Thankful for a Full Plate this November
Jeff Genthner Senior Vice President, General Manager
November is Thanksgiving month…”Turkey Day” we called it as kids. Did you know that 3.5 ounces of turkey breast…a slice about the thickness of a deck of playing cards…has a whopping 30 grams of protein? And did you know that protein is an important building block of bones & muscles? Well, with the heavy line-up of NBA, college football and basketball we are serving up this November, the entire FOX Sports South staff will need as much turkey protein as it can digest. New this year we’re heaping up a serving of the New Orleans Hornets in portions of MS and AL. Also new this year, our viewers in KY will get a healthy portion of Memphis Grizzlies and Indiana Pacers games. That’s more NBA basketball on top of the full line-up of Atlanta Hawks, Charlotte Bobcats and Grizzlies games we’ve always served up in the past. And if that’s not enough, we’re serving up a full course of college basketball as well from the ACC, SEC, Conference USA, Big 12 and Pac-12. Make room on your plate for Kentucky, Georgia, Tennessee, North Carolina, Florida State, Memphis and so much more. Hey, don’t push back from the table just yet, there’s still plenty of college football remaining too! The ACC, Big 12 and Conference USA. Are you stuffed yet? Well do what we do after a big Thanksgiving dinner….grab the most comfy chair in the den and spend a few hours watching all the great sports FOX Sports South and SportSouth have to offer. From everyone in the FOX Sports family, THANK YOU for being such wonderful partners throughout the year. Happy Thanksgiving!
FOX Sports South Talks With Coach K Long-time Duke Men’s Basketball head coach Mike Krzyzewski took time out of his schedule to sit down with FOX Sports South producer Zach Whipple to talk about Hawks GM Danny Ferry. The former Duke forward from 198589 and first round draft pick will be featured on an upcoming edition of DRIVEN, Danny Ferry, which debuts in January, 2013. Coach Krzyzewski and the Duke Blue Devils open their 2012-13 campaign against Georgia State on Friday, November 9th in Durham, N.C., before traveling to Atlanta, Ga., for a highly-anticipated meeting against reigning national champion Kentucky Wildcats in the Georgia Dome. Ferry and the new-look Atlanta Hawks opened their season on Friday, November 2 against the Houston Rockets on SportSouth at 7 p.m. ET.
2012-13 NBA Season Coming To FOX Sports South & SportSouth
75 Atlanta Hawks Games On SportSouth In 2012-13
SportSouth will televise 75 Atlanta Hawks games throughout the 2012-13 NBA season, all in high definition. Former Atlanta Hawks star and Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Famer Dominique Wilkins returns as the Hawks game analyst with play-by-play announcer Bob Rathbun as the voice of the Hawks. Veteran NBA reporter Andre Aldridge will serve as the sideline reporter. Hawks LIVE! Pre- and Postgame returns for another season with host Jerome Jurenovich.
Hawks On SportSouth
Fri, 11/2 Sun, 11/4 Wed, 11/7 Fri, 11/9 Sun, 11/11 Mon, 11/12 Wed, 11/14 Fri, 11/16 Wed, 11/21 Fri, 11/23 Sat, 11/24 Wed, 11/28 Fri, 11/30
vs. Rockets @ Thunder vs. Pacers vs. Heat @ LA Clippers @ Blazers @ Warriors @ Kings vs. Wizards @ Bobcats vs. LA Clippers vs. Bobcats vs. Cavaliers
7:30 p.m. ET 7:00 p.m. ET 7:30 p.m. ET 7:30 p.m. ET 3:30 p.m. ET 10:00 p.m. ET 10:30 p.m. ET 10:00 p.m. ET 7:30 p.m. ET 7:00 p.m. ET 7:00 p.m. ET 7:30 p.m. ET 7:30 p.m. ET
SportSouth to Televise All 82 Charlotte Bobcats Games
SportSouth will televise all 82 regular-season games of the Charlotte Bobcats 2012-13 NBA season, all in high definition.Â Bobcats games will be seen on SportSouth in more than 2.8 million households throughout North and South Carolina. Former Charlotte Hornets standout Dell Curry returns to the SportSouth broadcast team for his with play-by-play announcer Steve Martin, and courtside reporter Stephanie Ready. Ready will once again host the Bobcats LIVE! Pre- and Postgame shows.
