Big South Network Premieres Three New Shows in Time for Football Season

The Big South Network, the online streaming home the Big South Conference, has announced three new original programs as part of its fall lineup  on

A new weekly highlight package titled “Big South Super 7” bills itself as “the top seven plays in the last seven days” from around the Big South Conference.  This program will be produced each Wednesday, and then posted on the Big South Network and also featured as an article on the Conference’s home page.

A second new program, called “Big South FLIPPED: On Campus” is a series of short video journals created on-campus by Big South member institutions using Conference-provided Flip cameras.  The subject matter can range from Big South student-athletes in the campus community to behind-the-scenes stories on various teams and personnel preparing for game days or other events.

Planned as an open-ended and wide-ranging concept program, new episodes of “FLIPPED” can appear at any time, but fans can look for “Best of FLIPPED” compilation programs on Tuesdays at Big South Network.  Examples already available include a Big South Back-to-School Tour stop at Liberty, move-in day assistance from football players at Charleston Southern, and road trip life for UNC Asheville men’s soccer.

The “Super 7” and “FLIPPED” have already premiered on the Big South site and the Conference’s YouTube channel, while the third and final new program will make its BSN debut next week: “Big South Coach Camp.”  This show will feature a different Big South head coach each week, with each coach offering some insights on his or her team and on leaders and leadership. Coaches will conclude each show with a coaching tip or demonstration to help the viewers improve either their own games or coaching techniques.

“Our live events remain the heart of the Big South Network, with hundreds of games each year, but these original programs built as cooperative efforts between the Conference and its members will take the fans beyond the games,” says Big South Director of Multimedia Development Mark Bryant, who created all three programs.  “Our viewers will be able to enjoy Big South athletics in a whole new light and hopefully feel closer to the experience no matter where they are.”

Big South Football To Go National Twice in 2010

Two Big South football games airing on SportSouth later this season will receive national television coverage, while another three non-Conference contests will now be televised.

The Oct. 23 VMI at Charleston Southern game and the Nov. 20 VMI at Gardner-Webb contest – both of which will air live on SportSouth at 11:30am, will now be simulcast on Fox College Sports Atlantic (FCSA).  Meanwhile, two non-League games on Sept. 25 will be broadcast, meaning the Big South will appear on television 11 of the 12 weeks during the college football season.

VMI’s game at Virginia in two weeks will be streamed on at 1:30pm, while Presbyterian College’s Sept. 25 home opener against North Greenville will be broadcast locally on WLOS-ABC 13 in Spartanburg/Asheville beginning at noon.  In addition, the Keydets’ Nov. 13 contest at Old Dominion will be shown on TCN – The Comcast Network at 3:30pm. The additions give VMI a school-record seven television appearances in 2010.

This season, 21 games involving Big South football members will be broadcast locally, regionally, and nationally, and beginning Oct. 16 with Gardner-Webb at Charleston Southern, a League-record eight Conference games will be televised live.

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