Thursday, January 29, 2009

TV call to impact possible JSU-FSU game

Officials within the JSU athletic department will probably know beforehand, but Feb. 6 appears to be the date the world will know if a JSU-Florida State game is happening.

That’s the date the Atlantic Coast Conference is expected to release its 2009 television package.

The key is ESPN taking the FSU-Miami game on Labor Day and that looks more and more likely. According to news reports, Miami has moved the dates for all its non-conference games, including one it has on Sept. 5, paving the way for the season-opening slot.

The other factor is FSU is supposed to play Maine on Sept. 5. The contract calls for Maine to get $450,000 if the game is played, $900,000 if it is not and no other arrangements can be made.

If the JSU-FSU game happens and JSU can get the same kind of guarantee, the Gamecocks stand to make upwards of $700,000 in game guarantees this season. They are expected to pull in the neighborhood of $200,000 from Georgia Tech and $25,000 for a trip to Nicholls State.

No comments: