Tag: College Football

Gators & ‘Canes to Meet in College Football Kickoff Aug. 24

Gators & ‘Canes to Meet in College Football Kickoff Aug. 24

The road to the 2020 FBS national championship begins with the NCAA college football kickoff this weekend in Orlando, Fla., live on ESPN.

In only their second matchup this decade, the University of Miami Hurricanes and the University of Florida Gators will meet in neutral territory to reignite this SEC/ACC rivalry.

The Dan Mullen-led Gators are preseason-ranked No. 8 heading into the game, while Manny Diaz’s ‘Canes are unranked but have recent history in their favor—Miami won their most recent meeting in 2013 (21-16) and dominates 5-1 in the series since 2000.

What to Watch
Florida’s experienced wide receivers will meet Miami’s bruising front line. Can Florida QB Feleipe Franks connect with his receivers before the blitz hits? That could be the key to a Gators win.

Look for Miami to establish the run game early on the back of tailback DeeJay Dallas, who averaged a dominating 8.3 yards per carry in 2018. Florida’s run defense allowed 4.3 yards per carry last year, 11th overall in the SEC.

Wild Card: Miami WR Jeff Thomas
After pulling in nearly 20 yards per reception over his previous two seasons, Thomas will line up with a new starting QB this season. Will they find a rhythm?

And for those keeping track, this game pits former Mississippi State head coach Mullen against his former two-time defensive coordinator. There’s no doubt the energy will be electric.

Are you ready for some football? Catch the action at 6 p.m., August 24, on C Spire TV ch. 200.

ACC Network Coming to C Spire TV on Aug. 22

ACC Network Coming to C Spire TV on Aug. 22

Just in time for the exciting 2019 college football kickoff, C Spire is adding the ACC Network to its Sports Package on C Spire TV.

Subscribers can catch all the gridiron action and analysis with Clemson, University of Miami, Louisville, Florida State, Virginia Tech, Notre Dame and other powerhouses on C Spire TV channel 314 beginning August 22.

The ACC Network will air 40 football games this season, starting with a Thursday night matchup between Georgia Tech and Clemson, live from Death Valley at 7 p.m. on August 29.

As part of its year-round ACC sports coverage, the network will also bring 150 men’s and women’s basketball games as well as 250 Olympic sports events to home on C Spire TV. Viewers can also get closer to these 15 championship-winning programs with inside access, studio programming and ESPN Films documentaries including “Greatest Ever: The 2018 Clemson Tigers,” “All Access: Louisville Football” and “The Bowden Dynasty.”

Whether you pull for the ‘Canes or the Cardinals, C Spire TV is your home for college sports excitement all year long. Click here to see if C Spire TV is available in your neighborhood.

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