With the recent transition of The Steve Spurrier Show to SportSouth from local television, some fans have asked me why this move was made. The decision was made not because of money but because of additional exposure for all of our programs. SportSouth has agreed to air all football games on a tape delay basis, eight men’s basketball games, four women’s basketball games and six baseball games. These games/shows will air throughout the Southeast, which is great for our fans outside of South Carolina and for recruitment purposes. SportSouth is available on the Time Warner Basic Cable package and can be seen on 85% of homes in South Carolina.
Tim Lynde, Vice President for Television at ISP Sports spoke recently about the network’s commitment to South Carolina:
SportSouth has made a considerable commitment to the University of South Carolina in the production of multiple Gamecock sporting events that serves as a huge benefit to the entire athletic program. This programming includes production of a number of sporting events including Men’s Basketball, Women’s Basketball and Baseball. In addition to the airing of various coach’s shows, including the Steve Spurrier Show, SportSouth is also providing re-airs of all Gamecock Football games throughout the 2009 season. While we understand the interest in having Coach Spurrier’s weekly show available on other networks, the exposure SportSouth provides Gamecock Athletics in many other ways and the distribution the network offers throughout the state and Southeast is a tremendous positive for the University.
You can watch The Steve Spurrier Show at 11:30 a.m. on Sundays on SportsSouth. The show also replays on Monday at 10 p.m. and Tuesday at 5 p.m.