Sun Devils Season Opener To Be Televised By FSN Arizona

Aug. 23, 2005

TEMPE, Ariz. - FSN Arizona has announced plans to televise the Arizona State/Temple football game on Thursday, Sept. 1, from Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe. It's the season opener for both teams and will be the centerpiece of a huge night of ASU football programming on FSN AZ that night.

It all gets underway at 6 p.m. when FSN Arizona airs the Dr. Pepper Fox College Sports Arizona State Sun Devils 2005. A 30-minute preview of the upcoming season for ASU football, the national program is produced by FSN and includes reporting from Jody Jackson. Right after that, it's on to Sun Devil Stadium and the Arizona Sports Report studios for a live 30-minute pre-game show that sets the stage for the Sun Devils & Owls match-up.

ASU & Temple kick off at 7 p.m. and features FSN Arizona's first-year ASU football announcing team of Trey Bender & Danny White. It marks Bender's debut as the play-by-play announcer for Sun Devil football, while the Arizona State legend and College Football Hall of Famer White returns for a second season as analyst. FSN AZ's Jody Jackson serves as sideline reporter for the game.

This entire night of ASU football will be delivered to FSN Arizona's 1.8 million households in Arizona & New Mexico and can be seen across the country by viewers who have the requisite home satellite sports packages via DIRECTV and DISH.

By adding the ASU/Temple game, the Sun Devils now have two television appearances on FSN Arizona or FSN scheduled for the upcoming season - and more could be added while the season progresses as many television windows are yet to be filled. Besides the Temple contest that is set for a regional telecast, the annual Arizona/Arizona State game will be again be seen by a national television audience on FSN and it can be seen Friday, Nov. 25, at 1 p.m.

FSN Arizona continues to televise the most regional sports action in the state, airing approximately 1,200 hours of original local programming a year. The network is the exclusive cable television home of the Arizona Diamondbacks, Phoenix Suns, Arizona Cardinals, Phoenix Coyotes, Arizona Rattlers, Arizona State University, University of Arizona and the nightly Arizona Sports Report. The network is currently seen in 1.8 million households in Arizona & New Mexico and can also be seen across the country via home satellite services. Nationally, FSN reaches more than 81 million homes through its network of 20 regional sports channels.

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