Comcast SportsNet is your home for extensive coverage of the 2016-17 high school sports season. CSN, in its third year of a long-term partnership with the IHSA, will carry a total of 59 championship games, including live coverage of eight football title games, plus coverage of 32 boys/girls basketball state championship matchups.
Here are some highlights of the upcoming preps season on CSN and CSNChicago.com:
High School Lites
High School Lites returns to CSN for another year as reporter Kelly Crull hosts the season premiere on Friday, Aug. 26 at 11 p.m. High School Lites is the weekly destination for highlights from the area's biggest games, along with postgame interviews from players and coaches. High School Lites will once again feature flashback segments, the "Viewers' Choice Game of the Week" and a new segment which will include exclusive video of student athletes training at Highland Park's EFT Sports Performance Facility with instructional workout tips.
Fans will have the opportunity to request the game that CSNChicago.com Preps contributor "Edgy" Tim O'Halloran will cover each Friday by using #SendEdgy on Twitter.
Every episode of High School Lites will stream live on CSNChicago.com.
Every airing of High School Lites will feature the behind-the-scenes series titled, "DRIVE, presented by Riverside Healthcare." This seasons's featured team is the Lincoln-Way East Griffins. Lincon-Way East is coached by Rob Zvonar and features standout players Sam Diehl (G), Devin O'Rourke (DE) and Nigel Muhammad (RB).
Each episode of "DRIVE" will also be available on CSNChicago.com immediately following High School Lites.
"Edgy" Tim O'Halloran and Scott Phillips
'Edgy' Tim returns for his fourth season as a Preps football contributor for CSN and CSNChicago.com. Edgy Tim will provide weekly Preps Power Rankings, player and coaching profiles, High School Lites previews and recruiting updates. Scott Phillips also returns for his fourth season as a basketball contributor for CSNChicago.com.
IHSA Football Playoff Pairing Show
For the fifth consecutive year, CSN and the IHSA will air the IHSA Football Playoff Pairing Show live on Saturday, Oct. 22 at 8 p.m. The two-hour show will also stream live on CSNChicago.com and IHSA.tv.
IHSA Football Championships
CSN will carry the IHSA Football State Championships during Thanksgiving weekend live from Memorial Stadium. The Class 1A-4A games will air on Friday, Nov. 25 and the Class 5A-8A matchups will take place on Saturday, Nov. 26.
Viewers can follow @CSNPreps on Twitter for the latest updates throughout the season, which will include scores, analysis and photos from games throughout the Chicagoland area. Fans can also follow @CSNDrive for updates, Lincoln Way-East's dedicated football handle (@LWE_Griffins) and sports handle (@LWEastAthletics), plus use #DriveGriffins on Twitter. Mark Strotman (@markstrot) and Scott Changnon (@ScottyChag) will also provide Griffins news all season.