Pac-12 Networks unveils 2013 spring football coverage plans
By Pac-12 Enterprises PR staff
University of California Kicks Off Spring Game Telecast Slate Saturday, March 23 at 4:00 PM PT
'Pac-12 Spring Football Report' to Provide Live Complementary Studio Coverage Featuring Mike Yam, Rick Neuheisel and Curtis Conway Saturdays in April Beginning on the 13th
San Francisco - March 20, 2013 - In anticipation of the 2013 college football season, Pac-12 Networks is bringing fans closer to their favorite teams with comprehensive coverage of spring games and scrimmages from every campus.
Not only does 2013 mark the first time ever that every Pac-12 spring football game will be televised live, but it also makes the Pac-12 the only conference in the country that will have every spring game featured live on television.
Each telecast will feature at least one Pac-12 Networks personality on-site at each location, providing interviews from the field and up-to-the-minute reports.
Additional coverage elements of spring football games on Pac-12 Networks include:
· Exclusive sideline and booth sound from coaches at various locations
· Live interviews from sidelines with players, coaches and returning alumni
The action begins Saturday, March 23 with live coverage from Berkeley for the University of California spring game at 4:00 p.m. PT. Play-by-play voice Rich Cellini has the call alongside analyst Glenn Parker in the booth and Mike Yam reporting from the sidelines as new head coach Sonny Dykes makes his Pac-12 Networks coaching debut.
On April 13, fellow new head coach Mike MacIntyre and the Colorado Buffaloes kick off a busy college football Saturday that features live coverage of five spring games over more than seven hours starting at 9:30 a.m. PT. Arizona State follows Colorado at 11:00 a.m. PT, while Arizona (on Pac-12 Arizona) and USC (on Pac-12 Los Angeles) share the 1:00 p.m. PT slot. Stanford's spring scrimmage from Palo Alto wraps up the day at 3:00 p.m. PT.
Additionally that Saturday the Pac-12 Spring Football Report makes its debut, guiding fans through the day's action with live drop-in coverage from host Mike Yam and analysts Rick Neuheisel and Curtis Conway during each telecast. The trio will provide highlights and analysis of each team's scrimmage, plus the latest news and information on former Pac-12 football standouts as they make their final preparations for the NFL Draft.
The following Saturday, April 20, coverage rolls on with three schools - Utah, Washington State and Washington - beginning at noon PT. The final weekend of action begins Friday, April 26 with a 7:00 p.m. primetime scrimmage at Oregon State and a Saturday doubleheader the following day with Oregon at 11:00 a.m. and UCLA at 5:00 p.m. PT.
Below is a comprehensive Pac-12 Networks spring football programming schedule, including on-air talent assignments. Games will be broadcast across all seven Pac-12 Networks unless noted.
|Saturday, March 23|
|4:00 p.m.||California||Pac-12 Networks||Memorial Stadium||PxP: Rich Cellini; Analyst: Glenn Parker; Sideline: Mike Yam|
|Saturday, April 13|
|All Day||Pac-12 Spring Football Report||Pac-12 Networks||Pac-12 Studios, San Francisco||Host: Mike Yam; Analysts: Rick Neuheisel, Curtis Conway|
|9:30 a.m.||Colorado||Pac-12 Networks||Folsom Field||PxP: Rich Cellini|
|11:00 a.m.||Arizona State||Pac-12 Networks||Sun Devil Stadium||PxP: JB Long|
|1:00 p.m.||Arizona||Pac-12 Arizona||Sancet Stadium (practice facility)||PxP: Ted Robinson; Analyst: Glenn Parker|
|1:00 p.m.||USC||Pac-12 Los Angeles||L.A. Coliseum||PxP: Roxy Bernstein|
|3:00 p.m.||Stanford||Pac-12 Networks||Stanford Stadium||Host/Reporter: Ashley Adamson|
|Saturday, April 20||All Day||Pac-12 Spring Football Report||Pac-12 Networks||Pac-12 Studios, San Francisco||Host: Mike Yam; Analysts: Rick Neuheisel, Curtis Conway|
|12:00 p.m.||Utah||Pac-12 Networks||Rice-Eccles Stadium||PxP: TBD; Analyst: Glenn Parker; Sideline: Ashley Adamson|
|2:00 p.m.||Washington State||Pac-12 Networks||Joe-Albi Stadium (Spokane, Wash.)||PxP: Jim Watson|
|4:00 p.m.||Washington||Pac-12 Networks||Seattle Memorial Stadium||Host/Reporter: Yogi Roth|
|Friday, April 26|
|7:00 p.m.||Oregon State||Pac-12 Networks||Reser Stadium||PxP: Ted Robinson; Analyst: Glenn Parker; Sideline: Yogi Roth|
|Saturday, April 27|
|All Day||Pac-12 Spring Football Report||Pac-12 Networks||Pac-12 Studios, San Francisco||Host: Mike Yam; Analysts: Rick Neuheisel and Curtis Conway|
|11:00 a.m.||Oregon||Pac-12 Networks||Autzen Stadium||PxP: Ted Robinson; Analyst: Glenn Parker; Sideline: Yogi Roth|
|5:00 p.m.||UCLA||Pac-12 Networks||Rose Bowl||PxP: Jim Watson|
* - Game will be broadcast on Pac-12 regional network listed
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