(SUNRISE, FL) – Fox Sports Net Florida, the cable television home of the University of Miami, will continue its in-depth coverage of the Hurricanes as the team heads to Pasadena for the national championship game. Two exclusive programs – A QUEST FOR THE ROSES: THE UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI'S RUN FOR THE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP, and FLORIDA SPORTS TONIGHT: ROSE BOWL SPECIAL – and comprehensive reporting from California will air on Fox Sports Net leading up to the big game on January 3.
Fox Sports Net Florida's Rose Bowl coverage begins Friday, December 28 at 6:00pm with A QUEST FOR THE ROSES, a 30-minute show hosted by the FLORIDA SPORTS REPORT'S Joe Zagacki. Viewers will see a game-by-game analysis of the Hurricanes 2001 undefeated season and have a chance to preview the Rose Bowl match up against Nebraska with head coach Larry Coker. Encore presentations of A QUEST FOR THE ROSES will air Saturday, December 29 at 9:00am, Sunday, December 30 at 12:30pm, and Thursday, January 3 at 3:30pm.
On Thursday, January 3 at 6:30pm, Fox Sports Net Florida will present a special edition of FLORIDA SPORTS TONIGHT devoted entirely to that night's Rose Bowl. Anchors Dave Benz, Randy McIlvoy and the Fox Sports Net team will bring viewers a complete preview of the number-one ranked Hurricanes' run at the national championship. FLORIDA SPORTS TONIGHT's Joe Zagacki and former Hurricane and Heisman trophy winner Gino Torretta will be live on-location from the Rose Bowl.
The FLORIDA SPORTS REPORT, which airs nightly at 10:00pm on Fox Sports Net, will begin its Rose Bowl coverage from Pasadena on Saturday, December 29 with reports from Joe Zagacki continuing through game day, Thursday, January 3.
Fox Sports Net Florida reaches more than 3.8 million households in Florida. Fox Sports Net Florida is managed by Rainbow Sports Networks, a division of Cablevision's Rainbow Media Holdings, Inc. Fox Sports Net Florida's programming includes Major League Baseball's Florida Marlins and Tampa Bay Devil Rays; the National Hockey League's Florida Panthers; the University of Miami, and the University of South Florida, along with select NASCAR and PGA Tour coverage.
Fox Sports Net reaches more than 78 million households nationwide and is a service of National Sports Partners, equally owned by Cablevision's Rainbow Media Holdings, Inc. and Fox. Rainbow Sports Networks incorporates Rainbow's 50% ownership of Fox Sports Net and Fox Sports National Advertising, and the ownership and management of Fox Sports Net regional networks in five of the nation's largest markets: Chicago, Florida, Ohio, New England and San Francisco.