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Alabama-LSU Game to be Televised on ESPN at 8:00 p.m.


Monday, November 11, 2002

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -  Alabama's SEC Western Division game at 14th ranked LSU in Tiger Stadium on Saturday will start at 8 p.m. and will be televised to a national audience on ESPN, the Southeastern Conference announced on Monday.

The game will be part of a doubleheader on ESPN as the all sports network will televise the Florida-South Carolina contest at 5 p.m.

The Crimson Tide is ranked 10th in the latest AP poll and is riding a four-game winning streak.  The LSU marks the third time this season that Alabama has played an SEC road game at night on ESPN.  The Arkansas and Tennessee games were aired on ESPN at 6:45 p.m.

In addition, the LSU game marks Alabama's fifth night game this season, including North Texas, Southern Miss (espn2), Arkansas (ESPN), Tennessee (ESPN) and LSU (ESPN).   The five night games are the most by Alabama since the 1987 season when UA played night games against Penn State, Vanderbilt, Tennessee, Miss. State and LSU.  The Penn State, Vandy and LSU games were all on the road.

Other SEC games on television on Saturday include Tennessee at Mississippi State at 11:30 a.m. on Jefferson Pilot and Georgia at Auburn at 2:30 p.m. on CBS.