Pac-12 women's basketball tips off second season on Pac-12 Networks
Ashley Adamson, Mary Murphy and Ros Gold-Onwude anchor ‘Pac-12 Women’s Basketball Media Day Special’ live from Pac-12 Studios Thursday, November 24 at Noon PT
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF. (October 21, 2013) – With 101 exciting matchups, including 15 non-conference games and the first 10 contests from the Pac-12 Women’s Basketball Tournament in Seattle, Pac-12 Networks has assembled an all-star talent team to anchor its game productions and complementary women’s basketball content.
All the action begins this Thursday, October 24 from the Pac-12 Network studios with the Pac-12 Women’s Basketball Media Day Special airing live from Noon – 2:00 p.m. PT. The show will be hosted by Ashley Adamson, with analysis from Mary Murphy and Ros Gold-Onwude and interviews with conference coaches and student-athletes in attendance for Women’s Basketball Media Day.
2013 marks the second year Pac-12 Women’s Basketball Media Day has been hosted at Pac-12 Studios, however this is the first year the Networks will produce a live show surrounding the day’s festivities.
Pac-12.com will also have comprehensive coverage of the event with exclusive video, photos, season storylines and more available on the event site. Fans are encouraged to use #pac12hoops on Twitter to follow the action and join the conversation.
“The Pac-12 Conference has consistently been a leader in producing some of the most talented teams in the country. Adding 40 more games to our broadcast schedule this season, is a reflection of the Conference’s strength in basketball,” said Pac-12 Networks President Lydia Murphy-Stephans. “We have big nonconference match-ups with North Carolina at UCLA November 17 and Stanford hosting Tennessee December 21. We’re proud the Pac-12 Networks gets to play a part in giving these legendary programs the television exposure they deserve.”
In addition to Murphy and Gold-Onwude, UCLA standout Ann Meyers-Drysdale and Tammy Blackburn return for a second season providing analysis on Pac-12 Network telecasts, while former Pepperdine University head coach Julie Rousseau will begin her first season as a women’s basketball analyst for the Networks. In the play-by-play chair, Anne Marie Anderson, Krista Blunk, Ann Schatz and Jim Watson all return for their second season with Seattle Mariners radio voice Aaron Goldsmith also joining the announcing team this year.
Pac-12 Networks 2013-14 women’s basketball on-air team:
- Tammy Blackburn
- Rosalyn Gold-Onwude
- Ann Meyers Drysdale
- Mary Murphy
- Julie Rousseau
- Anne Marie Anderson
- Krista Blunk
- Rich Burk
- Aaron Goldsmith
- Ann Schatz
- Jim Watson
The Networks’ non-conference telecast slate will feature some of the top women’s basketball programs in the country. Eleven of the 14 opponents are coming off NCAA Tournament appearances last season, including North Carolina visiting UCLA November 17 at 3:00 p.m. PT and Stanford hosting Tennessee December 21 at 1:30 p.m. PT.
The Networks’ telecast of 76 regular-season Conference matchups begins Monday, December 30 with UCLA hosting cross-town rival USC at 7:00 p.m. PT. The slate also includes 2012-13 Pac-12 regular season co-champion California and Stanford squaring off in Stanford January 30 at 8:00 p.m. PT, plus a rematch of last season’s Pac-12 Tournament final with UCLA hosting the Cardinal February 23 at 4:00 p.m. PT.
Each Pac-12 program will be featured at least 11 times on the Networks: Arizona (12), Arizona State (11), Cal (17), Colorado (15), Oregon (11), Oregon State (12), Stanford (17), UCLA (18), USC (17), Utah (12), Washington (14), Washington State (11).
The Networks’ coverage of the first 10 games of the Pac-12 Tournament from Key Arena in Seattle tips off March 6 with four exciting matchups, beginning at Noon PT.
The complete 2013-14 Pac-12 Networks women’s basketball televised schedule can be found here.
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.