Comcast SportsNet announces region's most extensive Hokies football lineup for 2007
Network to Carry ACC Kickoff Week, Coach's Corner: Virginia Tech, Talkin' Beamer Ball with Frank Beamer, and Hokie Playback, as Home to Virginia Tech Football
August 29, 2007

Bethesda, MD - Comcast SportsNet, the Official Regional Sports Network of the Virginia Tech Hokies, announces today the most extensive Virginia Tech football lineup in the region. The network partners with one of the nation's elite football programs for a comprehensive lineup of original shows, playbacks, and extensive coverage within SportsNite with "ACC Kickoff Week" and weekly Virginia Tech coaches reports.

Beginning Sunday, Sept. 2, Comcast SportsNet will debut Hokie PlayBack, re-airing the school's Saturday game in its entirety. Hokie Playback, featuring the previous day's Virginia Tech game, will air each Sunday at 12:30 p.m.

The network also features the weekly coach's show of Virginia Tech Coach Frank Beamer, debuting each Sunday at 12 p.m. beginning Sept. 2. It will also re-air as part of an ACC block each Saturday morning during the season. During SportsNite, viewers can also catch Beamer's weekly in-depth report, exclusive to Comcast SportsNet. The nightly news program features "Talkin' Beamer Ball with Frank Beamer," every Friday throughout the football season.

The ACC football season officially began on Comcast SportsNet Sunday, Aug. 26, with "ACC Kickoff Week." The network is dedicating six consecutive nights to preview ACC football within SportsNite at 6:30 and 10 p.m. Throughout the week, the network features some of the conference's standouts for 2007 including Ike Whitaker and Erin Henderson and Comcast SportsNet analyst Doc Walker will take viewers inside the Atlantic and Coastal Division races. Comcast SportsNet's Chris Miller will be live from Blacksburg, Va., Aug. 30-Sept. 1, with a comprehensive look at how the athletic program will help the community move forward from the April tragedy.

Comcast SportsNet will continue to look at the Virginia Tech athletic program as the network debuts its "SportsNite: On Campus" series Sept. 22, as William & Mary travels to Blacksburg to take on the Hokies. During the first of six "SportsNite: On Campus" dates for the network, Comcast SportsNet will immerse itself into the University's cultures, traditions, fanfare, and customs surrounding football Saturdays for the first in a series of area campus invasions.

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