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Nov. 7, 2005

Beginning Monday, Nov. 7, FSN South will premiere a series of 30-minute special programs that provides an in-depth look into the 2005-06 men’s basketball season for each Southeastern Conference school. The SEC COLLEGE HOOPS PREVIEW: 2005 series will air in prime time across FSN South’s seven-state territory, reaching more than 11 million homes in Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.

Each edition of SEC COLLEGE HOOPS PREVIEW: 2005 will focus on one SEC school and will provide viewers with a review of that school’s ’04-05 season as well as offer insights, analysis and projections for the ’05-06 season. Shot largely on-location at the campus of each SEC school, the shows will also include profiles and interviews with the head coach and key players; a segment featuring several prominent former college basketball coaches and current telecast analysts; and key team story lines that may unfold during the season.

The SEC COLLEGE HOOPS PREVIEW: 2005 series will be hosted by Sage Steele and Julie Donaldson and will feature reports from FSN South’s SEC-TV reporter, Jenn Hildreth. FSN South college basketball analyst Barry Booker will interview coaches and players from each school, and FSNS college basketball analysts and former head coaches Bobby Cremins, Perry Clark and Eddie Fogler will offer their perspective on each team.

“The SEC basketball season is more than just a sport for millions of passionate fans across the South. It’s a seasonal preoccupation that consumes and dictates their livelihood for five months out of the year,” said Jeff Genthner, FSN South’s vice president and general manager. “This preview series represents FSN South’s commitment to providing the SEC and its millions of passionate fans with the most comprehensive television coverage available. We’re very excited to preview the coming season with these entertaining and insightful preview shows, and we look forward to the excitement and drama of the 2005-06 SEC basketball season.”

FSN South will televise 54 SEC men’s basketball games this season (including eight games from the conference tournament in Nashville), and the network’s SEC women’s telecasts will feature 26 regular season games, plus 10 matchups from the postseason tournament in North Little Rock, Ark.

The SEC COLLEGE HOOPS PREVIEW: 2005 series premieres on Monday, Nov. 7, with a prime time block of shows. The previews begin with Georgia (7 p.m.); South Carolina (8 p.m.); Alabama (9 p.m.); Auburn (9:30 p.m.); Tennessee (10:30 p.m.); and Vanderbilt (11 p.m.). All times are Eastern Standard.

Additionally, each of the SEC COLLEGE HOOPS PREVIEW: 2005 shows will air nationally on Fox College Sports (FCS) – three regionally-aligned channels (FCS Atlantic, FCS Central, FCS Pacific) programmed from the 20 FSN and FSN-affiliated regional sports networks. FCS is available to 40 million digital homes nationwide and is seen by viewers in the nation’s 25 largest cities.

SEC College Hoops Preview: 2005 Schedule Follows

Schedule subject to change * Times are Eastern

Air Date (Day) Time School Profile

11/ 7 (Mon.) 7 p.m. Georgia
8 p.m. South Carolina
9 p.m. Alabama
9:30 p.m. Auburn
10:30 p.m. Tennessee
11 p.m. Vanderbilt

11/ 8 (Tue.) 10:30 p.m. Ole Miss
11 p.m. Mississippi State

11/ 9 (Wed.) 9 p.m. Kentucky
9:30 p.m. Florida

11/12 (Sat.) 3:30 p.m. Mississippi State
4 p.m. Alabama
4:30 p.m. LSU
5 p.m. Ole Miss
5:30 p.m. Arkansas
6 p.m. Auburn

11/14 (Mon.) 10:30 p.m. Kentucky
11 p.m. Florida

11/15 (Tue.) 7 p.m. South Carolina
7:30 p.m. Georgia
8 p.m. Vanderbilt

11/16 (Wed.) 7:30 p.m. Kentucky
8 p.m. South Carolina
8:30 p.m. Arkansas
9 p.m. LSU
9:30 p.m. Alabama
10:30 p.m. Auburn

11/17 (Thur.) 7 p.m. Georgia
7:30 p.m. Ole Miss
8 p.m. Mississippi State

11/18 (Fri.) 7 p.m. Tennessee
9:30 p.m. Vanderbilt

11/23 (Wed.) 9:30 p.m. Tennessee

11/25 (Fri.) 6:30 p.m. Kentucky