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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE-Oct. 10, 2002
Contact: John Johnson or Randy Allen
517.332.5046 or www.mhsaa.com
Selection Sunday Announcement Schedule
Includes TV, Radio & Internet
EAST LANSING, Mich. - Oct. 9 - The announcement
of the 256 schools qualifying for the Michigan High School Athletic
Association Football Playoffs and the first-round pairings will
be unveiled beginning at 5:30 p.m. (EST) on October 27, through
television, radio and Internet venues.
Leading off at 5:30 is the Selection Sunday Show on FOX Sports
Net, a 30-minute program which will carry the first announcement
of the qualifiers and pairings. The MHSAA will produce the program,
hosted again by John Keating and Matt Shepard of FOX Sports Net.
For the first time in 2002, there will be statewide radio coverage
of the announcement of the playoff field, originating live from
the MHSAA Office in East Lansing on affiliate stations of the
Michigan Talk Radio Network. Michigan Sports Weekend begins
its broadcast at 4 p.m., with the announcement of qualifiers
and pairings beginning at 5:45, and in-depth coverage running
until 7 p.m.
At 6 p.m., all qualifiers and pairings will be posted to the
MHSAA Web Site - www.mhsaa.com.
Host schools will provide game dates and times to the MHSAA for
posting on its web site on October 28. Update times are approximately
Noon and 4:30 p.m.
The MHSAA is a private, not-for-profit corporation of voluntary
membership by over 1,300 public and private senior high schools
and junior high/middle schools which exists to develop common
rules for athletic eligibility and competition. No government
funds or tax dollars support the MHSAA, which was the first such
association nationally to not accept membership dues or tournament
entry fees from schools. Member schools which enforce these
rules are permitted to participate in MHSAA tournaments, which
attract approximately 1.6 million spectators each year.
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