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FSN Set to Televise Nine Games in 2011

August 25, 2011
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2011 Football Schedule

Each game on Liberty's football schedule will be televised in 2011, including nine broadcasts by the Flames Sports Network (FSN). Liberty Athletics made the announcement following the release of the Big South Conference television package yesterday.

For the first time in Athletics Department history, FSN will be covering all of Liberty's football games not previously picked up a regional or national television network.

ESPN3.com will broadcast the remaining two games on Liberty's 2011 slate. The web-based service of ESPN will be carrying Liberty's season opener at N.C. State on Sept. 3 (6 p.m.) and the Flames' Big South opener at Gardner-Webb on Oct. 8 (4 p.m.).

The remaining nine games will be covered by television arm of FSN, including all six home games and road contests at Lehigh (Sept. 24), Charleston Southern (Oct. 22) and the regular-season finale at Stony Brook (Nov. 19).

FSN has been covering all of Liberty's home football games since the 2004 season, while expanding coverage to road games at James Madison, VMI and Presbyterian College last season.

The 2011 FSN broadcasting crew is under the direction of Athletics TV Broadcast Director Bruce Carey, with Mike Tilley (play-by-play) and Ray Jones (color commentary) calling the action in the booth.

Additionally, Erin McKeown, Paul Rutigliano and former Liberty football player D.J. Jordan will be hosting Liberty's football halftime show during home games.

FSN's television broadcast team consists of professionals who have worked for most of the major sporting networks in the United States, including ESPN, ABC Sports, CBS Sports, NBC Sports, NASCAR, SportSouth, Comcast and FoxSports.

FSN's television broadcasting of Liberty's home athletics events is handled through the Liberty Channel, a cable network offering family-friendly television.

Additional FSN television coverage around the country will be available during the season, as FSN broadcasts have been carried on such national networks as MASN, FamilyNet and JCTV in previous seasons. Information regarding this expanded coverage will be available closer to each game and will be listed on LibertyFlames.com as part of its Game Day Central mid-week release.