Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Fans be flexible for Florida-South Carolina game

If you are planning on attending the Florida-South Carolina game at the Swamp on October 20th be flexible and ready to move quickly.

It looks as if CBS, which has first rights to the game, is going to use its six-day option and wait until Monday to announce the start time.

The network has the rights to an SEC game at 3:30 pm and is considering UF-USC along with Alabama at Tennessee or LSU at Texas A&M.

Local interest is ratcheting up with the possibility some former Manatee County standouts might be going against each other; perhaps South Carolina punt return guru Ace Sanders from Manatee High and Southeast grad Brian Poole, who as a true freshman has seen time on special teams for Florida.

If CBS chooses the UF-USC game it will kickoff at 3:30. If it picks another one, ESPN has the next two SEC games that it can televise at noon or in its 7 pm – 7:45 pm slot

The guess is CBS will chose UF-USC if they both win. If one looses and they pick another game, ESPN will likely put UF-USC in its nighttime slot.

The game could have national championship implications, particularly if both undefeated teams win this Saturday; that task would seem a lot easier for Florida, which is at Vanderbilt. South Carolina has to travel to LSU and face a Tigers squad that is fuming over its loss to the Gators last week.




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