Adamson grateful for launch

Pac-12 Networks studio host Ashley Adamson was a mere seconds from helping kick off the Pac-12 Networks when she had someone reaching down her dress.

Fifteen seconds before "Pac-12 Live" went on the air Wednesday night to launch the networks, she could only hear static in her earpiece. A member of the crew had to rush to help her sort out the cords clipped carefully to her dress.

"The way my dress is, I had to have everything clipped in a very tricky way," she said. "About 15 seconds before we went on, I literally had someone reaching down my dress and pulling cords out. I couldn't actually hear anything we were doing. I kind of felt like I was in a black hole."

It was hard to tell anything was amiss with Adamson, who paired with co-host Mike Yam to smoothly lead viewers through the first hour in Pac-12 Networks history. Adamson and Yam will be familiar faces to Pac-12 fans as they will be the primary studio hosts for original Pac-12 Networks programming.

"When they were counting down, it was a shot of adrenaline," Adamson said. "It was special, something I'll never forget. The thing that was going through my mind was all the people that worked so hard for so long and so many hours to make this happen. The most important thing was I wanted to pull it off for them."

 

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