Bobcats On SportSouth
Fri, 11/2 Sat, 11/3 Wed, 11/7 Fri, 11/9 Sat, 11/10 Tue, 11/13 Wed, 11/14 Sat, 11/17 Mon, 11/19 Wed, 11/21 Fri, 11/23 Sat, 11/24 Mon, 11/26 Wed, 11/28 Fri, 11/30
vs. Pacers @ Mavericks vs. Suns @ Hornets vs. Mavericks vs. Wizards @ Timberwolves vs. Grizzlies vs. Bucks vs. Raptors vs. Hawks @ Wizards @ Thunder @ Hawks vs. 76ers
7:00 p.m. ET 8:30 p.m. ET 7:00 p.m. ET 8:00 p.m. ET 7:30 p.m. ET 7:00 p.m. ET 8:00 p.m. ET 7:30 p.m. ET 7:00 p.m. ET 7:00 p.m. ET 7:00 p.m. ET 7:00 p.m. ET 8:00 p.m. ET 7:30 p.m. ET 7:00 p.m. ET
SportSouth To Offer 74 Regional Telecasts Of Memphis Grizzlies Basketball
The Memphis Grizzlies announced that SportSouth will televise 74 games during the 2012-13 regular season. Play-by-play broadcaster Pete Pranica returns as the television voice of the Grizzlies, joining analysts Sean Tuohy and former Grizzlies point guard Brevin Knight. Rob Fischer will serve as the sideline reporter for all Grizzlies telecasts. Fischer will also host the Grizzlies LIVE! Pregame show before every game.
Grizzlies On SportSouth
Wed, 10/31 Fri, 11/2 Mon, 11/5 Wed, 11/7 Fri, 11/9 Sun, 11/11 Sat, 11/17 Mon, 11/19 Fri, 11/23 Mon, 11/26 Wed, 11/28 Fri, 11/30
@ LA Clippers @ Warriors vs. Jazz @ Bucks vs. Rockets vs. Heat @ Bobcats vs. Nuggets vs. LA Lakers vs. Cavaliers vs. Raptors vs. Pistons
10:30 p.m. ET 10:30 p.m. ET 8:00 p.m. ET 8:00 p.m. ET 8:00 p.m. ET 6:00 p.m. ET 7:30 p.m. ET 8:00 p.m. ET 8:00 p.m. ET 8:00 p.m. ET 8:00 p.m. ET 8:00 p.m. ET
FOX Sports South and SportSouth To Air 75 New Orleans Hornets Games FOX Sports South and SportSouth will bring a total of 75 New Orleans Hornets games to fans in Mississippi and Alabama. 40 games will air live on FOX Sports South, while 35 will be carried on SportSouth.
FOX Sports South Brings Grizzlies and Pacers Games to Kentucky in 2012-13 New this season, FOX Sports South is bringing NBA basketball to Kentucky in 2012-13, with a schedule that includes 42 Memphis Grizzlies games and 26 Indiana Pacers games.
2012-13 College Basketball Season Tips Off in November FOX Sports and SportSouth To Televise 226 College Basketball Games
Duke guard Seth Curry sat down with FOX Sports South in Charlotte, N.C. at the 2012-13 ACC Media Day.
