FSN Florida Hosts Premier Line-Up of Saturday College Football

Regional Network Will Televise #1 Ranked USC and #3 Oklahoma; Full Day Packed With Pre-game Shows and Live Game Coverage

(SUNRISE, FL) – FSN Florida announced today an impressive slate of college football programming scheduled to air on the regional sports network this Saturday, October 23.

FSN's exclusive Pac 10 college football programming lineup boasts the #1 ranked and defending National Champion, the University of Southern California Trojans, hosting the University of Washington Huskies at the Coliseum in Southern California. Heisman Trophy favorite, Matt Leinart, leads the high powered USC offense under head coach Pete Carroll, while Huskies head coach Keith Gilbertson looks for success from quarterback Isaiah Stanback's outstanding option game to snap USC's 15 game win streak. Live game coverage begins at 6:30 PM with Barry Tompkins calling the play-by-play and Petros Papadakis providing the color commentary.

At 1:00 PM, FSN's Big 12 coverage begins with the #3 ranked University of Oklahoma Sooners taking on the Kansas University Jayhawks live from Norman, Oklahoma. Led by the 2003 Heisman Trophy winner quarterback Jason White, the unbeaten Sooners host their homecoming against a Jayhawks' defense, spearheaded by top Big 12 linebacker Gabriel Toomey. This match-up also marks the first meeting against Oklahoma for Kansas head coach Mark Mangino, the former offensive coordinator for the Sooners. FSN's Joel Meyers will call the play-by-play with Dave Lapham providing game analysis.

FSN Florida's College Football Saturday begins with the Bubba Burger Blitz, an hour long college football preview show airing at 9:30 AM, featuring former University of Miami quarterback Gino Torretta; former Florida State defensive back Leroy Butler; former Florida Gator All-American Brad Culpepper and host Frank Frangie. In addition to the analysis of national marquee match-ups of the day, the panel provides an in-depth focus on Florida college football. With Florida (at Wake Forest), Miami (at NC State) and Florida State (at Mississippi State), fans will get extensive insight and analysis to begin their college football day.

College football coverage continues on FSN Florida at 11:30 AM with Hurricane Game Day with Larry Coker. In addition to reviewing last week's game, Coach Coker will provide insights to the upcoming match-up of the #2 ranked Hurricanes against North Carolina State.

Coverage continues at 12:30 PM with College Football Saturday Kickoff, hosted by Mike Goldberg and analysts Kellen Winslow and Billy Ray Smith, Jr. FSN's weekly pre-game college football show is telecast prior to FSN's first college game of the day. In addition to previewing the FSN games, College Football Saturday Kickoff takes a look at the top 25 match-ups. College Football Saturday Kickoff returns at 6:00pm with a primetime edition to review the day's highlights provide up to the minute scores and preview the Washington @ USC game at 6:30 PM.

FSN Florida's College Football Programming on Saturday, Oct 23 – Lineup by Time:

9:30 AM

Bubba Burger Blitz

11:30 AM

Hurricane Game Day with Larry Cokera

12:30 PM

College Football Saturday Kickoff: Early Edition

1:00 PM

Big 12: Kansas @ Oklahoma

6:00 PM

College Football Saturday Kickoff: Primetime Edition

6:30 PM

Pac 10: Washington @ USC

FSN Florida reaches over 5 million households in Florida. FSN 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, The Best Damn Sports Show Period, I, Max, The Sports List and NASCAR. FSN Florida is managed by Rainbow Sports Networks.

Rainbow Sports Networks is a division of Rainbow Media Holdings LLC, a subsidiary of Cablevision Systems Corporation (NYSE:CVC). FSN reaches more than 81 million households nationwide and is a service of National Sports Partners, equally owned by Rainbow Media Holdings LLC and Fox Entertainment Group. Rainbow Sports Networks incorporates Rainbow's 50% ownership in FSN and FSN National Advertising and the ownership and management of FSN regional networks in five of the nation's largest markets: Chicago, San Francisco, New England, Ohio and Florida.

Press Contacts

  • Diana Hanford
    FSN Florida, Communications Manager