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FSN Schedule Completes 2012 Football TV Coverage
The Flames Sports Network (FSN) has announced plans to televise eight of Liberty's football games during the 2012 season, giving the football program television coverage for all 11 contests during the upcoming season.
ESPN3 will broadcast Liberty's season opener against Wake Forest on Sept. 1. Earlier this week, the Big South Conference announced plans to televise Liberty's last two games of the regular season against Stony Brook (Nov. 10) and VMI (Nov. 17).
FSN television coverage will begin with the Flames' home opener against Norfolk State on Sept. 8, the first of five home games the network will cover (also Sept. 22 – Lehigh, Oct. 6 – Gardner-Webb, Oct. 20 – Concord and Nov. 3 Charleston Southern).
The longest road trip in FSN TV history will kick start the network's coverage of Liberty's games away from Williams Stadium. On Sept. 15, the Flames will travel to Missoula, Mont., to face the Grizzlies of Montana in Washington-Grizzly Stadium.
The FSN television crew will also travel to Clinton, S.C., for Liberty's match-up against Presbyterian College on Oct. 13 and Conway, S.C., for the Flames' rival game against Coastal Carolina on Oct. 27.
In addition to the announcement of the 2012 television slate, FSN television has also recently added the Legacy Television Network to its television partners' package.
The Legacy Television Network (LegacyTV) is a national network launched in January 2010 that is seen in hundreds of affiliate stations across the country and has an outreach of more than 20 million households.
FSN's flagship television station is The Liberty Channel (WTLU), which airs Liberty's football, men's and women's basketball, baseball and volleyball events. The Liberty Channel can be viewed in the greater Lynchburg area on most over the air and cable systems.
FSN's television partners also include WRTF 13.2 (Lynchburg, Va), MASN (Mid-Atlantic Sports Network), CTN-Florida, JCTV and WFMZ (Philadelphia, Pa.). In total, the FSN television network reaches more than 37 million homes nationwide, making it one of the top FCS television networks in the country.
FSN's television broadcast team consists of trained 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.
Mike Tilley (play-by-play) and Ray Jones (color) return for their 22nd season together calling Liberty Flames football on television.
Erin McKeown also returns and will host FSN pre-game and halftime football coverage, along with Paul Rutigliano and D.J. Jordan. The broadcast team will welcome Aubrey Hiddema as their new sideline reporter.