ESPN AND ESPN Radio Crews Set for 2011 Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl St. Petersburg

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Mike Patrick, Craig James and Jeannine Edwards will be the ESPN announce team for the 2011 Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl St. Petersburg. The fourth edition of the ESPN Regional Television (ERT), a subsidiary of ESPN, owned bowl game features FIU against Marshall at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla., on Tuesday, Dec. 20, at 8p.m. ET on ESPN, ESPN3 and ESPN 3D.

In addition, the 2011 Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl St. Petersburg can be heard nationally on ESPN Radio with Rob Stone handling the play-by-play duties and Danny Kanell serving as the color analyst.

“We are excited to have one of college football’s premier television crews broadcasting this year’s game,” said Brett Dulaney, Executive Director of the Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl St. Petersburg. “The team of Mike Patrick, Craig James and Jeannine Edwards will share tremendous insight on this exciting matchup with the national television audience.”

Tickets for the 2011 Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl St. Petersburg are on sale now and start as low as just $35. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster at www.ticketmaster.com or by phone at 1-800-745-3000.

Fans can enjoy the pregame festivities in the Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl Bud Light Lounge, the only on-field hospitality village in all of professional or college football. Fans can sit right behind the team bench and hear all of the hard- hitting action. It will be the only Beef ‘O’ Brady’s location where fans can literally be in the huddle and still enjoy all the food and beverage served at this premiere event. For tickets in the Bud Light Lounge, fans may contact Carlos Padilla at 727-290-9865 for more information.

About Beef ‘O’ Brady’s

Beef ‘O’ Brady’s is a national franchise of family sports pubs that achieves its success by building relationships with the local schools, youth sports leagues, and other community organizations in each and every Beef ‘O’ Brady’s neighborhood market. The “kid appeal” of this unique concept is reinforced by a very moderately priced kids menu and video games. Ironically, despite what the name implies, Beef ‘O’ Brady’s is actually best known for its Buffalo-style chicken wings.  The company, headquartered in Tampa, Fla. has more than 210 locations in 22 states. Visit www.beefobradys.com for more information.

ESPN Regional Television/Event Ownership

The nation’s largest syndicator of collegiate sports programming, ESPN Regional Television(ERT) annually produces more than 1,200 sporting events. Content includes action from NCAA football, basketball and Olympic sports, NHRA and professional and amateur golf, accounting for more than 3,400 live and/or original hours of programming. ERT’s owned and operated events reach over a million fans a year and provides more than 200 additional hours of programming.

In addition to event ownership, ERT is the production headquarters for ESPNU; syndication rights-holder and producer of national, regional and local shows for college conferences (SEC, BIG EAST, Big 12, Mid-American, WAC) and manages the Big 12 Corporate Partner Program.

ESPN Regional Television markets and/or owns several sporting events:

Collegiate Football

Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl St. Petersburg; Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl (Dallas-Fort Worth);BBVA Compass Bowl (Birmingham, Ala.); MAACO Bowl Las Vegas; Gildan New Mexico Bowl (Albuquerque); Sheraton Hawai’i Bowl (Honolulu); Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas (Houston); MEAC/SWAC Challenge presented by Disney (Orlando, Fla.) and The Home Depot ESPNU College Football Awards

Collegiate Basketball

76 Classic (Anaheim, Calif.); State Farm Champions Classic (Madison Square Garden; debuts 2011); DIRECTV Charleston Classic presented by Foster Grant (S.C.); Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic (Honolulu); Old Spice Classic (Walt Disney World Resort near Orlando, Fla.); Puerto Rico Tip-Off (San Juan); All-College Basketball Classic (Oklahoma City) and BracketBusters

Collegiate Lacrosse

ESPNU Warrior Classic

Additional Events

Hawaiian Islands Invitational (Soccer) and ESPN National Golf Challenge

For more information, visit ESPNPlus.com.

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Media Contacts:
Jeffrey Kamis, Trifecta Team, jeff@trifectateam.com or 813-784-3642;

Rachel Margolis at ESPN; rachel.l.margolis@espn.com or 860-766-2798


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