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.”


Owls' Putman Voted 5A Preseason All-State

Ooltewah's Nic Putman has been voted to the Star Physical Therapy Class 5A Preseason All-State high school football team in Murphy Fair's Tennessee High School Football magazine. PUTMAN, A 6-2, 255-pound senior defensive lineman, was the only Chattanooga-area player voted to the team. Oak Ridge placed four players on the team __ Tee Higgins, Darel Middleton, Alex Alcorn and ... (click for more)

Lookouts Shutout Blue Wahoos Thursday, 3-0

Chattanooga Lookouts outfielder Max Kepler homered twice and starting pitcher Jason Wheeler (W, 2-2) hurled eight shutout innings to lead the team to the 3-0 win over the Pensacola Blue Wahoos . The win was Chattanooga's 11th shutout of the season.  Kepler's two solo-home runs was more than enough to back a solid outing by Wheeler. Kepler finished the game going 3-for-4 ... (click for more)

Zaxby's To Go In Across From Bass Pro Shop At New I-75 Exit 1 Development In East Ridge

A new Zaxby's will be built across from Bass Pro Shop at I-75's Exit 1 in East Ridge, developer John Healy said Thursday night. He said other restaurants and hotels are also coming to the Jordan Crossing site at the entrance to Camp Jordan Park. Mr. Healy said he hopes to make a "significantly larger" announcement soon. The East Ridge City Council, at a special called meeting, ... (click for more)

Young Man Involved In Incident That Led To A Murder Gets Diversion, Praise For Testifying

A young man who was involved in an incident that led to a murder has been given diversion and praised for testifying against co-defendants. Criminal Court Judge Barry Steelman said a conviction for facilitation of an aggravated robbery can be expunged if Dustin Hayes gets in no further trouble for six years. The judge said, "We wouldn't be dealing with 40 shootings a year ... (click for more)

The Silence Is Deafening - And Response

In this week’s news cycle we have the international uproar over the killing of Cecil the lion. In the same time most national news outlet refuse to even mention the undercover videos of so call doctors and technicians discussing the harvesting, processing and sale of human baby body parts.  The argument by those liberal, progressive Democrats has been that the “fetus” was ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: They Still Love The ‘Lickers’

When Congressman Ted Yoho (R-Fl.) introduced the 2015 version of the “Prevent All Soring Tactics” in Congress this week, he already had a bipartisan crowd of 50 Republicans and 50 Democrats as co-sponsors. That’s hardly amazing. Today there are over 280 organizations, associations, veterinary and animal advocates who vehemently support the legislation, because it is well documented, ... (click for more)