NCAA Awards Los Angeles Regional to CST and Jumbo Sports
June 1, 2010
NEW ORLEANS - The exclusive television rights to the 2010 Los Angeles NCAA Baseball Regional has been awarded to Cox Sports Television (CST) and Jumbo Sports Network, as announced by the NCAA on Tuesday afternoon.
No. 2-seed LSU (40-20) will face No. 3-seed UC Irvine (37-19) at 2 p.m. (PT) on Friday, June 4. No. 1-seed UCLA (43-13) takes on No. 4-seed Kent State (39-23) that evening at 6 p.m. (PT).
Games continue at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, while an 'if necessary' game is slated for 6 p.m. on Monday. The games will be seen exclusively across the CST Network, covering nearly 2 million homes across seven Southern states.
The Los Angeles Regional is one of 16 four-team NCAA tournaments being played across the country this weekend. The winner of the Los Angeles Regional will advance to face the winner of the Fullerton Regional in an NCAA Super Regional from June 11-13 or June 12-14.
Two-time Louisiana Sportscaster of the Year and CST announcer Lynn Rollins will call each game of the Los Angeles Regional on CST along with Ronnie Rantz, a former LSU pitcher who serves as Jumbo Sports Executive Producer.
This marks the first time UCLA has hosted an NCAA Baseball Regional since 1986 and is the first season since 1989 in which LSU will begin NCAA Regional play on the road.
CST is available to the following Cable and Satellite providers: Cox Communications (New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Grammercy, Plaquemine, Baker, Denham Springs, Gonzales, Franklin, Abbeville, Crowley, Lafayette, New Iberia, St. Martinsville); Suddenlink (Alexandria, Bastrop, Bossier City, DeRidder, Jonesboro, Lake Charles, Minden, Natchitoches, Ruston, Winnfield); Allen's TV Cable (Morgan City, Grand Coteau); Bailey Cable (St. Francisville); CP-TEL (Natchitoches); EATEL (Ascension Parish, Baton Rouge); Kaplan Telephone Company (Kaplan); Reserve Telecommunications (Reserve); Spillway (Maringouin, Butte Larose); Squire Creek (Choudrant); Larose (Vision); Comcast (LaPlace, Houma); CMA (Belle Chasse, Blanchard); Sulphur (Cameron Communications); Trust Cable (Clinton); CamTel (Cameron, Grand Lake, Moss Buff) and on satellite through DISH Network (New Orleans, Baton Rouge).
In Arkansas, CST is seen on Suddenlink (Arkadelphia, Hot Springs, Jonesboro, Malvern, Pocahontas, Russellville, El Dorado, Magnolia, Clarksville, Morrilton, Batesville, Mountain Home, Heber Springs); Cox Communications (Berryville, Fort Smith, Harrison, Northwest, Siloam Springs, Fayetteville, Springdale); and Community Cable (Monticello).
Texas residents in Athens, Bryan, Georgetown, Gladewater, Henderson, Jacksonville, Paris, Sulphur Springs, Tyler, Minneola and Winnsboro watch CST on Suddenlink.
Cox Communications systems in Florida (Gainesville, Ocala, Pensacola, Fort Walton); Georgia (Centerville, Byron, Macon, Warner Robins); and Virginia (Fairfax County, City of Fairfax, Falls Church, Herndon, Vienna, Clifton, Fredricksburg, Stafford, Spotsylvania) also enjoy programming on CST.
CST is also picked up on DISH Network in Mississippi inn Hancock and Pearl River Counties and on Trust Cable in Gloster and Centreville.
About Cox Sports Television
The New Orleans-based sports network launched on October 28, 2002 in front of 450,000 Louisiana viewers. CST has grown over 400% to nearly 2 million in the seven years since launch, making it one of the fastest growing regional sports networks in the south. CST is currently carried on cable systems in Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, Georgia, Florida, Mississippi and Virginia and is available to Dish Network subscribers (Channel 421) in the Baton Rouge and New Orleans markets. CST is owned and operated by Cox Communications Louisiana, LLC. Initially targeted to be a Louisiana sports network, CST has secured collegiate, professional and high school events that have expanded the networks reach throughout the south. For more information about CST, please visit our website at www.coxsportstv.com.