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Breaking news: College surfers set to ride waves on FCS
A look inside WatchDog's inbox, in which I share with readers why relentless p.r. people eventually are going to drive me into retirement in a shack in Idaho without indoor plumbing, electricity or MSG Plus.
For example . . . Click below for the release I received this morning with the news Fox College Sports has signed with the National Scholastic Surfing Association to show its championships.
Why not? Sounds more refreshing (and dangerous) than the BCS.
And one of the commentators is Sarah Karges, pictured at left in one of the tamer pictures of her that is publicly available.Fox College Sports and the National Scholastic Surfing Association (NSSA) have reached a three-year cable television rights agreement to show the National College Surfing Championships. On Saturday, August 2 (8:00 ET) FCS Pacific kicks off its NSSA coverage with the Interscholastic Championships from Salt Creek in Dana Point, California.
Were extremely excited to present the NSSA College Surfing Championship, said Director of FCS Max Casanova. FCS is continuing its effort to provide exposure to as many sports as we can. With the NSSA, we look forward to bringing fans closer to some of the best and brightest upcoming surfers in the United States over the next three years.
Taking place this Saturday, June 21, announcers Dylan Slater and Sarah Karges call all the action as FCS covers the college longboard final, the college womens final and the college mens final.
Sarah Karges, an avid surfer, has appeared as a guest star on the F/X hit "Nip Tuck". The bulk of her television work has been in hosting various TV shows. Karges is a cover girl for Body Glove, Bolle, and the Trans World Surf swimsuit issue. You can also see her in Cosmo, Stuff, Maxim, and Shape magazine.
Dylan Slater is a veteran surfer for over 14 years and has competed around the globe. The 2004 NSSA College Mens National Champion adds valuable first-hand experience to FCS coverage.
"We are extremely excited about the commitment that Fox College Sports has made to both the NSSA and the National College Surfing Championships, said NSSA Executive Director Janice Aragon. The televising of the event gives the NSSA a powerful vehicle for communicating its philosophy and purpose of promoting both surfing and academics to more people around the country".
The National Scholastic Surfing Association (NSSA) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to encourage and assist its members in their interest to learn and develop the fundamentals and skills of surfing competition while competing in structured and quality events. The NSSA promotes the qualities of discipline and competitive excellence while supporting the merits of academic achievement to young surfers. Since 1978, the NSSA program philosophy has been that athletics and scholastics go hand in hand. More than 80 NSSA events are run nationwide that culminate with the annual National Championships which is regarded as the highest profile youth surfing event in America.