-race program NASCAR THIS MORNING previews this Sunday’s Winston Cup race from Darlington. On Sunday, Aug. 31 at 10:30 AM ET (live), John Roberts hosts alongside NTM crew Chad Little and Barry Dodson, pit reporter Winston Kelley and reporters Krista Voda and Sean Pragano. This week’s show features a look at how Winston Cup drivers and crew chiefs spend their precious spare time during a race weekend, as well as Dodson explaining the 7 Post Shaker Jig and how it may give one team a leg up on the competition this weekend. Ricky Craven joins the show live to re-live his amazing last lap finish with Kurt Busch the last time they visited Darlington.

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