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Post Idaho St. to kick off at 12:30, air on WSB-TV

Tuesday September 14, 2010

Instead of the usual pay-per-view route, Georgia will partner with Atlanta-based WSB-TV to air the November 6th game against Idaho State. The game will start at 12:30.

The game is being televised under guidelines which allow each Southeastern Conference school to produce one game per year outside the conference CBS and ESPN contracts. WSB TV is the number one rated station in Atlanta and has a coverage area that includes the 53 county Atlanta TV market as well as cable systems in Albany, Macon, Savannah, Columbus, Chattanooga, Greenville and Tallahassee. The game is also available on both DirecTV and DISH to subscribers who receive WSB TV.

Start countless questions about whether a particular cable system or Gameplan will carry the game, but start with the assumption that if you can’t pick up WSB-TV now, you won’t get the game. Athletic director Greg McGarity explains why the free broadcast as opposed to PPV:

“This free-of-charge broadcast is a way to give back to our fans throughout the state. We believe making the game available on WSB TV and its coverage area is a way to show our appreciation to Bulldogs around our state.”

So we’ve learned the kickoff time for a couple of additional games this week. Here’s what we know now:

  • Sept. 18 vs. Arkansas: Noon ET(ESPN)
  • Sept. 25 @ Miss. St.: 7:00 ET (FSN)
  • Oct. 2 @ Colorado: 7:00 ET (FSN)
  • Oct. 9 vs. Tennessee: TBA
  • Oct. 16 vs. Vanderbilt: TBA (but you have to figure a 1:00 start or earlier due to Homecoming)
  • Oct. 23 @ Kentucky: TBA
  • Oct. 30 vs. Florida: 3:30 ET (CBS)
  • Nov. 6 vs. Idaho St.: 12:30 ET (WSB-TV)
  • Nov. 13 @ Auburn: TBA
  • Nov. 27 vs. Georgia Tech: TBA

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