Florida Tech At West Georgia On Regional TV
By Florida Tech // August 11, 2013
Game set for Oct. 31
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BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Florida Tech will have two televised games in its inaugural season this fall as the Panthers will play West Georgia on regional television, announced by the Gulf South Conference on Thursday.
The game, previously scheduled for Nov. 2, will now occur Oct. 31 at 7:30 p.m. ET in Carrollton, Ga.
The Panthers’ first televised game will be on the national stage, CBS Sports Network, Sept. 19 against fellow GSC member West Alabama.
The contest is scheduled for 8 p.m. ET at Palm Bay High School’s Pirate Stadium. It will mark FIT’s first-ever GSC match-up on the gridiron and the first NCAA Division II football game in the state of Florida.
“Anytime we can promote the Florida Tech brand in communities that might not be familiar with our institution is positive,” head coach Steve Englehart said.
“For us to play on national TV and follow that up with a regional TV game is going to be great for a first-year program. We’re honored to play against a solid team in West Georgia.”
The GSC game, which pits the Panthers against the Wolves, is one of 12 telecasts in the GSC-TV LIVE Game of the Week schedule. “We are delighted to continue our GSC-TV LIVE initiative,” GSC Commissioner Nate Salant said.
“We were the first conference in the entire NCAA to retain its broadcasting rights and create its own network, and we are again upping the total number of telecasts.
The 12 confirmed games is one more than last year’s record of 11. Our CEOs have bought into the recruiting and publicity advantages that regular telecasts brings into more than 11,000,000 households (70,000,000 when ESPN3 and ESPN Game Plan join in), and we think it’s one of the things that make the GSC special.”
“Anytime we can promote the Florida Tech brand in communities that might not be familiar with our institution is positive,” head coach Steve Englehart said. “For us to play on national TV and follow that up with a regional TV game is going to be great for a first-year program. We’re honored to play against a solid team in West Georgia.”
GSC-TV LIVE affiliates include Comcast/Charter Sports Southeast (CSS), Mediacom, Alabama Cable Network (ACN), TV-24 in Anniston, Ala. and CoxSports (CST). ESPN3 and ESPN Game Plan coverage is expected, but complete availability will be announced later this week.
The coverage maps can be found at the following links: CSS (Coverage Map), Mediacom (Coverage Map), ACN (Coverage Map), TV-24 (Coverage Map), CST (Coverage Map), ESPN3 (ESPN Game Plan). The FIT-West Georgia game will be shown live on CSS, CST, Mediacom and TV-24. ACN will be tape-delay.
2013 GSC-TV LIVE FOOTBALL GAME OF THE WEEK SCHEDULE
DATE DAY GAME
Sept. 5 Thursday Miles @ North Alabama
Sept. 7 Saturday Clark Atlanta @ West Alabama 12:00 p.m.
Sept. 12 Thursday Mars Hill @ Shorter
Sept. 21 Saturday Midwestern State @ West Georgia 7:30 p.m.
Sept. 28 Saturday Angelo State @ Valdosta State 7:00 p.m.
Oct. 3 Thursday Delta State @ West Alabama 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 10 Thursday Valdosta State @ West Alabama 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 19 Saturday Texas A&M-Kingsville @ North Alabama TBA
Oct. 24 Thursday Delta State @ Shorter
Oct. 31 Thursday Florida Tech @ West Georgia 7:30 p.m.
Nov. 7 Thursday UNC-Pembroke @ Valdosta State 7:30 p.m.
Nov. 14 Thursday Delta State @ West Georgia 7:30 p.m.
Notes: GSC teams in BOLD; All times Eastern; Schedule is subject to change
ESPN3 and ESPN Game Plan are TBD. Less than 60 season tickets are available for FIT’s inaugural 2013 season in the premium seating section located between the 30 and 40-yard lines at Pirate Stadium.
Tickets are $65 for adults and $40 for seniors ages 65 and above and children ages 5-16. Season tickets can be purchased by visiting FloridaTechSports.com, calling 321-674-8032 or stopping by the athletic offices at the Clemente Center Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. General admission single-game tickets for FIT’s six home games are not on sale just yet.