FOX Sports South and SportSouth announced the 2012-13 college basketball telecast schedule, features men’s and women’s games from many of the best conferences in the country including the Atlantic Coast Conference, Southeastern Conference, Conference USA, Big 12 and Pac-12. FOX Sports South and SportSouth’s 2012-13 college basketball schedule includes 127 men’s games and 99 women’s games. Of the 226 telecasts, 132 games are slated for FOX Sports South and 94 games are scheduled for SportSouth. USA Today Coaches Preseason Poll RK TEAM RECORD PTS 1 Indiana (21) 0-0 761 2 Louisville (5) 0-0 738 3 Kentucky (5) 0-0 718 4 Ohio State 0-0 617 5 Michigan 0-0 605 6 North Carolina State 0-0 581 7 Kansas 0-0 563 8 Duke 0-0 516 9 Syracuse 0-0 502 10 Florida 0-0 422 11 Arizona 0-0 411 12 North Carolina 0-0 401 13 UCLA 0-0 396 14 Michigan State 0-0 391 15 Creighton 0-0 325 16 Memphis 0-0 307 17 Missouri 0-0 289 18 Baylor 0-0 266 19 UNLV 0-0 203 20 San Diego State 0-0 196 21 Wisconsin 0-0 191 22 Gonzaga 0-0 166 23 Notre Dame 0-0 122 24 Florida State 0-0 61 24 Texas 0-0 61
Kentucky head coach John Calapari meets with FOX Sports South in Birmingham, Ala. at the 2012-13 SEC Media Day.
Miami head coach Jim Larranaga sat down with FOX Sports South in Charlotte, N.C. at the 2012-13 ACC Media Day.
Others receiving votes: Saint Louis 58, Virginia Commonwealth 40, Cincinnati 33, Murray State 30, Kansas State 13, Saint Mary’s 11, New Mexico 10, Tennessee 10, Minnesota 9, Pittsburgh 9, Marquette 8, Stanford 7, Oklahoma State 6, Butler 6, Colorado State 4, Middle Tennessee 3, Saint Joseph’s 2, Drexel 2, Georgia 2, Miami (FL) 2, Marshall 1.
Missouri men’s basketball head coach Frank Haith meets with FOX Sports South in Birmingham, Ala. at the 2012-13 SEC Media Day.
Final Stretch Of College Football Season
ACC, SEC, C-USA Football Teams Making Run at Postseason Play With the start of November, the college football season is heading in to the RedZone of the season. Just six teams remain undefeated after Halloween, led by reigning national champion Alabama. This year, college football fans in the South will have received games on FOX Sports South and SportSouth from the SEC, ACC, Conference USA, Big 12 and Pac-12, which make up 19 of the top 25 teams in the BCS Standings (as of 10/29/12). Over the final month of the college football regular season, FOX Sports South and SportSouth will continue to bring fans the best college football from across the nation. BCS Standings - As of 11/8/12 1 Alabama 9-0 2 Kansas State 9-0 3 Oregon 9-0 4 Notre Dame 9-0 5 Georgia 8-1 6 Florida 8-1 7 LSU 7-2 8 South Carolina 7-2 9 Louisville 9-0 10 Florida State 8-1 11 Oregon State 7-1 12 Oklahoma 6-2 13 Clemson 8-1 14 Stanford 7-2 15 Texas A&M 7-2 16 Nebraska 7-2 17 Texas 7-2 18 UCLA 7-2 19 USC 6-3 20 Louisiana Tech 8-1 21 Mississippi State 7-2 22 Texas Tech 6-3 23 Rutgers 7-1 24 Northwestern 7-2 25 Toledo 8-1
ACC Standings – 11/8/12 Atlantic Conf Overall Coastal Florida State 5-1 8-1 Miami (FL) Clemson 5-1 8-1 North Carolina Wake Forest 3-4 5-4 Duke NC State 2-3 5-4 Georgia Tech Maryland 2-3 4-5 Virginia Tech Boston College 1-5 2-7 Virginia
Conf Overall 4-2 5-4 3-2 6-3 3-3 6-4 3-3 4-5 2-3 4-5 1-4 3-6
Record Ratings For FOX Sports South
Georgia at Kentucky posts record rating for College Football on FOX Sports South with a 10.13 HH on Oct. 20, 2012. It was the #1 program of the day, outperforming all other televised football games in the Atlanta DMA. Georgia vs Kentucky Demo Ratings 10.20.12 A18+ 7.30 W25-54 5.29 A2+ 6.14 W18-49 5.35 A18-34 5.11 A18-49 6.40 A21-49 6.39 A25-49 6.68 A25-54 7.16 A35-54 8.20 A35-64 8.15 A21+ 7.35 A50+ 8.69
