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CU-Florida State Game To Be Televised Nationally

May 22, 2007

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 BOULDER - The time and television arrangements are now set for the University of Colorado's 2007 football home opener against Florida State.


ESPN will televise the September 15 game nationally, the Seminoles first-ever visit to Folsom Field, with the kickoff time set for 8:00 p.m. mountain.


It will be ESPN's first telecast of a regular season Big 12 game; the last year the network had a contract with member schools was in 1995, when it was a television partner of the old Big 8 Conference.  Fox Sports Net, the primary prime-time outlet for Big 12 football, has farmed out up to five games in the past to another network for broadcast, most recently TBS. 


ESPN takes over in that role this season.  Previously, ESPN has broadcast Big 12 teams in bowl games, now-defunct preseason games, or those occasions where the Big 12 school is the road team.


Colorado now will have a minimum of two nationally televised games this fall, as the November 23 Nebraska game is already slated for ABC with a 10:00 a.m. kickoff.  Arrangements for other non-conference games have not been finalized, as the networks have until June 15 to make their decisions for the first three weeks in September; the rest of the games come under the ABC/FSN umbrella and are selected either 12 or six days in advance.