What goes into filming Pac-12 Sports Report? Hard work, fun and a whole lot of Pac-12 sports!
The Pac-12 Networks’ flagship show, Pac-12 Sports Report returned for its season two debut on Monday, August 25 at 7:00 p.m. PT.
“I'm thrilled about the start of Sports Report because the changes for the new season have been a few months in the making now,” said Studio Show Producer Adam Stanco. “While we were working on finalizing the last few shows from last year, we were already starting to think about what we were going to do differently this year. To realize that it’s come to fruition is certainly exciting for everybody on the staff.”
Hosted by JB Long and Ashley Adamson, Pac-12 Sports Report gives fans the latest news and highlights across the Conference each week with game recaps, analysis, interviews and features.
With Pac-12 Sports Report expanding to one-hour and running continuously throughout the 2014-15 season, each weekly show will feature a variety of elements that will inform and entertain.
"Starting this new season is the closest thing to having a ‘back to school’ moment since I left school,” said Long. “It's like coming back in the fall and seeing all your old friends. Ashley (Adamson) and I are both really excited with the enhancements that we've made to the show this season. Extending to an hour is going to give us the opportunity to speak to more student-athletes, to tell more stories and to get better analysis from our great panel of experts across a wide range of sports. Each school and each athletic program will be represented week in and week out on Pac-12 Network.”
In Monday’s premiere, viewers got to see a preview of fall sports from across the Conference, including an interview with the 2013 Pac-12 Player of the Year, University of Washington volleyball standout Krista Vansant. Long also interviewed UCLA senior, Abby Dahlkemper, who is a member of the U.S. National Under-23 team and became the university’s first-ever Honda Award Winner for soccer. Reigning Pac-12 Coach of the Year, Keidane McAlpine, also sat down with the Pac-12 Sports Report crew to talk about his first season with the USC Trojans.
What are some other changes fans can expect down the road for Pac-12 Sports Report?
Well, last night marked the unveiling of a new segment,‘Pigskin with Parker,’ where Pac-12 Networks analyst Glenn Parker chats about all things Pac-12 football. Season two of Pac-12 Sports Report will also give viewers a look at what’s coming up next on the show through a graphic rundown on the side of the screen. Viewpoints of fans will also be shared on social media channels like ‘Leader of the Pac,’ recognizing the week’s top performer, and ’12 Best,’ a countdown of the week’s top moments, using the #12Best hashtag. Snippets of Pac-12.com’s popular webisode series ‘Statisfaction’ will also be featured regularly.
You can find more information on Pac-12 Sports Report here.