TSSAA BlueCross Bowl And BlueCross Basketball Championships To Air On Commercial TV Stations Statewide

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

TSSAA and PlayOn! Sports, in association with Mann Communications, announced a new agreement for the broadcast television rights to the 2013-2016 BlueCross Bowl football championships as well as the girls and boys BlueCross Basketball Championships.  The games will air live across a statewide network of affiliates and will reach nearly three million households across Tennessee.

 

“We are very excited about the network of stations that will be providing statewide coverage of the BlueCross Bowl and BlueCross Basketball Championships,” said Bernard Childress, executive director of TSSAA.

“We have worked with many of these stations in the past and we are looking forward to renewing that relationship.  PlayOn! Sports continues to provide an outstanding service to the student athletes and fans across Tennessee with outstanding production of our championship events, and we are happy to continue our relationship with them as well.”

 

The statewide broadcast affiliate network will televise the 2013 BlueCross Bowl Football Championships this fall and the 2014 BlueCross Basketball Championships this winter, and will continue coverage through the 2015-2016 school year. Games will be broadcast on the following network affiliates:

 

Ø  Nashville – WUXP (MyNetwork) / WNAB (CW)

Ø  Memphis – WLMT (CW) / WPXX (MyNetwork) / WPTY (ABC)

Ø  Knoxville – MyVLT (MyNetwork)

Ø  Chattanooga – WFLI (CW) / MyTV Chattanooga (MyNetwork) / WDSI (FOX)

Ø  Tri-Cities – WAPK (MyNetwork)

Ø  Jackson – WJKT (FOX) / JEA Cable

 

In addition to the football and basketball championship coverage included in the agreement, the network of local stations will also carry three Road to the Blue Cross Bowl specials to air at different times throughout the football season. One basketball championship special will run before the basketball playoffs.

“Fans in Tennessee will have comprehensive television access to the exciting football and basketball championships the BlueCross Championship series offers,” said David Rudolph, PlayOn! Sports CEO. “We are looking forward to producing more great years of Tennessee football and basketball.” 

Stephen Mann, president and CEO of Mann Communications, added, “Our television network will be the strongest in the history of the TSSAA.  More fans will be watching the championships than ever before.”


Prep Football Picks: Week Zero

Signal Mountain Volleyball 3-1 Over GPS

The Signal Mountain volleyball team held off the visiting Bruisers 3-1 Wednesday evening. Signal Mountain opened with a 25-19 win, but allowed GPS to take the second set 25-20. Signal then went on to finish off the match 25-14, 25-23. Taelor Kellum led Signal Mountain with 16 Kills, 8 digs and 4 blocks. Aubrie Johnson added 12 kills. Amanda Thielges handed out 20 assists ... (click for more)

School Board Delays Decision On Big-Ticket Health Insurance Item For 1 Week

The Hamilton County School Board on Thursday night voted to delay a vote on a new insurance plan for employees until next Thursday. Sandy Hughes, president of the Hamilton County Education Association, said, "I have a difficult time trying to think of what priority in spending is more important than the well-being of your employees and their children...You've not given us enough ... (click for more)

Man Charged In Westview Elementary Rampage Under Treatment At Moccasin Bend

The 22-year-old charged with a rampage through Westview Elementary School is under treatment at Moccasin Bend Psychiatric Hospital, officials said. Aaron Roden had been set for his first court appearance on Thursday morning. Attorney Allen Dunn of the public defender's office said the hearing needed to be delayed. A status court appearance will be Sept. 23 at 1:30 p.m. Sheriff ... (click for more)

Black Creek TIF Decision-Who Guards The Hen House? - And Response

Citizens of Chattanooga were invited to give public comment before their own Industrial Development Board Aug. 15. They arrived to find foxes guarding their hen house.  Many thought the meeting was their opportunity to seek redress in the ill-conceived Black Creek Tax Increment Financing plan. However, they learned it was a sham orchestrated by both the past and present ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Coaches Vs. ‘Top 25’ Foes

The long-accepted measuring stick for a college football coach has been his win-loss record, with an after-glance at his win-loss record within his conference. But in Wednesday’s editions of the Wall Street Journal, writer David Everson, with the help of Stats LLC, used a much-tougher litmus test when he revealed the records of 65 major-college coaches against opponents that were ... (click for more)