Watch & INTERACT With Saturday’s Playoff Pairing Show

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The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) will broadcast its “2011 Football Playoff Pairing Release Show” on Comcast SportsNet Chicago Plus (CSN+) live from Comcast SportsNet’s downtown Chicago studio on Saturday, October 22 from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.

In Chicagoland, the show will air on CLTV for Comcast Cable and RCN subscribers. Satellite subscribers (i.e. DirecTV, Dish Network, etc.) in Chicagoland, throughout Illinois, and in surrounding states will access to the show via CSN+ (Click here to view CSN’s channel finder to find out where you can see CSN+ in your area). The show will also be available via live interactive stream on the internet at and

Fans can interact with the show in a real-time chat on Saturday by visiting, where they can make comments or ask questions that may be read on the air. Questions and comments can also be submitted ahead of air time on the IHSA Facebook Playoff Pairing Show Page. Fans looking to interact with the show via Twitter should include the hashtag #IHSAonCSN to have their tweets included on the show. If your team or school is hosting a playoff party on Saturday, send us a photo via email (, or Twitter using the hashtag above. Your photo will be included in’s online gallery and may even be used during the show.

The show will be hosted by Comcast SportsNet anchor/reporter and former IHSA standout student-athlete Sarah Kustok, along with longtime IHSA TV Network personality Dave Bernhard, renowned prep sports writer Taylor Bell and NBC 5 Chicago/WSCR 670 The Score personality Matt Rodewald.

The show will feature:
-The release of the 32-team brackets in all eight classes, as all 256 playoff qualifiers find out their first
round playoff opponents and path to Champaign for the first time.
-Highlights from nearly 100 schools from around the state
-Analysis from experts on nearly 100 teams from across Illinois
-Live look-ins from schools hosting playoff pairing parties
-Feature stories and interviews
-CSN Interactive segments with fans

Rodewald will host IHSA on CSN Interactive, a live web stream and chat – on and – that will offer viewers the opportunity to interact directly with Rodewald, Kustok, Bernhard and Bell. Viewer questions and comments will be featured throughout the show and posted on Viewers are encouraged to use hashtag #IHSAonCSN to deliver Tweets to the live chat and show.

Coaches scheduled to appear on the show include:
Chris Andriano, Montini; Ric Arand, Lena-Winslow; Don Beebe, Aurora Christian; John Belskis, Downers Grove South; Todd Hutchinson, Greenville; Ray Kauling, Centralia; Frank Lenti, Chicago Mt. Carmel; Ken Leonard, Springfield Sacred Heart-Griffin; Dennis Piron, Batavia; Keith Pogue; Mahomet-Seymour; Rich Thompson, Triopia; Rob Zvonar, Lincoln-Way East and many more.

Media members scheduled to appear on the show include:
Aaron Bennett, WCIA-TV Champaign; Mike Clark, Chicago Sun Times; Marty Maciaszek, Chicagoland Daily Herald; Jim Mattson, WHOI-TV Peoria; Scott Mees, Carbondale Southern Illinoisan; Ken Roberts, St. Louis Post-Dispatch; Steve Soucie, Kankakee Daily Journal; Joe Stevenson, Crystal Lake Northwest Herald and Emily Tropp, Rockford Register-Star.

Click here to view CSN’s channel finder to find out where you can see CSN+ in your area or look at the list below.

Follow IHSA on Twitter at @IHSA_IL

Follow CSN Chicago on Twitter at @CSNChicago

Become a fan of IHSA on Facebook at

Become a fan of CSN Chicago on Facebook at


 ATT Uverse  742  1742
 Comcast  CLTV in Chicagoland, various in Central IL & IN. Use channel finder.  285
 DIRECTV  666  666-1
 Dish Network  449  449/9519
 RCN  CLTV/ch. 31  688
 WOW!  14,15  HD n/a
 Mediacom * Mediacom Connections 22 or 78  n/a

* Mediacom subscribers receiving the Western Illinois University football game will not see the playoff show until 10 p.m.

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