Selection show expands

Published 2:44 am Friday, October 15, 2010

EAST LANSING — The highly popular Selection Sunday Show, announcing the qualifiers and first round pairings for the 2010 Michigan High School Athletic Association Football Playoffs, takes on a new look when it plays to cable television and Internet audiences on FOX Sports Detroit at 7 p.m.  on Oct. 24.

The Selection Sunday Show expands this year from 30 minutes to 60 minutes to provide for analysis of the field by the FOX Sports Detroit studio crew of Mickey York, Ryan Field and Rob Rubick; as well as providing for features and coaches interviews.

Originating live from FOX Sports Detroit’s high definition studio in its Southfield headquarters, the rundown of the 256 teams that have qualified for the MHSAA Playoffs, as well as their first round matchups and game sites, will be streamed on the Internet for the first time on the website. The show will be available for on-demand web viewing for a week following the live production on

Following the completion of the Selection Sunday Show at about 8 p.m., will provide the complete list of playoff qualifiers and first round pairings. Actual game times will be added to the list the following day.

as they are determined and provided by the participating schools.

The Selection Sunday Show kicks off an expanded MHSAA Championships package, where every sport will receive coverage on FOX Sports Detroit, FOX Sports Detroit-Plus or the website. A total of 61 championship games will be shown on FOX Sports Detroit and FOX Sports Detroit-Plus over the course of the school year – over 120 hours of programming; and an additional 400 hours of tournament competition will be available live online at