Clemson Super Regional to be Televised


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ATLANTA, GA - CSS (Comcast/Charter Sports Southeast) announced today that it will broadcast the NCAA College Baseball Super Regional live from Doug Kingsmore Stadium in Clemson, SC Friday, Saturday and Sunday, if necessary).

Broadcasts may be subject to local blackout within a 60-mile radius of the Clemson campus.

Clemson University (48-16) will play host to Mississippi State University (41-18), who last met in the 1991 NCAA Northeast Regional. Clemson holds a 5-3 advantage in the series dating back to 1968. This will be Mississippi State's first game against the Tigers at Clemson.

CSS will provide live coverage of the best-of-three series, as follows:
Game One: Friday June 2 at 7:00 PM
Game Two: Saturday, June 3 at 7:00 PM
Game Three: Sunday, June 4 at 2:00 PM (if necessary)

Note that Game One will be re-broadcast at 2:00 PM on June 3; Game Two will be re-broadcast on Sunday (time to be determined based upon necessity of Game 3); and Game Three (if necessary) will be re-broadcast at 7:30 PM on June 5.

The winner of each Super Regional (eight teams) will travel on to Johnny Rosenblatt Stadium in Omaha, NE to play for the 2000 College World Series (June 9-17). The most recent Collegiate Baseball Rankings (voting by coaches, sports writers and sports information directors), as of Monday, have Clemson ranked fifth and Mississippi State ranked 10th.

Tickets for the Super Regional are on sale now at the Clemson Athletic Ticket Office at 1-800-CLEMSON or (864) 656-2118. Reserved Super Regional Passes are $30, while adult single game tickets are $10 and student single game tickets are $7.


CSS, a partnership between Comcast Corporation and Charter Communications, is a 24-hour regional sports network currently available to over 1.5 million cable subscribers in the Southeast. The coverage area extends from the Florida panhandle north to Louisville, Kentucky and from Charleston, South Carolina west to Little Rock, Arkansas. CSS, which launched September 3rd, 1999, carried over 100 NCAA football games and 200 basketball games in its inaugural season.

"We are excited about this opportunity to provide quality, live programming of interest to our viewers," said Mike Sheehey, Vice President and General Manager of CSS. "We are committed to delivering quality events to the loyal sports fans in our region."

Comcast Corporation is principally involved in the development, management, and operation of broadband cable networks and the provision of programming content through principal ownership of QVC, Comcast-Spectacor and Comcast SportsNet, a controlling interest in E Entertainment Television and through other programming investments.

Charter Communications, a Wired World Company, is among the country's leading broadband communications companies. Following the close of all pending transactions, Charter will serve approximately 6.2 million customers. Charter was ranked as the eighth-fastest growing company in the United States by Inc. Magazine. J.D. Power & Associates survey of cable customers ranked Charter among the top three companies based on quality of service in 1998.


Notes:

1) There WILL be a 60 mile black-out radius from the Clemson campus, meaning that unless the NCAA lifts the blackout ban, people in Greenville will not be able to see the game(s).


2) CSS is not the group that was awarded the rights for Clemson next year. They are, however, the group that did the Clemson-South Carolina broadcast in Columbia.


3)This is an NCAA event so this situation is out of Clemson's hands.

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