FOX Sports Arizona Will Televise ASU's First Two Football Games Of The Season In HD

Aug. 21, 2009

TEMPE, Ariz. - FOX Sports Arizona has announced plans to televise Arizona State University's first two football games of the upcoming season in High Definition. The Sun Devils will host Idaho State on Saturday, Sept. 5 and Louisiana-Monroe on Saturday, Sept 19. Both games will start at 7 p.m.

Beginning this season, long-time Arizona television personality Tom Leander will be FOX Sports Arizona's new play-by-play announcer for ASU football games. He will be joined by former Arizona State All-America offensive lineman Juan Roque, who will serve as the analyst for the third consecutive year.

By adding these two games to its 2009 college football television schedule, the Sun Devils now have two local telecasts on FOX Sports Arizona and two other games that will be nationally televised by FSN. In addition to the Idaho State and Louisiana-Monroe match-ups, ASU's games against Washington (Oct. 17 at 7:15 p.m.) and at Stanford (Oct. 24 at 7:15 p.m.) are FSN national telecasts that will be available in High Definition.

FOX Sports Arizona is the exclusive television home of ASU athletics and its unmatched 2009-10 television coverage of the Sun Devils kicks off on Monday, Aug. 24, at 6:30 & 9:30 p.m. with Arizona State Sun Devils College Football Preview. A half-hour look ahead to ASU's season, it is hosted by Jody Jackson and features a piece on senior defensive end Dexter Davis, a behind the scenes look at the making of the ASU season ticket commercial, Dennis Erickson talking about the quarterback situation and Juan Roque giving his keys to a successful season. Finally, the show breaks down the race for the Pac-10 Conference title.

Then on Saturday, Aug 29, four of ASU's wins from last season will be highlighted with encore presentations of Sun Devil Rewind. They will air consecutively in a two-hour block beginning at 10:30 p.m. with the victory over Northern Arizona, followed by Stanford (11 p.m.), Washington (11:30 p.m.) and Washington State (12 a.m.)

More ASU football games could be added to FOX Sports Arizona's telecast schedule during the season as many windows are yet to be filled. Currently, there are three other games that have a possibility of being televised on the network, pending the 6-day and 12-day television selection process, including: Oct. 3 - Oregon State; Oct. 10 - at Washington State; Oct. 31 - California

FOX Sports Arizona televises the most regional sports action in the state and is the exclusive local cable television home of the Arizona Diamondbacks, Phoenix Suns, Phoenix Coyotes, Arizona Cardinals, Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University and Phoenix Mercury. FOX Sports Arizona is currently seen in 2.8 million households in Arizona & New Mexico and can also be seen across the country via home satellite services.

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