Nov. 14, 2007
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Nashville, Tenn. - Cable systems across the state of Tennessee are scheduled to carry the Vanderbilt at Tennessee telecast from the VideoSeat pay-per-view service, officials of both schools announced today.
Fans inside the state may contact their local cable system to order the game and receive price information. Dish Network and DirecTV have announced the state of Tennessee channels numbers for the Vanderbilt at Tennessee football game on Saturday, November 17. Tennessee customers can order the pay-per-view game on Dish Network channel 463 and DirecTV channel 684 respectively. Home dish customers should order the broadcast by going to the designated channel and following the ordering instructions on their TV screen using their remote before kick-off on Saturday.
Kickoff for the game is scheduled for 1:00 p.m., CT, in Neyland Stadium on the Volunteer campus.
Former Vanderbilt offensive back Norman Jordan, a longtime member of the Commodore Radio Network and a standout on Vanderbilt's 1982 Hall of Fame Bowl squad, will share color analyst duties with former Tennessee quarterback Pat Ryan. Chattanooga broadcaster Randy Smith will provide play-by-play for the game.
Smith has been the Sports Director for WRCB-TV in Chattanooga since 1995. He has done play-by-play of more than 450 college football, basketball, baseball and softball games during his career, and had worked with ESPN, ESPN2, FOX and CSS. Jordan played running back for the Commodores between Vanderbilt from 1979-82 and hauled in a school-record 20 receptions for 173 yards versus Air Force in the Hall of Fame Bowl. Ryan played quarterback at Tennessee in 1977 and went on to a 13-year career in the NFL with the New York Jets and the Philadelphia Eagles.
Cable systems across the state of Tennessee are scheduled to carry the telecast from the VideoSeat pay-per-view service. Fans may contact their local cable system to order the game and receive price information. The game is expected to also be made available as a pay-per-view event to Tennessee Dish Network subscribers and DirecTV subscribers. Channel numbers and ordering information for home dish owners will be forthcoming later this week.
ESPN GamePlan will offer the game to fans living outside the state of Tennessee via the ESPN GamePlan package. The game will be blacked out on ESPN GamePlan in the state of Tennessee and cannot be ordered as part of ESPN's package.