2006 So Cal Baseball Media Day To Be Broadcast Live On CSTV

Jan. 17, 2006

LOS ANGELES -- College Sports Televsion and CSTV.com will broadcast the fourth annual College Baseball Media Day from Long Beach on Wednesday (January 18), featuring the head coaches from all 14 schools affiliated with Southern California. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to noon.

The two-hour show will be broadcast live on the CSTV cable network -- available on cable systems throughout the country, and on Dish and DirecTV satellite TV -- as well as streaming live via broadband over the internet.

USC fans will also be able to use the link on usctrojans.com to watch the press conference.

CSTV, the number one destination for college sports, has taken the lead in covering college baseball as well, producing in-season games since its launch in 2003. Southern California universities annually pepper the national rankings and have combined for 43 College World Series apperances (USC-21, Cal State Fullerton-13, Long Beach State-4, Pepperdine-2, UCLA-2, Loyola Marymount-1) and 19 national championships (USC-12, Cal State Fullerton-4, Pepperdine-1, CS Northridge-2 at D-II).

Head coaches and players from Long Beach State, Cal State Fullerton, UC Irvine, UC Riverside, Cal State Northridge, Cal Poly, UC Santa Barbara, USC, UCLA, Pepperdine, Loyola Marymount, University of San Diego, San Diego State and Pacific will be on hand to field questions from members of the media in a separate event from the televised/online conference that CSTV will carry. That question and answer session will be followed by a catered luncheon.

Products of these schools have included Hall of Famers (such as UCLA's Jackie Robinson, Cal Poly's Ozzie Smith and USC's Tom Seaver) Major League MVPs (Long Beach State's Jason Giambi), Cy Young Award winners (Pepperdine's Mike Scott, USC's Randy Johnson and Barry Zito, who made stops at UC Santa Barbara and USC) and rising stars (such as USC's Mark Prior, LBSU's Bobby Crosby and Cal State Fullerton's Mark Kotsay). In all, more than 150 players from Southern California schools can be found on the professional baseball circuit.

USC opens the 2006 season on Friday (Feb. 3) at Long Beach State in a 6:30 p.m. game at Blair Field before the home opener at Dedeaux Field against the 49ers on Saturday (Feb. 4) at 1 p.m.

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