Pac-12 Networks announces talent assignments for 'Full Court Friday' November 14
Mega day of men’s basketball action to feature 24 on-air personalities covering 10 games across seven networks
Former Conference standouts Jon Crispin, Casey Jacobsen and Ben Braun make Pac-12 Networks debut
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (November 5, 2014) – With 10 Pac-12 Men’s Basketball season openers occurring as part of Pac-12 Networks’ Full Court Friday lineup on November 14, the Network has enlisted an all-star group of former Conference standouts and broadcast personalities for its wall-to-wall coverage.
For one night only, fans will get free access to ten games and the Networks’ team of analysts covering all the Full Court Friday action on Pac-12.com, starting at 4:30 p.m. PT with the Pac-12 Basketball Pregame Show and running to midnight.
24 on-air personalities spread across 10 Conference campuses and the Pac-12 Networks’ San Francisco studios will guide viewers through more than seven hours of non-stop basketball action. The night will also introduce several new faces joining the Networks’ men’s hoops coverage team this season.
Former Conference players Jon Crispin (UCLA), Casey Jacobsen (Stanford) and Pac-10 Coach of the Year Ben Braun (California) are the latest to join Pac-12 Networks’ men’s basketball team. The trio, who will serve as game analysts on Full Court Friday, join former coaches Mike Montgomery and Kevin O’Neill embarking on their first full season as Pac-12 Network basketball analysts.
Additionally, the night will mark the first men’s basketball assignment for Pac-12 Networks women’s hoops analyst Ros Gold-Onwude, who joins the roster of game analysts that includes Don MacLean, Matt Muehlebach, Dan Dickau, Dan Belluomini and Drew Shiller. Ted Robinson, Kevin Calabro, JB Long, Jim Watson, Josh Lewin, Daron Sutton, Rich Burk, Jason Knapp, Rich Waltz and Greg Heister round out the list of play-by-play voices.
It all begins at 4:30 p.m. PT with the Pac-12 Basketball Pregame Show featuring Mike Yam, Lamar Hurd and Kevin O’Neill live from the Networks’ San Francisco studios, followed by Arizona hosting Mount St. Mary’s and Colorado taking on Drexel at 5:00 p.m. PT.
The 7:00 p.m. PT window features five games across the six regional networks – Chicago State-Arizona State, Alcorn State-Cal, Rice-Oregon State, Ball State-Utah and South Carolina State-Washington – plus a studio-based whip-around show hosted by Ashley Adamson on the national network where fans will be able to see the tip-offs of all five games.
The third and final window at 9:00 p.m. PT consists of Oregon hosting Coppin State, Wofford at Stanford and the UCLA Bruins hosting Montana State, followed by the Pac-12 Basketball Postgame Show with Yam, Hurd and O’Neill returning to put a bow on all the action.
In addition to the specialized whip-around coverage from 7:00-9:00 p.m. PT, during the 5:00 and 9:00 p.m. window, Pac-12 Network will also offer live look-ins of the games across Pac-12 regional networks during breaks.
The complete programming lineup, along with talent assignments and network designations can be found below:
|4:30 p.m.||Pac-12 Basketball Pregame Show||All Networks||Mike Yam, Lamar Hurd, Kevin O’Neill|
|5:00 p.m.||Mount St. Mary's at Arizona||Pac-12 Network, Pac-12 Arizona, Pac-12 Los Angeles, Pac-12 Bay Area, Pac-12 Oregon, Pac-12 Washington||Kevin Calabro, Matt Muehlebach|
|Drexel at Colorado||Pac-12 Mountain||Josh Lewin, Dan Belluomini|
|7:00 p.m.||Full Court Friday whip-around coverage||Pac-12 Network||Ashley Adamson|
|Chicago State at Arizona State||Pac-12 Arizona||Daron Sutton, Jon Crispin|
|Alcorn State at California||Pac-12 Bay Area, Pac-12 Los Angeles||JB Long, Mike Montgomery|
|Rice at Oregon State||Pac-12 Oregon||Rich Burk, Ben Braun|
|Ball State at Utah||Pac-12 Mountain||Greg Heister, Drew Shiller|
|South Carolina State at Washington||Pac-12 Washington||Rich Waltz, Dan Dickau|
|9:00 p.m.||Coppin State at Oregon||Pac-12 Oregon, Pac-12 Washington||Jason Knapp, Ros Gold-Onwude|
|Wofford at Stanford||Pac-12 Bay Area||Ted Robinson, Casey Jacobsen|
|Montana State at UCLA||Pac-12 Network, Pac-12 Arizona, Pac-12 Los Angeles, Pac-12 Mountain||Jim Watson, Don MacLean|
|11:00 p.m.||Pac-12 Basketball Postgame||All Networks||Mike Yam, Lamar Hurd, Kevin O’Neill|
Full Court Friday on Pac-12 Networks is only a taste of the unprecedented number of live games and complementary coverage that makes Pac-12 Networks a must-have for college basketball fans. Pac-12 Networks will also air USC’s season opener against Portland State Saturday, November 15 at 7:30 p.m. PT and Washington State’s home opener against Idaho State Friday, November 21 at 6:00 p.m. PT. Each school program will be featured at least 11 times: Arizona (14), Arizona State (18), Cal (19), Colorado (13), Oregon (16), Oregon State (21), Stanford (11), UCLA (12), USC (15), Utah (15), Washington (15), Washington State (19).
Out of 147 total telecasts, 49 of those are regular season Conference matchups, starting on Friday, January 2 at Noon PT with Stanford hosting Washington State, followed by Washington at California at 7:00 p.m. PT. The Networks’ eight-game coverage of the Pac-12 Tournament from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas begins Wednesday, March 11 with four first round games beginning at Noon PT.
The complete 2014-15 Pac-12 Networks men’s basketball televised schedule can be seen here.