Pac-12 Networks announces on-air talent & programming for sophomore season of men's basketball coverage

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Pac-12 Networks tips off season with ‘Pac-12 Men’s Basketball Media Day Special,’ offering interviews and analysis live from Media Day Thursday, October 17 at 10 a.m. PT

Jarron Collins, Dan Dickau and Rich Waltz join Pac-12 Networks on-air broadcast roster for 2013-14 season

SAN FRANCISCO (Oct. 10, 2013) – In preparation for its sophomore season of live men’s basketball game coverage, Pac-12 Networks has assembled an impressive roster of on-air personalities to voice its production of 149 live games, pre, half and postgame studio shows and weekly installments of Pac-12 Playbook.

The excitement begins next week as Pac-12 Networks gets viewers primed for another season with Pac-12 Men’s Basketball Media Day Special Thursday, Oct. 17 at 10 a.m. PT. The three-hour special airing live during Pac-12 Men’s Basketball Media Day will take fans inside the media day festivities – taking place from the Pac-12 Studios for the second straight year – interviewing players and coaches in attendance from each Pac-12 program.

Additionally, Pac-12.com will stream the entire podium session with players and coaches live and feature other news and notes from media day on their special microsite, http://pac-12.com/mens-basketball-media-day-2013, which is now live.

“We’re looking forward to another exciting season of men’s basketball on the Networks,” said Lydia Murphy-Stephans, Pac-12 Networks President. “Tipping off the season at the Pac-12 Studios with the coaches, players and announcers is an exciting way to showcase our Conference’s talent.”

Former University of Oregon head coach Ernie Kent and Pac-12 all-time leading scorer Don MacLean are among the returning names to the Networks’ men’s basketball analyst roster, as well as Dan Belluomini, Lamar Hurd and Matt Muehlebach. New this season are former Stanford and 10-year NBA veteran Jarron Collins and six-year NBA veteran and former Washington Huskies point guard Dan Dickau. 

The play-by-play team is led by Ted Robinson and Kevin Calabro, whom alongside Roxy Bernstein, JB Long and Paul Sunderland, enter their second year calling men’s basketball on Pac-12 Networks. Broadcast veteran Rich Waltz, who has been a staple within Miami Marlins and FOX Sports South baseball coverage for the past nine years, joins Pac-12 Networks’ play-by-play team this season.

Studio host Mike Yam also returns to anchor Playbook: Basketball, which begins its second season Tuesday, Dec. 3 at 10 p.m. PT following the Texas Tech-Arizona and UC Santa Barbara at UCLA men’s basketball doubleheader. The show will provide interviews with players and coaches from around the conference, with analysis from Kent and MacLean. Yam will also host the Networks’ pre, half and postgame studio coverage surrounding its live game telecasts alongside a rotation of analysts on select days during the season.

Analysts:

  • Dan Belluomini, game analyst

Former University of San Francisco head men’s basketball coach

  • Jarron Collins, game analyst

10-year NBA veteran and former Stanford forward

  • Dan Dickau, game analyst

Former University of Washington and Gonzaga University point guard; six-year NBA veteran

  • Lamar Hurd, game analyst

Former Oregon State guard

  • Ernie Kent, game and studio analyst

Former University of Oregon head coach and Pac-10 Coach of the Year (2002)

  • Don MacLean, game and studio analyst

Former UCLA Bruin standout and all-time Pac-12 scoring leader

  • Matt Muehlebach, game analyst

Former Arizona Wildcats guard

Play-by-play/Studio hosts:

  • Roxy Bernstein, play-by-play voice

Pac-12 Networks football play-by-play voice; voice of Cal men’s basketball and San Francisco radio personality

  • Kevin Calabro, play-by-play voice

Pac-12 Networks football play-by-play voice; Seattle radio personality and former voice of the Seattle Supersonics

  • JB Long, play-by-play voice and studio host

Sports reporter and host of Pac-12 Networks’ ‘Pac-12 Sports Report’ with former assignments covering the MLB and Summer Olympics

  • Ted Robinson, play-by-play voice

Pac-12 Networks football announcer; two-time Emmy winner and current radio voice of the San Francisco 49ers

  • Paul Sunderland, play-by-play voice

Southern California sports personality covering the Lakers for FOX Sports Net; also covering beach volleyball and the NBA for FSN and NBC Sports

  • Rich Waltz, play-by-play voice

Play-by-play voice of the Miami Marlins for the past nine years; former college football announcer for FOX Sports, ESPN and Raycom Sports

  • Mike Yam, studio host

Pac-12 Networks studio host for ‘Playbook: Basketball’ and pre, half and postgame coverage

Live game action begins on Pac-12 Networks October 27. For all 12 schools, Pac-12 Networks has more men’s basketball games on its air than any other sports television network. Each Pac-12 program will be featured at least 12 times: Arizona (12), Arizona State (13), Cal (14), Colorado (14), Oregon (14), Oregon State (16), Stanford (13), UCLA (14), USC (18), Utah (24), Washington (17), Washington State (21). Of the 149 total games, 49 of those will be regular-season conference matchups, beginning January 2 when Utah hosts Oregon at 5 p.m. PT. Pac-12 Networks will also again televise eight Pac-12 Tournament games from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas beginning March 12 at noon PT.

The complete 2013-14 Pac-12 Networks men’s basketball televised schedule can be found on Pac-12.com.

About Pac-12 Networks

Headquartered in San Francisco’s SOMA district, Pac-12 Networks is the new content and multiplatform media company of the Pac-12 Conference, a leader in collegiate athletics that is made up of 12 of the most prestigious universities in the world. Pac-12 Networks was created in 2011 to develop and launch one national and six regional full-time native HD linear networks available to video programming operators, as well as a network of digital properties dedicated solely to the Pac-12. The linear networks televise hundreds of live sporting events annually and provide 24/7 access to Pac-12 teams and universities. The Pac-12 digital platform includes Pac-12.com, the official athletic websites of member universities, mobile, social media and innovative digital initiatives across the company. The Pac-12 Networks are wholly owned by the 12 member institutions of the Pac-12 Conference.

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