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Thursday August 9, 2012Florida Volleyball Adds Four Home Matches to 2012 Television Schedule

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The University of Florida volleyball team will now appear on national or regional television six times during the 2012 season, as four televised home games have been added to the broadcast slate.

For three consecutive weekends, the Gators will be shown live on television. Florida’s showdown with SEC East rival Kentucky has been moved to 3 p.m. ET on Sunday, October 7th and will be shown live on Fox Sports Florida. The Gators’ matchup with the Auburn Tigers will also be shown on Fox Sports Florida on Sunday, October 14th at 1:30 p.m. ET. The Orange and Blue’s first-ever SEC competition at Texas A&M will be aired live on ESPNU on Sunday, October 21st at 2 p.m. ET.

The first weekend in November, both of the Gators’ matches will be aired live, as three separate affiliates will carry Florida’s matches against Georgia and Tennessee. The Gators’ match against the Bulldogs will be split between local affiliates, as northern Florida will be able to watch Florida-Georgia on Sun Sports and southern Florida on Fox Sports Florida, both beginning at 7 p.m. ET.

The anticipated matchup between Florida and the 2011 SEC Champion Tennessee Lady Volunteers will be aired live on CSS as part of the SEC’s television package. Opening serve is set for 2 p.m. ET.

Rounding out the television coverage is the final home weekend of the 2012 season. The Gators’ match against SEC West foe LSU, who has won seven straight division titles, will air live on Sun Sports on Friday, November 16th at 7 p.m. ET.

Florida begins the 2012 campaign Aug. 24-25, when they host the Campus USA Credit Union Invitational, featuring a Sunshine State lineup of the Gators, Florida Gulf Coast, Florida A&M and Florida International. The Gators were picked to finish third in the Southeastern Conference this season. Season tickets are on sale now for the 2012 Florida volleyball season and fans have multiple options to enjoy the Gators in the Stephen C. O’Connell Center.

If Gator fans would like to catch a glimpse of the Orange and Blue before August 24th, Verizon Fan Day will take place on Saturday, August 18 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Stephen C. O’Connell Center. Admission is free and gates will open at 2:30 p.m.

For all of the latest information on Florida volleyball, please log on to www.gatorzone.com/volleyball or, for up-to-the-minute updates, follow Florida volleyball on Twitter at @GatorZoneVB or twitter.com/GatorZoneVB and Coach Mary Wise on Twitter at @GatorMary or twitter.com/GatorMary. You can also find the Gators on Facebook.

 

2012 FLORIDA VOLLEYBALL NATIONAL/REGIONAL TV SCHEDULE

Sunday, 10/7 vs. Kentucky 3 p.m. ET FSFL [*note time change*]
Sunday, 10/14 vs. Auburn 1:30 p.m. ET FSFL
Sunday, 10/21 at Texas A&M 2 p.m. ET ESPNU
Friday, 11/2 vs. Georgia 7 p.m. ET SUN (N. FL) / FSFL (S. FL)
Sunday, 11/4 vs. Tennessee 2 p.m. ET CSS
Friday, 11/16 vs. LSU 7 p.m. ET SUN
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