Bright House Networks Signs On As Title Sponsor For 2007 C-USA Football Championship

Nov. 28, 2007

IRVING, Texas -- Conference USA Commissioner Britton Banowsky announced today that Bright House Networks has entered into an agreement to be the title sponsor for the league's 2007 Football Championship Game. This year's game will be played on Saturday,December 1 at Bright House Networks Stadium on the campus of the University of Central Florida, and will be aired on ESPN. Kick-off time will be Noon EST.

The third annual Conference USA Football Championship will feature UCF and the University of Tulsa. The Knights earned the right to host this year's game by posting the best conference record (7-1) and earning the East Division title. Tulsa won the West Division title with a 6-2 conference mark. The game is a rematch of the inaugural C-USA Football Championship in 2005.

"We are pleased to welcome Bright House Networks as a conference championship sponsor as they are one of the truly innovative cable and media providers in the country," said Banowsky. "We had tremendous success in Orlando when the inaugural game was held here, but we are looking forward to showcasing great teams and a beautiful facility in the Bright House Networks Stadium."

"We couldn't be more proud to serve as title sponsor of the conference championship," said J. Christian Fenger, President Bright House Networks Central Florida Division. "This certainly is a prestigious way to conclude a remarkable first year for the partnership between UCF Knights and their new home at Bright House Networks Stadium. Coach O'Leary and his team have achieved greatness and I can't think of a better way for us to show our support for their success than by sponsoring this game."

About Conference USA
Conference USA (C-USA) is a NCAA Division I-A Conference based in Irving, Texas. The membership consists of 12 schools (East Carolina, Houston, Marshall, Memphis, Rice, SMU, Southern Miss, Tulane, Tulsa, UAB, UCF and UTEP) and the league sponsors championships in 19 sports. C-USA offers nine sports for men (baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, soccer, tennis and indoor and outdoor track and field) and 10 for women (basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, tennis,indoor and outdoor track and field and volleyball).

About Bright House Networks
Bright House Networks is the region's leading provider of home entertainment and information and serves more than 800,000 customers in Orange, Seminole, Osceola, Brevard, Volusia, Flagler, Marion, Sumter and Lake counties. The company's fiber-optic network offers digital cable, HDTV, digital video recorders, iCONTROL Video On Demand and Premium On Demand, digital phone and multiple high-speed Internet services. Bright House Networks, which is owned by Advance/Newhouse Communications, also exclusively provides Central Florida News 13, the region's only 24-hour local news channel.

About Bright House Networks Stadium
Bright House Networks Stadium sprawls over 25 acres, seats 45,301 and serves as the crown jewel of the schools' burgeoning Athletics Village located on the north end of campus. The Bright House Networks Stadium is part of a $60 million project that included financing costs, reserve requirements, infrastructure, roads, parking and practice fields for football, soccer and baseball. The stadium's west side features the four-level Roth Tower, which includes 24 luxury suites accessible by private elevator. In addition, it houses a 4,200 square-foot Club Lounge with seating for 822, all of which were sold out shortly after stadium ground-breaking. The Roth Tower has the typical college football mainstays, including a spacious press box, broadcast and administrative suites. Bright House Networks Stadium also provides ample ADA Seating, capable of providing more than 450 wheelchair-accessible seats. There are two stadium scoreboards at Bright House Networks Stadium. The board mounted on the south end of the stadium measures 50' x 8', while the primary board on the north end measures 100' x 37'. The stadium's lighting system is a Sportscluster Green Lighting System by Musco. The playing surface is Tifway 419 hybrid Bermuda. # # #