CLEVELAND – Mid-American Conference Football returns to Fox Sports Net as the regional sports leader today announced it will televise five games during the 2003 season. Steve Liverani, senior vice president and general manager, Fox Sports Net Ohio, made the announcement.
Fox Sports Net kicks-off the 2003 Mid-American Conference football schedule on Saturday, October 25 @ 2:30 pm as Western Michigan hosts Marshall.
Marshall is the six-time defending East Division champion as well as the defending MAC champion. Western Michigan is a challenger for the West Division title, a crown the Broncos won in 1999 and 2000.
Talent for the game will be Dave Weekley (play-by-play), Charles Arbuckle (color) and Sharon Thorsland (sideline reporter). Additional MAC Games of the Week on Fox Sports Net will air on November 8 at noon, November 15 at 3:00 pm, November 22 at 2:30 pm, and November 28 at 11:00 am. Teams TBA.
Fox Sports Net Ohio reaches more than 4.5 million households in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, western Pennsylvania, western New York, and West Virginia. Fox Sports Net Ohio's programming includes the Cleveland Indians, Cincinnati Reds, Columbus Blue Jackets, and Cleveland Cavaliers, The Best Damn Sports Show Period, NASCAR and 54321. Fox Sports Net Ohio is managed by Rainbow Media Holdings LLC.
A leader in sports, news and entertainment programming, Rainbow Media Holdings LLC is a subsidiary of Cablevision Systems Corporation (NYSE:CVC). Rainbow Media owns and manages national networks: AMC, Fuse, IFC (The Independent Film Channel) and WE: Women's Entertainment, as well as Mag Rack, a collection of on-demand video magazines. Rainbow Media's other businesses include its regional programming services – MetroChannels, News 12 Networks and Rainbow Sports Networks – in addition to the Rainbow Advertising Sales Corporation and Rainbow Network Communications. Rainbow Media is also a 50 percent partner in Fox Sports Net.