COX SPORTS TELEVISION ANNOUNCES COLLEGE FOOTBALL SCHEDULE FOR 2012
NEW ORLEANS (August 23, 2012) - Cox Sports Television announced today the network’s most comprehensive college football schedule since inception in 2002. Represented on the 2012 schedule will be nearly 100 games from more than 11 conferences and 12 coaches/magazine shows. If you are a college football fan, CST is the place to be this fall.
As always, CST’s coverage of the LSU Tigers continues to be a huge draw for the fans of the Bayou Bengals. As the regional sports network home for the Tigers, CST will again feature full game replays of each contest Sunday and Wednesday nights. The replays, which are very popular among the purple and gold fanatics, begin Sunday, September 2 with a replay of the 2011 SEC Champions versus North Texas from Tiger Stadium. Award-winning announcer Lyn Rollins will return with play-by-play duties, while former Tiger Greg Bowser will provide game analysis.
Highlighting the schedule again this year is live SEC football. CST begins its third season of SEC football on Saturday, September 8, with the Kentucky Wildcats hosting Kent State. Kick-off in Lexington is scheduled for 6:30 p.m., central time.
Additional highlights of the schedule include LIVE games featuring Tulane, Louisiana-Lafayette and Louisiana Tech. The Green Wave will go against in-state foe ULM on September 29 and face East Carolina on November 17, while R+L Carries New Orleans Bowl Champion Louisiana-Lafayette faces rival ULM on November 3. The Bulldogs see action on the network against UNLV on October 6 and Idaho on October 20.
The Arkansas Razorbacks continue to get extensive coverage on CST this season. Razorback full game replays are aired every Tuesday night at 7pm and Wednesdays at Noon. Hog fans can also tune in each week for Inside Razorback Football with John L. Smith Tuesdays at 10:30pm.
Since 2009, the New Orleans-based Sun Belt Conference has been a part of the college football landscape on CST. This fall, the Sun Belt Network will be comprised of a seven-game schedule highlighted by 5-time league champion Troy against FIU on October 20.
CST is home for the entire Jaguar Nation. The Southern Jaguars and head coach Stump Mitchell look to restore the roar on the Bluffs and CST will have the Jags on air with a three-game replay schedule. The Jags will make their CST debut on October 14 with a Homecoming matchup against Texas-Southern and will follow that up the next week against Arkansas-Pine Bluff. The final Southern game on the network will be the home finale against Alabama State on November 10.
The college football landscape is ever-changing and the Big East Conference is great example. CST covers the league each weekend with the Big East Conference Game of the Week beginning with UMass at Connecticut on September 1 followed by a LIVE doubleheader on September 8 (N.C. State at UConn and Howard at Rutgers).
Also featured on the schedule will be contests from the Gulf South along with Notre Dame replays Wednesdays at Noon.
The complete 2012 College Football schedule is attached.
In addition to LIVE and replayed games on CST this season, the network will also feature coaches shows that give fans and viewers a behind-the-scenes look at their favorite programs. Tiger fans can hear from Les Miles each Wednesday at his weekly press conference and tune in to get more from Inside LSU Football. Nick Saban (The Nick Saban Show), Kevin Sumlin (The Aggie Football Show), John L. Smith (Inside Razorback Football) are also on the programming schedule with their weekly shows. The full list of shows is attached. More shows may be added as the season approaches.
CST Tonight!, the network’s weekly hour-long show hosted by Victor Howell and Paul Crane from the Louisiana CAT Studios, continues to be the ultimate highlight show for all college football fans. During the LIVE 60 minutes of coverage, CST Tonight’s stable of reporters will bring the day’s action to a close and begin talks of the next week’s contests.
About Cox Sports Television
The New Orleans-based sports network launched on October 28, 2002 in front of 450,000 Louisiana viewers. CST has grown over 400% to more than 2 million homes in the ten years since launch, making it one of the fastest growing regional sports networks in the south. CST is currently carried on video distributors in Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, Georgia, Florida, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Virginia and Missouri. CST is owned and operated by Cox Communications Louisiana, LLC. Initially targeted to be a Louisiana sports network, CST has secured collegiate, professional and high school events that have expanded the networks reach throughout the south. For more information about CST, please visit our website at http://www.coxsportstv.com.
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