RAYCOM AND ABC SPORTS JOIN FORCES TO CREATE 1991-92 BASKETBALL SCHEDULE
RAYCOM AND ABC SPORTS JOIN FORCES TO CREATE
1991-92 BASKETBALL SCHEDULE
CHARLOTTE, N.C., Nov. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Raycom, the nation's No. 1 independent sports programmer, and ABC Sports will telecast 26 college basketball regular season games on network television for the 1991-92 season.
Raycom has reached an agreement with ABC Sports to handle all programming of the college schedule, including selecting the teams, selling the advertising and producing the telecasts.
Twenty-three games will be televised regionally. Three games will be broadcast nationally.
The regional schedule consists of the nation's top teams from most of the major college conferences. Of the 33 teams making appearances on the schedule, 10 are ranked in most of the Top 20 polls, and 21 are ranked among the preseason Top 50. Eighteen teams on the schedule competed in last season's NCAA Tournament. The Duke Blue Devils, 1991 NCAA Champions, will be televised three times, with 1991 Final Four competitors Kansas and North Carolina also making appearances.
The schedule starts with a regional doubleheader Feb. 2 (1:30 p.m.) when the North Carolina Tar Heels travel to Atlanta to play the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. Other parts of the country will see the Pac-10 UCLA Bruins play the Louisville Cardinals. Other regional games will be broadcast at 4 p.m. -- Kentucky vs. LSU, Missouri vs. Oklahoma State and Arizona vs. Oregon State. The remaining five weeks of the schedule will feature similar regional match-ups.
Top players who will be making appearances on the schedule include preseason All-America selections, LSU's Shaquille O'Neal, Duke's Christian Laettner, UCLA's Don MacLean, Southern California's Harold Miner, Oklahoma State's Byron Houston, Maryland's Walt Williams and Southern Mississippi's Clarence Weatherspoon.
Raycom, based in Charlotte with offices in New York, Chicago and Dallas, is a specialist in regional networks for college sports. Last year, Raycom carried 334 college basketball games on an over-the-air network covering 80 percent of the country.
The Raycom/ABC Sports 1991-92 college basketball television schedule is as follows:
Sun., Feb. 2 -- 1:30 p.m. -- North Carolina at Georgia Tech
UCLA at Louisville
4 p.m. -- Kentucky at LSU
Missouri at Oklahoma St.
Oregon St. at Arizona
Sun., Feb. 9 -- 1:30 p.m. -- Missouri at Oklahoma
Mississippi at Georgia
Temple vs. Penn St.
(at Hershey Civic Center,
4 p.m. -- Arizona at California
Texas at Houston
DePaul at Marquette
Georgia Tech at Maryland
Sun., Feb. 16 -- 1:30 p.m. -- Duke at NC State
Kansas St. at Oklahoma
So. Mississippi at Memphis St.
4 p.m. -- Washington St. at Arizona St.
Louisville at DePaul
Georgia vs. Texas
(at Hemisfair, San Antonio)
Sun., Feb. 23 -- 1:30 p.m. -- Florida St. vs. DePaul
4 p.m. -- Arizona vs. Temple
(national coverage -- both games at
Suncoast Dome, St. Petersburg,
Sun., March 1 -- 4 p.m. -- Duke at UCLA
Vanderbilt at Kentucky
Sun., March 8 -- 1:30 p.m. -- North Carolina at Duke
4 p.m. -- So. California at Washington St.
Texas A&M at Texas
Missouri at Kansas
NOTE: All times are Eastern and subject to change.
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