Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Game Telecast Caps Busy Week for Sunshine Network

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Game Telecast Caps Busy Week for Sunshine Network

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Byline: Jeff Elliott, Times-Union sports writer

Nobody will be happier to see the Florida State-Florida game finally take place tomorrow night than the people at Sunshine Network, especially those connected with the Tallahassee office.

With the pre-game hype overshadowed by the arrest of FSU quarterback Adrian McPherson and wild speculation that coach Bobby Bowden would announce his resignation, there has been plenty of news coming from the state's capital.

"It's been a crazy week over here, that's for sure," said veteran TV broadcaster Barry Milligan who co-hosts a 10 p.m; show (Florida Sports News) each night for Sunshine.

The coverage continues tomorrow morning with the College Kickoff Show.

Sunshine will produce its own coverage of the game, in addition to ABC's live regional coverage. Sunshine will have a five-man announcer teams for its tape-delayed broadcast.

Sunshine, which normally shows tape-delay telecasts of both the Seminoles and Gators games, will have four statewide airings of tomorrow's game. The first will be tomorrow night at 11:30 p.m., with the others on Sunday (8 a.m.), Monday (12:30 p.m.) and Tuesday (11:30 p.m.).

GATOR BOWL, NBC CHERISH IRISH -- NBC, which televises all of Notre Dame's home football games, finds itself in the strange circumstance of actually rooting against the Irish for tomorrow night's game at Southern California.

That is if the network has any hope of landing Notre Dame in postseason bowl play. NBC televises only one bowl game -- the Gator Bowl played in Alltel Stadium on New Year's Day. The Gator Bowl would jump at the opportunity to match them up against North Carolina State.

However, network and Gator Bowl reps know the only possibility of getting the Irish is if they lose to USC tomorrow. Even then, the Orange Bowl plans to take the Golden Domers if they don't fall too far in the BCS listings. …

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