Fox Sports Northwest will Televise "For the Love of the Game" Live


Fox Sports Northwest has announced that they will be televising our "For the Love of the Game" basketball exhibition with 11-foot hoops. 

On Saturday, June 16th at 1pm FSN will broadcast live, an exhibition to demonstrate how the game of basketball would be affected by modifying the existing standards and rules. The event titled "For the Love of the Game" will feature hoops raised from 10 to 11 feet, lengthening of the shot clock from 24 to 30 seconds, and removal of the 3 point line. A group of basketball veterans including former Supersonic center Alton Lister, past NBA/WNBA coach Tom Newell, son of legendary coach Pete Newell, and head coach Bob Hill will be participants in the event at the Bank of America Arena.

'1 am excited to be a part of this historical event," says Hill. "The timing couldn't be better as the game should look at this experiment and consider all the information that can be learned from it for future developments."

FSN's Brian Davis will call the action along with various color analysts that will help gain the audience's reaction throughout the event. FSN will also bring you statistics and analysis gathered in a unique way during the exhibition which includes the use of a handheld interactive device for those in attendance and an online voting website for those watching on FSN.

FSN Northwest is the cable home of the Seattle Mariners, Seattle SuperSonics, Seattle Seahawks, Seattle Storm, Washington Huskies, Washington State Cougars, Oregon State Beavers and Gonzaga Bulldogs. The region reaches more than 3.4 million homes in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and Alaska. FSN reaches more than 82 million homes through its 20 regional sports channels, and serves as the only supplier of national, regional and local sports programming.

Admission to the event is free, but a suggested donation of canned food to benefit the Northwest Harvest Food Bank of Seattle. The exhibition will also be replayed on Monday June 18th at 12pm on FSN.

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