CUSA Standings – 11/8/12 East Conf Overall West Conf Overall UCF 5-0 7-2 Tulsa 5-0 7-2 East Carolina 5-1 6-4 So Methodist 3-2 4-5 Marshall 3-2 4-5 Houston 3-2 4-5 UAB 1-4 2-7 Tulane 2-3 2-7 Memphis 1-4 1-8 Rice 2-4 4-6 Southern Miss 0-5 0-9 UTEP 1-4 2-7 SEC Standings – 11/8/12 East Conf Overall West Conf Overall Florida 7-1 8-1 Alabama 6-0 9-0 Georgia 6-1 8-1 Texas A&M 4-2 7-2 South Carolina 5-2 7-2 LSU 3-2 7-2 Vanderbilt 3-3 5-4 Mississippi St 3-2 7-2 Missouri 1-5 4-5 Ole Miss 2-3 5-4 Tennessee 0-5 4-5 Arkansas 2-3 4-5 Kentucky 0-7 1-9 Auburn 0-6 2-7
Wednesday Nights @ 10 p.m. ET - FSSO Live Interactive Weekly SEC Football Show Replay: Thursday Nights @ 11 p.m. ET
Thursday Nights @ 7 p.m. ET - FSSO Replay: Friday Nights @ 10 p.m. ET
FOX Sports Southâ€™s original program, DRIVEN, debuts NEW episode in November
Chipper Jones talks about his career with the Braves for the next DRIVEN episode.
DRIVEN, a new series of original programming produced by FOX Sports South and presented by Cadillac, tells viewers inspiring stories of success, taking a deeper look at those individuals and organizations with the innate drive to rise up and set unprecedented paths.
DRIVEN: The Chipper Jones Story Debuts: November Check Local Listings
Larry Jones, Sr., talks about his son for the upcoming DRIVEN episode.
Catching Up With the FOX Sports South Girls
Brittany and Canicka take part in the Hawks season-ticket holder event on Sunday, Oct. 21.
Brittany and Canicka helped out at the Everett Sports Marketing MVP camp with Braves pitcher Peter Moylan.
Brittany and Canicka with Josh Smith of the Atlanta Hawks at the Atlanta Hawks Day at The Varsity in midtown Atlanta.
Brittany and Canicka sign autographs outside The Varsity.
The SEC Gridiron LIVE talent stands poses with pumpkins carved with their likeness before the Oct. 31 show.
SEC Gridiron LIVE carved pumkins on the set before the Oct. 31 show.
First round draft pick Michael Kidd-Gilchrist poses for FOX Sports South cameras during Bobcats media day.
Former Atlanta Braves play-by-play announcer Pete van Wieren was in the FOX Sports South studio doing voice-over work for the upcoming DRIVEN: The Chipper Jones Story.
FOX Sports Sr. Account Executive G. David Brown with Charlotte Bobcats center Brendan Haywood at the Bobcats 5th Annual My Hero Gala.
While in Tuscaloosa, FOX Sports South shot elements for SEC Gridiron LIVE at local establishments around the campus, including visiting Rama Jamaâ€™s right beside Bryant-Denny Stadium.
SEC Gridiron Live producers visited Tucaloosa, Ala. to get some sound from head coach Nick Saban and Alabama players before the game against LSU.
David Rodriguez, Sr., Sales Director, Mercedes Benz of South Carolina, with FOX Sports Sr. Account Executive G. David Brown at the Bobcats 5th Annual My Hero Gala.
FOX Sports South Raises Funds For Breast Cancer Awareness The FOX Sports South staff recognized Breast Cancer Awareness month by taking part in various initiatives. Staff members purchased special FOX Sports South bracelets for $2 each and commited to wearing them throughout the month. In all, over $1,000 was raised by employees from this bracelet program. FOX Sports South also fielded a team to participate at the 14th annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk in Centennial Olympic Park on Saturday, October 6. The FOX Sports South girls, Brittany and Canicka, were on hand cheering on walkers and selling the special pink bracelets to raise funds for Making Strides.
(Above) Brittany and Canicka with a 2012 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk participant in Centennial Olympic Park. (Below) The Making Strides sign on the Atlanta American Cancer Society offices.
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